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EKS Day Scarf and a Free Pattern

September 24 is EKS Day in honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her lifetime commitment to people with intellectual disabilities.  We, at Little Sweet Knittings Designs, join the more than 170 countries worldwide in their support of this day with a new free knit scarf pattern using the 2012 Scarves for Special Olympics Red Heart colors.

A Modified Chevron Stitch Pattern, with its series of increases and decreases shown below, creates the peaks and valleys which cover the entire scarf.


The photo above shows the reverse side of the scarf and reveals a zigzag purl pattern.  Although the pattern requires more than the basic knit stitches, I personally think that it is still a quick knit.  Blocking helps to eliminate curling of scarf.  Pattern follows below:

EKS Day Scarf (Click on link for PDF copy of pattern)

DIFFICULTY 

Intermediate

YARN 

Red Heart Super Saver Worsted, Color A in Soft Navy, about 130 yd (119 m) and Color B in Cherry Red, about 130 yd(119 m).

GAUGE

17 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) on US 8.

NEEDLES 

US 8 (5 mm).

NOTIONS 

Row counter (optional), tapestry needle.

FINISHED SIZE 

6.5 inches x 60 inches (16.5 cm x 152 cm).

PATTERN NOTES:
Be sure to twist yarns when changing colors.  Allow the yarns to travel up the side of the scarf as you change back and forth between the two yarns.
Modified Chevron Stitch:
Row 1 (RS): K2, kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k3, kfb, kfb, k3, sl1k2psso, k4, kfb, k2.
Row 2: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep rows 1-2 throughout scarf length according to the color sequence below.
Color Sequence:
4 rows B
2 rows A
2 rows B
4 rows A
2 rows B
2 rows A

SCARF PATTERN:
CO 28 sts in A and work preparation rows as follows: k row, then p row.  Start Modified Chevron Stitch according to the Color Sequence, rep 17 times or until close to 60 in (152 cm) in length, ending at 2 rows in A.  BO loosely. Break yarns and weave in tails at WS.

ABBREVIATIONS:
st(s): stitch(es)
kfb: k1 front and back of st
sl1k2psso: slip 1 st onto R needle, k 2 sts together then pass slipped st over
co: cast on
rep: repeat/repeating
bo: bind off

©2011 Mylyne De Jesus/Little Sweet Knittings Designs.  All rights reserved.

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All Things Crooked, Including a Hat Design!

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There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house

Yes, folks!  Zigzag is in and it’s sweeping across the land.  I’ve been bitten by the zigzag bug and have swatching my heart out for two designs.  I have completed the first piece and am showing a preview of it below.  Interestingly, I have chosen to call it “Lombard,” after the crookedest street in San Francisco.  The pattern is not available at the moment, but will be posting more about the hat when it’s been released.

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Introducing Florian Pattern and How it Can Help Relief Efforts

Worked from the bottom up in a simple romantic, lace pattern, Florian is reminiscent of a hat that Shakespeare’s Juliet would wear as she walked the roads of Verona.  Just as her ardent love adorns her very being, Florian is accented by a red, knitted flower which is hand-sewn on the hat.  You can also wear the hat plainly, if so desired.  Florian is well suited for the enchanting, chilly spring nights when you step out to meet up with your very own “Romeo.”

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Hometown USA, Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

Main Color: 59 yd (54 m)

Flower: 4 yd (3.5 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers; row counter (optional); tapestry needle.

Size:

Approximately 21” (53 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, yo, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns, a little sewing.

In the wake of one of the strongest earthquakes in history, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of Florian will go to charities aiding in the disaster relief efforts in Japan.  To purchase Florian Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

Donations toward the disaster relief efforts in Japan have ended.  Florian pattern price has been adjusted.

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Hunter Hat and a Free* Pattern Offer

When you find yourself constantly in search of something while relying on your environment to sustain you even if that environment consists of fortified protein shakes, iPad, and a GPS, let Hunter define your mood.  Hunter features an adjustable brim which suggests that although you make use of what’s around you, you are still the master of your destiny.

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

74 yd (68 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers; a set of 2” (5 cm) D-rings by Dritz; row counter (optional); tapestry needle.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, decreasing, flat knitting, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns, a little sewing.

I am offering the Hunter Hat pattern FREE*, for a limited time, *with the purchase of two or more patterns from our shop.  Free* pattern offer expires 03/11/11.

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Montana Hat and a Special Limited Time Offer

When the land lubber in you longs to escape to the mountains where a log cabin hideout awaits, let this two-toned Montana Hat take you there with reckless abandonment.  Ribbing throughout the dark lower half forms repeating congruent angles at the lighter part of the hat suggesting snow-capped peaks where the air is fresh and crisp.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

Color A= 31 yd (28 m)

Color B= 22 yd (20 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 21” (53 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.  8″ (20 cm) deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

For a limited time, the Montana Hat pattern is available at a special offer price of $3.00– thats $1.00 off the original price.  This offer expires on March 4, 2011.  To purchase Montana Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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Jordan Pattern Offer Expiring Soon

No other hat or design, for that matter, has inspired so many hits or visitors to this blog (over 4,000) and pattern orders than the Jordan hat that was posted about here.  So it is only fitting to remind our readers that the special offer for this pattern will expire on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 after which the price will go back to its original cost of $4.00.  Many new designs are under way, so I encourage one and all to come back often or better yet subscribe to this blog to be informed of these as well as limited time offers.

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Jordan Hat Pattern and a Limited Time Offer

Designed for the on-the-go city folk in mind, the Jordan hat is worked in an all-over, nonsensical ribbing pattern that reflects not only the fast pace of urban living but also the vertical outlines of towering skyscrapers.  Suited for both men and women, this hat proves that when it comes to a modern look less is, indeed, more.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

63 yd (58 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 18” (46 cm) and stretches to 22” (56 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

For a limited time, the Jordan Hat pattern is priced at $3.00– thats $1.00 off the original price.  Hurry now to take advantage of this special offer which expires on Feb. 18, 2011.  To purchase Jordan Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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