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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Buster’s Knitted Bow Tie

Hi everyone!

As most of you know, I have been working on a new scarf, shown here:

ribbed mesh scarf

After working on this for about a week, my lack of patience and my A.D.D. was getting to me. I thought I’d take a break from the large project and work on something much smaller and faster.

For the longest time I’ve been telling everyone that I was going to knit my dog, Buster, a bow tie. So I decided to take this opportunity to actually do what I’ve been saying I’d do. Buster’s getting a bow tie. Oh that lucky dog! 🙂

Buster's Knitted Bow Tie knitted using lateral stitch

Not straying too far from my current project design, I went ahead and designed this bow tie using the lateral braid stitch which can be seen on the scarf above. I discovered the lateral braid technique several weeks ago and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.

Buster contemplating

Buster is either contemplating life or scheming and plotting on how to get out. Poor thing looks like a hot mess! Need to get him groomed.

Buster’s Knitted Bow Tie is done in three sections: main piece, center tie and the collar. I’ve made three videos for this pattern to help you in making this project. I decided to use left over yarn from my previous project, Easy Knit Fingerless Gloves, for this bow tie.

bowtie pieces

All pieces of the bow tie, except the collar portion, are knitted using the lateral braid.

After completing the bow tie, I realized that it is a little large for my little dog. This pattern is more suited for a large dog or for a person.

Buster wearing bowtie

Here is the pattern:

Materials

1 skein of Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn

  • Color: Charcoal
  • 207 yds/188 m per skein
  • 3.5 oz/100 g per skein
  • US 8/5mm needles
  • 50% cotton/50% acrylic

2 US 8/5mm DPNs
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

17 sts x 24 rows=4″

Pattern



Main Piece

CO 35 sts.

Row 1: purl
Row 2: 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.

This can be confusing so here is a video.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until you reach 13 rows then bind off.

bowtie main piece

Approximately 10″ (25.4 cm) by 3″ (8 cm)

Center Tie Piece

CO 15 sts.

Row 1: Lateral Braid.
Bind off.

I-Cord Collar

CO 5 sts. Using DPNs, begin to make I-Cord. Knit until it reaches approximately 11″ (28 cm) or until desired length. Bind off.

With yarn needle, sew the ends of the main piece together. Then pinch the middle, wrap the center tie piece around it and sew into place. Last but not least, attach the I-Cord to the bow to make the collar.

Buster's Knitted Bowt Tie

 The next time I make this, I think I’m going to attach it to a pin or a hair tie and wear it myself 🙂

 

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