Broomstick Crochet Lace Scarf Class

Crochet Lace ScarfDebi Botteron Lawson will teach us how to make a beautiful scarf, lacy and textured, with the age-old broomstick crochet method. As you choose the piece you will be making, you should think about making a cowl, longer infinity scarf, or just a regular scarf with fringe. Also if you use a solid color, you will see more stitch definition but a variegated yarn can be very rich and fashion forward.
broomstick lacy crochet scarf
Class: Sunday July 19th from 1 to 3 PM. Fee: $10 to reserve your space. You will also be purchasing 1 skein of yarn of your choice. You will need any size crochet hook and at least 1 Size 50 (25mm) knitting needle(sets are $7.45).

Join us for a fun afternoon – this is a beginning class and the method is so different from either knitting or crocheting that if you have done either, you will probably pick this up very quickly!

This class is sponsored by Yarn Designers Boutique LLC. Please contact us by phone 909 584-9715 or email yarn@verizon.net to register or with questions.

Classes will be in the Co-op room at 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. For more information about our company, please see our website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

Lacy Drop Stitch Scarf

So normally, the last thing you want to do is drop a stitch. Well, with this lacy scarf that’s exactly what you want to do! Dropping a stitch is harder than you may think, it takes awhile to work the stitches out all the way down the scarf. This technique creates a beautiful ladder all the way through the scarf giving the scarf almost a woven look.

This technique can be used for anything from knitted curtains to let a bit of light through. Or to a plain sweater pattern to jazz it up, you can even drop the stitch different lengths down the sweater  to create a design (at the end of the ‘run’ just sew it with matching thread to keep it from running further). To get started with the technique try our latest scarf pattern.

 

Drop Stitch Sock yarn scarfWhat you will need:

Materials:
400-500 yards sock weight striping yarn. Sample is 2 skeins Mary Maxim Gemstones color #21 Peridot variegated sock yarn. (Or try Premier Yarns Wool-Free Sock Stripes, or Deborah Norville Serenity Garden Yarn for a silky satiny feel.)

Size 6 needles for main scarf, Size 9 for bind off or bind off very loosely.
9 safety pin type stitch markers

Measurements:
Before drop: 6 ½” X 59” After drop: 8 ¼” X 62”

Gauge:
28 stitches = 4” Gauge is not all that important for this project.

Buy this pattern online $5 or get the pattern free when you buy the yarn from us!

 

Herringbone Ruffled Cowl

I find the Herringbone stitch pretty interesting because it looks more like woven fabric, than knit. Some people would even say it looks crocheted! It’s only a 2 row repeat so it gets easier as you do it.

Yarn:Herringbone Ruffle scarf
Super Bulky weight 80 to 90 yds. I chose Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick 1 skein 87 yds). New color Marble (black accent on white and grey) makes for an interesting repeat pattern for the cowl. You might also try Sandstone which has the creams and grey.

Supplies:
Size 19 US short needles Size 15 US short needles 3 complementary buttons

Gauge:
About 5 Herringbone “V’s” to 4”
Finished size before ruffle: 7” by 25”
Using your favorite method, cast on 20 stitches.

You can wear this with the collar up or down for effect!

Get this pattern for $4 or free when you buy the yarn from us!

Flora Fina Keyhole Scarf Pattern

Materials:
1 skein Flora Fina by Pagewood Farms (sample shown in Black) Size 15 short needles

Flora Fina is an art yarn brought in by Pagewood Farms from Argentina. In California, Pagewood Farms does the hand dyeing and has hand made needle felted flowers needle felted every so often to the yarn so there are really no substitutions for this unique scarf. The roving for the flowers is also hand dyed with all the hand work being done in California. You can purchase the yarn on our website at www.yarndesignersboutique.com.

Scarf size: 4” X 48”
Gauge: Garter portion = 2 1⁄2 stitches X 5 rows per inch

When you reach a flower (flora) be careful to knit it in gently but snugly. I usually try to put the first stitch just before the flower and the next stitch after the flower. This will keep your scarf flowers looking neatly placed. If the first flower hangs off the edge, don’t worry about it – just make sure it’s snug.

To wear your scarf: Carefully feed your beginning end through the keyhole and arrange on your neck and enjoy your compliments for your own original art scarf!

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Braided Cable Scarf

Hot off the press is our latest original design by our in house knitwear designer. This new cowl is all cable, made flat and sewn together. Great for bundling up on those cold winter days.

Braided Cable Cowl

Size: 9” by 60”

Materials: 440 yards bulky yarn. Sample uses 8 skeins of Mirasol Sulka (merino wool/alpaca/silk blend) – color 214 burnt orange. Any solid or striping bulky yarn can be used. Buy the yarn from us and get the pattern Free!

Pattern: You can buy the pattern online for $5

Gauge: doesn’t really matter but the fabric should be soft so that it lays softly. If it’s too stiff, go up one needle size.

Needles: Size 11 needles, Cable needle, and Row Counter

Play with how you wear this scarf.  You can leave it long with one twist or you can wrap it once or twice for different effects!  If you choose a heavier or lighter weight yarn, do a swatch to calculate how many stitches to cast on.

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Original Ruffle Scarf Pattern by Gena Hester

 

 

Well, after our last post about ruffling yarns, and seeing the scarf patterns the manufacturers came up with, I couldn’t help but design my own. And its way more glamorous and unusual than what the yarn manufacturers have been touting around. The central bit is made in Lion Brand’s Homespun yarn, I’ve used two colors here that match the color scheme of the the ruffling/mesh yarn – the new Boutique Sashay from Red Heart Yarns. Its a development on from my previous Infinity Scarf pattern and is super simple to make.

What You Will Need:

Yarn: 1 skein Red Heart Boutique Sashay “Conga” green (30 yds ruffle yarn), Homespun Fawn and Olive, 1 skein each.  If you want to use one color of Homespun, 1 skein is enough (about 185 yds).
Needles: one pair Size 11 24”  OR 32” circular needles
Pattern: You can buy the pattern online for $5 or get it free when you buy your yarn from us.
Finished Size:  56” (round) by 8 ½” wide which can be wrapped around your neck once to be doubled or just left long one time.

Play with how you wear this scarf.  You can leave it long with one twist or you can wrap it once or twice for different effects!  If you choose a heavier or lighter weight yarn, do a swatch to calculate how many stitches to cast on.  Make a ruffle hat to match!  Enjoy!

 

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Infinity Bulky Wrap and Drop Scarf

This is an original design from Gena Hester, You can buy the pattern here for $5 and get the yarn from us as well.

Whats so great about this scarf is that it can be worn a ton of different ways, so it will go with whatever you’re wearing.

Please note: This pattern calls for 1 pair of Size 11 24” circular Needles

Pick a striping or variegating yarn to get the most effect. Thick and thin yarns work really well with this pattern. The scarf shown is in Lion Brand Homespun Ribbon yarns would be great too.

Finished Size: 56” (round) by 8 ½” wide which can be wrapped around your neck once to be doubled or just left long one time.

Stripey ScarfIf your finished scarf tends to pull in and roll, just block both the starting and ending edge with a steam iron and a pressing cloth, using pins to hold it down as you press. That should relax the edges. It will really depend on the yarn whether it needs it or not.

If you want the scarf longer, cast on 3 stitches per inch longer that you want, and make sure to add enough yardage to not run short. You can make the scarf as long or as wide as you wish!

Play with how you wear this scarf. You can leave it long with one twist or you can wrap it once or twice for different effects! If you choose a heavier or lighter weight yarn, do a swatch to calculate how many stitches to cast on. Enjoy!

For more information and images of this scarf check it out on Craftsy.

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