Quick Cable Cowl

Quick Cable Cowl

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Cowls are quickly becoming one of my favorite winter accessories, and this cutie is no exception.  If you have been wanting to try cable knitting, but nervous to try it out, this pattern is for you.  Simple left twisting cable stitches coupled with regular ol’ knits and purls make this a fast, but luxurious make that will work up in a flash.

 

Details about the yarns used for the Quick Cable Cowl can be found in the pattern, but all yarns used are from Knitcrate – my absolute favorite yarn subscription service!

Check out www.knitcrate.com and use the code STEPHLEW20 for 20% off your first crate!  You absolutely will not regret it!

QUICK CABLE COWL – Click here to download the FREE PDF!!

As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the pattern can be sold.  If you make a Quick Cable Cowl, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

Desert Sunset Banner

Desert Sunset Banner

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The Desert Sunset Banner is a cute corner to corner (C2C) crochet banner that can be made with scrap yarns from your stash.  This download is for the graph only and assumes you know the basics of C2C crochet, including increases, decreases, following a graph, and color changing.  Please visit the tutorials section of my website to find some fantastic tutorials about C2C crochet that will help you get started.

DESERT SUNSET C2C GRAPH ONLY – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!!

As always – this graph is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the graph can be sold.  If you make a Desert Sunset Banner, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

Diagonal Moss Stitch Scarf

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The crochet moss stitch has always been one of my favorite stitches to showcase hand dyed yarns.  Something about this stitch just really seems to work well with the gorgeous variegated colorways you’ll find your favorite indie dyers whipping up.  The Diagonal Moss Stitch Scarf is a simple scarf intended to showcase 5 (or more) hand dyed colors in an easy, effortless design that will fly off your hook.  Size it up to make a more shawl-like scarf, or size it down to make a cute cowl, this design can be truly customized.

The yarn used for the sample in the photographs is Dover Street Supply Co. superwash merino wool.   You can shop this yarn at www.doverstreetsupplyco.com or by clicking the link.  This pattern is written for DK weight yarns, but as the size is easily customizable, any weight in your stash will work.  Details about the Dover Street colorways can be found in the pattern.  Download the FREE PDF at the bottom of this post!

DIAGONAL MOSS STITCH SCARF – CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF!

As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the patterns can be sold.  If you make a Stained Glass Cowl, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

Stained Glass Cowl

Stained Glass Cowl

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The Stained Glass Cowl is a squishy knit cowl with a gorgeous simple colorwork pattern that an intermediate knitter/beginner color-worker will love.  Designed to use a variegated yarn coupled with a solid or semi-solid color, the end result will be a beautiful cowl with a subtle pattern that will resemble stained glass.  Bulky or worsted weight yarns will have this flying off your needles and onto your neck in no time.

The yarn used for both samples shown in the photographs is Dover Street Supply Co. superwash merino wool.   You can shop this yarn at www.doverstreetsupplyco.com or by clicking the link.  This pattern is written for both a size 5 bulky weight, or worsted weight yarn, an aran weight would work well also.  Details about the Dover Street colorways can be found in the pattern.  Download the FREE PDF at the bottom of this post!

STAINED GLASS COWL – CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF!

As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the patterns can be sold.  If you make a Stained Glass Cowl, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

Pretty Puff Scarf

Pretty Puff Scarf

 

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Shortly after making my Kaleidoscope Shawl, I had this idea for a simple hexagon scarf.  Something that could be made in a solid color, or multi-colored, and with a puff stitch for added texture.  This pretty scarf whipped up SO quickly.  I spent a Saturday curled up with a good audio book and some scraps of hand dyed yarn, and cranked through the hexagons in no time.

Pull together some of your favorite colors, and let’s get started.

Speaking of the yarn, I used my own hand dyed yarns from previous collections at Dover Street Supply Co.  Click over and check them out, use the code PRETTYPUFF for 10% off your order (no expiration, one use per customer!)

 

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As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the patterns can be sold.  If you make a Pretty Puff Scarf, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

 

 

 

 

Treat Yourself Toque

Treat Yourself Toque

 

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2020 has been quite a wild ride, hasn’t it?  In the midst of a Global Pandemic, many of us are now working from home, while home schooling or helping our kids with remote learning.  We are making all sorts of wild and abrupt changes to our daily routines, and tending to the needs of everyone but ourselves?  Out of all of the chaos, I needed a project that was just for me, and thus the Treat Yourself Toque was born.

This fun double-brim hat design combines some simple black & white color-work with a bold color of your choice, resulting in a snug beanie that will keep you warm all winter long.

Speaking of the yarn, I used my own hand dyed yarns from the Fall Collection at Dover Street Supply Co.  All of the details on yardage and colors used can be found in the free PDF download, below.

This pattern requires some focus, but is a great pattern for an advanced beginner to intermediate knitter who has the fundamentals of knitting down, and is ready to try some colorwork.  Since the colorwork portion of this toque is only a 2-color pattern, it has all the flavor of colorwork without having to manage too many strands.  The pattern for the brim is provided in both graph form, and written form.

Tags shown in some of the photos are from Dutch Label Shop – check them out if you want some finishing touches to add to your handmade pieces.

The Treat Yourself Toque was knit using my favorite interchangeable knitting needles from KnitPicks!

****CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF****

As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the patterns can be sold.  If you make a Treat Yourself Toque, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

 

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope Shawl

Kaleidoscope Shawl

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Born during the 2020 pandemic quarantine, the Kaleidoscope Shawl started out as a blanket that I quickly grew bored of – which is my usual M.O. as a maker, if I am being honest.  Will I ever be able to make enough of the same granny square to make an entire blanket?  Most likely no, but the true answer is still yet to be seen.

However, I couldn’t let all of these colorful, happy, hexagons go to waste, so using what I had, I challenged myself to create a shawl, and I’m so glad I did!  Dare I say it turned into the MOST COLORFUL SHAWL ON THE INTERNET ™ and as if that wasn’t enough, it also has tassels……  I know!  This might just be my favorite make ever, and I am very excited to share it with you.

The yarn used for this shawl is Dover Street Supply Co. superwash merino wool in DK weight.  You can shop this yarn at www.doverstreetsupplyco.com or by clicking the link.  Any DK weight or light worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern, details on number of colors and yardage are included in the pattern.  Pick yarns that are extra soft so you’ll end up with luxurious drape.  This project is perfect for stash busting, and using up those mini skeins you’ve collected throughout your yarn travels.

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The amazing wooden crochet hooks shown here,  in the pattern photos, and in the YouTube tutorial are from KnitPicks and WeCrochet.  CLICK HERE to shop them!

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KALEIDOSCOPE SHAWL – CLICK TO DOWNLOAD!

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As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the patterns can be sold.  If you make a Kaleidoscope Shawl, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

Simple Striped C2C Cowl

Simple Striped C2C Cowl

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The Simple Striped C2C Cowl is exactly what you’d expect!   Simple, striped, and C2C!   I needed a simple design idea to get my mojo back after a bit of a design hiatus, and thus, this pattern was born.  C2C has always been a crochet technique that I’ve loved because of how easy and versatile it is, and this cowl is no exception.  The PDF pattern assumes that you know the basics of C2C crochet, including increases, color changes, travel rows, and decreases.  However, if you need a refresher, you can watch my C2C Basics Tutorial by clicking here!

The yarn used for both samples shown in the photographs is Dover Street Supply Co. superwash merino wool in DK weight.  You can shop this yarn at www.doverstreetsupplyco.com or by clicking the link.  Any DK weight or light worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern.  Details about the Dover Street colorways can be found in the pattern.

Simple Striped C2C Cowl – CLICK TO DOWNLOAD!

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As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the patterns can be sold.  If you make a Simple Striped C2C Cowl, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!

The Dotty Cowl

The Dotty Cowl

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The Dotty Cowl is FINALLY here!  This pattern has been a labor of love for the last few months, and I could not be more excited to share it with you all.  Dotty combines some of my favorite fiber crafting tricks:  simple colorwork, knitting in the round (it goes SO fast), and mixing fiber types (in this case, a cotton yarn with an acrylic).

Speaking of the yarn, here are a few details about the yarns I used.  For the Dotty Cowl, I combined We Are Knitters – the Pima Cotton with Lion Brand Yarns –  Ferris Wheel  and I gotta say, the end result was better than I even imagined.  The drape and definition of the cotton, combined with the soft self-changing color of the Ferris Wheel yarn resulted in pure MAGIC, friends.  All details on yardage and colors used can be found in the free PDF download, below.

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This pattern requires some focus, but is a great pattern for an advanced beginner to intermediate knitter who has the fundamentals of knitting down, and is ready to try some colorwork.  Since this is only a 2-color pattern, it has all the flavor of colorwork without having to manage too many strands.  Once you get in a groove, you won’t even need the graph.

****CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF****

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As always – this pattern is the property of Stephanie Lewis, and is not to be copied or sold in any capacity.  Items created from the patterns can be sold.  If you make a Purl Highlight Cowl, I’d love to see it!  Send me an email or tag me on instagram.

Happy Making!