Free Scarf Pattern in Fishermen’s Rib

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Après Big White

Après Big White is a free scarf pattern knit in the traditional fishermen’s rib stitch that creates a wonderful cozy, plush, soft, light fabric. Big White is the name of our much loved local ski area, which is famous for its deep powder and bright skies. Apres Big White is a great scarf to wear anywhere for a stylish look or to fight off the winter chill.  Big enough to wear as a wrap, the finished Size of this scarf is 12″ x 74″.  The dimensions can be easily adjusted to suit your style by adding or subtracting stitches.  The size we made used 4 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky.  With wet blocking the scarf relaxes and grows.  Pattern is written below for you to read or is available as a PDF download.

Wear Apres Big White as a cosy wrap, cowl or scarf. Easy to make to any size that you wish.

Wear Apres Big White as a cosy wrap, cowl or scarf. Easy to make to any size that you wish.

Wrap yourself up in coziness

Wrap yourself up in coziness

Materials:
4 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (sample knit in Winter White # 7201)
6.5 mm knitting needles
Darning needle

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky; this yarn is a 2 ply with the perfect balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool. Chunky weight for quick knitting.

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky; this yarn is a 2 ply with the perfect balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool. Chunky weight for quick knitting.

Pattern Stitch:
The Fishermen’s Rib pattern is worked over a multiple of 2 + 1 stitches.  Width of the scarf can be adjusted by reducing or adding Stitches.
k1b (knit one below): Insert the tip of the right needle into the stitch below the next stitch, knit normally (wrapping the yarn around the needle and pulling it back through the stitch below) and let the stitch above fall from the left needle.  Work is done back and forth using this stitch alternating with a purl stitch.  Both sides are the same.

Instructions:
Cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1: *k1, p1* repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Row 2: k1, *k1b, p1* repeat to last 2 stitches, k1b, k1
Row 3: k1, *p1, k1b* repeat to last 2 stitches, p1, k1
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece is just shy of desired finished length, ending with a row 2.
Bind off in 1 x 1 rib.  You will need at least 3 times the width in yarn to bind off.

Weave in the ends, block and wrap yourself up in coziness!

Download ~ Apres Big White

Happy Knitting from all of us at Art of Yarn

Outlander Knitting

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Outlander Knitting is the star of the show!

Outlander Cowl

Outlander Cowl

Outlander – the TV series based on the book series by Diana Galbadon has some wonderful period costumes.  Whoever did the costume designs for Clare the heroine of the story clearly has some knowledge of knitting.  In every episode aired so far Clare and other women in the scenes are sporting hand spun, hand knit wool cowls, wraps and armlets.  They look quite authentic, all natural shades of wool and very bulky.

Collar on Clare from Outlander TV Series

Collar on Clare from Outlander TV Series

Get the Buzz and some images featured on the TV show. We have found the perfect yarn so you can make your own “Outlander” or “Sassenach” accessories. The mill is Borgo de’ Pazzi in Italy and they have several bulky weights of natural, untreated, un dyed roving yarns in natural shades.

Here is our selection: Borgo de’ Pazzi

Naturalia

Naturalia

Free Pattern for Naturalia Wrap

There are many patterns available on Ravelry.  Simply do a search for Outlander or Sassenach and you will find plenty.  I think that the yarns from Borgo de Pazzi look very authentic for these projects. If you are a fairly experienced knitter you can probably do a gauge swatch and knit your own.  Basically if you want a cowl you would cast on as many stitches as you want and knit in a circle until it is the length that you wish. We have brought in some very big circular needles that are reasonably priced for use with this yarn.  We also have some straights if you want to knit side to side and join the ends. We have attached some “Clare” images from the TV show. Have some fun and enjoy!

outlander wrap

Outlander wrap

Outlander Cowl

Outlander Cowl

Outlander wrap

Outlander Wrap

Outlander wrap

Outlander wrap