Free Pattern: Wine Flower Scarf

Here is my newest pattern
scarf knitted from one skein of worsted yarn

This project started with me going through my yarn stash and coming across a single skein of a pretty yarn by Knit Picks yarn company: Tonal Swish in worsted weight.
The yarn had a soft and lofty feel to it and was deliciously called "Wine Tasting".  Here is the yarn:

But I had only one skein, 100g, 220 yards. I think I bought it in one of my Knit Picks bulk purchases (if you send $50 they waive the shipping fee).  Can't do much with one skein... Or, can you?

Well, the rest is a history and the outcome is 

 Wine Flower Scarf Pattern

One skein of any  worsted yarn is all you need to make this pretty scarf.

Both ends of this scarf have an elaborate flower design, the body  is 1x1 ribbing. No sewing— quick project for a last minute present!

You can treat yourself to a more luxurious yarn for this project (you only need one skein - remember?)


Yarn:  KnitPicks Swish Tonal, 220 yards/100 gram hank, 100% Superwash Merino Wool

1 skein
Tools:  circular or straight needles, US8 (5 mm)
Gauge: 5 st x 7 rows in 1x1 ribbing stitch
Finished size: 6.5 x 38 inch 
Pattern is charted and written in words

 This pattern is available for free for my blog readers here

(you will need a PDF reader)

I hope you like it - I am really looking forward to hear what you think of this design!
Happy Knitting!



2012: Knitting review

I trust that 2013 is off to a good start for you as it is for me. 
My classes will not start for another week (did I mention that when I am not knitting I am teaching college?)
So, I decided to do a little review: 2012 in pictures of shawls that I completed.
Well, turns out that I completed 34 shawls in 2012... 
WOW! I knit a lot ,don't I? 
So, instead of ALL 34 shawls - here are few that did not make it into other blog posts in 2012

OK, enough for now. There were also a few sweaters, hats, baby blankets and a few of those cute barefoot sandals ( they are crochet, so I guess they don't count, technically):

Happy Knitting and Crocheting in 2013 everyone! 

Stay tuned: in the next blog post there will be a free pattern for a short 1-skein scarf like this one: