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Accessorize yourself (or a friend)!

Jul 21, 2014

Every girl (and guy, really!) needs a great wardrobe of accessories. And because we're knitters, we have a huge advantage over those poor, sad, non-knitters out there (dare I say muggles?)

We have so many options for fabulous accessory knitting patterns, which just happen to be the perfect summertime knitting projects. They're easy to carry along on vacations, usually quick to knit, and they're small projects that won't heat up your lap like a wool sweater would.

We've gathered twenty-five of our best accessory patterns into one eBook, Interweave Favorites: 25 Knitted Accessories to Wear and Share. Here are the designs that float to the top for me:


    Ene's Scarf by Nancy Bush

Nancy named her scarf in honor of her Estonian friend Ene Sokk. Nancy's triangular scarf is based on traditional shawls from the seaside town of Haapsalu, where local women have been knitting lace garments from sheep's wool since the early nineteenth century.

Wanderer Cap by Jared Flood

Knit with a rustic tweed yarn, this quick-to-stitch, classic cap features a zigzag pattern that adds a simple yet bold detail that's perfect for the men in your life. The design flows seamlessly from the ribbed band for a flawless finished look.

Weekend Socks by Mags Kandis

These socks are inspired by classic ski sweater with traditional crisp, clean, two-color Norwegian motifs. These socks are just perfect for weekend lounging. Think of them as après-ski sweaters for the feet!

Märta Embroidered Bag by Lucinda Guy

The Marta Bag is a lovely example of a well-designed, useful everyday object that is not only beautiful to look at, but is beautiful to use. Knitted in the round, the Märta bag is embroidered with simple cross-stitches, French knots, and duplicate stitch details before being handwashed and slightly felted.

Caitlin Cabled Scarf by Connie Chang Chinchio

Interlocking cables meander along the length of this scarf, but the stitch pattern is quite easy to memorize. After several repeats, you'll find yourself putting away the chart and simply reading the stitches as you go.

Whether your knit these patterns for yourself, or as gifts, you'll be thrilled with the selection in this eBook. Download your copy of Interweave Favorites: 25 Knitted Accessories to Wear and Share now, and happy accessory knitting!

Cheers,

P.S. What's your favorite accessory knitting project? Share it with us in the comments!


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Ilehlia wrote
on Jul 26, 2014 9:45 AM

My favourite knitted accessory is scarves and/or cowls.  IMHO a girl can never have too many, in all weights, sizes, textures and colours.  They dress up a winter coat, and change the look of it every time a new one is worn.  They add pizzazz to a plain knitted pullover or tee-shirt. Little skinny ones are a great way to use up leftover yarn from other projects.  They also make a good project for experimenting with new and difficult stitch patterns, being small, with short rows, and quickly finished.  They get rave reviews as gifts too.

ddipsy wrote
on Jul 21, 2014 5:56 PM

OOOPS.   I forgot to mention that my mother thinks that my knitting skills have advanced in a great stride.  I attached some flowers to a sweater, and knitted a branch to give a scene of it weaving behind and around the individual magnolias.

ddipsy wrote
on Jul 21, 2014 5:40 PM

With thanks to Kathleen, I have surprised myself in knitting flowers.  There are so many uses' I have found for them.  One in particular is that I attached small flowers to a washable/reusable Dixie plate.  On the plate was an assortment of figer sized lemon drop bars.  The plate was easily cleaned and another round of bars was put back on the table.  The little girls got a kick out of it; and, they each took a flower to tie to another's finger to wear as a ring.  Oh what joy!