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Studio Window Scarves Pt. 2: Patty & Tracey Share Their Scarves

November 11th, 2009

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At the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, we’ve been making scarves for the Partnership for the Homeless, an organization here in NYC, as well as collecting scarf & hat donations from local yarncrafters. We’re having so much fun knitting and crocheting for charity in our window, we thought we’d share some of our patterns. Each one of us gets to make whatever we want. Sometimes we use the StitchFinder, and sometimes we make it up. In the next few weeks we’ll share some of the staff’s scarves.

As we said in our first post, each one of our window scarves is one ball of Vanna’s Choice, but you can make a longer scarf by using two balls. The recommended needle size for this yarn is US9 and the hook size is J-10, but as always, adjust up or down depending on the feel if your own fabric and your tension. With all of the scarves, you would bind off when you have yarn about 4 times the width of the scarf left. Then just weave in the ends, and you have a great scarf!

Patty’s Seed Stitch Scarf (shown in Magenta)

CO 24 stitches.
Row 1: *K1, P1*, repeat from *.
Row 2: *P1, K1*, repeat from *.
Repeat row 1 & 2 (purling the knits and knitting the purls).

Patty’s Garter Rib Scarf (shown in Wood’s Print)

CO 24 stitches.
Row 1: K2 *P2, K2*, repeat from *.
Repeat row 1.

Tracey’s Back Loop Crochet (show in Fern)

Ch 20.
Row 1 & 2: Dc across row.
Row 3: Dc through back loop.
Repeat rows 1 – 3.

Tracey’s Drop Stitch Scarf (show in Seaspray Mist)

CO 24 stitches.
Row 1 – 3: Knit.
Row 4: *K1, YO* repeat from * until last stitch, end K1.
Row 5: *K1, drop YO*, repeat from * until last stitch, end K1.
Repeat rows 1 – 5.

Come back starting next Monday for a new scarf pattern from the windows every day!

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Holiday Homespun Celebrates Its First Holiday Season

November 11th, 2009

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We introduced Holiday Homespun earlier this year and it has become a fast favorite for holiday-themed garments and decorations.  It comes in two types of color ranges.  You can select from the traditional bright colors called Holly, Evergreen and Festive, or the deeper, richer colors of Victorian shades which are Berry, Wreath and Mistletoe. Our Starlight white color matches both palettes.

We have 21 patterns for this yarn. Choose from a selection of wearables, decorative items or home decor.