Happy Holidays—and a free gift—from Interweave Knits!
Hi there, you! It’s almost the end of the year, and a lot of folks are celebrating the holidays. In the spirit of that, we wanted to give you a gift to say “thank you” for being with us through 2018. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you, and we appreciate you so much. Thank you.
You will find the PDF download for your free gift at the end of this post.
The gift is a PDF download that includes three patterns from Interweave Knits Gifts 2018—the Silent Night Cowl, the Herringbone Trail Cowl, and the Fraser Fir Mittens. Which one would you knit?
The Silent Night Cowl takes less than 220 yards of worsted-weight semi-solid wool and very basic knitting skills to start and complete. It’s worked in the round from the bottom up, and has ribbing at the bottom and the top. The middle section has zigzags that are created with very simple 2×2 cables. This small-circumference cowl is a quick knit that can be finished in an afternoon—best done over some hot chocolate, fireside, with snow falling outside.
The Herringbone Trail Cowl is another easy-difficulty level project that can be done quickly and with very little yarn. The slanting parallel lines resemble the bones of a fish, hence the name. The pattern is created by alternating pairs of right and left 1-over-1 twisted stitches across each round. The twists shift 1 stitch to the right or left on each round so you get a diagonal pattern that spans rows. Less than 380 yards of worsted-weight wool gets you completed cowl, perfect to wear all through the winter and the spring transition.
The Fraser Fir Mittens are a great small project to step up your stranded-colorwork game. This pattern is at the intermediate level, but the colorwork pattern is a simple enough zigzag pattern that this is a great first stranded project to try out to become comfortable with the technique. It only requires two colors, rather than something like five, which makes the stranded colorwork very manageable.
We hope you like these patterns, and that you’ll knit one (or more!) of them and share your final projects with us. We love to see what you make and how you put your own spin on Interweave patterns.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Interweave!
(Photos by Harper Point Photography)