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

Easy Poncho in Eco Duo

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We love it when our customers come in with inspirational items that they have made.  We see the yarn go out and voila! they transform it into something lovely and wearable.   At the shop we have all made Churchmouse Yarns Easy Folded Poncho – This is an easy poncho – not only easy to knit but easy to wear.  What is not to like about this pattern?  It can be adapted to almost any yarn and any size.  It is a little on the tedious side in terms of lots of stockinette stitch but that is just the ticket if your are knitting in public, traveling in a car, watching your favourite show or just really want to knit without deep concentration.
Caroline came in with her finished object….in truth this was her second poncho made with this pattern.  We all went banana’s for this one.  I not sure if you are familiar with Cascade Eco Duo and Cascade Eco Highland Duo but it is a shop favourite and customers love it also.  Blended with superfine alpaca and merino wool in a single ply of either solids or blended colours it is like whipped cream in your hands.  The Eco Duo works up in stripes and the Eco Highland Duo is solids.  They combine well together.  It is an aran weight yarn (18st per 10 cm or 4″) so it knits up quickly.  Oh, and did I mention that it is all natural, how we love that!   At the end we feature a wonderful cowl made with a combination of solids and the two tone duo with the free pattern to  download.

Caroline modelling her finished Churchmouse Yarns easy folded poncho

Caroline modelling her finished Churchmouse Yarns Easy folded poncho, knit with Cascade Eco Duo in Colour Zebra.

A super easy to knit and wear poncho….Great job and Thanks for the inspiration

A super easy to knit and wear poncho….Great job and Thanks for the inspiration

Our co-worker and amazing  knitter thought she would whip a poncho up for a store sample.  She is so experienced that she didn’t use a pattern – after all it is pretty straight forward.  I will post what she did as an addendum to the pattern (I do suggest you purchase the pattern as this will give you all the necessary instructions).  One of our lovely customers walked in so we asked her to be our model…we love to see pretty girls in our finished objects.  Thank you for being so kind.

Brigitte's version - knit with the self striping Cascade Eco Duo

Brigitte’s version – knit with the self striping Cascade Eco Duo shade Caramel.

Back view of Brigitte's poncho

Back view of Brigitte’s poncho

Download this PDF of Brigitte’s instructions for knitting: Eco Duo Folded Poncho

Another of our store favourites is this big cozy cowl – Tilted Shadows

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detail Tilted Shadows

Cowl and Cowl details, knit with Cascade Eco Duo and Eco Highland Duo

Cowl and Cowl details, knit with Cascade Eco Duo and Eco Highland Duo

You can see what fun the Eco Duo is in terms of creating a jacquard like effect with knitting.  How cool is that!  This is a very simple cowl.  Knit straight and then joined, the stripes run diagonally by adding and subtracting a stitch at the beginning and end.

Download this free pattern Tilted Shadows

Shop the yarn: Cascade Yarns