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Our Crosstown Buttoned Cowl Pattern is the Featured Stitchset.com Kit for January!

I am so pleased to announce that our Crosstown Buttoned Cowl knitting pattern will be in the featured kit for the month of January on StitchSet.com.

Crosstown Buttoned Cowl by Acts of Knittery

Stitch Set is a monthly subscription service for knitters and each kit contains everything (pattern, needles, accessories, right down to a pair of scissors and even some practice yarn!) needed in order to complete a project. And shipping is free.

For the Crosstown Buttoned Cowl kit, you will have the option of choosing one of two shades of Plymouth Encore yarn paired with a default light gray heather shade. You can pair a sunny yellow shade called Daffodil or a muted grayed light blue shade called Cadet Blue.

You can read more about January's Stitch Set Kit and see the yarn color options here. (scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Introducing: Ample Sample Chunky Scarf

There's just something about a chunky scarf. It's quick to make since the yarn is so thick and it's so comfortable to wear. It's like being wrapped in a warm hug. I'd definitely be wearing my Ample Sample Chunky Scarf right now (made it in the Charcoal shade for myself) if it wasn't for the weather being 70 degrees here in Philly. Don't get me wrong, it's really nice and I certainly prefer it over being knee-deep in snow, but I'm finding it quite difficult to get into the holiday spirit because of it.

Ample Sample Chunky Scarf wrapped around neck two times

The Ample Sample Chunky Scarf is a sampler scarf that is composed of panels or "blocks" each containing one of three distinct patterns (a block of Stockinette stitch, a block featuring a raised rib and a block of moss or seed stitch). These blocks, when repeated, make up the design. The entire scarf is actually seamless, despite its appearance. This project is suitable for even a beginner to tackle and you just have to have a knowledge of knit and purl stitches in order to make it.

So much texture!

The scarf knits up quickly when made from bulky and super bulky weight yarns. I used just one skein of Lion Brand Yarns Wool- Ease Thick & Quick in the shade Linen to make the scarf in the photos. You will get a scarf that wraps around your neck two times if you use the entire skein. If you wish to make the scarf longer you will definitely need more yarn.

The Ample Sample Chunky Scarf pattern is available on Ravelry here.

Happy knitting (and crocheting)! :) 

Introducing: Dotted Stripes Scarf

I was at my local AC Moore the other day and a certain yarn caught my eye. It was Bernat's Super Value Stripes in the shade Sherwood Forest Stripes (cool name!). I decided to give it a try and absolutely loved the results. I would totally wear these colors and my fiance also voiced interest in the scarf. Looks like we might have to fight over who gets to wear it on any particular day. Ha!

I designed the Dotted Stripes Scarf pattern for it but the design itself is equally pretty (and super easy) when knit in a solid yarn too.

Dotted Stripes Scarf is a simple Garter stitch scarf which has rows and rows of eyelets. These help keep the design interesting and makes it fun to knit without getting too monotonous. I used just the one skein (about 260 yards) to make the entire scarf. The scarf measures about 43” long and 7” wide but you can customize it to your liking.

I started knitting another scarf in a solid color (Bernat Super Value Solids in Soft Grey) below.

 Dotted Stripes Scarf can be purchased on Ravelry here.