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A very pretty Caron free pattern! »

A very pretty Caron free pattern!

I mean, is that pretty or what? This is Lisa Gentrys Shoulder Shawl for Caron's Simply Soft. I don't use acrylic yarns, for once not because I'm a fiber snob, but because acrylic feels slimy to my hands and makes me sweat funny. But I'm definitely going to knit this one at some point, even if it's not in Simply Soft. Should be a pretty fast knit, I'm thinking. The shawl measures approximately 56"/142cm wide x [...]

Fastest Christmas Gift Scarf Ever »

Fastest Christmas Gift Scarf Ever

Okay, maybe not ever, but it's got to be darn close. Get yourself some very chunky or bulky yarn. 6mm/size 10 needles or up.  For best results, find something with longish color changes and great color combos, but plain colors -- especially so-called "masculine" colors are just as attractive in this pattern. Softness a plus. Get thee hence to The Purl Bee's Brioche Stitch Scarf pattern. (It's free.) Cast on in [...]