My grandmother loved polka music. Like, LOVED it. I used to help her out at these Wednesday night Party in the Parks in the local town square, selling popcorn and dancing with her in the gazebo. When I finished this cowl—which truly gave me the best knitting pleasure with every stitch—and Stefan suggested calling it the Barrel Cowl, the song …
Make the small version for a quick one-skein-of-special-fingering-weight-yarn kind of project, and have a saucy kerchief that keeps you looking stylish while warming your neck. Grab a second skein for a luxurious wrap. Both versions have a rhythm that makes you whisper “just one more row…”
“In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.” -Joss Whedon
What’s one to do when faced with the never-ending onslaught that is this new political reality? Plot and plan with friends. And knit, of course.
Wear this lovely cowl on all of your treks through the enchanted forests of your dreams. The staggered rows of patterning echo stately trees, and the patterning is the perfect thing to stitch while dreaming of those treks. 10% of proceeds of all Enchanted Forest yarn sales and $1 from each Enchanted Cowl pattern sales now through Labor Day 2017 …
While wearing my myriad Spell Shawls this fall, I’ve found myself obsessed with the idea of a cowl version, so here you go!
Feel free to be otherwise engaged while working on these socks – once you get in the rhythm, you’ll be able to concentrate on other things while working them. They are fantastic for a highly variegated skein, breaking up color in the most delightful way.
You’ll be all abuzz putting colors together for these striking socks. Complicated though they may appear, the knitting is easy as pie.
These socks just kind of go this way and that. The pattern is one that is simple, and elegant, and squishily perfect for any variegated gorgeousness you can’t stop yourself from amassing.
From the first time I saw the gorgeous Pan’s Labyrinth colorway from Tre Liz, I knew leaves needed to be in the mix on the finished design. This asymmetric triangle, marrying fun mesh and a leafy border perfectly complements a highly variegated colorway, in a fun and unexpected way.
The sweeping curves of this shawl work equally well in two colors or one: with two colors, the effect is bold; with one, subtle. Which will be your trajectory?
If you’re looking for a simple hat, and a reason to mix colors like crazy, look no further. This hat is a great mindless knitting project, perfect for last-minute stash-busting gift-knitting.