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Monday, November 28, 2011

For those of you who live in the LA area stop by The Little Knittery December 7th from 6-9pm for the first annual Knit 1 LA trunk show.

You all know how much I love a good super chunky yarn and how much I use Cascade's Magnum Super Chunky! So on hand I'll have new designs using Magnum and the samples for some of my most popular patterns that use Magnum as well.

One of my new designs is this free pattern for an open work infinity scarf. Made using 1 skein of Magnum & #19's it's an easy project and a great gift.


the Openwork Infinity Scarf

Materials:
1 skein Magnum Super Chunky by Cascade (123yds)
#19 needles. The piece is worked flat so either straight or circular needles are fine.
Finished measurements: 8.75"x @67" (before folding)

Cast on 12 sts.
Row 1: Sl 1 (slip stitch as if to purl), *K1, (yo, k2tog) twice; repeat from * end k1
Repeat Row 1 every row until you have enough yarn left to bind off. Bind off.
Sew ends together to make a giant loop (see pic below), wear & enjoy!





 Here's a shortened version of the Openwork Cowl. This I worked for @ 24" and it took about 40 yards of Magnum by Cascade.


I also reworked the Misti Net Scarf in Magnum to have at the show and I really like the results! The Magnum version is very lightweight and lofty for such a large scarf. Again, an easy 1 skein project that makes a great gift! (pattern below)









the Open Work Scarf

Materials:
1 skein Magnum Super Chunky by Cascade (123yds)
#19 circular needles. I would use at least a 29" since the scarf is worked lengthwise.
Finished measurements: 5"(not pulled) x @103" (w/out fringe)

Note: these scarves are worked lengthwise.

Cast on 100 stitches.
Row 1: Sl 1 (purlwise), * yo, k2tog * k1
Repeat this row 10 times. 
Bind off.

I used one strand of yarn per fringe piece. I liked a more raw edge to the fringe so I pulled the yarn instead of cutting it. Attach fringe, wear & be warm!

Hope to see you there!


47 comments:

  1. Glad to hear about the trunk show! I'll be there. THose scarves are the perfect idea for Christmas gifts!! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  2. Love the stitch pattern/yarn weight combo and how it drapes on the shoulders! Another great design!!

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  3. Gorgeous as usual!! I would love to come to your trunk show! I was given a gift certificate to Little Knittery for my bday and I haven't gone yet (insane!).
    Can't wait!
    xo,
    Lisa (the one who chased you out of the bathroom to meet you at vogueknitliveLA)

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  4. These are terrific ! I have a friend who spins lots of really chunky yarns and she would really like these too. The patterns would work great in handspun.

    Have fun at your trunk show, I would definitely be there if there wasn't an ocean between us..ahaha .D

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  5. You are absolutely the best designer out there. I have so many presents to do and these look wonderful. Do you have summer patterns with other yarns

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  6. Thanks for the kind words Ladies!
    Robin, I have a couple more wintry pieces to do then on to summer knits! Probably in April. Looking forward to seeing you again Lisa & meeting you clearskies! It's a good thing there is an ocean between us funkyknitwit or I would steal all that gorgeous yarn you spin. Check out http://1funkyknitwit.blogspot.com/ if you get a chance, beautiful handspun!

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  7. It says to cast on 12 stitches and I do not see any increases is this a typo? I can tell from looking at the at the circle that it is definitely more than 12.

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  8. The piece is 12sts wide and worked as a long rectangle. The ends are joined and sewn together. Hope this helps!

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  9. LOVE the openwork infinity scarf -and found it on Pinterest.

    It says to repeat row 1 every other row.. but never says what to do with row 2. Or did I miss something? I'm assuming you knit every knit and drop every yo?

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  10. Hi Deb, Thanks! It says to repeat row 1 every row not every other row. Hope this helps!

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  11. Obrigada!

    Adorei sua receita.

    Beijos

    Ma

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  12. i love the openwork scarf. I don't have #19 needles or chunky yarn right now and it's 11:05pm. So, I tried it with sport weight and #13. CO 24sts and worked the pattern just to see it. So easy and knits so quick. I cannot wait for tomorrow to get yarn and needles to make one for real. :) Plus, I was all excited about the trunk show until I noticed I am a year late. hahaha.

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  13. That's funny! I'll have another trunk show before the holidays, hopefully you can make that one.

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  14. I have just discovered your Openwork Infinity Cowl and have just completed it for myself, save joining the ends together. Any tips on how to do this in this particular pattern? (And yes, I know its Christmas Eve - - not expecting an answer any time soon.) Thank you for the amazing pattern, and happy holidays!

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  15. Hi Susan, what I just started doing is I start with a backwards loop cast on. Then when I get to the end of the scarf I don't bind off but I go back and pick up stitches along the cast on edge and do a 3 needle bind off with the 2 edges instead of sewing them together. It gives it a more even look for this stitch pattern. Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!

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  16. Hi!

    I LOVE this scarf! So cozy!! If I were to use circular needles for this, what length #19 needles would you say that I would need? Also, how many stitches should I cast on?

    Thanks!

    Cadi

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  17. Hi Cadi, Thanks! If you did a swatch to check your gauge you could multiply that by the length of the scarf. If you have @1.5sts to the inch you would cast on @100sts to get the finished length. Addi makes a 60" #19 that I use for longer pieces.
    Hope this helps!

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  18. Hi I just made this! Super easy and it came out really beautifully. Thanks!

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  19. How did you get your finished size of 8.75"x 67" for the Infinity Cowl, is that after blocking? More than one skein?

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  20. Anonymous, I had very little yarn left over of the 123yds of 1 skein of Magnum, just enough to sew the edges together. I probably knit this on the loose side, hope this helps!

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  21. What do do withthe extra stitches? I cast on 12 stitches and ended up with 2 at the end of the row.

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  22. Not quite sure how you ended up with 2 extra stitches. You should get an even 12 at the end of each row. If you need more detailed help it would be better to email me. Thanks!

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  23. I whipped this one up in no time. The directions were so clear. My daughter's going to love the cherry red color I chose! Thanks for another beautiful design Karen!!

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  24. Sl 1 (slip stitch as if to purl), *K1, (yo, k2tog) twice; repeat from * end k1

    does the twice refer to just the yo, k2tog or to the k1, (yo, k2tog)?

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  25. It refers only to what's in the ( )'s yo, k2tog. Hope this helps!!

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  26. This may be a silly question but it might save me some time and furrowed brows.

    "repeat from * end k1"

    Does this mean to knit the last stitch of the row? I haven't started the patten yet so this may become obvious with needles in my hands but I appreciate your help very much!

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  27. Yes, you want to end the row by knitting the last stitch. Hope this helps! :)

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  28. I love your scarf and I have a couple of questions: 1) what multiple do you cast on for circular needles? I want to increase the size a little 2) Do you have any tips for joining in the round?
    Thank you! I can't wait to get started on this project!

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    1. Hi! It's knit flat. So if you want a longer loop you can make the piece longer before you sew it together. If you want to make the piece wider, it's multiples of 5 + 2. Hope this helps!

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  29. I loved this pattern and am just finishing one up for myself. So glad I found the added comment about using 3-needle bind off to seam the ends - just the info I needed.

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful project :-)

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  30. Hi, I'm not sure I understand do you cast on 12 or 100?

    Thank you!

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  31. Hi, there are 2 scarf patterns in this post. The Openwork Infinity Scarf cast on 12 stitches; then the Open Work Scarf that is knit lengthwise and you cast on 100 stitches. Hope this helps!

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  32. I am so happy that I have found this pattern, (from Annie's attic). I will post a picture of the finished product.

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  33. Thank you for this beautiful pattern! It was fun to make and it came out beautifully.

    I was wondering if you have any thoughts on making this pattern into a knitting in the round pattern? I would be very interested in hearing what you think.

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    1. Hi Mari, good to hear! You could try it, the thing is you would get a different look as far as.... if you look at the photo of the peice where you see it from the back, notice how the stitch pattern has a horizontal line that is more prominent. If you work it in the round those lines would be vertical. You could always do a flat swatch and turn it on it's side to see how it looks. Also keep in mind if you work it in the round you won't be knitting every row but alternating a row of knit with a row of purl (the yo's would stay the same). Hope this helps! Karen

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  34. Hi!!! I think the Openwork Infinity Scarf is beutiful and thank you very much for the pattern, but i have a problem... I'm new in crochet and i'm still learning... And i want to make this scarf for my mom...
    I'm from Chile, and the abbreviations in english are a problem to me... Could you pleeeease help me with a pattern more for beginners ???? I would appreciate it very much...

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    1. Hi Coni, this pattern is a knitting pattern. I do have a simple crochet pattern that is available in Spanish but it's not a free pattern and it's a capelet not a scarf. If you are interested here's the link: http://www.knit1la.com/2010/04/magnum-capelet-4-crochet.html?m=1 Hope this helps! :)

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  35. Hi Knit 1 LA. Such a beautiful cowl. I can't wait to start it. One question I can't figure out from reading the pattern - In the picture where there is a fold in the front - is that created from doubling the scarf over? Or knitted in? Thanks so much, and thank you for posting such lovely patterns. Barbara

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    1. Hi Barbara, Thanks! The fold in front is created by doubling the cowl. It's a long piece and has lots of room to wrap, if you notice the picture of it hanging without folding :) I have made them shorter as well if you don't want it so long. Thanks again for your kind words Barbara! Karen

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  36. Thank you for the beautiful patterns. I could not find how to subscribe to your blog/site. Also, will you be holding an open house this December? Your work is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Lisa, Thanks! I just added a "subscribe" feature right above "popular posts". Not sure if I'll have an open house this December but if you subscribe I'll post it here. Thanks again for your kind words :) Karen

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  37. When I flip my work for the infinity scarf do I want to purl instead of knit or continue knitting?

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    1. Hi Shelista, you work the same row every row, so yes continue knitting :) Hope this helps! Karen

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  38. Hi, I'm completely new to knitting from a pattern, but I would love to try making this scarf. Is there any chance you could elaborate on the shorthand version of the pattern? (Row 1: Sl 1 (slip stitch as if to purl), *K1, (yo, k2tog) twice; repeat from * end k1) I'm not sure what k1 and yo and the rest actually mean. :/

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    1. Hi Anna, welcome to the world of knitting :) I think a great way for you to learn these things is to go to youtube and do a search for the different stitches. You will find so many good videos for learning the elements that make up this scarf. You can also google things like "K1" and "yo"... K = knit, yo = yarn over and K2tog = knit 2 together. But a video will be able to give you so much more information than what I can give you here. Thanks for writing and hope this helps!! Karen

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