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QUICK GIFT-KNIT IDEA: If I can knit this plush Three/One Colorwork Cowl with two balls of Rowan Brushed Fleece in three nights, you can, too! I’m a new-ish stranded knitter, still trying out different ways to hold my yarns, and this pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is a very easy first colorwork project. You’ll even have enough yarn remaining to make a second cowl with the colors reversed.
Want to tuck your handmade gift into a pretty pouch or pick up a new notions or project bag for yourself? New Baggu Go Pouch Sets are here, $38 for a set of 3 zip bags (4 x 6.75″, 7 x 10.5″, and 9.4 x 14″).
For when stitching time finally runs out, Baggu’s snazzy metallic ripstop nylon Wine Bottle Totes will dress up the classic last-minute gift. Each bag folds into its own flat pouch, with a keychain loop so it’ll never slip away. Handles double as tie closures. Set of 3, $34.
New Shibui Billow has quite a fan club, thanks to our shop model of the Two-Point Cowl*, a Churchmouse Yarns and Teas design. This unique DK weight yarn makes the most deliciously airy fabric.
Billow, made of merino wool and fluffy alpaca spun around a contrasting cotton core, is lovely from start to finish.
RESTOCKED: Berroco Aerial, 65% mohair/35% silk. Like the dollop of whipped cream on your slice of pumpkin pie, mohair/silk just makes great yarn better.
We love using one, two, or even three strands of mohair/silk by itself for the ultimate in coziness.
Above, the Arrochar* cowl, designed using simple slip-stitch mosaic knitting by Meg Gadsbey, in Aerial held double and knit as a DK weight on US 7/4.5mm needles.
RESTOCKED: Berroco Vintage Worsted. Soft and machine washable – it’s our bestseller, still only $9/skein. And, yes, that is a rainbow of Malabrigo Rios on the top shelf.
As always, I have wonderful and inspiring customers’ projects to share in our FO Gallery.
Joanne’s crimson socks were knit with Alegria from Manos del Uruguay and Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter. Her pattern is Churchmouse Yarns and Teas Simple Toe-Up Socks*, to which she added baby cable patterned legs and cuffs.
Rebecca’s delightful Christmas mini-sweaters, featured individually in earlier posts, are worked in both knit and crochet and decorated with sewn, sequined, beaded, and baubled details. Each is a tiny original work of art. Here is her completed (Ugly) Sweater Wreath, finished with lights and tinsel, with nothing ugly about it!
One more beautiful holiday decoration from Rebecca, a Christmas ball covered in sparkly, lacey crochet.
Bonnie had a request for a “polar bear hat.” This is the charming result, the pattern improvised with chunky yarn from stash.
Bonnie knit one Sunday Balaclava* from PetiteKnit… and then another… and another…
…and now she’s trying to keep up with the requests for them, too!
These three kiddos loved their Sunday Balaclavas so much, they wore them all night. Bonnie uses Malabrigo Rios and prefers it to other worsteds for this pattern for its next-to-skin softness and washability.
Francie wore her Junegrass Pullover* in the other day, and I insisted on taking her picture – what a happy knitter! This is why we make our own clothing! The pattern from Carrie Bostick Hoge is a favorite of Francie’s. She used Malabrigo Rios in Cian.
Yes, a sweater that fits perfectly is one of life’s great pleasures. I’ll close with this knit-worthy story for you from the New York Times about a T. Rex and its custom “Christmas jumper” at the Natural History Museum in London. Enjoy – and have yourself ferociously happy holidays!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!