The cold weather has marked the need to knit. Here are a few ideas that use minimal amounts of yarn and knit up nice and quick. There is plenty of time to make some great projects for your friends and family!
Alpaca yarn is a dream to work with. I'm sure it goes without saying but, we love the stuff! This, Ribbed Watchman's Hat, is a simple to knit hat that would make a great gift, especially when knit up in Cascade Eco Duo Alpaca.
Another great option is the Sky Bound Hat that beautifully showcases the colors of Adriafil Knitcol. The dyeing has been worked out on an eight-colour thread just right to achieve a real jacquard effect. By simply working with knit and purl stitch, you will get a colored, striped pattern with jacquard elements.
One more great option is the Insta-hat. I loved knitting this hat so much I am working on another one now! It knits up so quick and I love the zigzag pattern with the eyelets. I used Malabrigo Chunky, and couldn't be happier with the outcome.
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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