Top 5 of 2015!

2015 has been an awesome year and I can’t believe it is coming to an end. Here are some of my top 5 moments:

5. Finishing 10 pairs of socks for big and little people. One of my favorite patterns was Business Casual (yellow socks). It was just the right amount of challenging and the yarn was magnificent. I also completed two pairs of Hermione Socks (grey and rainbow socks).

4. Publishing 2 scarf patterns on Ravelry.  For a long time I have wanted to push myself and author my own patterns. Finally that time came. Check out my Lacy Beginnings Scarf  and my Snuggly Loops scarves.

3. Participating in my first craft fair. It was a lot of knitting, but I had such a great time meeting customers and hearing their feedback. IMG_6604

2. Reaching Machu Picchu in one piece! It was a long 4 days on the Inca Trail, but I made it. I have to say this is one of my proudest accomplishments to date.

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  1. Getting Engaged! I am so happy to have found a person who is caring, loving, and most all makes me a better person. I can’t wait for us to get married in 2016!pic 1

Wishing everyone a happy new year. See y’all in 2016 🙂

 

 

Lacy Beginnings Scarf

As promised I bring you the pattern for the Lacy Beginnings Scarf. This scarf is all about contrasts. Fine yarn with large knitting needles, light weight yet warm. This scarf is perfect for those days when you need just one more thin layer. Please enjoy the free pattern below.

Lacy Beginnings Scarf

Skills needed: yarn over (yo), knit 2 together decrease (k2tog)

Level: Beginner

Suggested Yarn: 50 grams of wool blend or alpaca blend; Super Fine/ Fingering Weight

Needles: US Size 10.5

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Cast on 21 sts.

Row 1-4: Knit all sts.

Row 5: S1 purlwise, *yo, k2tog*, repeat from * 9 times.

Row 6-7: Knit all sts.

Row 8: S1 purlwise, *yo, k2tog*, repeat from * 9 times.

Row 9-12: Knit all sts.

Repeat Rows 5-12 to continue pattern. Work pattern until you reach your desired length. End with Row 8.

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Knit 3 rows, then bind off all sts loosely.

Finishing: Sew in ends. Block the scarf using wet blocking. Make sure to stretch the piece to even out the edges of the scarf.

(The yarn used in this pattern was Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight in Burgundy)

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This scarf is posted on Ravelry. I would love to see your finished items :).

*Please let me know if you find any errors in  the above pattern.*