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 🙂 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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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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Ridge Rib Men’s Scarf

Hello!

Hope you all had a fantastic holiday! If you decided to knit your gifts this year, hope you were able to finish them. If not, well there is always next year. I came very close to not finishing my knits this holiday season. Spent many hours knitting and I think it all turned out very well.

Several weeks ago, while I was knitting a scarf for a friend, I realized that I haven’t designed a men’s scarf for Purl Avenue. With that said, I’ve decided to share this men’s scarf pattern with you all. This is the exact scarf that I knitted as a gift for my friend for Christmas.

Ridge Rib Men Scarf - Purl Avenue

The Ridge Rib Men’s Scarf was knitted using the Ridge Rib stitch. There is nothing complicated about this stitch. It uses variations of knits and purls and no increases or decreases.

 Ridge Rib - Purl Avenue

The Ridge Rib stitch is simple and gorgeous. It adds that little something to the Rib Stitch.

Ridge Rib Men Scarf 2 - Purl Avenue

After blocking, this scarf measures about 81″ (206 cm) long and 8″ (20 cm) wide.

Materials

370 yards/338 meters medium or worsted weight yarn
US 10 straight needles
Yarn/tapestry needle

Pattern

CO 31 sts.

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 4: k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-4 to desired length. Weave in loose ends and block for optimal results.

Ridge Rib Men Scarf - Purl Avenue

Now you’ve knitted yourself a brand new, modern and sleek-looking scarf!

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Ribbed Lace Scarf

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving holiday! There’s only a little over twenty days until Christmas and I’m sure you all are getting your gifts and plans in order for the special day. If you are going to knit a gift this year and haven’t decided on what, take a look at my “Holiday Quick Knits” section. If you still can’t find what you are looking for then my new scarf pattern might do the trick.

This ribbed lace scarf is the newest addition to my “Quick Knits” series. I have seen many different ribbed lace patterns but I haven’t seen one that produces a design quite like this one.

Ribbed lace - Purl Avenue

I admit when I first tested out the stitch I was very skeptical. But after forcing myself to stick it out for about five or six rows, I was very pleased with the stitch pattern. The pattern produces a helix/zigzag-like design for the ribbing and is separated with yarn-overs which make up the lace portion. I used a bamboo/acrylic blend yarn which makes this scarf look extra fluffy and airy (or maybe it’s just the stitch pattern).

In the end, I am very pleased with the result: a very attractive and stretchy scarf that takes almost no time at all to knit. Side note: I do recommend blocking the scarf for best results. My scarf did curl a bit near the cast-on and bind-off edges.

Ribbed Lace Scarf - Purl Avenue

I added tassels to my Ribbed Lace Scarf. Measures approx. 63″ (160cm) long and 5″ (13cm) wide unstretched and without tassels.

Ribbed Lace Scarf - Purl Avenue

Ribbed Lace Scarf - Purl Avenue

I apologize for the quality of the pics. It’s been very dark today and the forecast says that it will remain so for the next week 🙁

Here is the pattern:

Materials

2 skeins of Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight

  • 109yds (100m) per skein
  • 3.5oz (100g) per skein
  • US 11 (8mm)

US 11 (8mm) straight needles
Yarn/Tapestry needle

Pattern

CO 21 sts.

Row 1: K1, *yo, P3tog, yo, K1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: P2tog, yo, K1, yo, *P3tog, yo, K1, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2tog.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until desired length. Bind-off and weave in loose ends. Optional: add tassels.

ribbed scarf - Purl Avenue

 

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Mesh Lace Cowl

Happy Saturday!

Hope everyone had a great week! Just like many of you, I am knitting away and trying to get my handmade gifts ready for Christmas. I’m about halfway through…

While getting into the crazy and hectic holiday season, I didn’t realize that there was a slight glitch in the Purl Avenue website. If any of you had submitted a comment through this site within the past week or so and I did not respond back, it’s due to the glitch. I was able to recover some of the comments and questions that were submitted but I’m not sure if I was able to get all of them. I apologize for the inconvenience. Rest assured, this problem has been fixed as of this morning so there shouldn’t be anymore problems 🙂

Now on to more happy news. I did manage to finish a new cowl pattern this week and this is in lieu of the “Quick Knits” series I am doing. I think you all are going to love it.! It is by far my favorite cowl pattern. This cowl is done with a simple mesh pattern and is perfect for beginning lace knitters.

Mesh Lace Cowl - Purl Avenue

Circumference is about 34″ (approx. 86cm) around and 8″ (approx. 23cm) wide.

mesh lace wip - Purl Avenue

This cowl took me about two to three days of on and off knitting to complete. If you are interested in giving someone a hand-knit cowl for Christmas, this is it!

Mesh Lace Cowl side - Purl Avenue

Mesh Lace Cowl
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Materials

2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarns Jiffy

  • Color: Silver Heather
  • 135 yds (123m) per skein [I used about 1.5 skeins]
  • 3 oz (85g) per skein
  • US 10 (6mm)

US 10 (6mm) 24″ circular needles
Stitch marker
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

15sts x 18rows=4″ (10cm)

Pattern

CO 108 sts. Place stitch marker, join stitches and begin knitting in the round.

Edging

Rnd 1: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *P1, K1; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat Rnds 1-2 one more time.

Main Body

Rnd 1: *k2tog, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd2: knit.
Rnd 3: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: knit.

Repeat Rnds 1-4 until approximately 7″ or desired width. Then repeat edging pattern once more. Bind off and weave in all loose ends with yarn needle.

If you are having trouble with this cowl, please check out this video.

This is somewhat lengthy. In the video I briefly go over increases and decreases, knitting in the round, etc. If you are a beginner, I encourage you to watch.

To finish repeat the Edging portion once more.

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