Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lacy Ombré Infinity Scarf

Everyone needs a simple, lacy scarf for their collection!
This ombré infinity scarf is made with a skein of Patons Lace, in the color Patina. I used size 6 circular needles, to get a nice drape. This scarf is knit in the round.
CO 360, join 
Row 1-4: knit
Row 5: *k2tog, yo, repeat * to end
Repeat rows 1-5 as many times as you want, ending with a row 4. 
BO loosely
Weave in ends, and you are all finished. 
Because stockinette stitch curls, the wrong side is the one showing. I did not try to block it, but instead decided that I liked it. My finished scarf is about 72" x 7". 
I hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Emerald Crystal Earrings

I just love glittering crystals. Especially earrings from the sparkly, faceted beads. These large hoops will sway around the entire time you wear them, catching the light and making them shine!

Materials: small crystals or beads, oval shaped memory wire, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Cut two pieces of memory wire, each a little bit more than a full oval. You will want one of the ends to be at the top of the oval, as this is where the earring will fasten. 
On one end of each piece, make a loop with your round nose pliers. 
Thread enough beads to fill a little more than half of the hoop. I used 31 crystals on each hoop. 
Now, cut the ends of the wire to be just a little longer than the loop. 
With your bent nose pliers, bend the memory wire end upwards, to create an angle. 
To fasten then, stick the bent end up and into the loop. 

Enjoy these sparkling swingy earrings!
Xoxo, Alyssa

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ocean Breeze Triangle Scarf

This easy triangle scarf looks beautiful with variegated yarns. I used about 30 grams of fine weight yarn with a d hook. 
Ch 5
Row 1: trc in 4th ch, trc in last ch, ch 4, turn. 
Row 2: trc in each trc across, 2 trc in ch 4 space, ch 4, turn
Row 3: trc in each trc across, ch 4, turn. 
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have half the yarn left. 
Row 4: trc in each across, trc 2 tog in last 2 stitches, ch 4, turn. 
Row 5: trc across, ch 4, turn. 
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you have three trc, including the ch 4. Fasten off, and weave in ends. 
My scarf is about 10 inches at the widest point, and about 66 inches long. I used my wingspan as a guide to decide when it was wide enough, so my scarf is the same length as my wingspan. 
This simple scarf will look great in the colder months. You can make one in every color! 
Xoxo, Alyssa

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bubblegum Shell Bracelet

These fun bubblegum pink shell beads will brighten up you outfit with a pop of color. This bracelet is simple to make, and will be simple to accessorize with. 
Materials: shell beads, seed beads in matching color, 2 4-strand spacers, super glue, and elastic cord. 
Thread random shell beads and seed beads together. Halfway around your wrist, place a spacer. Continue adding the beads randomly. Thread a second spacer.
Tie a triple knot, and trim the ends. Place a dot of glue to secure the knot. 
Repeat these steps three more times. 
Now you have a bracelet! Fun, pink, and so pretty!
Don't you just love that bright pink?
Xoxo, Alyssa