Merry Christmas to all and to all a free pattern!

I don't know about you, but I have had a fantastic year with you, my knitting friends! I've learned a lot and been privileged to be a part of helping others learn a thing or two as well. I've published some patterns, had some patterns published by others, written about a million words about knitting, and yes, even dropped a few stitches. (It happens!)

As Christmas and New Year's draw near, I am going to take a break from the blog and spend some time with my family (and maybe even finish their Christmas gifts on time. Maybe.). I hope that when the New Year arrives, it will find you prosperous and filled with visions of the great things to be knit in 2015. Next year is my 10 year Knit-iversary so I have big plans for a year-long celebration of all things knitting--you won't want to miss any of it!

So, I hope you will have a great couple of weeks--knit, relax, work, shop, travel, eat; celebrate the holidays in ways that are meaningful to you. Join me the second week in January as I kick off 2015 with my annual Knitting Resolutions. The January newsletter will go out by January 15, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do! And classes pick back up in January, too.

Oh, and one more thing.... Remember the Simple Knitting Tip about updating old scarves? Here is the pattern I promised--my gift to you. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!



Long Stripey Garter Infinity Scarf

Long Stripey Garter Infinity Scarf

Banded Gratuity--A Long Stripey Garter Infinity Scarf:
Two methods

by Tamara Goff

Worsted weight. I used Lily Sugar n’Cream, 100% cotton worsted weight in 6 colors. You can use wool or acrylic or a blend. The important thing here is color!

US Size 7 circular needles, 40” long.
13 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch.
Approximately 70 inches long

Method 1: Knit in the round
CO 220 sts with Color A.
Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Knit one round, purl the next, creating a garter stitch fabric. Work 2 garter ridges with Color A
Switch to Color B and work 2 garter ridges.
Switch to Color C, work 1 garter ridge.
With Color D, work 2 garter ridges.
With Color E, work 3 garter ridges.
With Color F, work 1 garter ridge.
With Color C, work 2 garter ridges, then bind off LOOSELY! Weave in ends.

Method 2: Knit flat
CO 220 sts with Color A
Knit every row for 2 garter ridges, then switch to Color B and follow color striping pattern as above.
Bind off LOOSELY! Tie ends and add more yarn to make fringe, or weave in ends and sew short sides of scarf together to make it a continuous loop (infinity scarf).

Even Santa has last-minute knitting to do!

Even Santa has last-minute knitting to do!