This pattern, called A Stockinette Hug, came about during a 12-hour hang-out and planning session JJ and I had in readiness for the class we taught at Wool n Wares a few weeks ago. We met at 9:30am, and JJ walked out the door at 10pm. What a day!
We did talk about the class. And life. And knitting. And everything. We had a blast, and during that time, we decided that our class would be elevated by offering a simple pattern that folks could easily customize. I grabbed two skeins of lovely Knitted Wit Worsted from my (not-inconsiderable) stash, and started knitting.
I knitted through breakfast, through lunch, through donuts and ramen and leftover pizza. I knitted through the kids going outside, through them playing in the family room, through them fighting and giggling and playing quietly. I knitted through development of our class handout, through talking about fiber, through discussing our favorite pens and planners. I knitted at the dining room table, on the couch, in the backyard. And, a day and a half after I started knitting, I was done. And I was in love.
This yarn is da bomb. Soft, shiny, bouncy, strong. The colors are deep and lovely. (I used Primarily Speaking Green & Sheepish in Seattle). This shawl is simple and wearable and fun and fast. It’s a great knit. It would be a great gift, perfect for the holiday knitting you know you should be starting. And, best of all, it’s a free pattern download on Ravelry.
What are you waiting for? Get thee over to Ravelry, download A Stockinette Hug, and get some Knitted Wit Worsted (or stash-dive and use any worsted-weight yarn). Make sure you share your project on Ravelry, because I’d love to see how others play with color to create their own Stockinette Hugs.