15 Days of Christmas Last Week

We are coming up to the final stretch.  Most of the patterns this week will be Hats or Cowls using bigger yarns and needles. This is my new favorite hat, I loved knitting it and I love wearing it.  It has earflaps and covers the back of the neck.   Lolo is worked sideways from…

15 Days of Christmas – Day 10

It’s time for Mittens/Gloves This free pattern is one of the most made patterns on Ravelry with over 10,000 projects.  They are made out of chunky yarn.  I have made an alteration so that they could be made out of 1 skeins of Rowan Cocoon yarn. Mary Triplett has several fingerless glove patterns.  These are…

15 Days of Christmas-Day 9

This is fun sharing some of my favorite patterns with you. This is an example of how the yarn can do the work for you.  Try one of Tahki Stacy Charles yarns, Adele, Ritratto or Gioello.   A simple garter stitch in a large needle with any of these fancy yarns  produces a fabulous effect.  Add…

15 Days of Christmas Day – 8

There are so many ideas that can make last minute projects.  I hope you are enjoying some of mine. Picabeau is a swoosh-shaped shawl, with asymmetrical construction that first increases and then decreases in a gently curved shape. The diagonal construction is highlighted by regular rows of YOs that swoop across the shawl and create…

15 Days of Christmas-Day 7

This is a fun, fairly easy shawlette pattern with various textures just perfect to highlight a gorgeous semi-solid yarn. Its almost-half-circular construction sits just right around your neck; add the perfect shawl pin, and you are ready to rock and roll.  It can be made in as little as 260 yards.  I like to recommend…

15 Days of Christmas Week 2 Day 1

We are continuing our series on great last minute projects for Christmas giving.  Patterns and yarn can be found at Unraveled Sheep. Is it a shawl? a poncho? a really big cowl? I’m not sure exactly! What it is is a very useful, easy to wear accessory. Wear it over (or under) your coat as…

15 Days of Christmas – Day 5

It’s the end of the 1st week, 2 more weeks of projects still coming after today.   Today I am featuring another local designer, Katy Carroll of Katinka Designs Danica Cowl.  The cowl is made from Anzula yarn Squishy.  Squishy  is so aptly named — soft and luxurious, it begs to be worn around the…