Saturday, December 26, 2015

Gemstone Dreams Cowl

This rich turquoise color and soft cloud-like baby alpaca blend combine to make a luxurious cowl. The worsted weight yarn allows it to knit up quickly, but with yarn this soft, that's not necessarily a good thing! 
I used two skeins of Knitpicks Reverie in Gemstone with size 10.5 circular needles. 
Co 108, join carefully without twisting. 
Row 1 and all odd rows: k across
Row 2: *k4, yo, skp, k3; rep from * to end
Row 4: *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k2; rep from * to end
Row 6: *k1, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, skp, k1; rep from * to end
Row 8: * k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skp; rep from * to end 
Rep rows 1-8 until cowl is desired size. 
Bo loosely after a row 1. I used Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy. 
Fasten off, and weave in all remaining ends
This chevron pattern is super easy, and looks pretty with this baby alpaca yarn, despite being a little fuzzy. My finished cowl is 32" around and 17" wide. 
Enjoy this cowl!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Crochet Ribbed Scarf

With the appearance of knitting, this crocheted scarf is perfect for a  gift! This scarf was made for a man, but feel free to make this for anyone you want! Last week's post was the knit version, if you prefer knitting to crocheting. 
I used 3 skeins of Vanna's Choice in Oatmeal with a K hook. This scarf is worked lengthwise to give the appearance of a ribbed knit scarf. 
Ch 175
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in every st across
Row 2: ch 1, turn, FPhdc in every st across 
Rep row 2 until the scarf is the desired width. Fasten off, and weave in all ends. 
This stitch is pretty similar to the knit ribbed scarf I made, but with the speed and simplicity or crocheting. The finished scarf is 8"x76". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Knit Ribbed Scarf

This plushy, oatmeal scarf was made for a a man, but I am definitely going to make myself too! It is so warm and squishy!
I used three skeins of Vanna's Choice in Oatmeal with size 9 needles  
Co 41 sts 
Row 1: k1, *k2, p1, k1; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k2
Row 2: k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to end across to last st, k1

Rep rows 1 and 2 until your scarf is the desired length. 
Bo in the ribbing pattern. I recommend using a stretchy bind off because ribbing is so stretchy. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
I'm not normally into neutrals, but I really like this color. This is a fantastic gift for everyone!
The finished scarf is 9"x66". I did not add fringe, but I think that would be a nice addition. 
Enjoy this pattern!
If you don't knit, or would like the speed of crocheting, next week's post will be my crocheted variation of this scarf!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Silver Chandelier Earrings

These sparkly crystal earrings are easy to make, and super fast!
Materials: crystal beads, fine chain, eyepins, ear wires, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters
Thread three beads on the eyepin, bend it, trim the excess, and form the loop. 
Cut four short pieces of chain. 
Cut two long pieces, and two medium pieces. The resulting earring will be different from mine depending on how long you choose to make your chain pieces. 
Open one side of your eyepin dangle and attach the medium piece, the long piece, and a short piece, then close it. Now open the other side, attach the medium piece, the long piece, and another short piece,mans then close the link. 
Attach the other ends of the two short pieces to an ear wire. 
Repeat to make the next earring, and then you're done. 
Xoxo, Alyssa