It's a cold and rainy day which makes me want to start working on a chunky knit project or two. After all, can any knitter have just one project going on at a time? Not this guy. We are getting more and more great chunky and bulky yarns in stock!! With each new shipment, I find another must have yarn. Here are a few projects I would be excited to cast on in one of our awesome new arrivals:
The Malabrigo Rasta in the above photo would make some amazing projects. Maybe a nice Drop Stitch Cowl? Or you could take three skeins and make a great Radiant Circle Throw using size 17 needles. This is a simply scrumptious yarn that is taunting me to knit something fun and super chunky.
Maybe the Rasta is a little too chunky for your taste but, the Malabrigo Chunky might be just right. I am envisioning a squishy and warm Brioche Cowl knit up in a couple of fabulous colors! This Brioche Bandana Cowl would do the trick. I also love the idea of a simple quick to knit GAP-tastic Cowl. Another great gift option for the man in your life is the Man Hat. The simple stitch pattern in this hat is sure to please anyone looking for a great chunky hat.
Now the question is, which project do I start first?
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I discovered the Norrland Hat pattern on Ravelry and decided to take on the challenge. I love the trees and snowflakes, and I have never done colorwork and cables at the same time. Since I love learning new things, I bought the pattern immediately and cast on.
I made some modifications, including turning the hat into a slouch instead of a beanie, and I wanted to explain those in case you want to modify your project, too.
Hats are the knitting trifecta: small projects that are useful and make great gifts. You can most hats done in a short time, and many are one-skein wonders.
Here is a variety of free hat patterns, from beanies to slouches to earflap hats, that are guaranteed to suit your gift-knitting needs this season and for years to come.
We're often asked what the difference is between llamas and alpacas. Both llamas and alpacas are south american camelids and they are related but definitely not the same.
Here are 5 quick ways to tell the difference between an Alpaca and a Llama.
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