Posted by: kunderthedesk | August 17, 2009

Summer Kerchief Pattern

Nikki from The Purl Bee, photo copyright to Whit's Knits of The Purl Bee

Nikki from The Purl Bee, photo copyright to Whit's Knits of The Purl Bee

Hi KUTD-ers! I know I missed last week, and first up I want to apologize. I’ve been big time job hunting and with no job and constant interviewing and always searching, the days have gotten away from me. I’m not used to being unemployed! Let’s hope something works out soon because my knitting habit needs funding! I hope to be able to stay on top of posting but if I miss a day or so, don’t panic — I’ll be back! Even in my absence I’ve been setting aside patterns I want to feature here on the Knitting Under the Desk Blog.

Speaking of pattern suggestions, today’s Knit Under the Desk-able pattern is the Summer Kerchief over at The Purl Bee by Whit’s Knits. Such a cute little summery accessory that is super simple to make equals fantastic.  What’s even better is that this kerchief is one-size-fits-all, so no need to mess with sizing or do any measurements beforehand. Sweet!

The Summer Kerchief calls for two skeins of 100% cotton — if you want two colors — and those two skeins are enough to make two kerchiefs.  The designer suggests Blue Sky Alpaca’s Skinny Cotton but any cotton will do just fine.  The fabulous triangular kerchief is nice and stretchy with a 28 inch tie. You will need US size 5 needles of your choosing (straights, circulars, etc.) and 2 removable stitch markers. I can’t remember the last time I knitted something on straights; it seems circulars are always so convenient! What about you?

The finished accessory makes me imagine myself picking berries in a field, wearing my stylish little kerchief as I bring home some fresh produce for canning or baking into a pie. Yum! It will add some serious flair to your summer. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and today’s pattern! See you back here Wednesday. :)


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