Tuesday, September 07, 2010

All That Pizazz Keyhole Scarf


1 skein Lion Brand Homespun Color A
1 skein Lion Brand Homespun Color B
1 ball Sirdar Zanzibar
K (6.5 mm) hook

With 1 strand Homespun CA and 1 strand Zanzibar held together, ch 15.

1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn (13 hdc).

2. Hdc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn (13 hdc).

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 13 inches from beginning. Cut Homespun CA, join CB.

Holding Homespun and Zanzibar tog, repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 22 inches from beg.

3. Hdc in first 2 sts, ch 9, hdc in last 2 sts.

4. Hdc in each hdc and ch across. Ch 1, turn (13 hdc).

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 26 inches from beg. FO, add fringe.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Triple Warm Ear Warmer

This ear warmer is worked in a tube. A single layer of fleece goes inside, giving it three layers to help keep ears warm. It's not as large as it looks in the picture. My mannequin head is apparently a little undersized, lol. This ear warmer is actually quite comfortable, and will fit a man or a woman. Great charity project.

1 Skein Caron Simply Soft Yarn
Matching thread
Scrap of fleece 22 inches by 3 inches.
G (4.0) hook
Sewing needle
Yarn needle


Ch 32. Being careful not to twist, join ends with a sl st.

1. Ch 1. Sc in same ch and each ch around. Join to first sc with sl st (32 sc).

2. Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around. Join (32 sc).

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 22 ½ inches. Cut yarn.

Insert fleece into ear warmer and stitch into place. If it makes it easier, you can turn the ear warmer inside out to do this. Be careful not to stretch it, though, and be sure to only stitch through the fleece and one layer of the ear warmer.

Stitch ends together, FO.