Tag Archives: Accessories

Simple Cable Scarf

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

This scarf is perfect for a winter gift and can be customized to fit your style.

It feels like fall today so I’m starting to make my holiday knitting list. I made this Christmas scarf for a nephew who requested the colors. Bored by the idea of endless inches of ribbing I came up with this Simple Cable Scarf pattern.

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Crochet Charm Bag

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

Create a fun crochet bag with a charm that matches your personality!

This little charm bag is so versatile. Sometimes I call it a fairy bag and fill it with pretty stones. Other times I fill it with sweets. Change up the colors and charm to personalize this gift for a multitude of occasions. The crochet chain handles tighten up the bag to keep any hidden gems safely inside.

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Practicing Cables Cuff Bracelet

Cabled Cuff Bracelet

Learning to knit with cables can be a bit daunting. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes when it comes to stitching with cables. Crossing the wrong stitches, or holding everything to the wrong side, or even trying to figure out what the abbreviations mean. There is nothing worse than realizing you’ve made a mistake on a big cabling project long after you’ve made it, which seems to always be the case for me. The best way I’ve found to prevent these mistakes from happening is to learn how cables form. I came up with this pattern to help teach why cables make the shapes that they do, and to give you a chance to practice while creating a cute cuff bracelet you’ll love to wear.

Knit Cuff Bracelet

I chose a small braid cable for my example because it gives you an opportunity to learn FC (front cross) and BC (back cross) cabling. Also, it’s a little more intuitive because creating the cable is actually pretty similar to braiding hair. I’ve found that the best way to really master cabling is to learn exactly how it works, so I’m going to try to explain what’s going on with the stitches as we work on the pattern. First of all, here’s what you need to create the cuff bracelet:

Pattern and Cabling Info:

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Overnight Beanie Pattern

Overnight Beanie Pattern

I was very proud of myself this Christmas, when I was able to successfully finish homemade projects for everyone with a few days to spare. I realized kind of late in December that I had missed a few people because I was so focused on creating these huge impressive pieces for my immediate family. I definitely had a mad craft dash to get all of my gifts finished in time. Thank goodness I had this super easy pattern up my sleeve. It’s called the overnight beanie because I typically start it at night and then finish the next day. All in all, I would say it takes about 6 hours for an experienced knitter to complete, and the recipient will be very happy with the result. The key is to use a thicker yarn than recommended for your needles. This creates a really tight and warm stitch with very little effort. While I know plenty of people who are over the moon happy with the result of this hat using the pattern provided, it’s really easy to switch up to add a little decoration. You can add cables, ribs, color changes, or whatever else you like to make this hat your own.

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