Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fox Scarf [knitting pattern- women & child sizes]

This fox scarf is a fun take on the fox stoles that were popular in the 1920's and 30's. Not only is this one cruelty-free, it's really easy to knit!
Pattern
For sizes adult & child
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Charcoal Grey and Linen (1 skein of each)
Needles: Size 5 US knitting needles
Needle & thread and 2 beads for the eyes
Cast on 2 stitches (linen)
Knit in Garter Stitch increasing 1 stitch at every other end until you have 32 stitches
Switch color to charcoal grey
Knit in Garter Stitch until piece measures 9 inches from the beginning point.
Knit 2 stitches together 3 times, work across row to last 6 stitches, Knit 2 stitches together 3 times (26 stitches)
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 1/2 inches
Switch to Garter Stitch and work for 20 inches for adult size (for child's size knit until 16 1/2 inches)
Switch color to linen
Knit 4 rows in Garter Stitch
Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of each row until you are left with 5 stitches.
Knit the 5 stitches in Garter Stitch for 4 inches. Bind off

Friday, March 13, 2015

Baby Bear Hat [knitting pattern]

When it comes to baby clothes and accessories I can't resist anything animal-related! To save time and make this project beginner friendly I hand sewed the bear face on instead of going the Intarsia route. Hope you like it!
Supplies:
Lion's Pride Woolspun yarn in Coffee (1 skein)
Size 10 1/2 US knitting needles
Large pom pom maker
Black, white, tan felt
Needle & thread 
Pattern:
Circumference of hat: 16 inches (age 6-9 months)
Cast on 44 stitches. Work in K1 P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches. Switch to stockinette stitch and work until piece measures 7 inches from the beginning. To shape crown- 
Knit 2 together, repeat across row
Next row: Purl
Next row: K1, K2 together across row
Next row: Purl
Next row: K1, K2 together across row
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit 2 together, repeat across row
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row and pull to secure. Use the tail to sew the side seam together.

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