Bamboo Stitch Cowl

Hi knitters!

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking around trying to find new and interesting knit stitches for my next project and I came across one that I’d seen only a few times before: bamboo stitch. I thought to myself, “I bet this stitch would look great on a cowl!” especially since I am going through a cowl obsession as of late. So, it was decided that I was going to knit a cowl using the bamboo stitch.

I started looking through my ridiculously massive yarn stash for the perfect yarn for this project (I was determined to NOT purchase new yarn). It’s amazing how certain yarns are only suitable for certain projects/patterns. Surprisingly, I found two skeins of unused superfine alpaca and wool blend yarn made by Berroco. I did some research on this particular yarn type for the specs and found out that it had been discontinued šŸ™ On the flip side, I had enough to finish the project and had some left over too.

I began knitting the Bamboo Stitch Cowl and realized the more I knitted using this stitch, the more I fell in love with it. The bamboo stitch itself is very quick to knit and it is so unique! It looks a lot more elaborate and complicated than it actually is.

Bamboo Stitch Cowl wip - Purl Avenue

I finished the cowl in two days!

Bamboo Stitch Cowl - Purl Avenue

Circumference is about 25″ (approx. 63.5cm) around and 8″ (approx. 23cm) wide.

bamboo stitch cowl - Purl Avenue

So here is the pattern…

Materials

2 skeins of Berroco Cuzco (use something comparable because this yarn is discontinued)

  • Color: Blue Smoke
  • 130 yds (119m) per skein
  • 3.5oz (100g)
  • 10 US/6mm
  • 50% Alpaca/50% Wool

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

Gauge

3.75=1″
15 sts x 21 rows=4″ (10cm)

Pattern

If you are having trouble understanding the pattern, my video tutorial may help.
CO 108 sts. Place stitch marker, join stitches and begin knitting in the round.

Edging

Rnd 1-4: *K2, P2; rep from * to end of round.

Main Body

Rnd 1:Ā *yo, K2, pass yo st over two knit stitches; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: knit.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until desired width and finish off by knitting the edging. Then bind off and weave in all loose ends.

Note: please keep in mind that ALL measurements (including the gauge) are approximations. There are many factors that may determine your measurements (i.e., yarn weight, needle size, knitting tension, etc.) Rule of thumb: measurements will never be exact!

Bamboo Stitch Cowl 2 - Purl Avenue

This cowl is perfect for a casual day/night out!

Hope you enjoy. Happy knitting!

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Simple Lace and Mohair Scarf

Hello everyone!

Today has been a fantastic day so far! I was able to sleep in, had a good cup of coffee and I finished up my latest project, a lace and mohair infinity scarf. It’s been a long while since I last knitted a lace project and I’m very pleased with how this scarf has turned out.

For this project I used size 4 circular needles and mohair yarn that I bought a long time ago but never used. I am trying to use up yarn from my massive yarn stash but unfortunately, I am buying more than I am using. All you knitters out there know what I am talking about šŸ™‚

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you saw the progress I was making with this lace scarf. I finished knitting it yesterday and blocked it last night and this is the result:

Simple Mohair Lace Scarf - Purl Avenue

With this pattern, the edges will curl. I kinda like the curled look but decided to block it to see what it looks like completely flat. If you don’t want the edges to curl, I recommend blocking it or adding a border (pattern does not include a border).

Simple Mohair Lace Scarf - Purl Avenue

Before blocking: curled edges (I like this look. It’s unique.)

I consider this scarf to be a cross between a cowl and an infinity scarf. It’s not quite as long as the standard scarf and it’s larger than a cowl.

Simple Mohair Lace Scarf Length - Purl Avenue

Measurements: 47″ (approximately 119 cm) circumference and 9.5″ (approximately 24 cm) wide.

The free pattern is below. If you enjoy this pattern, please like us on Facebook!

For more info on my knitting abbreviations, click here.

Materials

US 4 (3.5mm) 24″ circular needles
1 skein of Patons Lace yarn (5 ply/sport/fine)-approximately 85g/498 yards/455m
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Gauge

26 sts and 32 rows=4″ in stockinette



Pattern

Cast on 225 sts. Place stitch marker and begin knitting in the round. Do not count stitches on Rows 1 and 2.

Rnd 1: K1, *yo, K3, yo, K1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, *K3, sl1, K2tog, psso; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Rnd 4: Knit.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 until approximately 9.5″ (24 cm) or desired width.

Bind off and weave in loose ends and ta-da! Now you have a new scarf!

Simple Lace and Mohair Scarf - Purl Avenue

Also, if you haven’t entered our yarn giveaway, do so now. The last day to enter is just around the corner!

Happy knitting!

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Budding Infinity Scarf Pattern

Hello all!

It took me a lot longer than expected but I finally finished it! After almost two months the scarf that was inspired by my love for succulents is done. This infinity scarf has a very unique look which resembles flower buds being strung together therefore, I named it the Budding Infinity Scarf.

Budding Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue
This scarf would look fantastic in a creamy, off-white color.
I think I will knit another one in that color.
Purl Avenue
It measures about 10″ wide and 60″ long.
Budding Infinity Scarf wip - Purl Avenue

This will be my last winter project of the season. For spring, I will be working on lace projects which I am very excited about. The Budding Infinity Scarf is knitted with a sequence of increase and decrease stitches so I’ve made a video to help you all with the increase technique required to achieve this look.

Here is the free Budding Infinity Scarf pattern:

Materials

4 skeins of Caron’s Country in Loden Forest
Size 8 US (5mm) 32″ circular needles (I recommend lace needles)
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Gauge

20 sts=4″ (10.2cm)



Pattern

*Note: this pattern is done in multiple of 4 sts.
Cast on 260 sts. Join for knitting in the round.

Rd 1: purl.
Rd 2: *(P1, K1, P1) into next st, K3tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 3: purl.
Rd 4: *K3tog, (P1, K1, P1) into next st; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat rounds 1-4 until scarf reaches approximately 10″. Bind off and weave in loose ends.

Here is a video on how to purl 1, knit 1 and purl 1 into the next stitch.

Pattern for knitting the scarf flat:
Multiple of 4 sts + 2

Row 1: purl.
Row 2: K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into next st, P3tog; rep from * to the last st, then (K1, P1,K1) into the last st.
Row 3: purl.
Row 4: K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into next st; rep from * to the last 3 sts, then P3tog..

Budding Infinity Scarf Pattern

Hope you all enjoy! I will have this up on Ravelry soon so don’t forget to share your projects with us!

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Skinny Lace Scarf Pattern

Hello knitters!

As promised I have posted the pattern to the skinny lace scarf that I designed. This scarf is knitted using the ridged lace stitch giving it a ribbed look. I also used super chunky yarn which came with sparkles on it to give it a little glam.

Skinny Lace Scarf - Purl Avenue
Skinny Lace Scarf 2 - Purl Avenue

In my pattern I added tassels to my scarf, this is optional. Instead, you can add pom poms or just leave the scarf tassel-less or pom poms-less. Either way, I think you’ll be happy with the results.

Skinny Lace Scarf 3 - Purl Avenue

 

Materials

2 skeins of super bulky yarn (104 yards/95 meters each)
Size 15 (10mm)
Large crochet needle

Pattern

Cast on 8 sts.

Ridge Lace Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, k2tog tbl; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: p1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to last st, p1.

Repeat these two rows until scarf reaches approximately 65 inches (165cm) and bind off. Block if needed. My scarf curled a little so I steam blocked it.

(Optional): With a crochet needle, attach tassels.

There you have it, very simple! Feel free to comment here or on Facebook. I’d love to know how it turns out šŸ™‚


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Very Berry Scarf

Good afternoon!
Ever since yesterday I’ve been thinking about what my first project for this blog should be and I came up with this: Very Berry Scarf. This scarf is a great way to kick off the fall season!

This is my very own pattern, therefore, I don’t have a picture of the scarf yet. I am still in the process of knitting it and it is coming along quite beautifully. This pattern consists of two types of stitch patterns: berry stitch and stockinette.

Here is what a berry stitch looks like….

I apologize for the quality of these pics. I lost my camera a couple of months ago so these were taken on my phone.

Materials

6 skeins of 2 ply yarn (in this picture I used a wool/ fine alpaca blend)
Size 9 (5.5mm) needles
Pattern
Cast on 35 stitches. Knit first row.
Berry Stitch (multiple of 4 sts + 3)
Row 1 (RS): k1, (k1, k1 tbl, k1) into next st, *p3, (k1, k1 tbl, k1) into next st; repeat from * to last st, k1. [53 sts]
Row 2: k4, p3tog, *k3, p3tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4. [35 sts]
Row 3: k1, p3, *(k1, k1 tbl, k1) into next st, p3; repeat from * to last st, k1. [53 sts]
Row 4: k1, p3tog, *k3, p3tog; repeat from * to last st, k1. [35sts]
Repeat Rows 1-4 until scarf is approximately 16″ from cast on edge.
Then repeat Row 1 and 2.
Stockinette
Row 1 (WS): purl.
Row 2: knit.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until stockinette portion measures approximately 12″. Then place these stitches on a stitch holder or spare needle. Now start on the second half of the scarf by repeating the same steps.
Joining The Two Sides
Use kitchener stitch to graft the two sides together and weave in the ends.
*Note: (k1, k1 tbl, k1) into next st is an increase technique. This step will increase your stitch by three.
Hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do!
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