Category Archives: Womens

Beginnings

This scarf was designed (as much as any one person can design a garter stitch scarf) to be a first knitting project. It requires just one stitch – knit. In fact you can find step-by-step photographic instructions in this post: Beginnings Scarf – Step-by-Step Tutorial, if you you don’t know how to knit, or if you need a refresher. It need not be just for beginners though. More advanced knitters will be able to knit this up in a evening or two. Beautiful buttons can make this ultra-simple scarf something extraordinary. Wear it under a blouse, or shirt, as a collar to add extra warmth, or wear it several different ways as a traditional scarf under your winter coat. Continue reading

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Beginnings Scarf – Step-by-Step Tutorial.

What do you do if you want to learn to knit, but you have no one to teach you? You learn! The more knitters I meet, the more I’m surprised at how many are self-taught. I taught myself to knit from a Leisure Arts booklet and I would have loved to have more detail in in the illustrations.

I have for you a simple and stylish pattern to make a garter stitch scarf. With step-by-step photos to help teach you how to knit it as you go! From cast on to cast off. If you already know how to knit the pattern is Beginnings without the lengthy tutorial. Continue reading

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Glimmer Beret


When our winter comes, it’s not usually a slow leading up. Fall is our shortest month. Sometime in October we usually get snow, which leaves us scrambling for our hats and scarves, we need them NOW! Brrr. This hat is a breeze to knit, and is sure to keep you warm when those breezes pick up into winds. Winter can leave us all feeling blah, but shiny beads on a classic over-sized beret is just fun! This hat is done in the round so other that the band, there is no purling, and the decreases just before and after the beads give the otherwise plain knit beret a bit of a pattern, effortlessly. Now, I know what you’re thinking, I need you now, so here’s the pattern: Continue reading

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Star Struck Headband


A perfect little project for the beginner who has mastered stockinet, but would like a small project to warm up to stitch pattern on. If you already know what you’re doing then this guy knits up super fast. Because it requires so little yarn you can knit one in every colour, a great way to use up remnant balls. Continue reading

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