Elliana is as much a necklace as it is a scarf. Flowing and shimmering, it’s light enough to wear whatever the weather and dresses up any outfit.
Made with The Loome’s Risoni, a 100% silk yarn with slubs that create the unique fabric all on their own. You just knit and purl and – ta-da! you’re wearing a beautiful new scarf.
To knit Elliana, you’ll need 2 balls of Risoni and a 24-inch size US8 circular needle. The pattern is free with your purchase of the Risoni yarn; if you’re ordering online, just put “Elliana” in the comments section and we’ll send it with your order.
Jumper Cables’ Groovy (Lace and Fingering Weight) is an asymmetric shawl made with alternating panels of stockinette and reverse stockinette. Simple and elegant, it’s a wonderful summer project.
We knit ours with Ito Yarn’s Kinu and Sensai on a size US 4 needle and worked 9 repeats of the pattern. Kinu is a fine strand of silk noil with delicate heathered shading. Sensai is a soft blend of silk and mohair. The combination makes a heavenly fabric with a magical feel.
We’ve assembled kits for Groovy in five of our favorite combinations. Each kit contains one cone of Kinu and two balls of Sensai. The pattern is available for purchase online.
Click here to pick your fave shade and get Groovy!
Hill Top by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade is a crescent-shaped, garter stitch shawl with interspersed lace panels and a pretty picot edge. The soft curve of the crescent is flattering whether you wear tied in front or tossed over one shoulder.
Hill Top’s made with two hanks of The Fibre Company’s Cumbria Fingering. We used the color buttermere, a beautiful gold. Hill Top is knit on size US 6 needles, but for tight knitters, a US 7 is recommended.
Cumbria Fingering is a wonderful blend of brown wool from rare breed sheep, fine South American merino wool, and mohair. Over-dying the brown wool yields rich, deep shades. The hardest part of this project is picking just one color!
The Portfolio Scarf continues to be one of our most popular patterns. It’s alternating bands of garter stitch and simple lace are knit on the bias for a great looking piece that’s the perfect size for wearing under a coat and indoors.
Portfolio was designed for our Studio yarn, which is a sport weight. We couldn’t help wonder what it would look like in worsted weight Studio Plus. The answer is FANTASTIC!
Bigger isn’t always better, but Portfolio knit – just as it’s written – with two hanks of Studio Plus on a size US 8 needle, yields a big, beautiful scarf that’s 75 inches long and 12.5 inches at its widest point. It’s soft and cozy, plump and squeezable, and perfect for wrapping up in!
We used the color Landscape but it’ll look fantastic in any shade – click here to pick your favorite!
Time and again we reach for our Favorite Scarf patterns. These four stitch patterns make beautiful scarves that are perfect for keeping or gifting. They’re great for new knitters who are still getting familiar with knit and purl stitches, and they make an easy project for experienced knitters who want something mindless.
Another favorite for scarves is the 1×1 Rib. Alternating knits and purls – and always knitting the knits and purling the purls – makes for a scarf that almost looks like stockinette, but lays flat.
We used 2 hanks of our Studio Plus in Crimson to make this version. For it, or any worsted weight yarn:
Cast on 40 sts or a multiple of 2
Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat row 1 to desired length. Bind off in pattern.
Cecelia Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting classes in September really inspired me. The concept is deceivingly simple – knitting only 1 row patterns. But when you think of all the 1 row patterns you can create, the number of stitches you can repeat them over, how to increase them and decrease them, and how to incorporate color – the possibilities are endless. And exciting!
For my first foray, I chose Lana Vida Hannah, a perennial favorite. Made with baby alpaca, fine merino, and cashmere, it is a joy to knit. I chose two shades – cobalt and lake. First they’re used to create stripes, then cobalt is used alone to the end. The result is a pleated effect created by the stitch pattern and a fun play of color.
Neve takes three skeins of Hannah – two of the main color and one of the contrast color, and size US 8 needles. The finished scarf is 6.75 inches wide and 68 inches long.
With several color pairings to choose from, Neve makes it easy to dress up your favorite coat and to stay warm. Here are a few of our favorites.
Hannah combinations for Neve, clockwise from top left: bloom and crimson, forsythia and silver, grass and hunter, cobalt and lake.