Androgeny Scarf

Here’s my newest design, it’s a menswear inspired scarf called Androgeny.  I chose the name since the scarf looks equally fabulous on my husband as it does on me!  I knit this in Bernat Berella…I know it’s not fancy yarn, but I really like the colours and I find this yarn really easy to work with.  I came up with the design because I have seen a ton of gorgeous lace, cabled, etc designs….and I thought maybe there should be a super cool stockinette scarf design too!  Basically one say I put on a wide scarf and tied it like a tie….and thought “This could work!”…and here it is!

Depending on the colours you choose it can be as feminine, unisex, or masculine as you want.  There are so many ways to wear this scarf too!  I’m so excited because I have the pattern available to purchase on my Etsy store, and soon to be on Ravelry…so hopefully soon I’ll be able to see how other’s have styled it to make it their own!

Pattern Information:
sizes
one size (63” length)

materials (what you’ll need)
• 375 yards of worsted weight yarn. Yarn used in photograph is Bernat Super Value 
and Bernat Berella (about 1.5 skeins)
• 10 yards (or less) of worsted weight yarn for contrast band. Yarn used in 
photograph is Bernat Berella (scrap yarn in a fun/cool/bright colour will look great)
• 1 pair US size 10 (6mm) straight needles
• 1 stitch marker
• 1 yard of fleece (or soft fabric of your choice) for lining, pins, and matching thread
• Tapestry needle (weaving in ends)

This pattern includes many pictures to help you along while making Androgeny, and well as detailed instructions for not only the knitting of the scarf, but also for how I apply the lining. 

You can purchase the pattern at my Etsy store:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5696207

 

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I hope you download and enjoy the pattern!

~M

Eyeball pattern, as requested!

Here’s the basics of how I made the stuffed eyeball, it’s not an exact pattern but I’m sure you all can figure out the little details:

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Yarn: I used worsted weight super value Bernat yarn in white, hot pink, green, and black.

Eyeball Body:
With white yarn and size 4.5-5mm double-pointed needles, cast on as many stitches as you want for size (I used 60 stitches). Knit in the round until the length of the tube measures 3/4 the width/diameter of the tube. Change to whatever colour you wish the iris to be (I used green), and knit green rows until you reach the right size for your eyeball (I did 6 rows). Then change to black yarn, I knit 4 rows, again depending on the size of your eyeball you’d want to alter that. Bind off all stitches leaving a 4 inch tail to sew up the bottom.

Finishing up eyeball body: Using a yarn needle and white yarn, sew up the sclera and pull tight. Don’t sew up the pupil (black end) just yet, you need it open to stuff it 🙂

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Optic nerve:
Using red/pink (or other fun colour) yarn make an I-cord of 5 stitches, and continue until it measures about 2/3 to 3/4 of the length of your eyeball body. Bind off and leave a 4 inch tail for finishing. Sew the I-cord into the body of the eyeball – this is a bit tricky, and you could certainly just pick up stitches from the eyeball body instead of knitting the cord seperately…but this is the way I did it 🙂

Finishing:
Stuff the body of the eyeball until it’s nice and round. I used regular, run-of-the-mill polyester filling, you could put some beans in the bottom to make it sit better, but I found it was fine due to the I-cord. Using a needle, embroider on some random blood vessels in red/pink/_____ yarn. There you’re done!

Well that’s a basic run-through of what I did…I really just quickly whipped it up in 30 mins just for fun! If you have any questions, post in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them. I’d love to see any finished products for those who try this out!! It would make some fun decorations at Hallowe’en!

~M~