If you’re anything like me, when it gets cold out, all you want to do is hibernate in your living room, fire up Netflix and cast on for a quick and easy knit.
I had this deliciously cozy scene in mind (complete with Snoopy snuggie and hot cocoa – I really know how party!) when I designed this Stone Scarf and Arrow Headband set. For me, it’s the perfect weekend knit: quick, cozy and easy enough to follow while you’re catching up on Downton Abbey!
Both patterns are knit in chunky-weight yarn, which means you can whip ’em up in the time it takes to binge watch a season or two of Downton Abbey or, y’know, your series of choice. (Although you really should be Downton Abbey!)
The Stone Scarf got its name from its alternating knits and purls that resemble a stonewall. The chubby stone-like bumps are bordered by garter stitch and a slipped selvedge for a tidy edge.
The Arrow Headband is one of those low-required-yardage/quick-completion projects. Before you know it, you’ve knit five of them and you’re ready for the holidays and all manner of holiday guests bearing surprise gifts that you can accept with aplomb because you’ve got a stash of Arrow headbands ready for gifting! Woo!
The Arrow Headband is named for the way that its slipped stitches and stranded yarn make a pointed shape – kind of like an arrow! It also has the added virtue of looking a lot more complicated than it is to make. This will surely prompt your friends to congratulate you on your incredible knitting prowess.
Bask in it, my friend! No one needs to know that you knit them while zoned out on the Dowager Countess’s witty barbs and the impossible drama keeping Anna and Mr Bates apart!