FREE 2 ball Garter Stitch Scarf 2017

IMG_11211 ball of self-patterning and 1 ball of solid colour. I used sock yarns and handknit a garter stitch scarf. The one on the right (green) is a self-striping.

Most interesting is the colour repetitions.

This is generic pattern. Garter Stitch
1 ball 50 gm, sock yarn, self patterning type.

1 ball 50 gm solid colour sock yarn

2.75 mm needle


Crochet cast-on 45 st and knit 1 row.

Colour A

Row 1… *1st stitch, knit 1 make 1, Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together*.

Row 2……knit across all

Colour B

CHANGE yarn to colour B and REPEAT row 1 and 2

Continue to change colours every 2 rows until yarn is almost used up, then cast off.

Wet block by gently washing, rinsing and air dry flat.

Size is approx 4.75 in x 60 in. It depends on how much yardage is the 50 gm balls.

Yet Another Canadian Artisan,

Mary Anne Cutler, 2017


American Doll outfit

I used 1 ball (50 gm) of self striping sock yarn (Debbie Norville Serenity sock Yarn), a fingering weight, wool/bamboo mix. on a 2.75 mm needle. Lovely for knitting doll clothes.

There was enough yarn for a dress and underpanties for the American Girl 18″ doll.






The velcro back closure was fixated with “steam a seam” glue on tape. My velcro is a bit heavier than that on the store bought doll clothes, but none was available to me. NOTE: it didn’t work well and I ended up sewing it in place.

The pattern is quite a bit of a deviation from what is generated by Knitware Basic Software.
I can’t say enough good things about that Knitting Software.

Patterning is achieved by random stitch combinations, hopefully to enhance the yarn stripes.

If, anyone wants to knit one without instructions, I would suggest a cast-on of approx 90 stitches for the hem edge and then decrease approx 10 stitches evenly spaced near the waistline.

My granddaughter took the last photo. She’s acquiring photography skills. 2 thumbs up!

Whats on the needles…….lace

I must divulge, I’m not a skilled lace knitter. I admire the beautiful lace shawls on Ravelry. I would love to know how to make one or maybe I will just buy one.

In the mean time, I’m making attempts to find my way around handknit lace. Knitting lace on a knitting machine has a whole different set of rules and protocols. Those skills, I already have, the handknit, I do not.

This project is called “198 yd of Heaven.” It is a freebie offered on Ravelry. Thousands have knit it. The pictures are gorgeous. The project is not yet complete and I must admit, that I have used colourful language periodically.


The yarn is Kroy wool sock yarn, 1 ball, on 3.75 mm needles.
Hopefully, I will have a completed blocked shawl……shawlette in the next week.




The scarf/shawl would be a more useable size with more yardage or a looser stitch, or more repeats (more yardage).