Monday, July 04, 2005

Vacuum Scarf (Free Pattern!)

Vacuum Scarf



Well, this scarf definitely has an interesting name. It all started when my mother went garage saleing and came back with a box of novelty yarn for me.

There was one skein of Bernat Galaxy Nouveau. Now what can you do with one skein of novelty yarn? Make another scarf of course. I grabbed the only pair of knitting needles I had in the car and started swatching. Once back at work with my mom, Dad came in the room. I asked him how he liked my new yarn. He told me that it looked like the stuff you pull out of the bottom of the vacuum when it gets messed up. We all started laughing after that. So, that’s how this scarf has become known as the “Vacuum Scarf.”

Materials

1 skein Bernat Galaxy Nouveau (I used color 53330) Each skein is 50 grams or 1.75 ounces.
1 pair US No. 10 needles

Instructions

Cast on 13 Inches

Knit Every Row until you reach desired length or you run out of yarn.

Bind Off

The great thing about this yarn is that you can’t even tell it’s just plain garter stitch.

Variation: For a stretchy, skinny scarf: Instead of garter stitch work a k1 p1 rib.

Textured Bookmark (Free Pattern)

Textured Bookmark



Materials:

Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn
Size US 6 Needles

Instructions:

Cast on 35 Stitches

Row 1: K Across

Row 2: K1 * yarn in back of work, sl 1 as if to P, K 1, repeat from * across row.

Row 3: K1, *yarn in front of work, sl 1 as if to P k1, repeat from * across row.

Row 4: K across

Repeat these four rows until bookmark is approximately 2 inches wide.

Bind off.

Flower Pin--Free Pattern

Knit Flower (Rose) Pin






Materials:
Size 6 Needles
Worsted Weight Yarn in two colors (Very Small Amount)

Darning Needle

Pin Back (Like a safety pin, but with a flat side)

Flower:

Cast on 6 Stitches

Row 1: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 2: Knit across

Row 3: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 4: Knit across

Row 5: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 6: Knit across

Bind off all stitches.

Shape into rose and seam up.

Leaf:

Cast on 2 stitches

Row 1: K across

Row 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 3: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K2, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.

Row 4: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K4, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.

Row 5: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K6, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.

Row 6: K across

Row 7: K across

Row 8: K across

Row 9: K across

Row 10: K across

Row 11: K across

Row 12: K across

Row 13: K across

Row 14: K across

Row 15: K across

Row 16: K2 Tog, K6, K2 Tog

Row 17: K2 Tog, K4, K2 Tog

Row 18: K2 Tog, K2, K2 Tog

Row 19: K2 Tog, K2 Tog

Row 20: K across

Bind off

Using excess yarn and darning needle, sew flower to center of leaf. Weave in loose ends.

Depending on your pin back you can either sew or hot glue it to your flower.