Hat and Scarf Patterns

Basic Magic Loop Hat Pattern

Purple Magic Loop Hat

This basic beginner hat pattern is great for learning Magic Loop. Comes with directions for a fitted or slouchy hat and written for worsted-weight yarn.

Included: videos for Magic Loop and the Travelling Loop method… Continue reading

Aspen Ice Hat

Easy Knit Hat Aspen Ice Hat side view close up

The Aspen Ice hat is a fast and easy knit hat that uses a simple lace stitch to make a colorful spiral. The easy lace pattern is made with just two stitches: yarnover and knit 2 together.

Includes videos for making pompoms and knitting garter stitch in the round without purling… Continue reading

Feather and Fan: Beginner Lace Scarf Pattern For Summer

Feather and Fan Scarf

It’s summer, but you still want to knit. Here’s a great summer scarf pattern that is good for beginners. Every knitter should know how to do Feather and Fan Lace.

The basic feather-and-fan lace pattern is a repeat of 18 stitches… Continue reading

Man-Stitch Scarf: Easy Mistake-Rib Scarf For Men

Gorgeous guy wearing a mistake-rib scarf in bulky yarn

It’s so rugged and burly, I actually just like to call it “man-stitch.”

Why? In a chunky yarn this is a perfect stitch for a guy’s scarf or sweater, and it’s super-easy – but not boring – to knit.

“Man-stitch” actually has a different official name: it’s called Mistake Rib or Broken Rib… Continue reading

Magical Chunky Garter-Stitch Scarf

Misti Alpaca chunky garter stitch scarf

For my trip to New York City to meet the media, I had a challenge — I really wanted to turn heads, but it had to be with just a plain ol’ garter-stitch scarf.

I chose a bulky-weight, 100% alpaca hand-painted yarn from Misti Alpaca called Hand Paint Chunky… Continue reading

Mary’s Bulky Italian Garter-Stitch Scarf

turquoise chunky garter stitch scarf

This super-bulky scarf made its debut on TV, made especially for  2News This Morning anchor Mary Nickles.

I knitted this fun turquoise scarf in about three hours the night before using thick-and-thin bulky yarn, held double, on size 35 needles…. Continue reading

Bufanda Convertible Neck Muff/Hood

Show off your chunky handspun yarn with this super-fast neckwarmer! It’s simple enough to highlight the yarn, yet interesting to knit… Continue reading

Aspen Ice Lace Cowl – Designed Exclusively For Magnolia Handspun

Magnolia Handspun photo - Aspen Ice Cowl - around neck

During my trip to Aspen for the holiday, I experimented with this gorgeous yarn, and have come up with a simple lace pattern that shows off its texture and color palette to perfection… Continue reading