Springen Bandana

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Hi friends!

I hope all is well with you

I love this time of year. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisper, and it’s the perfect weather to show off your knit and crochet pieces!

My current favorite is my newest pattern, the Springen Bandana. The gauge is large and chunky, but because the yarn is an airy mohair and silk i-cord the result is light and fresh. Springen is worked flat, from the top down with increases and the center and edges. It has garter stitch for the main body, and a dropped stitch edging. I used a simple chain as a closure; you can also use a brooch, large button, or a shawl pin. Did I mention it’s reversible, and only takes 1 skein of Kid-Setair?

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Springen Bandana by Jessica Bolof

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These lovely photos were taken by the talented B. Mae Photography  at a local romney sheep and angora goat farm. It was so fun traipsing around in the wooly creatures pasture while avoiding the rain and trying to find the perfect light. We couldn’t stay still for too long or the goats would try to eat our clothes! We even had a sheep nearly lick the camera lense.

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Springen Bandana by Jessica Bolof

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Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 20” / 51 cm & Depth: 9” / 23 cm

Yarn: 33 yards / 30 meters of super bulky yarn
Sample shown in 1 ball of Kid-Setair (70% mohair, 30% silk, 50 grams)

Needles: US 19 (15mm)

1 removable stitch marker & yarn needle

Gauge: 5 sts x 10 rows per 4” / 10 cm

 

Springen Bandana Buy Now

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In other exciting news, yes I’m sporting a baby bump! I’m so excited to become a mommy this spring. I’d love to hear about what your favorite things are to make for babies 🙂

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[New Pattern] Amity Hat

Knitting, patterns

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

 

I finally have a new pattern to show off!

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

[talking to goats]

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 It comes in DK and worsted weight brims.

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

Matchy matchy

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 [feeding goats]

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 Cute slouchy gathers.

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This brim is made in Simplicity Metallic. Double sparkle!

 

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This brim is in Simplinatural and this hat makes me feel like a storybook character!

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This shoot was a blast! We played with goats (they were even trying to lick the camera!), picked flowers with the neighbor kids, and did mini dance parties in between shots. The hat is just as fun to knit!

The Kid-Paillettes that is shown for the hat body has darling little sequins strung in with the mohair and silk to give your days and nights a bit of glimmer.

 

::Finished Measurements::

DK Weight Brim Hat
Hat Depth:
7 (7.25, 8, 8.5”/18 (18.5, 20, 21.5) cm
Brim Circumference:
12.75 (13.5, 14.25, 15)”/32.5 (35, 36, 38) cm
Body Circumference:
20.5 (21.5, 22.75, 24)”/52 (54.5, 57.75, 61) cm

Worsted Weight Brim Hat
Hat Depth:
7 (7.25, 8, 8.5”/18 (18.5, 20, 21.5) cm
Brim Circumference:
12.5 (13.75, 14.25, 15.5)”/ 31.75 (34.92, 36.19, 39.37) cm
Body Circumference:
20.5 (21.5, 22.75, 24)”/52 (54.5, 57.75, 61) cm

Materials
Yarn A:
DK Weight Brim Hat: 1 hank of Simplicity by Hikoo
Or
or 40 (45, 45, 50) yds / 36.5 (41, 41, 46) m of DK weight yarn

Worsted Weight Brim Hat: 1 hank Simplinatural
Or
26 (28, 30, 32) yds/ 23.75 (25.5, 27.5, 29.25) m worsted weight yarn

Yarn B (both hats): 1 ball of Kid-Paillettes
Or
1 ball of Kid-Seta by Schulana
Or
60 (65, 80, 90) yds/55 (59.5, 73, 82) m of Mohair Silk laceweight yarn

Needles:
DK Weight Brim Hat:
US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle for ribbing
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular and DPNs for hat body
Worsted Weight Brim Hat:
US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle for ribbing
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular and DPNs for hat body
Or size needed to obtain gauge

::Gauge::
DK Weight Brim Hat
32 sts & 28 rows using smaller needles and Yarn A in 2×2 rib per 4”/10 cm

Worsted Weight Brim Hat
28 sts & 24 rows using smaller needles and Yarn A in 2×2 rib per 4”/10 cm

Both Hats
20 sts & 18 rows using larger needles and Yarn B in st st per 4”/10 cm

1 stitch marker & yarn needle

 

$5.50 

Charli Lace Hat

Knitting, patterns

This hat is worked from the bottom up, in the round to enjoy seamless knitting. With a one size fits all with a deep ribbed brim, and a slouchy lace body it’s fantastic for stealth knitting as you don’t need any measurements and it works up fast!

Yarn: 1 skein of Kenize or 136 yards / 124 meters.

Sample shown in Kenzie (160 yards / 146 meters per 50 grams of 50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, & 5% silk noils) in color #1009.

Finished Measurements:
Hat fits a 20-23” / 51-135cm head
Hat Body Circumference: 22.5” / 57cm
Hat Depth: 8.75” / 22cm

Needle: Size US 7 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge. 20” / 50cm & DPN’s or 40” / 100cm for magic loop method.

1 stitch marker
Yarn needle

This pattern is available for $5.50 USD  

Charli Lace Pullover

Knitting, patterns

Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

Arrowhead lace is one of my obsessions. Knit this sweater and you will see how addicting it can be! Charli has a relaxed silhouette with an offset lace pattern, dropped shoulders, positive ease, and a square neckline.

Knitting starts at the hem in the round with a ribbed border that flows nicely into the lace body, the back is worked first, then the front, sleeves and collar are picked up before working in the round.

I hope you enjoy the wonderful photo spread! There’s a surprise at the end!

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Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof*
Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

*Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

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Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

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Charli Lace Pullover by Jessica Bolof

Photography by Shawna of Sweet River Photography, technical editing by Joeli.

Finished Measurements
Bust circumference:
35 (37.5, 42.5, 45, 50)” / 89 (95, 108, 114, 127)cm
Length:
19 (19.5, 20, 20.25, 21)” / 48 (49.5, 51, 51.5, 53)cm

Samples shown are in size S in colors #1007 (Lime) & #1008 (Kale) with 3” of positive ease.

Needles: Size US 7 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge

Regular circular method: 32” / 80cm circular for the body, 16” / 40cm for collar, DPN’s for sleeves.

Magic loop method: 40” / 101cm circular needle – 47” / 120cm circular needle

Available now through Ravelry.com for

USD $6.50 

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Hello Fall Sale

Twist Headband

Knitting, patterns, Yarn

Twist Headband

Hello lovelies! I have a wonderfully simple summer pattern for you all!

Twist Headband by Jessica Bolof

After knitting and attaching ribbons simply:

::Center at back of Neck::

::Cross in front::
::Cross again::
::Tie::

Finished Measurements:
Length: 44” / 110cm
Width: 2” / 5cm

For more pattern info click on over to the Ravelry.com page. Pattern is available for free for my Rav group members and newsletter members.

USD $5.00

Effortless Lace Tank

Knitting, patterns, tank top

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This tank will effortlessly fit into your summer wardrobe with capris or denim shorts, or Spring & Fall with skinny jeans and a cardigan.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

Choose a size with at least 8” / 20cm ease for maximum style.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This stitch pattern is fun to work and easy to memorize. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I did designing it!

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof All photos (c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter


Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements
Tank Circumference:
40.5 (43.25, 46.25, 49, 52, 60.5, 63.5, 66.5, 69.25)” / 103 (110, 117.5, 124.5, 132, 154, 161, 169, 176)cm

Tank Length:
18.5 (19, 19.5, 19.5, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5, 20.5)” / 47 (48.5, 49.5, 49.5, 50, 51, 51, 52, 52)cm

Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls of
Schulana’s Merino Cotton (148 yards / 135 meters per 50 grams of 53% Merino & 47% Cotton)

610 (660, 770, 825, 917, 985, 1034, 1110, 1156) yards / 556 (600, 700, 753, 836, 898, 943, 1012, 1055) meters of dk weight yarn

USD $6.00

Snazzy Hat

Knitting, patterns, Ravelry
Snazzy Hat by Jessica Bolof

(c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter

I was amazed how this hat looks good on everyone that has tried it on. First it was a friend with a bobbed haircut, then my musician brother in-law, and finally my brother who isn’t much of a hat person is requesting one. He didn’t want to give it back after the photo shoot!

Snazzy Hat by Jessica Bolof

(c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter

A simple 3×2 brim kicks off the simple slouchy nature of this hat. The addictive eyelet pattern is easy to memorize, so you can work on it at social events, watching your favorite tv show, or even at a sporting event without worrying about shaping until the end.

Finished Measurements
Note: Finished hat is very stretchy and will fit up to a mens large.
Hat brim circumference: 15.5” / 39.4 cm
Hat length: 10” / 25.4 cm

Our photos are a mixture of us messing around and trying to be serious with photographing the collection. As it turns out we are quite silly people 🙂
For more pictures please see the Ravelry page here.

$5.00 USD 

Amber Cardigan

Knitting, patterns, Ravelry

Amber Cardigan by Jessica Bolof

Who says a lightweight sweater must be knit on tiny needles? Not me! Use 2 strands of lace weight yarn held together for this quick but delicate looking sweater. It is knit bottom-up in one piece, has built in sleeves, rolled edges in the front, and the only seaming you will need to do is at the shoulders.

Sizes

To fit a 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” / 71 (81, 90, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5)cm bust

Yarn (remember that yarn is held double)

885 (1045, 1200, 1355, 1515, 1675, 1820, 2010, 2160) yards / 2248 (2560, 3048, 3442, 3848, 4254, 4623, 5105, 5486) meters of lace weight yarn

 

 USD $5.00 

 

For more details & photos please hop on over to the Ravelry.com page!

Idyllic

Knitting, patterns, Ravelry

Idyllic by Jessica Bolof Idyllic by Jessica Bolof Idyllic by Jessica Bolof Idyllic by Jessica Bolof Idyllic by Jessica Bolof

Idyllic means pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity. This infinity scarf feels rustic and stylish by stripping down to it’s core elements: chunky cables, intentionally dropped stitches, rolling edges and a thick singles yarn. It only has 20 rows so your neck will be warm before you know it. Idyllic is shown doubled around the neck.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 60” / 152cm
Width: 9” / 31.85cm

 

Materials:

Needles: US 15 (10mm)

Yarn: 123 yards / 112 m of super bulky

USD $5.00 

Shawnie Bonnet

patterns
Shawnie Bonnet by Jessica Bolof

Photo: (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

New design dance party time! Here’s the long awaited Shawnie Bonnet modeled by no one other than Shawnie 🙂

Shawnie Bonnet by Jessica Bolof

Photo: (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

It’s a ear-flap hat! It’s a slouchy hat! It’s a bonnet! Yes, you heard me right, I’m calling this styling hat a bonnet. Be a rebel and take back this comfy style of head gear of the grannies from history, rock it with some leather and sass! This bonnet is also great for mild mannered ladies who want to avoid squishing their carefully placed curls.

Finished Measurements Brim: 22.25” / 56.5cm Depth: 8” / 20cm
Yarn Needed: 80yards / 73m of MC & 90yards / 82m of CC worsted weight yarn

Available through Ravelry.com for only $5.00 USD