About this time of year there is a lot of reckless talk on the interwebs about holiday gift giving. There seems to be some pressure to knit gifts for all your nearest and dearest and some people even feel the need to knit for their not-so-near-and-dear, too. But what to knit? What indicates the appropriate amount of love? that doesn’t take 3 weeks to crank out? that doesn’t cause your pinched wallet to scream? I have two new patterns that just might be the answer. Let me introduce you.
Tallulah is a cowl of grace and charm. She can be bright and colorful or more subdued, depending on your color choice. She can be knit with one skein of worsted weight yarn-tweed, multicolor or single. You can add an accent note, as the orange here, or three, or none. Depending on your mood and stash. The end result is a cozy gift made specially for its recipient that is truely one size fits all. And, she is fun to knit.
That just fine, you say, what about Uncle Joe? He would never wear a cowl. Or my sister Zillah who wants a good old-fashioned scarf. But I don’t have time to knit a six-foot boa constrictor? To that I say, be Rectangulous! As in my new scarflette pattern. It is another quick knit–I used three different colors to emphasize the modular construction but you could go for just two, or even one if Uncle Joe is afflected with monochrome-itis. Rectangulous involves a bit of textur knitting (don’t call it lace to Zillah) and then garter stitch. Downright soothing to knit.
There you have it. Two new patterns for you! More details on my Ravelry page, here.