Morning! Early and fast week in review for you! I hope you all had a delightful Thanksgiving and have recovered from your Turkey hangovers! Because guess what? Tomorrow is December! Argh!!! If anyone has information about how this happened, please get in touch with me and let me know!
Just one knit night this week, since we were closed on Thanksgiving. A Lucky Cowl at the top out of Island Yarn Reclaimed Cashmere, a new hat, 2 Underground Magic, one in Island Yarn Pagoda and one in Island Yarn Siam….both in Gatsby colorway. Isn’t it cool to see how differently the different fibers dye? And my cashmere hat that is endless comfort knitting when I’m frazzled!
So many finished the last few weeks and I think this tells the tale….definitely the year of the cowl! 🙂
Finished Underground Magic
In Juniper Moon Findley (made by little Gayle for this great guy)!
Don’t they look great!!?
Finished Lucky Cowl by Karen
Finished “snomageddon” cowls by Gail! CO 110-130 on a Size 11-13 holding a strand of Juniper Moon Herriot and Island Yarn Combo Fibers. Join, knit in garter or seed stitch until you are done!
It seems like when Thanksgiving is this late, it is a mad rush to Christmas. So, with this is mind (as the yarn buying gets bulkier and bulkier through the month), we have a quick, new free pattern for you!
This pattern takes just one skein of wither Debbie Bliss Roma (which will be in this week) or Island Yarn Velvet which is IN! I used every bit of the Roma, and had just a bit of Velvet leftover. If you just want the cowl, you can add another 7 stitches to the CO and go another cable repeat to use your skein and make a slightly bigger cowl. But as it is, Snuggle is a great, quick set that you can work up in a blink of an eye!
Snuggle – Headband and Cowl set
Material: Size 13 DPN’S or 16″ circular – cowl, just use 2 of the DPN’s for straight needles for the headband, 1 Skein Debbie Bliss Como or Island Yarn Velvet
K = knit, yo = yarn over, m1 = make one, ptbl = purl through the back loop, ktbl = knit thru the back loop, c4r = cable 4 right – place 2 stitch on cable stitch holder, let hang in the back, k2tbl, then k2tbl off cable needle
Row 1: K
Row 2: k2, yo, k2
Row 3: k2, m1, kfb, m1, k2
Row 4: k2, m1, p4, m1, k2
Row 5: K2, m1, K1, K4TBL, k1, m1, k2
Row 6, 8, 10: K4, p4TBL, K4
Row 7: k2, p2, c4r, p2, k2
Row 9 and 11: k2, p2, k4tbl, p2, k2
Repeat rows 6 thru 12 another 9 times until you have 10 twists, end after finishing a row 8.
Next row: k2, p2tog, ssk, k2tog, p2tog, k2
Next row: k
Next row: k2, ssk, k2tog, k2
Next row: k1, ssk, k2tog, k1
Bind off. Sew on button and weave in ends.
CO 42 on 16″ circular needle or dpns, join being careful to not twist,
Rounds 1, 2, 3, 5, 6: k4tbl, p3 around
Round 4: c4r, p3 around
Repeat rounds 1 to 6 three more times. Bind of loosely . Weave in ends.
With the mad rush, I didn’t want to delay with printing and such, so I hope you and your holidays giftees enjoy this free one-skein pattern!
I’m finding the favorite fiber poll from last week to be endlessly interesting, so I’m going to leave that one up another week….go vote! 🙂
And the cats are asleep! Sorry for the rush job, I’ll have to add in more links later, but must run out the door in just a bit! Happy Holidays!