Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Knitting ideas- Week 1

Here in Western Montana we spent 10 weeks this Fall with extreme amounts of smoke from forest fires that were burning nearby.  It seems like September and October were the months that never happened!!  So now it is November and the holidays are fast approaching.  By our calculations we have just over 7 weeks of knitting time left!

To encourage ourselves...as well as you...we have been looking at designs online and found some great ones that will work with our yarns!  This week we are looking a shawls and shawlettes (is there a better word for these small scarves?).

If you have plans to knit a larger shawl, check out Prieta's Rough Sea Shawl on Ravelry. It is lovely and will work up perfectly in Mountain Colors Bearfoot or Crazyfoot.  Any shawl that calls for Fingering weight yarn will work with these two yarns. 

Want a shawl that uses our Winter Lace wool/silk lace weight yarn?  Annis can be knit in the full size seen in the photo OR there is a mini-version too. The Swallowtail Shawl is a beautiful design.  I am a "new" lace knitter and I finished my Swallowtail . It is light and soft and pretty.

Want a triangular scarf sized shawl (shawlette) in fingering weight yarn? 

Larch by Rue is a beautiful design.  There are also MANY other scarves that could be knit with Bearfoot or Crazyfoot. Each is lovely in a different way.

So grab your needles, some Mountain Colors yarn and create a wonderful gift for yourself or a friend.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice post, but I've been checking this site for a 11-1-12 post for the November Knits giveaway blog tour. I'll check back soon.

stefanie said...

Love this post!