Are you looking for something to knit? Something pretty for yourself or a quick last minute gift? I've got you covered today, sharing four projects that have been knit with Elliebelly Yarn recently.
The project on the top left is knit from handspun yarn -- I dyed the fleece and my incredibly talented Cousin Ann spun the yarn. But then, it sat around in stash for a long time because it was too pretty, too valuable and I wasn't sure what project would be sufficient to honor it. The Demiluna shawl turned out to be the perfect answer to that conundrum. The pattern is versatile -- you can adapt it, even late in the game if necessary, to use your yardage. And its shape makes it very wearable. Use your handspun!
Pictured on the top right, the I Want You shawl is knit in Elliebelly Rainey Fingering. This is one of my newest yarns, a Silk/Linen/Alpaca blend. It's wonderful and the perfect weight for wear all through the year. I adore the sweet edging on this scarf/shawl, and because it's a one-skein wonder, you can knit one fairly quickly as a gift, or spoil someone (yourself?) by knitting it using a sinfully luxurious skein that you would hesitate to buy a sweater quantity of.
In the lower left corner, Trieste Mitts, knit in Elliebelly Big Blue Bulky BFL. Quick because they are bulky and really warm, squishy, and pretty. I'm sure I'll be knitting a pair of these on Christmas Eve for one last gift.
Last, but not least, Anticlastic was written for a worsted weight silk blend, but this project used Elliebelly Seasilk DK and came out perfectly. If you aren't sure what to do with variegated yarns, this pattern definitely has an answer for you. It's like a fisherman's net made of silk, which, when wrapped around your neck, is stunningly pretty whether you're wearing jeans or off to something formal. I'm a huge fan of Seasilk at any weight and I think Anticlastic is the perfect pattern for showing off its many virtues.
I hope you find something fun here to help with your holiday knitting. Elliebelly will be back in January, but until then, please sign up for announcements about that (and perhaps a giveaway or two) in the box in the upper right hand corner. Happy Knitting!