Let the Selfish Knitting Begin!

IT’S TIME!!!

All of our holiday knitting is done, and now we have a chance to settle into the bleakest months of the year with some woolly goodness, and some knitting projects made out of gorgeous yarn that we will actually get to wear for a change.

Madeline Tosh Merino Light Fingering in Winter Wheat

Do you have your yarn and patterns? Be sure to tell us what you’re up to in the comments below, but in the meantime, let me show you what’s on my plate for Selfish Knitting New Year!

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SKNY Ravelry Project Roundup

Selfish Knitting New Year is almost here!

I know you are probably elbow deep in your Christmas projects right now, but I wanted to ask – have you rounded up your patterns that you are making for yourself for January? No?

Bilbo Socks by Claire Ellen

Bilbo Socks by Claire Ellen – Check out the One Ring! Adorbs!

Worry not, I did it for you. Today I’m bringing you 42 Ravelry knitting patterns for items for the head, neck, hands and feet (including a plethora of LOTR socks – yes, I’m totally geeking out on them) to get your motors running. They are all fairly quick to make (i.e. all accessories, no sweaters), all available online, and all anywhere from free to $6 each.

Are you ready to make some beautiful things for yourself? Click here to read more about how to participate! Then just click on any of the photos below to check out the patterns on Ravelry.

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Walden’s Wood Mitts Knitting Pattern

The leaves are falling, the air is chilly and crisp…and that means it’s knitting season again, which further means I am neck deep in the woolly goodness.

It’s also the perfect time of year for mitts. Or armwarmers, or wristwarmers, or fingerless gloves, or whatever you want to call them. It’s not quite cold enough to need full gloves, but it’s definitely brisk, and you want to block the cold from creeping up your sleeves.

Walden's Wood Mitts

My Walden’s Wood Mitts, in a dusky blue color are the perfect thing to wear while creeping around in the woods being contemplative and taking pictures and stuff. And trying not to fall off the brittle tree roots jutting out over the stream that one is precariously perched on while a 4-year-old pokes you in the back with a stick.

Or reading, or holding a steamy mug of hot chocolate, or waiting for that damned bus, or freezing your ass off at work. Multipurpose, these mitts are. Enjoy, and if you make them, send us a photo!

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Infinity Scarf o’ Squish

Ready for a super snuggly infinity scarf pattern that will flex your knitting techniques? By using a cable technique with no defined edges, instead of a neat little cable, you get a fat twist in the fabric.

Infinity Scarf o' Squish

This was taken in the morning while trespassing again. Read on to see what was happening an hour later.

My problem with knit infinity scarves is that the size of the loop is often awkward, causing it to either strangle you, or hang limply, not doing much to keep you warm. Fat cables solve the problem, without even using a chunky yarn. Keep reading for my free pattern.

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DAO Bunny Pig Knitting Pattern

My January pattern, which is the first pattern I have designed specifically for you guys, is a trio of adorable little Bunny Nugs, named after the food source/occasional pet Nugs from Dragon Age: Origins.

Oh those adorable little subterranean bunny pigs. Leliana, one of the party rogues who happens to be absolutely loony, names hers Schmooples.

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