Sunday, December 5, 2010

Time To Knit!

Doesn't this cold weather make you want to sit by the fire and knit?

I spent a snowy Saturday evening making these cup cozies. They will be stuffing the stockings at my house along with a gift certificate to our favorite neighborhood coffee shop. The pattern is from the book Knitted Gifts by Ann Budd. We have this book for sale at the shop. The pattern is a free pattern on Knitting Daily.

Glitzy scarves are another fun thing to make this time of year. I made this mesh scarf to wear to a holiday party. The pattern is easy! I've written it out below. Come by the shop to pick out your yarn and we'll give you a copy.

Mesh Scarf

Cast on 23 stitches (or any odd number)

Row 1: K3, *k2tog, yo, repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, k2

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K2, *k2tog, yo, repeat from* until 3 stitches remain, k3

Row 4 and all even numbered rows: Purl

Repeat these 4 rows until desired length. Bind off and block to open up lace pattern.

I used a size 10 needle. Adjust your needle according to the thickness of your yarn and the openness desired.

Our friend Cindy has made this beautiful scarf using the Branching Out pattern from The sparkle doesn't photograph quite as pretty as real life. It looks like a scarf a winter fairy would wear.

We have lots of other ideas for easy quick knits: fingerless gloves, dish and face cloths (add a bar of fancy soap and you have a great hostess gift!) and lots of fun hats!

If all this makes you want to learn to knit NOW, call the shop at 336-765-9099 and schedule a beginner private lesson. We can have you knitting a simple scarf out of a beautiful luxurious yarn in a hour!

Come see us!


1 comment:

  1. Heart all the quick projects, especially the cup cozy for coffee lovers!

    Hope to get down this week to visit the store.

    Merry Christmas to all and a great New Year!