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.
I finally finished these simple arm warmers. I didn't use a pattern here, just kept trying them on my wrists as I went. Each row is double-crochet, with 3 rows of 2 decreases toward the wrist, and the same number of increases back out to the hand. I decided against an added thumb so it wouldn't add bulk when picking wild berries or carrying a hiking stick.
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!
Men don't wear as many accessories as women do, and they don't mind getting cold as much. This makes it harder to find patterns for the men in my life, especially my teenage brother. He has very specific tastes that are limited to Nike and Under Armour.
What's quick to make, has endless variations, and keeps your calves warm on bitter days?
The other day, my friend Kadie ordered Chinese and invited me and Robyn over for a little wine and catch-up. Robyn worked with us, but she moved to the city and found a downtown job last summer. It's always great to spend time with her for her jokes and great energy, but an extra bonus is her excellent taste in clothes. I was geeking out over the fantastic motif on her new sweater, and got a picture while she was catching us up.
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.