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?
Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home. Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct!
Kelley shows you how to knit the Left Twist. This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.
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