I finally got some "model" photos of the Crocodile Stitch Scarf! This is one of my favorite patterns. It's from Bonita Patterns on Etsy. I posted about this 50 Shades of Grey here, if you'd like to refresh.
I added a big button to keep the scarf secure in the wind. If you find the right one, I think it makes the scarf extra special. No button hole, just poke the button up through the scarf. I will be making these in all kinds of colors for "my girlies" this Christmas.
I like that you can wear it either way, button in front or the back. I also like to wear my scarves over my coat as apposed to under. This one is 4 skeins of Prism Sparkle from Mary Maxim, in Cobblestone. It's a DK weight (3). I think I used a J hook to get the most out of the yardage.
This one is made using 4 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Winery. Very easy to find in your local craft store and is a worsted weight (4).
Great colorway for those of you who feel grey and black a bit bland. Reds, pinks, purples and a bit of grey. Ooo, add a bottle of wine when gifting this one! This giganto button is the perfect color, but is too big to poke through, so be careful when choosing a button.
Mittens by Susan B Anderson, in Classic Shades; Tutti Frutti by Universal Yarn Inc. Great pattern from Susan and it's free on Ravelry! You could easily make matching mittens for your Croc Scarf prezzies!
I made the medium size and they fit my delicate daughter and my fluffy self! I knit the cuff longer than instructed as I like the bulk and the ability to have them go up my coat sleeve.
Now, the purse is from Creative Knitting March 2010 issue called the Mallory Bag. I'm sure you could find a back issue online. It's an intermediate pattern, however, I think an advanced beginner could do it. If you are new to cables, it's a great place to start.
Some exciting news! I was contacted by one of my favorite knitting periodicals, Simply Knitting. I've just finished an interview, sent LOADS of photos and can't wait for the October issue! This is quite an honor for me! I'm a huge fan of Simply Knitting and was thrilled to be a part of this United Kingdom magazine. I live in the USA, however, I am half Scottish, so my love runs deep for the UK. I'll proudly post about it when my issue arrives!
Also, I was contacted by the merchandising manager at Annie's Catalog (which has been around forever and is a great catalog) to sell 6 of my knitting patterns on their site! You can read the interview and find 3 of my crochet patterns and 3 of my knitting patterns.
Have a great week,
When I need a button for a knitted or crocheted item, I always take it with me to the store. I'm amazed when I go in thinking of a certain color, only to find out the perfect button was something totally different.