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Ciara Crochet Cloche


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I wrote this cloche pattern while designing a gift for my friend Ciara. It's a great lightweight style that works well to hold the hair back on a windy day or keep your head warmer on a cool day. It has a fun cluster mesh design that is intricate enough to leave alone, but looks great with a decorative accent such as a flower as well.


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Materials:
Fibranatura Oak, 1 skein
Size I(5.5 mm) crochet hook

Gauge: 14-16 sts and 8 rows in a 4"x4" double crochet square


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Row 1: chain 3, then sl st into first chain st to create ring.
Row 2: ch 2, dc 9 into ring. sl st into 2nd chain st to close round.
Row 3: (ch 2, dc 1) into 1st st. dc 2 into each st, 9 times. sl st into 1st st.
Row 4: (ch 2, dc 1) into 1st st. dc 1, (dc 2 into 1 st, dc 1) 9 times. sl st into 2nd st.
Row 5: (ch 2, dc 1) into 1st st. dc 2, (dc 2 into 1 st, dc 2) 9 times. sl st into 2nd st.
Row 6: (ch 2, dc 1) into 1st st. dc 3, (dc 2 into 1 st, dc 3) 9 times. sl st into 2nd chained st.
Row 7: (ch 2, dc 1) into 1st st. dc 4, (dc 2 into 1 st, dc 4) 9 times. sl st into 2nd st.

Rows 8-10 : ch 2, dc remaining sts. sl sts into 2nd st.
Row 11: ch 3, sk 1 st, (dc4tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 1, ch 1) 15 times, dc4tog, ch 1, sl st into 2nd st.
Row 12: ch 1, sc remaining sts. sl st into 1st st.
Row 13: sl 1, ch 1, dc3tog into same st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1 st, (dc4tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 1, ch 1) 15 times, sl st into 1st cluster.
Row 14: ch 1, sc remaining sts. sl st into 1st st.
Row 15: sl 1, ch 3, sk 1 st, (dc4tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 1, ch 1) 15 times, dc4tog, ch 1, sl st into 2nd st.
Rows 16 - 19: repeat rows 12 - 14
Row 20: ch 1, hdc remaining sts. sl st into 1st st.
Row 21: ch 1, dc into same st, dc2tog into remaining sts. sl st into 1st st.
Row 22: ch 1, sc remaining sts. sl st into 1st st. Cut tail, pull through. Weave in ends.

Leave plain or embellish with crochet embellishments, such as a crochet rose or leaves.

Chad Hat - Knitting Pattern


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Cast on 96 sts onto size 8 40" circular needle. Place marker at end of row. Join in the round using magic loop method.


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Rows 1-12: sl marker, *k4, p4*, repeat 11 more times.

Rows 13-18: sl marker, *k2, p2*, repeat 23 more times.

Rows 19-24: sl marker, *k4, p4*, repeat 11 more times.

Rows 25-30: sl marker, *p2, k2*, repeat 23 more times.

Rows 31-32: sl marker, *k4, p4*, repeat 11 more times.

Row 35: sl marker, *k4, ssp, p2tog, k4, p4*, repeat 5 more times.

Row 36: sl marker, *k4, p2, k4, p4*, repeat 5 more times.


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Row 37: sl marker, *k4, p2, k4, ssp, p2tog*, repeat 5 more times.

Row 38: sl marker, *k4, p2*, repeat 10 more times, k4, p1. Do not p last st.

Row 39: sl final st from last row, sl st back to needle. Place marker. *ssk, k2, k2tog*, repeat 11 more times.

Row 40: sl marker, k all sts.

Row 41: sl marker, *k4, ssk, k4, k2tog*, repeat 5 more times.

Row 42: sl marker, k all sts.

Row 43: sl marker, *k8, place new marker*, repeat 3 more times, k8

Row 44: *sl marker, k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1*, repeat 4 more times

Row 45: sl all markers, k all sts

Row 46: *sl marker, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1*, repeat 4 more times

Row 47: sl all markers, k all sts

Row 48: *sl marker, ssk, k2tog*, repeat 4 more times.

Row 49: k all sts, dropping markers as you come to them.

Row 50: Cut tail of yarn at 6 inches and thread onto a yarn needle. Slip each remaining stitch knitwise onto needle, pulling tight into a circle. Make several passes through the last row until the top feels secure, then thread yarn to back of hat.

Weave in ends, stretch, then trim tail flush to hat.

Huz Scarf - Knitting Pattern


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I made Mark a matching set this year. Here's his Huz Scarf, and you can find the link to the matching Huz Hat here.

He loves this scarf because he can wear it a few ways, it's warm, and it's very soft.


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As you can see, the finished scarf is very long, just under 10 feet long. The ribbed pattern pulls the scarf in, highlighting the raised stripes and making for a very warm fabric.


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Materials:

Main Color (MC): Fibranatura Oak, Colorway 5382, 1 skein
Accent Color (AC): Fibranatura Oak, Colorway 5392, 1 skein

Needles:

Size 8 24" Circular

Gauge:
2"x2"=9-10 sts, 13 rows


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Row 1: CO in MC 402 sts, using long tail method in 2 by 2 rib pattern (k2, p2) ending on a k2

Row 2: p2, k2, p2, place marker, *k2, p2*, repeat * 97 times, k2, place marker, p2, k2, p2

Row 3: k2, p2, k2, sl marker, *p2, k2*, repeat * 97 times, p2, sl marker, k2, p2, k2

Row 4: p2, k2, p2, sl marker, *k2, p2*, repeat * 97 times, k2, sl marker, p2, k2, p2

Row 5: repeat row 3

Row 6: Russian join AC, then p2, k2, p2, k between markers, p2, k2, p2

Row 7: k2, p2, k2, p between markers , k2, p2, k2

Row 8: p2, k2, p2, k between markers, p2, k2, p2

Rows 9 - 10: repeat rows 7 - 8

Row 11: Russian join MC, then k2, p2, k2, p between markers, k2, p2, k2

Row 12: p2, k2, p2, k between markers, p2, k2, p2

Row 13: k2, p2, k2, p between markers, k2, p2, k2

Rows 14 - 15: repeat rows 12 - 13

Row 16: repeat row 13

Rows 17 - 20: repeat rows 12 - 13

Rows 21 - 25: repeat rows 6 - 10

Rows 26 - 35: repeat rows 11 - 20

Rows 36 - 40: repeat rows 6 - 10

Row 41: Russian join MC, then k2, p2, k2, sl marker, *p2, k2*, repeat * 97 times, p2, sl marker, k2, p2, k2

Row 42: repeat row 4

Rows 43 - 44: repeat rows 3 - 4

Row 45: Bind off in k2, p2 pattern, ending on a k2.

Weave in beginning and end tails and you're done!

My First Shawlette - Knitting Project


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Hey StashBustArmy and other knitterly friends! I wanted to share my first completed shawlette, a gift I made myself to wear in New York City for this year's World AIDS Day event I attended at the UN with Hairdressers Against AIDS.


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It's a classic triangle-shaped shawlette with an eyelet lace pattern that I improvised. I should eventually look up what this lace pattern is called, since I'm sure there's a pretty name for it somewhere. It's essentially a k2tog, yo row, a purl row, a sl 1, k1 row, then another purl row. Anyone know what it's called?

I also love how the eyelet increases give a spine to the center of the shawl. I continued the yarn-over eyelets along all the edges, too. Eventually I'd love to make a plain shawl with the eyelet edges, and weave a bright ribbon through the edges and center spine.


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The shawlette is just long enough to add a little warmth, or as a cover for a strapless or spaghetti-strap dress.


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It also makes a great chunky scarf with extra coverage, and also has the possibility to provide face coverage on a rainy or windy day.


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Next time, I'd love to make one of these in a larger scale. I'd love a big, long shawl in this style that I can completely engulf myself in.

By the way, I made this in Blue Sky Alpaca's Organic Bulky Cotton in the colorway Tomato on size 8 needles.

What do you think? I love having this piece as a new accessory for the upcoming chilly months.

Huz Hat - Knitting Pattern


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Here's a hat I made for my husband, Mark. It's still a little warm this time of year, but a nice lightweight hat comes in handy on windy days, cold concert evenings, or high altitude hikes.


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The simplicity of this hat makes it a very versatile accessory. The hat also rounds out on top in a simple star decrease, which I absolutely love.


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Materials:

Main Color (MC): Fibranatura Oak, Colorway 5382, 1 skein
Accent Color (AC): Fibranatura Oak, Colorway 5392, 1 skein

Needles:

Size 8 24" Circular

Gauge:
2"x2"=9-10 sts, 13 rows

Note: This hat was knit with the circular needle Magic Loop method, but could just as easily be started on a smaller circular needle and finished on DPN's

Row 1: CO 100 sts with long tail method in 2 by 2 ribbing pattern with AC

Rows 2 - 4: *k 2, p 2*, repeat 24 more times.

Row 5: Repeat row 2. Russian join MC to end of last st.

Row 6: Repeat row 2 in newly joined color.

Rows 7 - 35 : K 100 sts

Row 36: *K 18, place marker, k2, place marker*, repeat 4 more times

Row 37: *ssk, k 14, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Rows 38 - 40: *k 16, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 times

Row 41: *ssk, k12, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 42: *k 14, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 times

Row 43: *ssk, k10, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 44: *k 12, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 45: *ssk, k8, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 46: *k10, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 47: *ssk, k6, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 48: *k 8, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 49: *ssk, k4, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 50: *k6, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 51: *ssk, k2, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 52: *k4, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 53: *ssk, k2tog, sm, k2, sm*, repeat 4 more times

Row 54: *k2, drop marker, k2, drop marker*, repeat 4 more times

Row 55: *ssk, k2tog*, repeat 4 more times

Row 56: k10

Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Thread tail onto a tapestry needle, and pass through 10 remaining sts. Pull tight to close hole at top of hat. Weave in ends securely and trim away excess.

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