Monday, November 23, 2015

How to Knit | Chunky Cabled Infinity Scarf

I'm back with another knitting pattern/video combo!  This one is another request on how to knit an infinity scarf.  Since I've already covered a lot of different knitting topics in my previous knitting videos, I thought it was about time to share with you one of my favorite aspects about knitting: cables!  I love adding cabling to just about everything, because it instantly looks difficult.  But, with a little bit of practice, it's not bad at all!  I hope you guys like it as much as I do!


Materials
  • 3 Skeins Yarn Bee Baby Bee in Teddy
  • Size 6 needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Cable Needle
Stitch Glossary
CF4: slip 2 sts to cn and hold to front, k2, then k2 from cn.
CB4: slip 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, then k2 from cn.

Scarf Body
Cast on 120 sts.
Row 1-3: knit across.
Row 4: purl across.
Repeat rows 1-4 until piece measures 53"/134.5cm from beginning.

Scarf Accent
Row 1: (CF4, k2) across.
Row 2 (and all WS Rows): purl.
Row 3: (k2, CB4) across.
Row 4: purl across.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 68"/173cm from beginning.

Finishing
Seam together bottom and top of scarf.  Seam sides of scarf to form a tube.  Weave in loose ends.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How to Knit | Cat Eared Hat

I was recently asked hot to make a cat eared hat, and I thought that it sounded like so much fun, I had to do it! It did take me a little longer to get the video for this project up, but I love how it turned out!  This hat is so comfy and cozy, not to mention cute!  It's made from Yarn Bee's Fleece Lite, which is a super soft, affordable yarn that will also keep your noggin nice and warm this winter!  I hope you guys like it, and if you try making it yourself, let me know by showing me a picture on Instagram or Facebook!  I'd love to see yours!


Materials

  • 2 Skeins Yarn Bee Fleece Lite in Sandstone
  • Size 10 needles
  • Yarn needle

Hat
Cast on 64 sts.
Work k2, p2 ribbing for 5".
Next Row (RS): kfb, k to end - 65 sts.
Starting with a purl row, work in st st for 17 rows, ending on a WS row.

Crown
Row 1 (RS): k2tog, (k13, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k13, k2tog.
Row 2 (and all WS Rows): purl.
Row 3: k2tog, (k11, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k11, k2tog.
Row 5: k2tog, (k9, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k9, k2tog.
Row 7: k2tog, (k7, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k7, k2tog.
Row 9: k2tog, (k5, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k5, k2tog.
Row 11: k2tog, (k3, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k3, k2tog.
Row 13: k2tog, (k1, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k1, k2tog.

Break yarn and thread through rem sts, pull tight and fasten off.

Outer Ear (Make 2)
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): kfb, k to last st, kfb - 5 sts.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): purl.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until there are 17 sts.  Cast off.

Inner Ear (Make 2)
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): kfb, k to last st, kfb - 5 sts.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): purl.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until there are 11 sts.  Cast off.

Finishing
Using marching yarn, join the back seam of the hat.  With right sides together, sew the inner and outer ear, leaving the lower edge open.  Turn right side out, positioning the ears evenly on opposite sides of the hat.  Sew to hat.  Weave in any excess threads.