It occurs to me very often that the simple things in life are often the best. I enjoy learning new knitting and crochet techniques. I am still delighted that in the summer I had fun with the corner-to-corner crochet technique. However when it comes to chunky wool and snuggly accessories you can’t beat a basic garter stitch.
Just to be very plain – garter stitch is using a knitting stitch on every row. When you use a chunky yarn like this Hayfield Bonus Chunky yarn the stitch definition looks really good. I got this yarn from Hobbycraft and used just over 1 ball to create this basic but luxurious Autumn Cowl. Each ball is only £2.30 at the moment, so makes a very reasonably priced present.
This pattern is so simple I am not even going to write it up in my normal format.
I used: 2 balls of Hayfield Bonus Chunky in Cinder. 1 pair of 9mm knitting needles. 1 large tapestry needle for sewing in ends.
Cast on 22 stitches. Knit every row until your knitting measures 60cm (23.5in). Cast off.
Make a simple twist once with one end. Then sew the cast on and cast off edges together to create a circle.
Little details in knitting and crochet make all difference to your finished item. When I work garter stitch and scarves I always slip the first stitch of every row. This provides a lovely neat edging and changes your work from looking ‘beginner knitter’ to ‘proficient knitter’.
Most knitters can master the garter stitch and this weekend project will provide you with a quick and easy accessory that you can wear with pride on Monday morning.
What projects are you making this weekend? Don’t forget to drop me a line below to tell me what you are making
The yarn used for this project was sent to me by Hobbycraft – you can buy the yarn via their online shop. If this is the first time you have visited my blog and have come over from Hobbycraft – Hello it is nice to see you – please pop by again!