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Ready for a cozy fall? Take care of yourself and wrap yourself in comfort with this free Monochromatic Striped Scarf FREE Knit Pattern.
As soon as the temperature drops, all I want to do is stock up on yarn and start knitting. It’s hard to get excited about making hats and scarves when it’s over 100 degrees outside, but when those temperatures drop (and in Texas I’ll even take a drop into the lower 90’s, anything less than 100) I start dreaming of all the new projects I want to start making.
Cooler weather is the perfect time for a little self-care inventory. Giving my skin a little extra moisture and maybe a refresh for my hair. Are you ready for a little self-care inventory?
Head to toe, how are things going? I did my own self-care check lately, and it was literally from my head, thanks to E-Salon, to my toes, thanks to Kerasal.
I’ve spent more time out in the sun this summer than I usually do, and I can tell it’s been rough on my hair. I was ready for a hair refresh. I often have a hard time describing my hair color, and usually go with a combination of blonde/brown/red. Lucky for me, E-salon completely understands that no two people are the same. Their made-to-order, custom hair color is individually crafted by a colorist to achieve your ultimate color goal. For me, I wanted something close to my natural color, with just a hint more warmth to it.
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With my updated hair color I was ready to continue the self-care inventory. If we’re going head to toe, the next stop were my lips. Do you get dry lips during the fall and winter? I always keep lip gloss on hand in the fall. Grande Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss not only offers both short and long-term hydrating benefits, but it also instantly plumps lips in 3-5 minutes with no stings attached!
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Next stop? A new scarf to keep my neck warm. I picked up this super soft yarn not knowing exactly what I would make with it, but I knew it felt so good against my skin that it would be some kind of scarf.
In between knitting sessions, one of my favorite ways to practice self-care is with a good book. Honestly, it doesn’t get much cozier than yarn and a book. A Fool’s Paradise, by Robyn Williams, is a provocative and imaginative tale with a host of memorable characters in a relentless quest for love, fulfillment, fame and fortune. (PS – there is also a film on the horizon!)
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Back to school has always meant that I start picking up more hand sanitizer. I love sending big bottles with my kids to help out in their classroom, but sometimes those large bottles are hard to find. Born Basic Hand sanitizer comes in three sizes: 33 oz (perfect for classrooms or offices), 16.9 oz (great to have at home), and 3 oz (purse or travel size). This hand sanitizer glides on easily and doesn’t leave a sticky residue or have a strong alcohol smell.
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We’ve soothed and hydrated our hair, lips, and hands, it’s time to give our feet some self-care attention. Give yourself an at-home pedicure! Exfoliate and deeply moisturize your feet with Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair. Tip: for best results cover with cotton socks overnight!
Ready for a cozy knit pattern?
Monochromatic Striped Scarf Knit Pattern
- Worsted weight yard
- Size 8 US knitting needles
Cast on 37 stitches Row 1: K1, *P1, K1* repeat from * to * until end of row Row 2: P1, *K1, P1* repeat from * to * until end of row Rows 3-6: repeat rows1-2 Row 7: Knit across Row 8: K2, *Sl 1, K3* repeat from * to * 7 more times, S1, K2 Repeat rows 7-8 until scarf measures 60" from cast on edge, or until length desired Repeat rows 1-6 Bind off in pattern Rows 1-6 can be knit in standard ribbing. Or knit through back loops for more pronounced and tighter knitting. (Knitting through back loops on rows 1-6 is what I prefer for this scarf and is what is pictured.) The slip stitch in row 8 is slipped as if to purl with the yarn held in front of the work.
Monochromatic Striped Scarf Knit Pattern
Cast on 37 stitches
Row 1: K1, *P1, K1* repeat from * to * until end of row
Row 2: P1, *K1, P1* repeat from * to * until end of row
Rows 3-6: repeat rows1-2
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: K2, *Sl 1, K3* repeat from * to * 7 more times, S1, K2
Repeat rows 7-8 until scarf measures 60" from cast on edge, or until length desired
Repeat rows 1-6
Bind off in pattern
Rows 1-6 can be knit in standard ribbing. Or knit through back loops for more pronounced and tighter knitting. (Knitting through back loops on rows 1-6 is what I prefer for this scarf and is what is pictured.)
The slip stitch in row 8 is slipped as if to purl with the yarn held in front of the work.
Want more self-care ideas? Try knitting yourself this Kitty Cat Sleep Mask!
Love the scarf and thank you so much for the pattern.