Monday, 19 April 2021

Crinklie scarf knitting pattern

Crinklie is a narrow bias-shaped scarf for accessorising. Made in your favourite colour, it will add that little something to any outfit.
The design is based on the natural hold and texture of alternating stocking and reverse stocking stitch stripes that are given an uneven organic look.

Crinklie scarf

The Crinklie scarf is approximately 10 cm (4 inches) wide and 160 cm (63 inches) long. It requires only about 240 meters (260 yards) of lace weight yarn, which is less than a 50 g skein. Of course, it can be knitted in other sizes and yarn weights as well.
The scarf is easy to make, as it only takes basic knitting and purling and some increasing and decreasing skills, which are explained in the pattern. The pattern also contains both written instructions and charts.

The pattern is available on Ravelry.

Lace-weight scarf

This sample scarf is knitted in Malabrigo Yarn Silkpaca (shade Piedras) that contains 70% per cent alpaca and 30 per cent silk.

Textured bias scarf

Crinklie scarf is perfect as a quick little spring knit to refresh the wardrobe.

Knitted silk scarf

Monday, 15 February 2021

Knitting with some bling

When the last of my plastic stitch markers broke, I knew it was time to take some action. Just like I started knitting again after wearing mismatched gloves for an entire winter, I now realised I had a considerably large amount of beading supplies, including many items not really suitable for wearing, yet perfect for making colourful stitch markers.

Copper and glass bead stitch markers {tettidesign}

These markers can now be chosen according to needle or yarn colour. Knitting will be even more fun with some bling effect and some of the stitch markers may well double as earrings.

Blue faceted glass bead stitch markers {tettidesign}

I used jump rings, closable earring hooks and lobster clasps, the latter will be great as row markers. Just have to test, which types work best.

Copper and glass bead stitch markers {tettidesign}

No more plastic markers in terrible colours that clash with every knitwork.

Black glass pearl stitch markers {tettidesign}