When we released Mighty Stitch earlier this year, it proved to be so popular that we sold out of many of colors of this fabulous acrylic/wool yarn! But now, all colors are back in stock, just in time for holiday gift knitting and crocheting.
I’m using the same size needle but since Mighty Stitch is a worsted rather than the Brava Sport called for in the pattern, it’s turning out a bit larger than the original – which is fine by me! I’m on the last of the four large squares, then it’s time to sew it up and use it to keep warm this winter. I used colors similar to the original and about one & half skeins of each.
Another project I’ve been hard at work on the past few months is a new free collection of sporty knits – Go, Fight, Win!
If you or someone you love is a sports fan like me, handknit blankets, scarves and hats are a must to enjoy outdoor games in the colder months of year – and nothing gets you in the spirit like rooting on your favorite team in their colors. Mighty Stitch is the perfect yarn for this collection, the bright colors cover most team colors, plus the wash-ability and warmth is important, whether you’re in a stadium, high school bleachers or simply at home on your couch. Also included in this collection is my recommended color charts for both Major League Baseball and National Football League teams using Mighty Stitch – you can also see my previous color recommendations for Brava (for NFL and MLB) and for Wool of the Andes (MLB). For other sports or for local and college teams, I’d recommend looking up their official colors on their website.
Another recent free pattern is by Emily – check out her Airdrie Hat and Mitts Set.
This sweet hat & mitts set features a stretchy twisted rib and a bright pop of color – exactly what you need on the dreary dark days of winter! It’s perfect for gift knitting; I think it’ll be great for my teenage niece and her friends this year – they love slouchy hats with giant pompoms and the mitts are an easy and fun accessory to add to any winter outfit.
This very easy pattern (only using the humble knit stitch) is great for a day knitting on the couch and catching up with your favorite tv show – and you’ll be done in no time.
Finally, Hannah’s free pattern Pongo Draft Stopper is perfect to keep that cold blustery wind out of the house on those long winter nights!
Filled with beans, rice or plastic pellets and placed in front of drafty windows or doors, Pongo is an easily customizable pattern – change up the colors to match your decor and make it longer or shorter to make sure you have the correct size to keep the chill at bay.
Are you excited for Mighty Stitch? What’s on your holiday gift crafting list?