Tag: Knits Gifts 2015

Trappers-Hat

KNITS GIFTS: Fun for a Boy and a Girl

Before I took over as editor, one of my last projects for Interweave Knits Gifts were two men’s accessories for Gifts 2015. They remain my personal favorite projects for Interweave to date. Combining nostalgia with function “Trapper’s Hat” and the “Ragg Convertible Mitts” were inspired on a cold winter’s night when I pulled on my favorite pair of…

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Knit with Possum Fiber from Zealana Yarn

This article, by Lindsay Smith, is published in Knits Gifts 2015.  The Australian brushtail possum is not the same animal as the American opossum, with which you might be familiar. The Australian variety is an invasive species to New Zealand, and it has been destructive to the island nation’s ecosystem. But it also produces luxurious…

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Galax Shawl

Lee Meredith The Galax Shawl is wide and curved, and can be styled like a scarf. The sideways edging is worked modularly with increases and short-rows, creating the stitches for the future body section. This prevents picking up stitches later and makes for a smooth, lacy join between the two sections. Finished Size 110″ along…

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Lace Basket Scarf

Catrina Frost The extra-long, chunky Lace Basket Scarf features an unusual stitch combination of knit purl basketweave and lace. Finished Size 7½” wide and 60″ long. Yarn Bergère De France Alaska (50% wool, 50% acrylic; 60 yd [55 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #29936 cassis, 4 balls. Needles Size 11 (8 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain…

Orchid-Scarf

Orchid Scarf

Quenna Lee Knit a quick Orchid Scarf with chunkyweight yarn and a striking floral lace pattern. Finished Size 7½” wide and 78½” long. Yarn Berroco Peruvia Quick (100% Peruvian highland wool; 103 yd [95 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #9190 caramelo, 3 hanks. Needles Size 11 (8 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions…

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Lace Ribbon Scarf

Angela Tong The ends of the Lace Ribbon Scarf mimic the cuts you make to ribbon after tying a bow. Give a gift that looks like a gift with this sweet accessory! Finished Size 77″ long and 6″ wide. Yarn Manos del Uruguay Maxima (100% extrafine merino wool; 219 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): M2602 prince, 2…

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Winter Thyme Cowl

Moira Engel The Winter Thyme Cowl was  inspired by an herb garden in winter-an intriguing tangle of pods and stems with a desolate, enchanting look. Bobbles and cables seemed perfect to portray the mood. Finished Size 12″ wide and 43″ circumference. Yarn Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK (100% superwash merino; 260 yd [238 m]/4 oz [115 g]):…

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Plain & Fancy Hat

Josie Mercier There seems to be a never ending tension between people who want to wear plain hats and knitters who want to knit fun hats. The Plain & Fancy Hat pleases both as it is reversible with plain k2, p2 ribbing on one side and cables on the other. And it’s super warm! Finished…

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Sampler Stole

Erica Schlueter This generously sized Sampler Stole has a bit of everything-a circular lace pattern flanked by cables, edged by an open purl-faced pattern. There are also bobbles and an elongated picot fringe. Finished Size 16½” wide and 54½” long. Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Wynter (50% superfine alpaca, 50% wool; 120 yd [110 m]/ 3½ oz [100…

Homestead-Shawl

Homestead Shawl

Vanessa Ewing A short striping sequence makes for easy, addictive knitting. Choose the Homestead Shawl if you’re looking for a weekend to de-stress. Finished Size 46″ wide and 20″ tall. Yarn Plymouth Yarn Homestead Tweed (90% wool, 10% donegal; 194 yd [177 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #506 oatmeal tweed (A), #526 thistle tweed (B), and #505 medium grey tweed (C),…