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?
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.