So, a knit along has been part of my to-do list for the longest time. However, it just has never made it to the top. This year I was determined to have something put together that would be perfect for Christmas gifting, and something that could easily be made by beginners – as I know so many people have begun knitting during these times of plague.
So this has been developed. I promise you that it is an easy project for beginners, using only knit and purl stitches. However, there is enough variation that intermediate and advanced knitters may want to join along to try a new pattern, or just as a quick, fun project. I have also tried to make this as versatile as possible – as you will be given instructions on how to make at least 2 different objects. If you are a fast knitter, you may wish to make multiple of the components so that you can have further options.
The central main pattern is one that I think young me would have jumped at the chance to make, because it is so easily giftable.
Is that vague enough? I hope so.
You will need:
- Worsted weight (10ply) yarn in 3 colours. Each “element” uses around 30 metres of yarn. So you would need 120m of colour 1, 150m of colour 2 and 90m of colour 3. I used Bergere Magic.
- Darning needle
Skills you will need:
- Casting on and binding off
- Whip stitch to sew things together
The pattern will be released in 13 posts (14 if you include this one) over a couple of weeks – starting on Thursday 22 October. The final post will be on Monday 9 November. This will mean that your project will even be finished in time for overseas postage if needed…. or to make another one afterwards.