I haven’t posted about knits in a while because I was busy finishing up a bunch of gifts for the holiday season. Now that most of them are with their new owners, I can share what I’ve been up to.
I went to Ravelry for inspiration and found a bunch of patterns that were fun to knit and helped me find the perfect gift.
Here are a few of my favorites:
· Mountain Form Slippers by Tricoquelicot
I modified these a bit to add a moss stitch bottom, but they are great as written. Here are my notes.
· Celtic Dancer by DROPS design
This pattern takes some concentration as it asks the knitter to pay attention to measurements as you go along instead of giving you specific row counts, but its worth it.
· Up On Top by bruggadung!
These are about a simple as can be and turn out beautifully. Easy to modify or use as a jumping off point.
· Don’t skid, honey! by Justyna Lorkowska
Very nicely written pattern and the finished gloves turned out just as expected. My only caution would be to check the finger lengths as you go along and modify as needed. I made the pinkie and thumb shorter by a couple of rows because they were a bit long.
· Rosazura by Alegria DaSilva
This is a case for creating a gauge swatch first! The pattern calls for US8, but it took US4 needles for me to hit proper gauge. Once you determine the gauge for yourself, its a fun one to knit and a beautiful hat that looks great with any hair style.