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Sheer Elegance Sampler Scarf Knit Along

Sheer Elegance Sampler Scarf Knit Along

I Love Yarn Day is coming! This year’s theme is “Stitch It Forward,” and although #ILoveYarnDay is on October 14th, we’re going to #StitchItForward all week and have some fun by leading a fantastic knit along taught by the super talented Kristi Simpson. 

Every day this week, from October 9th-13th, we’ll be providing a step-by-step video tutorial explaining how to complete the colorful and intricate Sheer Elegance Sampler Scarf. Kristi uses Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK Yarn, provided by our yarn sponsor LoveKnitting.com. Paintbox yarn is wonderful to work with, and available exclusively from LoveKnitting.com. She also uses knitting bags provided by Yarn Pop. These bags help keep you organized, no matter how intricate the project. We recommend picking up Paintbox Yarn and a knitting bag from Yarn Pop to get started.

This scarf is worked up in five distinct stitch patterns, each in a different color, to give you a bold and exciting new accessory to enjoy in the fall weather. Each section of the scarf is fully explained and shown with a complete video tutorial, so don't be intimidated by the design! Grab five of your favorite colors for a fresh punch of color, or stick with neutral hues for an everyday accessory - the choice is yours!

Day 1 - 10/9


Cast on 28.
Rows 1-3: Knit
Row 4: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 5: K4, * [sl 1 wyif] 3 times, k1; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, K4
Row 6: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 9: K4, * K1, lst, K2, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4
Row 10: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 11: K6, * [sl 1 wyif] 3 times, K1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, K6
Row 12: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 13: Repeat Row 11
Row 14: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 15: K6, * K1, lst, K2, repeat from * to last 6 sts, K6
Rows 16-43: Repeat Rows 4-15, ending on Row 10.
Rows 44-46: Knit

Day 2 - 10/10


Rows 1-2: Knit
Row 3: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 4: K4, * p2tog, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4
Row 5: K4, * m1p, p1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4
Row 6: K4, * yo, p2tog, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4
Rows 7-42: Repeat Rows 3-6
Rows 43-44: Knit

Day 3 - 10/11


Rows 1-2: Knit
Rows 3-4: K4, * P1, K1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4
Rows 5-6: Knit
Rows 7-40: Repeat Rows 3-6
Rows 41-42: Knit

Day 4 - 10/12


Cable 3/3: Place the next 3 stitches on cable stitch holder and place in front of work, knit next 3 stitches, knit 3 stitches from stitch holder.

Rows 1-2: Knit
Rows 3, 5, 7: K4, P2, K6, P4, K6, P2, K4 
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10: K4, K2, P6, K4, P6, K2, K4
Row 9: K4, p2, Cable 3/3, P4, Cable 3/3, P2, P4
Rows 11-40: Repeat Rows 3-10, ending on Row 8
Rows 41-42: Knit

Day 5 - 10/13


Inc1to3: [K1, P1, K1] on same stitch to increase 1 stitch to 3
Rows 1-2: Knit
Row 3: K4, * Inc1to3, p3tog, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4
Row 4: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 5: K4, * p3tog, Inc1to3, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4
Row 6: K4, purl to last 4 sts, K4
Row 7-40: Repeat Rows 3-6, ending on Row 4
Rows 41-42: Knit
Bind off. 

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This a really cute scarf/cowl. I love the color blocking along with the different stitch patterns. It adds a lot of texture and visual interest. But, if one wanted to make it quicker and easier, you could just keep stitching one of the stitch patterns and make it your desired length. It would make a nice Christmas gift, also.

I saw a knitted item a neighbor made. I wanted to learn it so I purchased a book titled The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery in 1976. I still have the book, and I learned other stitchery from it.

I do not know how to knit but that Gymir scarf is giving me incentive to learn how. I am in awe of that awesome scarf, Yas, give me a reason)

My Mom taught me how to knit when I was in high school.

I learned to crochet in my mid-30s from my mother and then a few years later I had her teach me to knit.

I learned to knit from my Grandmother, she also taught me to crochet and quilt.

I learned the basic knit and purl stitches as a young girl from my mother, but did nothing with it. After a few years of crocheting (self-taught from library books), I decided to venture into knitting the same way -- I have used advice/help from a couple of friends, some YouTube videos, and some of what my mom taught me all those years ago! I still consider myself a beginner, but I am venturing forward!

just learned the basics recently by watching a couple youtube videos

My grandmother taught me how to knit when i was 6 or 7. I have been knitting ever since. It is now 50 years later and I am still knitting and learning new things.

I taught myself to knit from a "I learned to knit" kit from a box store about ten years ago. Mom has been crocheting for most of her life and has tried to teach me many times, and I just can't get it, but I took to knitting right away. i love knitting and I love taking on new challenges and keep learning new stitches and techniques.

I learned to knit by taking a class at Michael's. I still have a lot to learn though. )

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 6 yrs. old - I made a blanket for my doll. She owned a knitting shop and designed clothes. She was amazing and unfortunately I didn't quite inherit her skill level!

My mom taught me to knit with a spool and string. Then, I moved on to hats, vests, scarves, using knitting needles. My grandmother knit and crocheted. I had two mentors who gave me lots of support and many useful tips!

My Dad taught me to knit! he learned from a girlfriends mother while waiting for her daughter!

My mother and I taught ourselves to knit 40 years ago! Recently I have picked it back up and with all the great videos and internet, I have learned so much and have become a much more adventurous knitter.

My mother taught me all kinds of handwork skills but because she was a lefty and I was not I struggled with knit and crochet. When I was about 11 or 12 someone came to my Girl Scout troop and everyone worked on the knitting badge and everything my mom taught me clicked. My mother was an awesome knitter.

My mother showed me when I was about 10 years old. I didn't do much with it then. After I retired when I was 50 I saw where one of local rec center was having a knitted felted bag class. I bought a teach yourself to knit kit and I was really surprised how it all came back to me. My sister and I took the felted bag class as a refresher course and I have been knitting every day since then.

I taught myself to knit 3 years ago watching youtube videos

I learned at the age of five while sitting on my Godmother's lap. She was a master knitter and woukd knit dozens upon dozens of sweaters for all her nieces and nephews per year plus numerous baby sweather sets for friends and to sell. Her knitting was flawless, intricate and utterly beautiful. I've passed down all the items she knit forbidden our four children over the years to their children and each is treasured. I've passed along the afghans she made each child as well. Most items are between 35 and 45 years old. The first item I knit was a scarf that was too narrow and too short for the grandmother I gave it to and, it had more than its share of holes from dropped stitches and lines with additional picked up stitches. My grandmother wore it to church, God bless her. I'm sure all the adults laughed about it but to her it was beautiful. At least that's what she told me.

I only learned how recently by teaching myself. I can crochet pretty well, so I decided to challenge myself!

My mom taught me at a very young age and have been doing it since also I crochet

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 7. I learned to knit by reading a How to book several years later. Fast forward about 20 years-- thanks to You Tube day the Internet I learned combined continental was best for me!! I'm a lefty but knit/crochet right handed!! I even taught some teacher friends one summer!! Very soothing!!

My mom taught me how to knit as a young girl. She taught me all of my handi-crafts (tatting, sewing, ceramics, cross-stitch) everything except crochet. Not because she (or many others) didn't know how, but because I just couldn't "get it". Years later, I've taught myself crochet - from a book of all places.

This is such a beautiful scarf...looks warm too, for the upcoming winter season! I learned to knit as a young Girl Scout. Our troop leader was an avid knitter, so she taught all of us and it stuck with me!

I learned how to knit from a book when I was in high school (because my mom only ever crochets, and she did not know how to knit either). Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

I taught myself to knit after buying a "learn to knit" book kit while on vacation. Hours and hours on the road later, I had a basic scarf!

When I took a babysitting job at 16, to keep from being frustrated, I taught myself to knit since all my elderly relativeshad passed on. My mom was a sewer and not a knitter or crocheter and there were many mistakes in that vest.

My fifth grade teacher taught me the basics during recess. I have taught myself since then.

My Friend, Samantha taught me one night while we were working.

My Mom taught me. Originally I learn for Brownies when I was about 10 and hated it. Then in my 20's everyone around me was knitting so Mom taught me again.

I learned how to knit from my Mom when I was around 8. And now I enjoy teaching my Mom new techniques and patterns-we've come full circle! She used to finish projects I started an couldn't complete and now I finish/fix hers. Knitting is a metaphor for life...

My mom taught me to knit when I was in my twenties and now Im a knitting fiend!

I learned from an amazing knitting and crochet teacher 4 yrs ago. And still learning and loving this skill and art of creating and creativity of each project. I hope to become a teacher as great as mine was to pass this beautiful skill to others.

I think I always knew how to knit. At least it seemed that way to me. People around me knit and crocheted as nothing out of the ordinary, so I guess I thought I could, too.

My mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was in my teens.

I taught myself at age 8 by looking at the pictures in a how to book.

I learned to knit 2 years ago at a local yarn store.

I learned to knit from my mother at a young age who learned from her mother. I really enjoyed it but with the years of school and work I did not pick it up again until retirement. Fortunately my Mom was still here at retirement for a couple of years and helped me get started again. I made several projects for her. What is interesting to me is that my grandmother was left-handed and my Mom and I are both right-handed, so we learned to knit left-handed. It feels really natural to me.

I learned to knit in junior high from our local 4-H club. I made a pair of blue slippers! I didn't knit for a long time after that, and started up again a few years ago. It's so much more fun than I remembered!

my grandma first taught me as a young girl. then when I had my first child I learned to crochet. much later I found a yarn shop around the corner from me and added knitting in the round which I love. from there I just picked up things at the shop and from the internet and from books

I remember my dad taking me to a lys, because I would get so excited every time we went by it, and when we went in the ladies told him they gave knitting lessons, he got me the yarn I REALLY wanted, and the needles, and I went back for about two months for lessons. Just kept going after that, and taught myself to do different stitches.

My mother first taught me how to knit when I was 7 years old. She had an childhood that included living in Russia and she taught me Russian style knitting- a version of continental. I knit when I was young, stopped as a teenager, intermittently in my twenties and thirties and then picked in up with a vengeance in my fifties. Having more time now I'm able to explore more designs and techniques and knitting provides me with a creative outlet and a hobby that soothes my soul. I love knitting and it's endless possibilities. There's always something new to learn and do.

I taught myself to knit three years ago with YouTube.

I learned to knit in a high school Home Economics class in the 1960's.

I took a class about 10 years ago to learn to knit and I love it.

My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was 9, during the cold winter days. Our first project were slippers!

My grandmother gave me my first lesson around 12, but my mom was my constant advisor and cheerleader.

I learned to knit by watching YouTube and I love my new hobby! Good luck all!

My father taught me to knit, as I could not get the continental way that my mother knit!

I learned to knit when I was 9. My aunt taught me and she only knew how to knit-no purling.

Oh, I love the look of this! I tend to get bored doing one single pattern/stitch for the entire length of a scarf, and this is the perfect way to try new things and avoid getting bored. Love it!

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