Determined to give my family and close friends a knitted gift each for Christmas 2017, I set out a plan of action to select the ideal design, with a very definite criteria.
I have just got back from the most glorious dog walk on the farm, I was so warm and cosy, that it’s quite difficult to think of it as December. Cuppa brewed and Gluten Free Hobnob at the ready, it’s time for a little blog update, with Spotify for musical accompaniment.
At this time of the year I should really be listening to Christmas songs, but it feels more like a Mamas & Papas sort of day, with the December sun shining through my office windows.
At the beginning of the month I shared a Ravelry link to the pattern for the Dropped Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio. As i mentioned at the time I was planning on knitting up one rather quickly after having fallen in love with the pattern.
The first one I knitted was for Dina in the awesome bright red Rico Super Chunky and I’m happy to report she loves it, so much so that it’s never going to be left in the shop long enough for people to see.
So when 5 new colours in Rico Creative Twist arrived in I knew the Dropped Stitch Cowl would be the ideal quick knit for a display garment. It took a little over the one ball and I’m actually going to knit up a stripey one as a Christmas gift using a ball of the grey with the remaining burgandy yarn.
I hate taking ‘selfies’ but there was nobody here to help me. basically my arms aren’t long enough to hold the camera far enough away and my hands are too small to hold the phone and press the button. However, in the spirit of ‘we’re all friends ere’, ta-dah!
Add this pattern to your Christmas Knitting list, you won’t be disappointed and neither will the recipient. The only problem will be everyone else asking you to knit one for them.