Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy Summer Knitting

It's that time of year where you want to knit but you aren't interested in a big project. Here are some suggestions for you.

How about a summery scarf? The Bias Before and After Scarf is knit in Classic Elite's Silky Alpaca Lace. You need one ball and 4.5mm needles.
From Churchmouse Yarns
We dubbed this scarf 'before & after' because it's so ugly (truly!) before it's blocked and so beautiful after.  Knitted on the bias, this light, airy scarf has the smooth simplicity of stockinette stitch without all the rolling at the edges. The pattern includes simple instructions for adding beads at the ends.
We have a sample of the scarf hanging in the store. It is great looking and so lightweight. We think of it more like jewelry than something you are wearing for warmth.

Silver Hey - shown as a bandana or you can make it bigger for a shawl. Knit in Anise from Louisa Harding. You are knitting on 10mm needles which means you can have it finished to wear this weekend.

What about a knit necklace?

Although a scarf or shawl may be a more usual neckwear accessory, this necklace is definitely easier to wear in warm weather. 
The color, drape and texture changes in our newest yarn Santorini work perfectly for this super quick to knit necklace. The pattern is easily customizable to any length. Add as many "beads" as you like – the necklace shown has 10 rows between "beads" but you can space them out or place them closer together.
Download the pattern... 

One ball of Santorini and 4mm double pointed needles will make two scarves. One for yourself and one for a gift.

The basketball was amazing on the weekend. Too amazing. I was busy flipping between games and that totally cut into my knitting time. Tonight there isn't much on TV so I should have some time to get the needles moving.

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