Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter! If you don’t celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I don’t know about you but the weather was absolutely gorgeous here in the south during the weekend. Most of my plants recovered from the freak cold snap we had earlier in the week though I may need to replant my cucumbers.

Most of you may have noticed that more and more people are wearing neon and accessorizing with these colors. I’ve seen bright tops, skinny jeans, sundresses and shoes, just to name a few. You know I’m not one to run out and purchase the trendiest clothes or spend a fortune on fashion. I am more practical than fashionable. Even though I am not a “fashionista,” I do keep an eye out on the latest trends and I have to admit, I am really enjoying the neon fad.

A couple of weeks ago, I had to replace my phone. I’ve had my Nexus 4 for about a year and loved it! So it was a sad day when this happened:

broken nexus 4

I dropped it as I was getting out of the car to go in to work. It fell flat on the ground face down and when I picked it up, my heart sank. It was a moment of pure shock and it took my breath away. The screen was broken and the touch screen was no longer functional. That same day I went ahead and ordered the replacement part for the phone and ordered a new phone: the Nexus 5 and a bumper case.

Nexus 5 and bright yelow bumper case

Yes, the bumper case is neon ūüôā

Thanks to Google/Nexus/LG’s efficiency, I got my new phone in just two days! I am a huge Google fan and their great service has made me like them even more.

As with the Nexus 4, the replacement part came in and thanks to YouTube, the screen was replaced.  I just love technology ūüôā My mom has always adored my Nexus 4 for so I decided to give it to her (she was in desperate need of a smartphone). Everything worked out.

Unfortunately, the events following the phone disaster did not turn out so well. After the phone situation, I ran into some bad luck with Massage Envy, Wells Fargo and Best Buy. I am not going into details, but I am going to say that they have lost a once very loyal customer. I just love how horrible things happen all at once (if only you could hear the sarcasm). This week is a start of a new week and I am keeping my chin up and I am marching forward!

So, moving on to something more fun. This past weekend I finally finished the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf. I am very excited to share this pattern with you all. After completing the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf, I wanted to knit something simpler. The scarf is knitted in stockinette stitch and in the round. By knitting the scarf into a tube and later joining the ends, this makes it reversible. Also, going back to the neon discussion from earlier, I made this scarf gray with neon green/yellow and blue stripes.

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

If you’ve never knitted stripes before, here is you chance to do so. Along with the pattern I’ve included some helpful tutorials on how to switch colors and also how to knit jogless stripes.

knitting stripes - Purl Avenue

With this scarf, I used Berroco’s Weekend Chunky in Camp Stove, Taffy and Cottage. This yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend which makes it perfect for cool Spring mornings and evenings. Whether you are headed to a yoga class or running errands, just throw on the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf and you are good to go!

Note: this is a chunky scarf.

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf long - Purl Avenue

This scarf measures approx. 71″(180 cm) circumference and 7″ (18 cm) wide.

Materials

Berroco Weekend Chunky

  • 2 1/2 skeins of Camp Stove
  • 1 1/2 skeins of Taffy
  • 1/2 skein of Cottage

US 15 16″ circular needles (I used 32″ circulars and used the magic loop method).
Yarn/tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Gauge

10 sts x 12 rows=4″ (10 cm)



Pattern

CO 40 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round. Careful not to twist stitches.

Knit all rounds. Follow diagram below (by Rows I meant Rounds).

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf Diagram

Repeat diagram 3 times.

Here is a great video on how to carry yarn over to prevent a ton of loose ends.

Here is a video on how to knit jogless stripes:

Once you’ve reached the desired length, bind-off. Then using the Camp Stove yarn (about four feet), use this tutorial to knit the seams together. Make sure you line up the scarf correctly.

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Now you’ve completed the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf! Happy knitting!

 

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Spring Lace Infinity Scarf

Hello knitters!

Hope you all are doing well. If you’ve visited Purl Avenue recently, you might have noticed some changes to the website. Last week I added a couple of new resources, Knitting Needles Conversion Chart and Yarn Weights, that will help you on your knitting adventures ūüôā In addition, I’ve moved Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials as well as the two new pages to Knitting Resources in the main menu. This will help with navigating the site.

Now on to more exciting news. I am very happy to say that my Spring Lace Infinity Scarf is finally complete! This project has taken me one whole month to complete (includes both designing and knitting). And during this month, I have seen the arrival of Spring and added a stash buster project, the Easy Day Knitted Headband to the free patterns collection.

Those of you who’ve followed the progress of this scarf on social media know that this scarf is knitted using Shibui’s Linen yarn. I went with linen because it is a light and breathable fiber which makes it perfect for warm weather. Depending on where you live, this linen scarf is perfect for Spring and Summer. Another thing to point out about linen is that the yarn is somewhat course to the touch but will soften after every use.

The edging of the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf has a 3″ (7.6 cm) lace design and the body is knitted using a combination of stockinette stitch and stockinette elongated stitch.

spring lace infinity scarf - Purl Avenue

After blocking, this scarf measures about 14″ (35.5 cm) wide with a circumference of 64″ (162.5 cm).

Spring Lace Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Spring Lace Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Here is the pattern:

Materials

3 skeins of Shibui Linen yarn

  • Color: Apple
  • 246 yds / 225 m per skein
  • 1.76 oz/50 g per skein
  • 100% linen

US 4 (3.5mm) 32″ circular needles (you can use 36″ too)
Stitch marker
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

28 sts=4″



Pattern

CO 360 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round. Do not twist stitches.

Edging (Lace pattern)

Rd 1: *k4, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: *k3, k2tog, k1, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 3: *k2, k2tog, k2, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 4: *k1, k2tog, k3, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 5: *k2tog, k4, yo; rep from * to end of round. Remove stitch marker and k1. Replace stitch marker.

Repeat Rounds 1-5 four more times (total of 25 rounds).

Body

Rds 1-3: knit.
Rd 4: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 5: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 6: knit.
Rd 7: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 8: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 9-10: knit.
Rd 11: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 12: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 13-15: knit.
Rd 16: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 17: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Knit 10 rounds.

Rd 28: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 29: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Knit 10 rounds.

Rd 40: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 41: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Rd 42-44: knit.
Rd 45: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 46: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 47-48: knit.
Rd 49: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 50: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 51: knit.
Rd 52: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 53: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 54-56: knit.

If you need assistance with the Stockinette Elongated Stitch, view the video below.

Repeat Edging (Lace pattern).

Bind off and weave in all loose ends. Blocking is recommended.

Enjoy!

spring lace infinity scarf - Purl Avenue

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Easy Day Knitted Headband

Hello knitters!

Hope you all had a great St. Patty’s Day yesterday. It was just another day for me because I had to work, I’m sure a lot of you were in the same boat. Since we are recapping yesterday’s events, let’s quickly discuss the giveaway. Most of you already know this but the 2014  Spring Giveaway has ended and the winner will be chosen later today. If all goes well, the winner will be announced tomorrow. So look for an email from Purl Avenue and fingers crossed!

If you’ve been following Purl Avenue on social media, you know that my most recent project is a Spring lace scarf. The scarf is a large 360 stitches so it is taking me quite a bit of time (I’m about halfway finished).

spring lace scarf

I’ve decided to take a break and start a tiny project, a stash buster. I have some left over Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn that I have been trying to get rid of for some time now. So I thought of knitting a headband. I haven’t designed one for Purl Avenue yet so this was my chance.

When I was thinking up a design for this headband, I was having a bad hair day. As much as I tried, I couldn’t get my hair the way I wanted it to look. No matter how much I fluffed and teased, it fought to remain flat and lifeless.



So I thought, “Why not knit something that has a simple design that I can wear on days like today?” If you follow Purl Avenue’s blog, you already have an idea of what my taste is like. I love designs that are simple, elegant, timeless and also functional. With that in mind, I came up with a headband that has a simple zigzag design and is highly functional and comfortable.

easy day headband

This headband is perfect for bad hair days, running errands or just lounging around in comfy clothes. Throw on the Easy Day Knitted Headband, grab an easy day pass and have yourself an easy day! We all deserve it once in a while.

To accommodate various head sizes, I’ve attached an elastic headband that I was not using to provide extra elasticity.

elastic headband

I’ve cut the elastic headband in two pieces measuring about 2.5″ (approx. 6 cm) and attached them to the finished knitted headband.

attach elastic

If you are a frequent sewer, you can easily run it through your sewing machine. I am not and I didn’t want to dig out my sewing machine so I sewed the pieces on by hand. Another added functionality is that the elastic headband has rubber grips on them so the Easy Day Knitted Headband will stay on longer.

elastic grip

If you don’t have an elastic headband like the one shown above, you can use a ponytail holder or any piece of elastic will do.

Here is the finished product:

Easy Day Knitted Headband

The green edging is done with an I-Cord after the headband is completed.

The Easy Day Knitted Headband is approximately 17″ (43 cm) in length and 3″ (8 cm) wide (after blocking). Blocking is highly recommended. The blocking method that is most effective is steam blocking though this method is not recommended if you are using 100% synthetic yarn. The heat will melt the yarn which makes it shiny and sometimes hard. In this case I recommend a wet block. Because Wool-Ease is 80% acrylic and 20% wool, I didn’t steam block it for too long. Ready for the pattern? Here it is:

Materials

1/4-1/2 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight Yarn

  • 197 yds (180 m) per skein
  • 85 g (3 oz) per skein
  • US 8 (5 mm) needles
  • 80% acrylic/20% wool

2 US 8 (5 mm) DPNs
Elastic headband
Yarn/Tapestry needle
Sewing needle and thread
Optional: Approximately 5 yds (4.5 m) of green worsted weight yarn for edging



Pattern

RT (Right Twist): on the right side, K2tog but leave both stitches on the left needle. Knit into the first stitch again. Slide both stitches off the left hand needle.

If you need more assistance, please watch video below. Note: this video demonstrates how to knit the Right Twist Stitch where the Right Twist (RT) technique is shown.

LT (Left Twist): on the right side, knit through the back loop (ktbl) of the second stitch, leaving stitch on the left needle. K2tog through the back loops (tbl) of the first and second stitch. Slide both stitches off the left needle.

Below is a video on how to knit the Left Twist Stitch. The Left Twist (LT) technique can be seen here.

CO 4 sts.

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2 and all alternating rows: sl 1, purl to end of row.
Row 3: sl 1, k3.
Row 5: sl 1, kfb, k2. (5 sts)
Row 7: sl 1, k2, kfb, k1. (6 sts)
Row 9: sl 1, kfb, k2, kfb, k1. (8 sts)
Row 11: sl 1, kfb, k4, kfb, k1. (10 sts)
Row 13: sl 1, kfb, k6, kfb, k1. (12 sts)
Row 15: sl 1, kfb, k8, kfb, k1. (14 sts)
Row 17: sl 1, k13.
Row 19: sl 1, RT (x6), k1.
Row 21: sl 1, k1, RT (x5), k2.
Row 23: repeat Row 19.
Row 25: repeat Row 21.
Row 27: repeat Row 19.
Row 29: sl 1, kfb, RT (x5), kfb, k1. (16 sts)
Row 31: sl 1, k1, LT (x6), k2.
Row 33: sl 1, LT (x7), k1.
Row 35: repeat Row 31.
Row 37: repeat Row 33.
Row 39: repeat Row 31.
Row 41: repeat Row 33.
Row 43: sl 1, kfb, LT (x6), kfb, k1. (18 sts).
Row 45: sl 1, k1, RT (x7), k2.
Row 47: sl 1, RT (x8), k1.
Row 49: repeat Row 45.
Row 51: repeat Row 47.
Row 53: repeat Row 45.
Row 55: repeat Row 47.
Row 57: sl 1, k2tog, k1, RT (x5), k1, k2tog, k1. (16 sts)
Row 59: sl 1, k1, LT (x6), k2.
Row 61: sl 1, LT (x7), k1.
Row 63: repeat Row 59.
Row 65: repeat Row 61.
Row 67: repeat Row 59.
Row 69: repeat Row 61.
Row 71: sl 1, skp, k1, LT (x4), k1, skp, k1. (14 sts)
Row 73: sl 1, k1, RT (x5), k2.
Row 75: sl 1, RT (x6), k1.
Row 77: repeat Row 73.
Row 79: repeat Row 75.
Row 81: repeat Row 73.
Row 83: repeat Row 75.
Row 85: sl1, k13.
Row 87: sl 1, skp, k8, k2tog, k1. (12 sts)
Row 89: sl 1, skp, k6, k2tog, k1. (10 sts)
Row 91: sl 1, skp, k4, k2tog, k1. (8 sts)
Row 93: sl 1, skp, k2, k2tog, k1. (6 sts)
Row 95: sl 1, k1, skp, k2. (5 sts)
Row 97: sl 1, k1, k2tog, k1. (4 sts)
Row 99: sl1, k3.
Row 100: sl 1 p3.

Bind off knitwise. Weave in loose ends.

I-Cord Edging (with different color yarn or same color)

Cast on 2 sts or 3 sts if you want a thicker I-Cord. With the wrong side of the headband, pick up stitch as shown below.

i Cord

Slide the stitches to the other end of the DPN. K1, k2 tbl, repeat process until complete.

If you casted on 3 sts for thicker I-Cord, pick up stitch from headband (should have a total of 4 sts), slide stitches to the other end of the DPN. K2, k2 tbl, repeat process until complete.

Here is a video on how to knit an I-Cord onto a finished edge.

Blocking is highly recommended! Steam blocking is most effective but keep in mind when using this method to block synthetic blend yarn, do not apply too much heat for too long for it may melt the yarn.

Attaching The Elastic

Cut the elastic to about 2.5″ (approx. 6 cm). Cut out two pieces. If you want the headband larger, simply cut out longer pieces of elastic.

Sew on elastic to both ends of the headband. If you are using elastic with rubber grip, make sure you are sewing the elastic on so it’ll be facing towards your hair.

attach elastic

The Easy Day Headband is now complete and ready to be worn!

Easy Day Headband

I will make videos for this pattern tomorrow. In the meantime, happy knitting!

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A Striped Affair Infinity Scarf

Hello!

This winter has been crazy this year and as February comes to an end, many of us are anticipating spring. I am crossing my fingers for no more cold snaps! From here on and for the next couple of months or so, I will be knitting for the spring season.  To get myself in the right mindset, I bought myself some hydrangeas.

hydrangeas

These beauties are a perfect addition to my home. It’s amazing what a little plant can do to change the mood of a room. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers along with snapdragons and orchids. I tend to favor exotic-type flowers over the traditional favorites such as roses and carnations.

With my new plant in place and a renewed positive energy throughout the home, it was time for me to finish my first spring project: A Striped Affair Infinity Scarf. It has been a couple of years since I designed my first infinity scarf, the Budding Infinity Scarf, and I am surprised that infinity scarves are still popular if not more popular than it was back then.

For this new scarf, I knew I wanted to knit something light and airy so I went with Patons Lace yarn. I decided to add stripes because I realized that I had not designed anything with stripes for Purl Avenue and plus, the nautical theme is really hot right now. The stripes were knitted using left over Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn. The different weights of yarn adds more texture to the scarf and gives it a unique look.

Striped Affair Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

The scarf design is simple so if you decide to not knit the stripes then you can do so by omitting the stripe section in the pattern and continue on with the Broken Rib Slip Stitch.

Striped Affair Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Approximate measurements (after blocking): circumference: 51″ (130 cm) and 12″ (30 cm) wide.

I used about 2/3 skein of Patons Lace and 1/2 skein of Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn. If you are going to knit this with no stripes, I recommend getting 2 skeins of the lace yarn, just to be safe. Here is the pattern:

Materials

1 skein of Patons Lace Yarn

  • Color: Dove Grey
  • Approx: 455 m (498 yds)
  • 85 g (3 oz)
  • 80% acrylic/10% mohair/ 10% wool

1 skein of Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn

  • Color: Charcoal
  • 207 yds/188 m per skein
  • 3.5 oz/100 g per skein
  • 50% cotton/50% acrylic

US 8 (5mm) 32″ circular needles
Stitch marker
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

17 sts x 24 rows=4″



Pattern

Note: CL1 (Color 1) is Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn and CL2 (Color 2) is Patons Lace Yarn.

With CL1, CO 240 sts. Place stitch marker and join in the round. Careful not to twist cast on stitches.

Knit one round.

Section 1 (Broken Rib Slip Stitch pattern)

Switch to CL2. Here is a fantastic video by Nancy Wynn on how to effectively switch colors when knitting in the round.

Knit one round.

Rd 1:* p1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 3: *sl3 wyif, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 4: repeat Rd 3.
Rd 5: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 6: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 7: *p1, k1, p1, sl3 wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 8: repeat Rd 7.

Repeat Rds 1-8 until you reach round 23 (last completed round should be Rd 6).

If you need help with this stitch pattern please refer to the video below. Note: this video shows how to knit the pattern flat and not in the round. The pattern for in the round will differ slightly.

Rd 23: knit.

Section 2 (Stripes) 

Switch to CL 1 and knit 4 rounds

Repeat Sections 1 and 2 two more times then repeat Section 1 once more.

With CL1 knit one round and bind off. Weave in loose ends and block.

Striped Affair Infinity Scarf 1 - Purl Avenue

 Now you have a brand new scarf. Enjoy!

 

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Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf

Hello everyone!

Most of you may recall, several weeks ago I began knitting a scarf. Here’s a pic to jog your memory.

Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf beginning - Purl Avenue

This is what it looked like when I first posted it on Instagram.

For some reason this scarf took a lot longer than expected. The pattern itself is super simple and shouldn’t have taken a whole month to finish. But three knitting projects later, I’m very happy to have completed this scarf and finally share it with the world.

Before I started knitting this scarf, I was looking at my yarn stash and was very annoyed with the fact that I couldn’t find a project for these five skeins of Tahki Yarns Natural Earth Cotton that I had purchased years ago.

Natural Earth Cotton - Purl Avenue

When I first laid eyes on this yarn, I instantly fell in love with it. This yarn has a rustic feel to it which reminds me of the arid environments of the southwest. The images that came to mind were deserts, cacti, canyons and plateaus all sitting together under a sky with colors painted with orange and magenta from the setting sun. I saw so much potential for this yarn and after years of not knowing what to do with it, I still had hope.

Over the years I’ve tried out many stitch patterns but couldn’t find one that would do its unique and beautiful yet rugged characteristic justice. Then one day while looking through some old knitting books I saw the ribbed mesh lace pattern. I thought, “Well, it’s worth a try.” And a month later…ta-da! I present to you the Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf!

Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf - Purl Avenue

I added the lateral braid for the border on both sides of the scarf. Approximately 75″ (191 cm) X 10″ (25 cm)

Going with the southwest theme, I would definitely pair this scarf with silver and turquoise jewelry.

Silver and Turquoise with scarf - Purl Avenue

The Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf was made using Tahki Yarns Natural Earth Cotton. I love cotton yarn because it is hypoallergenic and is breathable (cools you down during warm days and keeps you warm on cold ones), biodegradable (environmentally friendly), dust mite resistant! Cotton yarn is perfect for those who’s got allergies to wool and other fibers derived from animals.

Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf side - Purl Avenue

Okay, on to the good part: the pattern.

Materials

5 skeins of Tahki Yarns Natural Earth Cotton

  • 92 yds/85 m per skein
  • 50 g per skein
  • US 8/5mm needles
  • 100% naturally-colored organic cotton

US 8/5mm straight needles
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

18 sts x 25 rows=4″ (10 cm)



Pattern

CO 42 sts.

Border

Row 1 (WS): purl.
Row 2: lateral braid:

Cast on one stitch. *ktbl of second st on left-hand needle, do not slide sts off needle, knit first st. Now slide both stitches off needle.Then, slip the last worked stitch from the right needle back to the left needle. Repeat from * to last st.

When you get to the last stitch, knit it, then pass the second stitch on the right needle over.

Row 3: purl.

This can be confusing so here is a video.

Body

Row 1: k1, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: k1, *sl1 purlwise wyif, p1, psso, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until desired length and repeat Row 1 one more time.

For help on how to knit the Ribbed Mesh stitch, check out the video below.

Border

Repeat the border pattern and bind off. Weave in loose ends. Blocking is optional. The scarf looks nice with or without blocking.

Rustic Ribbed Mesh Scarf 2 - Purl Avenue

There you have it! A new gorgeous scarf!

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Gloves

 

Hello everyone!

If you haven’t heard, there was a freak snow/ice storm that passed through yesterday and created such a mess in the southeast. The roads were iced over which left people trapped in their homes and at work while children were stranded in schools. People left their cars behind and traveled on foot to their destinations. It was an absolute mess.

Earlier that day, I took Buster out for some fun in the snow and saw a three-car pile up  at the entrance of our neighborhood.

Car accident

And a little further down the hill there was a car in a ditch.

Car in a ditch

You see, I live in a valley surrounded by hills therefore, many of my neighbors left their cars and walked home. Good thing I opted not to leave the house that day. Several years ago I was in the same predicament and was stranded at the university. Learned my lesson!

I spent most of the day finishing up my Valentine’s Day project: my Valentine’s Day Gloves.

Valentine's Day Gloves

With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, I thought I’d whip up some festive gloves for the occasion ūüôā

hearts on cuff

As you can see here, the stitch looks like little hearts going around the cuff. I decided to add the white heart after I had finished knitting them so it is not in the pattern. Instead, I embroidered it on the gloves. If you want to make this an all occasion gloves then follow the pattern without the optional heart.

The following pattern is accompanied by a photo tutorial. I also found a video that will help with the stitch pattern for the cuffs and thumbs.

Materials

1 skein of Knit Picks Swish Worsted Yarn

  • Color: Conch
  • 110 yds/100.6 m per skein
  • 50 g per skein
  • US 8/5mm needles
  • 100% Superwash Merino Wool

4 US 8/5mm DPN
Yarn/tapestry needle
Scrap yarn

Optional embroidered heart: White/cream colored scrap yarn in heavier weight than worsted (approx. 3 ft/30.5 cm)

Gauge

4.5 sts=1″

Pattern

Cuff

CO 36 sts. Join sts in the round and knit one round. Next you will begin the pattern as follows:

Rd 1: *k2tog, leave sts on the needle, k2tog tbl of the same sts, then slide both sts off the needle; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd2: Knit.
Rd 3: *sl 1, k2tog, leave sts on the needle, k2tog tbl of the same sts, then slide both sts off the needle; rep from * to the last st, sl 1.
Rd 4: Knit.

Here is a video that might help:

Repeat pattern above for a total of 12 rounds. Then knit 8 rounds.

Thumb Gusset

Rd1: k1, m1, k2, m1, k33. (38 sts)
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: k1, m1, k4, m1, k33. (40 sts)
Rd 4: knit.
Rd 5: k1, m1, k6, m1, k33. (42 sts)
Rd 6: knit.
Rd 7: k1, m1, k8, m1, k33. (44 sts)
Rd 8: knit.

Now using a yarn/tapestry needle, slip the next 12 sts onto a piece of scrap yarn.

Slip 12 stitches

Slip 12 stitches onto scrap yarn

Tie up the scrap yarn so you don’t lose the slip stitches. Proceed knitting in the round, k32.

Proceed to knit in the round.

Knit 5 more rounds. For the top edging around the fingers, repeat the cuff pattern for 6 rounds. Bind off.

Completing The Thumb

Pick up 12 slipped stitches from scrap yarn and pick up additional 4 stitches from the inside of the thumb.

 Pick up stitches

This is what it should look like so far: 4 picked up stitches and 12 from scrap yarn on other 2 needles. (16 sts)

Completing Thumb

Knit 1 round and  4 rounds of cuff pattern. Bind off and weave in loose ends.

Optional:

Embroidered Heart

Pick out where you want the bottom tip of your heart to be and begin to stitch on heart. It should be worked from bottom to top and left to right. Please read this tutorial.

stitch on heart

That’s it! Now you have a brand new pair of fingerless gloves for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Gloves

 

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