Easy Must-Make Knits

Alameda Cowl by Jocelyn J. Tunney

Sometimes you need something easy to knit. But easy doesn't mean plain. It doesn't mean unattractive. It doesn't mean it's boring.

To me, easy means that I can let my mind wander as I knit, maybe watch some TV or talk to friends or read. Easy knitting is comfort knitting. An easy project can be a nice gift or something quick for yourself.

Our new magazine, Make It Knits, is a wonderful collection of easy fall and winter projects that pack a visual punch. Editor Lisa Shroyer wanted to put together a collection for newer knitters and for knitters who seek out projects for the yarns they buy most—worsted- to bulky-weight yarns that are easy to substitute.

If you're like me, you have a stash of odds and ends, single and double skeins of yarn, and that luxurious skein that's been waiting for the perfect project.

I also have bags of yarn I bought on sale—something will come along that's just perfect for this yarn, I thought at the time!

Make It Knits is full of patterns that are perfect for this type of stash-busting. You'll find patterns that fit a lot of what you have in your stash. Here are some of my favorites:

Victor Shawl by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud Amplified Cowl by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Wavy Lace Capelet by Cecily Glowik MacDonald Veronica Slouch by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Get your copy (or digital download) of Make It Knits! Which project screams "Make It!" to you?


P.S. How do you define "easy knitting"? Leave a comment below, and tell us!

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