This easy to follow pattern includes sizes 4, 6,8, and 10, requires 204 yards of yarn, a size US 3 and 5 needle and a set of US3 DPNs. This is a very inexpensive project with adorable results. I actually made this shrug for a dear friend’s little girl and it turned out perfect. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Williams)
Give a cozy that will wrap a mug with love using Valentine Mug Cozy designed by Kristen TenDyke for the Classic Elite Web Letter. For this project you will need 1 hank of Elite Renaissance Yarn for the main color (7155 Renaissance Red) and 1 hank for the contrast Color ( 7119 Rose), US size 8 needles, and a yarn needle.
This cozy is knitted using the Stranded Colorwork or Fair Isle knitting technique. When using this method, you will carry two colors of yarn across the same row and will alternate between the two to form a color-work pattern. While one strand is being worked, the other is carried behind it (or in front of it on the WS rows). This technique gives a thicker and much warmer knitted fabric. (Photo courtesy of Kristen TenDyke)
I hope you enjoyed a few of these ideas and for a couple of more, click here for last year’s ideas.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!