Vicarious Knitting…

I am a very lucky lady. It is part of my job to spend at least a few minutes everyday perusing Ravelry to see what is up in the knitting world. The sheer volume of greatness out there is kind of staggering! It’s especially fun when I spot Berroco FOs! Since I can’t share what’s on my needles (even though I really, really want to), here are the items I really wish I’d had a chance to knit for myself, things I wish I had in MY winter wardrobe. Hope they inspire you as well…

First up is a gorgeous accessory set from prolific sweater designer Connie Chang Chinchio. This FO was knit by Sarah from Scotland, who used less than 2 skeins of Ultra Alpaca!

Next up are Sniffle Mitts from the shop owner of Purl Diva! No pattern yet, but we suspect these are going to be HUGE in New England! She used just 1 skein of Ultra Alpaca.

The End of May Hat and End of May Mittens are yet another fantastic Ultra Alpaca project and perfect for colorwork lovers. The only difficult part is picking two shades–I love the combination Mandy has come up with (Tiger’s Eye Mix and Prune Mix, I believe).

I’ve also noticed a few Sundae FOs! Since Sundae knits at 2.5 stitches to the inch, there is still plenty of time to whip up a holiday gift using it, perhaps something from Booklet #287. That is where Joan found the pattern to knit Rickie for her adorable daughter (Joan also made a really cool looking Gondry–lucky daughter!)

While we’re looking at quick knitting hats, I have to point out I Come From the North, appropriately designed by Canadian designer Ariane Caron-Lacoste, who offers very cool translation services for knitters! She knit this very cute earflap hat with Peruvia Quick, another project you can whip up in an evening or two.

I’ll be back in a few days to share my favorite garments! Cheers,


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