Friday, May 23, 2008

Free Scarf Pattern

I was talking the other day with my sister and a cousin about my grandma. She is in her 80's and has lived alone for the last 15 plus years since my grandpa died of a heart attack. She is the mother of 6 and grandma to close to 25 plus now great-grand kids. She manages to send the great-grand kids birthday cards and some money still. Grandma walks almost everyday and still does lots of gardening. I missed a fun weekend helping her out with spring clean up and projects around her house. So I thought I should make her something, plus I don't see her as much as I should. What do you make someone who doesn't need much?

A scarf, of course! This summery scarf can be thrown on over a blouse to dress it up or keep you warm on those cooler nights in the spring. Since I thought up the pattern myself I thought I would offer it to you all, free.

Grandma's Scarf

Gauge is about 4sts to in and 3 rows per inch on size 10 US needles.

Yarn is Rowan Natural Silk Aran 2 balls
50g, 71 yards
Color Natural and Flax.

Cast on 25 sts.

Work 2 rows garter stitch.

Pattern repeat

(RS)Row 1- K2 *(YO, K2Tog, K2) repeat from * to last to stitches, K2

(WS)Row 2 and all even rows K2, Purl to last 2 sts, K2

(RS)Row 3- K across

Row 5- K2 *(K2, YO, K2Tog) repeat from * to last 2 stitches K2

Row 7- Knit across

Row 8- As for WS of work like Row 2

Repeat these 8 pattern stitches until desired length.
End with 2 rows Knit.

I changed colors after about 4 repeats because I had 2 skeins of different colors.

I hope you like the pattern, its nothing fancy but I thought it was a fun quick knit. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


OK I realize somehow the month got away from me and there is no blogging. This post is simply an attempt to get myself back on that horse, so to speak. I've been working on another soaker for Noley and a scarf for my grandma. I kind of made up the pattern so if it is cute enough I will make it available here. I think there has just been too many nice days lately to want to sit and write about stuff.

We have big plans for the weekend squashed between my working Sat and Sun. Maybe I'll find some good blog fodder then. Until next time, Knit on!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Family, Hiking and (of course) Knitting

This is a picture heavy post, Sorry! I got busy and didn't blog for a while.

Here is what we have been up to.

I don't know how I got to the place where this little one is now 6. We had a party for her last Friday with her friends. She had a good time. She is growing up so fast it makes me proud and sad all at the same time.

Sunday we went for a hike with out good friends, Saunaknitter(Ravelry) and her family. Here are some of my favorite pictures.
Our boys had a good time, mine are on the left.
The stream at the bottom of the climb. Miss M needed a hand across by Saunaknitter.
The view from the top of the climb.

This is us plus one, Saunaknitter's baby is our godson so we had him the picture with us. He is a real cutie.

I made a quick trip this week to see my sisters, because my one sister is going to work in Alaska this summer for the USFS. She will be living on a boat and flying by helicopter out to work. Cool huh?
Somehow I got no pictures of her while I was there. Sorry!
I did get a picture of my cousin's made up pattern. It is a scarf which you tie a knot in and looks like this.

This is what it looks like laid out on a table. You loop it around your neck and tie a knot with the 2 ends through the hole. The knot holds the scarf on then. It is really a cute idea, don't you think?Yes I have done a little knitting. I made a soaker for Noley with my worsted weight yarn. I think it turned out pretty cute and we are testing it today.
Hope you are all well, Knit On!