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.

Written for knitting in the round on Magic Loop, this pattern includes videos for Garter Stitch in the Round and How to Make Huge Perfect Pompoms… 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