Patina Scarf

Today I have a new FREE knit pattern for you! Aren't you so excited?! Yep, I knew you would be.

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This is "Patina Scarf", a very basic knit that makes a perfect project for a really colorful yarn. Colorful yarns can sometimes be difficult to use, because the color changes tend to break up stitch patterns, lace, cables, etc. Interesting stitch patterns seem to look their best in solid colors, but we've all seen some drop dead gorgeous colorful yarns out there, haven't we. I know you have!

Yarn Whimsies

So, when you find a colorful worsted weight yarn, this is your pattern. The scarf has alternating sections of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch, so there is a little variation in texture, but nothing to keep you from just enjoying the glorious color of your yarn.

The yarn I used was a handspun yarn. I love how colors come together when I begin with dyed roving and then spin it to let the colors come together randomly. This yarn was made with roving I dyed myself with food coloring. This was my first time dying anything. I'm not sure that I did a fantastic job, but that's beside the point. I tried something new! I spun this myself and then crocheted it into a hat. A really ugly hat. In fact, World's Ugliest Hat.

I was inspired by one of my Facebook followers to frog the whole project, block the yarn, and make it into something new. So, that is where this scarf came from.

If you want to make this scarf yourself, but don't dye or spin, you can look around online for indie dyers that do some gorgeous things with yarn! One of my top picks would be Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, but you can't order directly from their site, you have to find a store that carries it.

Now for the free pattern!

Patina Scarf
Design by April Garwood

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Finished Size: About 5 ½” x 65” or 14 cm x 165 cm

Yarn: I used a worsted weight/4/medium yarn that was handspun. It was 100% wool. About 215 yds.

Needles: Size US 10 (6mm): straight or circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge, but gauge is not crucial, so this is not a really big deal.

Notions: Yarn needle

Holiday Papercrafting

Gauge: 15 sts x 20 rows = about 4”x 4” or 10 cm x 10 cm.

-       Scarf begins at one short end and works across to the other short end. Easy peasy!

CO 20 sts
Row 1(RS): Knit each st.
Row 2: Purl each st
Rows 3-20: Continue to knit across each RS row and purl across each WS row.
Row 21: Purl each st.
Row 22: Knit each st.
Rows 23-28: Continue to purl across each RS row and purl across each RS row.

Repeat Row 1-28 ten times.

Work Rows 1-20 one more time. Bind off.

Weave in all ends and block scarf to measurements. All done! When you finish, be sure to share your pictures with me on Ravelry or Facebook! Makes my day to see pics from my friends and fans!

Happy stitching!

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Salina Sweater

Salina Sweater is one of my newer self-publish crochet patterns. I. love. this. sweater! So does Drama Queen, who is the lucky owner of this cozy sweater. Get your own copy of the pattern here.

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I originally designed this sweater for WEBS to use in marketing their yarn, as the sweater is crocheted in their yarn Valley Yarns Longmeadow, a DK weight, cotton/microfiber blend with great softness. However, they wound up changing directions with the patterns they were looking to publish, and gave me the opportunity to self-publish the pattern instead (thank you!).


This pattern is made to fit with generous ease throughout the body, and a little more snugly in the arms.

The pattern is written with bust circumferences of 33, 39, and 45 inches (or 84, 99, and 114.5 cm). You'll probably want to choose a size 2 to 6 inches larger around than you are, and choose 2 colors that you love together.

Unfortunately, I have just discovered that Longmeadow has been discontinued. However, their yarn, Southwick is also DK weight and similar fibers, so you might try that as a substitute if you can't get your hands on enough Longmeadow.

I am excited to offer a free copy of this pattern to one lucky winner. You'll be entered by sharing this blog post on Facebook or Twitter! If you'll tweet it and tag me with @BananaMoonStdio, you'll be entered, or if you'll go to my Facebook page and share my post about the pattern, you'll also have an entry. Just be sure to make your Facebook share public, otherwise, Facebook won't let me see that you've shared it. I'll choose a winner in one week and get a hold of you to send you the pattern!

Happy stitching!