This sleeveless jacket is knitted in one piece on round needles. Marjorie has dyed all the wool for it and spun it and now she has nearly finished her jacket. We can’t wait to see it when it is finished. It is a beautiful colour. It is thick and warm and will provide some good protection against the cold . it’s colour will be cheerful in winter. She is thinking of maybe putting some pearl buttons on the lapels.
There are some one piece knitting patterns on In the Loop if you want to try something like that.
Jan brought along a hat similar to this a while back which she had made in her own spun wool . We all liked it because it was a bit different and looked good. The hat takes on a different look depending on the colours you use. Cream would make it a real classic.
The pattern was advertised on theknittingspace and you can find the pattern on the craftyarncouncilsite.
Berets make a nice change from beanies and give a different look. They can also use up small quantities of yarn. Cabling, Fair Isle and then yarn weight will all change the look of the beret. Sheila’s beret has a little top knot and a bow to decorate it. Her midnight blue homespun wool looks really lovely and her beret can be used with jeans or with a nice navy outfit.
There are some good beret patterns on AllFreeKnitting.
You always need easy and quick projects but you want them to be useful. One good thing to make is a child’s cowl. If it has buttons, like this one, you can adjust it better to fit the child. Children need to be protected from cold , damp air so they don’t get respiratory problems and a cowl is a better option than a scarf which they might lose or take off when they are little. Teamed with a nice beanie it is a perfect winter accessory.
There is a little , crochet toddler cowl here on 5 little monsters .