Pattern release – Wishbone Loophole Scarf and Cluster Loophole Scarf

Today, I present you two variations of the same idea — one loophole scarf for knitters and one for crocheters!

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For knitters, the Wishbone Loophole Scarf offers two cable patterns separated by a rib pattern. The Cluster Loophole Scarf for crocheters has three interesting stitch patterns: easy colorwork and two different cluster stitches!

Both scarves follow the same design. First, you make a loophole (worked in the round) to pull your scarf through so it will never slip off. Then you add length with two different stitch patterns. The resulting scarf is narrow and light enough to be worn on a chilly spring day and keep your neck cosy.

Right after I finished my Neckhugger, a scarf that uses a similar concept, I had this idea to work a kind of buckle in the round. After some swatching, the loophole scarf was born! I decided very early to do a crochet and a knit version. The crochet version uses appr. 125gr of DK weight yan, the knit version uses about 60gr of fingering weight yarn.

Happy knitting and crocheting!

 

Pattern Release — C2C Flower Scarf

New crochet pattern

It’s time for another crochet pattern release — the C2C Flower Scarf!

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C2C, or corner to corner, is a fantastic stitch. It starts with one block and grows to whatever size you like, be it square or rectangle. With time, making one block after the other starts to get boring (at least for me). So I thought about making C2C more interesting. My first C2C pattern, the C2C Knobbly Wrap, was released before I had my blog. This desgin uses popcorn stitches to create a great knobbly fabric. My new pattern, the C2C Flower Scarf, is aptly named — big flowers are blossoming all over this scarf! This flowers are easy to add as-you-go. I distributed them in a straight line, but you can sprinkle only a few flowers over your project or arrange them in clusters.
If you buy both C2C patterns, you get a 20% discount until March 4 (previous purchases are eligible)!

To brush up on your C2C, have a look at the tutorial by Mikey (The CrochetCrowd). I love his tutorials, he is a great crochet teacher! In my pattern, there are photos of the first rows to help you get started and a schematic of how I distributed my flowers.

Happy crocheting!

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Pattern Release — Endless Possibilities Scarf

And yet another pattern release this week — the Endless Possibilities Scarf!

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I wanted my 25th pattern to be something special. This scarf comes with 5 Rib Stitch patterns and endless possibilities! You become the designer – combine the Rib Stitches as you like, make your scarf long, narrow or wide, use any yarn! This pattern is also great for a beginner because all 5 Rib Stitches have short repeats and use only knits and purls. Of course I couldn’t resist and added the option for a crochet border. Toeing the line, blurring the boundaries a little bit :). Never fear, there is an option for an applied i-cord included which will look great, too. If you really want to go off the rails, you could add the i-cord to one side and the crochet border to the other side…

The idea for this scarf presented itself when my mother brought me a box full of leftover yarn from a knitted vest. This seemed the perfect opportunity to try out a rib stitch, but I couldn’t decide which one. Then it hit me: I could use all (or rather the five that had the same multiple). I hope you have fun designing your scarf – it will be truly unique and one of a kind!

Pattern Release — Neckhugger Scarf

Here comes my new knitting pattern — the Neckhugger Scarf!

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I have narrow shoulders and often scarfs and hand bags slip off them. That can be extremely annoying! My knitting solution is the Neckhugger Scarf — it will never slip off! To wear it, you pull the ruffles through the slit and tighten gently, then drape and flip the scarf as you like! The ruffles pattern has a twist: it is worked with two different knitting needles! There are no edge stitches and a simple rib pattern for the neck pattern make this an easy knit. The ruffles take a bit of time, but I think they look fantastic and are worth the effort. A bit of extravagance to brighten your day and stun people into silence who think knitting is for old ladies!

Don’t worry, crocheters — there will be a crochet version. Well, not exactly the same (think lace instead of ruffles) but with the same principle of no slipping. While I was writing up the pattern I had an idea for another knitted neckhugger with a slightly different neck part (which will be turned into a crochet pattern, too). Maybe you already guessed it — I love making scarves! That’s because I get throat pain from even the slightest draft. Still having my tonsils sucks. Enough with the sob stories, enjoy your weekend and happy crafting to everybody!

Don’t forget — 10% discount until February 5 with code neckhugger (regular price: 4.00 €)

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