Sometimes it doesn't need to be fancy to be an enjoyable project. In fact, the simplest things can make for the most pleasurable knits.
This spring, I attended a yarn tasting hosted by my LYS, TitiTyy, where we had the opportunity to sample new and upcoming products: Prym Ergonomics double-pointed flexible needles with a teardrop shaped tip and three new yarn varieties
Holst Garn Tides, a fingering-weight 70/30 wool/silk blend
Knitlob's Lair Kuutar, a shiny fingering-weight 50/50 merino/bamboo blend, and
Knitlob's Lair Kytöläinen II, a rustic light fingering-weight 100% Finnsheep yarn
We each got just a few grams to play with and I was racking my brains with what to turn the yarns into. Just a swatch? A potholder? Boring.
A friend attending the same yarn tasting was showing off her latest project, super-simple striped arm warmer tubes. A-ha! Perfect for yarn tasting: I could combine all three varieties in the same project. And the perfect knit for those days when a short-sleeved shirt is just a teeny bit chilly.
On Ravelry: Hukkaputki
Pattern: No pattern! CO 56 sts, 8 rounds of 1x1 twisted rib, then three-round stripes and tapered decreases at the end. Throw in a few garter-stitch rounds and colorwork at random intervals.
Needles: 2.5 mm
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