Knit Two Together (But Not the Way You Think)
Knitting in Good Company
I love wintertime but realize that many people find it dark and lonely. And too cold. Almost any winter activity becomes much more fun when it involved more than one participant. Cooking together, feasting on roast beast (or the vegetable equivalent in my case), building a snow fort, surviving the longest night of the year, celebrating a new year—all of these things work better in company.
For that reason, my design call for Love of Knitting Winter 2016 asked for lots of companion projects. Now you can knit two together without actually decreasing! Plus you can stay warm during all the fun.
Our companion projects include three fabulous adult/kid combos in soft but sturdy yarns.
Or make a set of matching sweaters for adults with Kristen TenDyke’s Vertical Lines options.
You can also knit two together for yourself—it’s not selfish if you’re learning a new technique, right? Other people will benefit from this knowledge later. Try out some stranded colorwork with Melissa Metzbower’s Nordic Winter Hat & Cowl Set. Or dive (back) into lace with Lynn Di Cristina’s Lytle Cowl & Hat.
Finally, we’ve got some unusual companion designs in this issue. Knit some feline companions onto Jennifer Raymond’s Window Cat Cardigan, and the lucky wearer will always have fur-free kitties to cuddle. Or complete Megan Kreiner’s caboose for her colorful Circus Train, because train cars get lonely too.
I hope you’ll love these projects designed for timeless appeal, cozy comfort, or evening elegance. I wish you a wonderful winter season, filled with good company and plenty of food.