I recently finished knitting a baby blanket for my friend who is about to have her first little-un. It’s in a gender-neutral colour, and in a nice soft wool / acrylic mix which should wash ok!
Now I have graduated from squares and oblongs to squares with interesting patterns, I am looking for my next challenge…
I have seen a couple of patterns I fancy trying from my copy of Purls of Wisdom, by Jenny Lord. There are two options I am torn between. Can you help me choose?
1- Arm-warmers: Cute and fashionable but not too timely for the spring weather coming up. I’d like to try these because I want to graduate to knitting luxury socks (they seem such a useful and relatively small project!), so the thinking is that these would be my first try at knitting ‘in the round’.
2 – Honeycomb Cushion Cover: A more ambitious square-with-pattern project. Also practical, very pretty and less seasonally-weird.
Jenny very kindly sent me a copy of Purls after we bonded over a mutual love of knitting at a recent event. So far I’m really impressed with the simple step by step instructions, fun patterns and candid tone of the book. I’ll report back and do a proper review once I have (hopefully) completed one of these projects.
Which pattern do you think I should go for?