Introducing: hand knit scarves and hats

As the weather reminds us lately, there is still plenty of winter left. I shudder to think about the fact that February is usually our most cold and snowy month. So, it was an easy decision to try carrying some hand knit items in my Etsy store.

These chunky wool blend hats have probably been my most popular item overall. I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t look cute in this hat, guys included.

I also discovered a fabulous scarf pattern that makes a big, soft, stretchy scarf that is guaranteed to keep you cozy.

If these do well, I will keep adding more colors and styles.

Loving: Yarn basket

I was starting to feel like a bag lady with all of these plastic Michael’s bags full of yarn scattered all over the house, so I found this great basket to hold the yarn instead. I got it for half price at JoAnn Fabrics – only $10!

I’m also very excited about this year’s Snow & Graham calendar. I’m actually thinking about cutting up last year’s version and making it into cards. It would be a shame to see it go to waste.

Dad scarf

I made this scarf for my dad for Christmas, and he loved it. I loved it as well, and thought I would share the pattern with you here. I was actually able to use a number of partial skeins in what I would call guy colors to create the colorway. But you can use whatever colors you like. I think two were Wool-Ease yarn and two were Berocco cashmere blend. All worsted weight.

Dad Scarf

US size 10.5 needles
4 skeins worsted weight yarn (light gray, dark gray, cream and brown)
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Tape measure

Cast on 35 stitches with brown yarn.

K2 P2 to the last three stitches, K2 P1. This is called mistake rib.
Repeat for all rows, changing colors every four inches (brown, cream, light gray, dark gray) until scarf measures 60 inches (or desired length).

Bind off. Weave in ends.