In recent days, we have noticed a bunch of folks knitting up beloved patterns—go-to options for that sweet spot of easy and interesting. I have made all these projects multiple times. They never get old.
I’ll list them here today in case you crave a bit of new knitting.
Fancy or plain, these are among the greatest of all knitting projects.
Portable. Useful. Colorful. Clever.
Our sock yarn offerings are at a peak of sublime and frisky. Scroll down to see them all.
It’s a square. With a two-color slip stitch pattern.
On Ravelry, knitters have posted 10,300 Ballband Dishcloth projects.
We can set you up with Rowan Handknit Cotton—we just received 19 new colors. Crazy combinations look great, we have found.
“You may find yourself knitting more than one,” says Kay Gardiner, Her Serene Highness of Dishraggery, who has made hundreds of them.
Log Cabin Blanket
It’s important to have a log cabin blanket in the works at all times.
It is satisfying to start, fine to put down for a while once you’ve made some progress, and delightful to rediscover when you excavate that tote bag months down the road.
Settle in with MDK Field Guide No. 4: Log Cabin to learn everything you need to know. The practice projects are six dishcloths, and our Rowan Handknit Cotton is a) tasteful, b) colorful, and c) not unlike a box of crayons.
This is one of the great examples of Perfect Pattern/Perfect Yarn.
I was wearing my Parallelogram Scarf the other day and marveled anew at Cecelia Campochiaro’s elegant knit-purl pattern that results in a swath of texture. This design and other beauties are featured in MDK Field Guide No. 5: Sequences.
And the yarn! Tina Whitmore’s Freia gradients change so gently that you keep knitting madly because you want that green to happen. We carry Shawl Balls (430 yards, a few in stock now) and Yarn Bombs (860 yards, we have a bunch).
And with that, I’m going to go fix that cable that I screwed up. With considerable relief, grateful to have a little problem that can be solved.