Hi, my name is Kate Lonsdale. I learned to knit from my mother when I was about nine years old. I remember that my first project was a hideous garter stitch scarf in a variegated yellow, orange and ...
Hi, my name is Kate Lonsdale. I learned to knit from my mother when I was about nine years old. I remember that my first project was a hideous garter stitch scarf in a variegated yellow, orange and brown yarn that was 100% acrylic (very crunchy!). Thankfully, this scarf has not survived.
However, my love of knitting has thrived ever since. I worked as a pattern writer for a prominent knitwear designer here in Los Angeles, and recently I have started to work on designing my own hand-knits and selling them here on Craftsy.
My Etsy knitting shop is MoonandSixpenceKnits and my Ravatar is MoonandSixpence. If you're interested, my cross stitch Etsy shop is WordsmithDesigns and I also sell patterns here on Craftsy under that name. My blog (which is updated sporadically) is: thelyfsoshort.com. Drop by and say hello!
This scarf pattern doesn't just bring smiles, it brings good fortune too! The cabled horseshoes are supposed to bring luck to anyone who wears them. And the "Lucky Horseshoes" scarf can have up to twenty-three -- count 'em, 23! -- horseshoe motifs in a row. That's a lot of luck!
This scarf/cowl pattern includes instructions for three different sizes: Small (necklet), Medium (scarf-length), Large (extra-long scarf-length)
This is a great pattern for a beginner's introduction to basic cable knitting, but experts will enjoy the results as well. This scarf is perfect for making last-minute gifts too.
The longer you choose to make "Lucky Horseshoes," the more ways there are to wear it -- buttoned together for more of a cowl look, loose and flowing, or wrapped around your shoulders for more protection against the cold (see the photos).
This is an original Moon & Sixpence design, for personal use only, and may not be redistributed, duplicated, translated, sold, resold or transformed in any way for reselling without my permission.
Thanks for looking at my designs! Happy Knitting!
10 sts and 11 rows = 4"/10cm in horseshoe cable stitch