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.
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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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