Even though we believe that everyday calls for knitting, there’s something about the first cool days of Fall that puts an extra click in our needles. Almost over night we are inspired to tackle sweaters, oversized shawls, and knit holiday gifts for everyone. In the midst of the grandiose cold weather project planning, this month we sent subscribers a more manageable project to kick off unofficial “knitting season.”
Both BigStitch and BigStitch Lite subscribers received a cowl projects that will knit up easily and make for a good distraction from larger projects or holiday knits that you may already have on your needles. Plus, if you have fallen behind on any of your gift knitting, we have a feeling either of these cowls will make a wonderful gift for anyone on your list.
And the yarn?! We called on Luna Grey Fiber Arts, a hand-dyed boutique brand based in Colorado that specializes in sophisticated color. The yarn has a special softness and squish to it that we have yet to find from another fiber. It has an unyielding stitch definition to show off the rich, tonal color of the hand dyed nature of the yarn.
BigStitch subscribers received two skeins of Luna Grey’s Nova Worsted in complimentary colorways to knit up Sara Gresbach’s Atwater Cowl. Armed with two pairs of ChiaoGoo’s bamboo circular needles, subscribers cast on with one of two color combos sent out: Cranberry and Charcoal or Sea Glass and Charcoal.
Though the construction is simple (it’s a great introduction to stranded colorwork), the finished object has a big impact!
BigStitch Lite subscribers experienced Luna Grey’s Calypso, a 100% superwash merino DK weight yarn. We chose two colorways – Radiant Orchid and Pewter – to knit up Sara Gresbach’s Clary Cowl. And we threw in a cool little tool, the Fix-A-Stitch, and a beautiful pewter button.
An easy and quick knit, this cowl features simple lace work, therapeutic stockinette, and an unexpected i-cord and button detail. The Clary Cowl fits snug around the neck making is a great piece to throw on with a v-neck on cooler days, or layering under a jacket for extra warmth.
Along with their own Fix-A-Stitch tool, SockStitchers received a skein of Athena Sock – in either Denim or Eggplant – to knit the Amelie Sock by Alana Dankos. The yarn’s rich, solid color compliments the sock’s allover, lacy rib for socks that will be a great transition between summer and winter.
Whether you decide to gift this month’s PostStitch knits or keep them for yourself, we hope that your needles love this yarn as much as we do!