I had two balls of Scarfie yarn leftover after a cardigan project. I knew I wanted to find a pattern that takes advantage of it's fun ombre effect and warm wool blend for a fall accessory. The cable knit leg warmers by Joanne Loh fit the criteria and look great to boot! Just one ball of Scarfie is enough for both generously long leg warmers.
For my sister's roommate, I worked up a quick beanie on a Saturday trip to the Indiana Dunes. While my friend drove, I used my own head as a template for this hat. It turned out to have a little point at the top, which Kobe says is perfect to fit the ponytail he wears at the top of his head. I think it looks a little like the cap of an acorn. I worked on it a little more after we hiked the Three Dune challenge, for a total craft time of 4 hours. Click below for the instructions.
I know not everyone likes knitting in the round, but it's hard to resist a cozy pair of leg warmers when the temperature drops below freezing. I came up with this bulky pattern that can be made on straight needles in just one afternoon. It's just simple stockinette with cabled edges and an optional button. Try it for yourself!
We've been having a very cold January here in the Midwest, and my friend Dina asked for a headband to keep the snow out of her ears. I had just finished a hat that uses this stitch for a few rows, and I wanted to explore it a little more. I like the crocheted seed stitch effect. Textured crochet is popular right now, and I think this quick crochet headband is elegant and on trend.