I like simple, loose cables like this cowl; they create great texture and interest without too much effort.
We just finished this super quick little vest! I found the pattern is a neat little book (I stumbled across the book and downloaded it from my public library), Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Highlander Series. The vest is a fast (15mm needles) and easy knit. We used a super bulky, super soft merino wool, Cascade Spuntaneous – instant gratification!
Great one skein last minute gift! A client came in last week wearing a very simple toque (that’s Canadian for a winter hat) made with Malabrigo Rasta and I immediately thought “I’ve got to find a pattern for my other clients for that!”. This hat is styled with the brim turned up, but if you wear it turned down it becomes a perfect slouchy style hat. A bit Thank You to Halan for the inspiration!
All the following yarn are suitable and ON SALE until January 8!
Need to make something for the non-hat wearer in in your life? Banish hat-hair with this quick & easy headband! It’s a quick & easy knit, and small enough to work as a secret-santa gift. One skein of Malabrigo Rasta or Cascade Spuntaneous makes at least two headbands – one for you and one for them? Headband Twinsies!
Both of these yarns are made from buttery soft, super-bulky merino wool – perfect for a headband!
Our loose cabled cowl is a last minute knits that work up FAST! We made ours light and airy on 15mm/US19 needles and two skeins of Malabrigo Rasta, but you can also you one Cascade Magnum, Cascade Spuntaneous, or three Estelle Big Alpaca Bulky.
Malabrigo Rasta: 2 skeins
Cascade Magnum: 1 skein
Cascade Spuntaneous: 1 skein
Estelle Big Alpaca Bulky: 3 skeins
I love it when things come together fast and easily, and this scarf was one of them. The pattern looks complicated but it was an extremely simple cable stitch. I was playing around with a new yarn, buttery soft Cascade Spuntaneous. I wanted to see how it would knit up in different ways, so I pushed it to it’s limit and used 12mm/US17 needles for the body of the scarf. It looks awesome and blocked larger than it knit up, which was beneficial because it was looking a bit on the short & stout side when it came off the needles.
The cool thingy on the scarf in the first picture is the JUL Designs Mod Loop Leather Closure in Truffle. All of the JUL designs products are kind of like ingenious jewellery for your knits. They screw in, so they are no-sew and you can remove them and use them as often and with as many garments as you like (you can see a video demonstrating how they work HERE). Of course, you do not need to wear this scarf with a closure, I just thought it looked neat and tried it.
After blocking the scarf measured approximately 11″ wide and 62″ long.