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?
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.
It's never too late to knit a holiday gift, but you need to plan accordingly, with smaller and smaller projects the closer the holiday gets. So, with only thirteen days left until Christmas, headbands it is.
Kelley recently knit a few of these beauties and highlighted them in her weekly Technique Tuesday Facebook Live broadcast. Check it out to get some tips for making headbands fit really well!
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