Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rose Pop Scarf

Hi guys, hope you are all doing well. My new project is a very, very simple one, still elegant and lovely colored, due to the three pink shades in it. Have fun knitting it in one day.


Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256 m approx.
lipstick on your collar 84002,  2 balls.
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle
stitch marker

530-540 yds/ 485-495 m approx.

level: easy

knitting Terms 
k = knit
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together.
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loop.

75" (190 cm) tip to tip long x 10" (25 cm) wide, approx.

15 sts x 27 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
in Garter Pattern

The first color yarn length in the Bernat Pop ball you start with, should be 3/4 of the rest of the colors, to have a square block color at the beginning of the scarf. If you have more, you can cut the yarn. 

Cast on 3 sts
Row 1: k.
Row 2: k 1, yo, k 1(mark this center stitch), yo, k1.
Row 3: k.
Row 4: k  to center stitch, yo, k center st, yo, k to end.
Row 5: k.
Repeat the rows 4 and 5 until the number of stitches becomes 53.

Row 1: k 1, k2togtbl , k 23 sts, yo, k 1, yo, k 23 sts, k2tog, k 1.
Row 2: k.
Repeat these 2 rows, til you have 10 color blocks, bind off all stitches, weave in loose yarn ends.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wedges Round Cape

Hello, hope you all have nice and warm indoor days. I've been living in Amman, Jordan, for more than a decade, and here, there aren't many choices of yarn. So when I found DMC yarn in my neighbourhood's main commercial street, I bought it at once.
I love the violet and light yellow combination, and since I wanted to make a project using a pattern that includes short rows method, here is what I've made, hope you like it. 


DMC, Knitty Extra Value 10; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 90 yds/ 82 m approx.
100% acrylic.
Violet, 884 (A).
Light Yellow, 993 (B).

Color (A)
Color (B)
3 Skeins
330-335 yds / 300-305 m approx.
350-355 yds / 315-320 m approx.
370-375 yds / 335-340 m approx.

Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle.
18" /46 cm open- ended zipper, T5 6mm, (I bought two zippers plastic moulded, matching the yarns' colors, and used one piece of each).

level: easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over

  • The instructions contain numbers for different sizes; the (40-42) and (44- 46) sizes numbers are written between brackets.
  • You can make a mono color cape, just check the yardage in materials schedule to know the yarn quantity needed.


  • 18" /46 cm height,
  • 22.5" /57 cm (24"/61 cm, 25.5"/65 cm) around the neck.
  • 56.5"/143.5 cm, (60"/150 cm, 63.5"/156.5 cm) bottom circumference.

11 sts x 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Single Rib Pattern.


With (A) yarn, cast on 46 sts (use a cast on method to get stretchy stitches). knit four rows.

Wedges Pattern:

Row 1: k 10, (p 1, k 1) to end.
Row 2: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 17 times, k 1, turn. 
Row 3: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 4: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 12 times, turn.
Row 5: yo, sl the first st knitwise, (p 1, k 1) to last st.
Row 6: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 6 times, k 1, turn.
Row 7: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 8: k 14, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, knit the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10.
Rows 9-11: k all sts.

Repeat the wedges pattern 12 (13, 13) times, then repeat rows (1-8) once, bind on (B) yarn, and complete the pattern as follow:
Row 9: knit all in color (B).
Row 10: knit all in color (A), cut yarn (A).
Row 11: knit all in color (B).

Repeat the wedges pattern 4 (4, 5) times in color (B), knit one more row, bind off all stitches.

Sew zipper pieces on each side, you can use this method by Yarnspirations that I've found so helpful.