Chimel designed by Quinn Reverendo is knit using just one hank of Manos Serpentina. Handspun from handpainted merino tops, Serpentina is a truly artisanal product. Each skein is unique, and the colors are totally random — they will not stack or pool. The ultra-soft superwash merino in a quick-knit gauge calls for next-to-the-skin wear like cowls and hats.
Manos Del Uruguay has named each colorway of Serpentina after an accomplished woman in history, whether she’s made headway in the arts, education, navigation, human rights, medicine, and on. We encourage you to learn more about these inspirational ladies as you knit with them! To make the pompom on the hat shown, we added remnants from our stash of another yarn for more texture and bulk. To take a look at the pattern click here.
More quick gift ideas try this adorable and playful Top This! hat from DMC. Top This! is a snuggly & silky bulky weight yarn that comes with a whimsical character to add to the top of a knitted hat instead of a pom pom, how much fun for kids of all ages. The bright & colorful yarn stripes as you knit this blend of acrylic & nylon. You will love how this yarn changes textures making it easy to knit without changing yarn. A free hat pattern is included with each ball, you can also check out the DMC website for more cute patterns like scarves, gloves, and slippers. Just click here to take a look!
The Bramble Double Cowl and Hat Set by Michele C Meadows is a fun quick knit. The pattern looks complicated but the two row pattern repeat puts the knitter into a rhythm that creates beautiful texture. Both the hat and cowl are worked flat with a simple quick seam. The pretty bramble stitch duo can be knit in just a few hours making it a perfect matching gift set. Add one of these faux Online Pompons for additional flair. The pompons are attached with a simple snap so they can be removed quickly and easily. The cowl can be worn long or doubled around the neckline for a cozy warm feel.
Mirasol Ushya is a bulky merino with a touch of nylon. This yarn is absolutely gorgeous, the soft chain knit construction provides even more unique texture for these finished pieces.
Remember that by purchasing the Mirasol Yarn Collection you are supporting the shepherds and their families ensuring the continuation of this tradition. A portion of every purchase goes directly to the funding of a centre in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno. To take a look at this pattern just click here.
“I love a beret that isn’t a beret but looks like a beret” by Amy Brewer. I love this quote and this pattern by our dear friend Amy Brewer, she is such an amazing and fun hat designer. L & B thinks she should have been a professional hatter! She is always taking simple stitches and simple stitch combinations to make adorable hats that anyone level of knitter can complete.
This one knit out of Kureyon Air by Noro Yarns can be knit out of just one hank in under two hours. The PERFECT gift at the PERFECT price for everyone, so get excited about holiday knitting! L & B has 7 fun colors available, just click here to take a look. To take a look at the pattern click here!