Top 10 knitting and scarf designs 2013

Scarves are the best accessories to be donned at the time of fall. Not only these keep you warm but also add a tint of glamor and charm to your personality. If you also are very fond of scarves then you can make some of them for yourself easily. Here in this article you would get to know about the top 10 knitting and scarf designs which you can make on your own.

1) Short and sexy scarf

This one of the classic scarf patterns which is very popular and you would simply love to wear it with all your woolen apparels. You would need 100% rayon yarn for this and needles of size 6 and 7. For making this one cast on 20-25 stitches and knit till the end of the yarn’s skein.

2) Multicolored dotted black scarf

This one is really adorable and for this you would need 2 skeins of Prisma yarn by Filatura DiCrosa Italy. The needles required should be of size 15. Cast on 10 sts.

3) Long multicolored scarf

Use chameleon’s yarn( one skein) and use needles of size 17.

4) White fuzzy scarf

With the needles of size 11 and two Eskimo balls by Filatura DiCrosa of Italy cast of 15 sts. This one is really warm and soft.

5) Burgundy scarf with sparkles

In this one you would need to add fringes and the strands should be 5-6 inches long. The scarf should be about 6 by 45 inches in area. You would need to use two balls of Gala yarn.

6) Soft green scarf

Use one skein of Hiphop yarn by Borrocco and cast on 16 stitches and knit for 16 rows. Add a non fuzzy yarn and while knitting with both yarns come to the row decreasing by 4 stitches and knit two of them together four times at equal spaces.

7) Fiber scarf

This one barely uses yarns and you would have to use Explosion by Plymouth. Make 15 stitches with the help of needles of size 15.

8) Easy to make multicolored yarn

The best thing about this yarn is that you would use a combination of yarns instead of picking multiple yarns. The yarn you would need to use here is the Show stopper yarn by ironstone. Make 100 stitches and use needles of size 17.

9) Charming scarf

This yarn would be made with only silk ribbons and so it would look very elegant. You would need 14 yard spools and the main scarf would be of 3 to 69 inches size and at the end 12 inches of ribbon would be added.

10) Brown and black scarf

Make 100 stitches with 11 numbered needles and use brown and black colored yarns.

Kate Middleton winter fashion outfits and hats

Kate or Catherine is considered one of the most fashionable people among women as she has been often listed on “the best dressed” lists many times. Even the popular newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” selected her as “The most promising newcomer” in its list of 2006 for style and fashion winners. People magazine selected her for the list of best fashion icons in the year 2007 and 2010. One of the biggest accomplishments of her was to make it to the annual Best Dressed lists by Vanity Fair in three consecutive years namely 2010, 2011 and 2012. She has been an inspiration for millions of women and her taste for fashion and style has been deeply admired.

As the winters are approaching Kate Middleton could be seen donning trendy winter fashion outfits and hats. Even the glamor magazine is apparently referring her as “The Winter Warmer”. She was spotted at various occasions where she was flaunting her winter collection as other women got filled with awe as they saw her. At one such occasion she was seen wearing a beautiful tan colored overcoat with a black scarf along with gloves with which she look extremely appealing and glamorous. Here maroon-pink overcoat has also been admired by various women and she was seen wearing it along with tight blue jeans.

On Kate’s visit to St. Andrews University along with her husband Prince Willian she decided to wear a very vibrant and attractive red colored suit which was well tailored. The red linen gloves which she wore along complemented her looks well. On other occasion when she made her debut as the fiancé she wore a long sleeved blue dress which inspired various such dresses and were all sold out like hot buns all over the world.

On the occasion of the wedding of harry Meade Kate wore an electric blue dress along with a rich black blazer which made her look stunning. Additionally she accessorized with a suntan (earned by the visit to Kenya) which acted like an icing on a cake. Also she was wearing a wide brimmed black colored hat which went well with her attire.

Whether it is Kate’s charismatic beauty or her special taste for fashion and apparels, she is indeed ruling the hearts of all the women out there who admire her and respect her for her beauty and charm. She has been quite successful in becoming an inspiration for the women who love to style and admire fashion.

Step by step knitting/needle guide for beginners

Knitting is a good hobby and is quite enjoyable as well which is why it is one of the favorite pastimes for many women. Knitting requires minimum money and the fun is too good. If you are looking for a beginner guide for knitting then you are at the right place. Keep on reading and you would soon find out how to knit from the scratch.

1) Choose a good yarn

The very first thing you need to learn if you want to take up knitting is choosing a good yarn. You should be comfortable with the yarn that you choose and also with the pattern it has. You could see the details of the yarn on the label attached to it. The label would contain the name of the material used in the yarn, the shade and the fiber content.

2) Knitting needles

Next thing you should get is the knitting needs. You would find different knitting needles in the market. The straight needles have a pointed end and the other end has a knob so that the stitches you make with the needles don’t slip off from one end. All the needles come in pair and since you are beginner so you should get started with the straight needles first and then later you can learn to use other kinds of needles like circular needles and double pointed needles.

3) Casting on

You can now get started by casting on the stitches. Even though there are different ways by which you can cast them the knitting on is the best of them. You can start with the knitting needle of size 8 as it is quite comfortable for the newbies. Tie a slip knot on the needle while leaving 3 inches of yarn in the back for the tail. This would be the first stitch. Keep the needle in your left hand and as you stitch leave it on the right needle. Now slip the stitch which is on the right needle to the left one by inserting the left needle on the front side of the stitch and then transferring it on the left one.

4) Purl stitch

The purl stitch is just like the knit stitch only it is reversed. In this you have to keep the needle which has the stitches in your left hand and then insert the needle in the right hand downwards and then leave the right needle in front of the needle in the left hand. Now you would have to transfer the left needle stitch from the left needle to the right one by sliding the left needle’s stitch.