Tuesday, October 03, 2017

NEW! Beacon Hill Infinity Scarf

I'm pleased to introduce the first of three KUAS patterns released in October!

Beacon Hill Infinity Scarf (Pattern PDF Download)
This Beacon Hill Infinity Scarf is a quick and easy pattern with a seamless construction. You will find that you can memorize the stitch texture within a couple of repeats!

Inspiration for this scarf came from P.B Ryan’s Gilded Age Boston mystery book series that I adore, that centers around the infamous Beacon Hill area. The garter st reminds me of the uneven cobblestone ground, and the hill-like texture is for all of the hills and row houses that make up Beacon Hill.

BEACON HILL MITTS will become available for purchase by the 2nd week of October. There will be also a scarf & mitt bundle available for $5.99. See the last photo for mitten preview.

Skill Level: late beginner

Yarn: less than 320yds or 200g of a lighter weight bulky yarn (pattern seen in Mirasol Yarn Miski, 100% Baby Llama fiber in shade 107). An alpaca wool blend is a nice substitute.
Needles: size US 9 straight or circular needles, or size to meet the gauge
Notions: blocking pins, blocking mat, no- rinse wool wash, darning needle, waste yarn

18sts and 28 rows= 4’’ in the main body texture

Measurements: 50’’- 55’’ circumference and 9’’ wide after blocking

Abbreviations and Special Stitches:
CO= cast on K= knit P=purl St(s)= stitch(es) RS= right side WS=wrong side BO=bind off RH= right hand Sl= slip st (purl-wise) WYF: with yarn in front. This strand will loosely wrap around 5 sts. KWNUS (k with needle under strand): insert RH needle under the loose strand, wrap and k the next st, so that the loose strand is now behind that k st. See picture tutorial on last page.

Pattern Notes:
The infinity scarf is k flat, using an invisible CO method so that both ends of the scarf are grafted together after the blocking process. There will always be a Garter St (knit only) border of 5 sts on the right and left side of the scarf, which is already included in the written pattern and on the chart. For a cleaner edge, sl the first st of every row purl-wise.

If you are using synthetic fiber, skip the blocking phase. Instead, k the scarf to approx. 50-55,’’ cut the yarn, leaving a 20’’ tail, and continue to the Kitchener St sewing instructions.

The infinity scarf is long enough that you loop it twice around your neck. If you wish for a quicker project, feel free to knit half the length (25’’ or so inches long).
 These last couple of photos were actually taken at the infamous Acorn Street on Beacon Hill this past weekend! Our Boston trip was AMAZING! We were there Friday through Sunday to celebrate our 8 year wedding anniversary!
Can you see the inspiration in color, name and tent-like picture on the cover? Yes, I AM a big geek! It's a wonderful series, try it out if you are at all interested in the 1800's Boston (Gilded Age romance mystery).
 The matching mitten set is coming out in a few days! Stay tuned. You can purchase it seperately, or as a bundle with the scarf.

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