Tiny Bobbles Stitch

The Tiny Bobbles stitch involves increasing and decreasing techniques which produces small bobbles on a stockinette background. The design work on the stitch pattern looks as though there is a string of bobbles running horizontally across the work. This stitch is not a lace stitch so therefore does not drape well. The Tiny Bobbles stitch is great for edgings and additional designs for projects such as sweaters, scarves and many other Fall and Winter knits.

tiny bobbles stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, *(k1, yo, k1) into the next st, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: p1, *sl 1 wyib,  k3tog tbl; rep from * to the last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

 

 

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 🙂

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 🙂 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 🙂 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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Stockinette Elongated Stitch

The Stockinette Elongated stitch is a stockinette stitch with elongated stitches running horizontally across the work. These elongated stitches are known by most drop stitches. Though this is not technically correct (drop stitches run vertical and not horizontal), the elongated stitches  are done by literally “dropping” the additional wraps around the working needle as you are knitting.

This technique creates an airy and light open fabric with very nice drape. It’s a great way to introduce beginners to lace. Because it is a stockinette stitch, curling may occur so therefore, blocking is recommended. The Stockinette Elongated stitch has an excellent drape and is perfect for scarves and cowls.

Do you like the Stockinette Elongated Stitch? Check out the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf pattern!

stockinette drop stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Any number of sts

Knitting Flat or Back and Forth

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: *k1, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: *p1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Knitting In The Round

Rd 1: knit.
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 4: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Repeat Rds 1-4.

Here is a video on how to knit the Stockinette Elongated Stitch.