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This is a simple scarf for quick holiday knitting!

MATERIALS One skein Red Heart Super Saver Multis/Ombres (100% acrylic; 135 yds / 123 meters per 70 grams)
One set size US 11 / 8.0 mm needles
Darning needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 4” wide (un-stretched) x 60” long



Aiden Cowl

This simple cowl can be made by anyone who can cast on, bind off, and perform the knit stitch!

Lately I’ve seen folks pinning pictures of cowls, rocking cowls in their outfit posts, and sharing their desire for cowls for the fall season. It didn’t take long for me to get sucked in, and quick as can be I grabbed a skein of yarn from my stash and whipped one up for myself.

Making one of your own is as simple as one skein of chunky yarn, some large needles, and a few hours of knitting time - and my new free pattern!

NOTE: Instructions for this cowl come with directions for making with three different weights of yarn. The specs below list all of those yarns, along with all the corresponding needle sizes. To make  your cowl, you will only need one type of yarn, and thus just one of the needle sizes.

YARN One skein I Love This Yarn! Solids (100% acrylic; 355 yds / 325 meters per 198 grams)
One skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 153 yards / 140 meters per 140 …

Maggie Cowl

Named and modeled after the amazing Maggie of Gussy Sews, this cowl comes with two different size options (a more fitted cowl, as seen above, and a looser version), perfect for any size neck and any desired width!

I’ve been so inspired by all the work Maggie does, both on her Gussy Sews website and in her Shop Gussy shop – I couldn’t help but transfer some of that inspiration into a hand-knit pattern! And no, this cowl doesn’t have ruffles like so many of the Gussy products do, but it nods to the femininity that Maggie brings to each of her creations, and the whimsical approach she seems to have to life in general!

Knit in the round, the keyhole design is formed without the need for cabling of any kind, so a beginner knitter looking for a challenge can step right in and knock out this cowl in a day or two!

MATERIALS One skein Galway Wool Worsted (100% wool; 201 yards / 192 meters per 100 grams)
One size US 9 / 5.5 mm 16” circular needle
Stitch Marker
Darning needle


Molly's Hats

While knitting my way through a bunch of yarn for a Raverly group, I realized I was leaving half-skeins of yarn left and right, unused in my knitting basket. I’ve been trying to knit through a skein before I start a next one, and so having all these half-skeins laying about was starting to bother me. To remedey the situation, I whipped up a hat pattern that is easy to memorize, can be made solid or striped with great results either way, and will help you use up all your half-skeins of yarn in no time!

The Molly Hat can be knit up using wool, blended, acrylic, and even cotton yarn! I’ve been using the pattern to knit up nest: Maine hats by the bundle! This pattern has been named after Molly Weasley and her love of hand-knits in the Harry Potter movies! I like to imagine Molly Weasley didn’t just knit for her own children and their friends, but that she used her needles to knit for as many folks as she could - this hat pattern was created with that charitable spirit in mind