Holly and Lars from Suburban Knits wanted to do something to materially help those affected by the recent (and ongoing!) tornados in Oklahoma. To that end, they decided to sell an eBook of 20 donated knit designs and donate 100% of the profits to Other Options, Inc., an Oklahoma charity and food pantry.
The Meandros Scarf is included in this collection, along with patterns by designers such as Anne Podlesak, Stephannie Tallent, Annie Modesitt, and Ray Whiting. Suburban Knits plans to offer this eBook only until August 31st, so get yours while you can!
Having witnessed a handful of infamous hurricanes and their aftermath, I understand how important it is for neighbors to do what they can to assist those affected by natural disasters. Please support this eBook, k*tog. It's an admirable project for a good cause.
photo by Shane Baskin/Blackbox Studios
One of my favorite patterns is the Meandros Hat. It features a Greek meander done in mosaic, or slip stitch, colorwork using only one color per row. It's easy, pleasant knitting and goes quickly without having to use a bulky yarn. It sits lightly on your lap while working and you can wear it different ways when finished.
This fun hat is modeled at left with a little slouch in it, which looks great, especially with all that curly hair. But it also looks wonderful pulled down over the ears for warmth. The yarn is resilient enough that you can wear the same size both ways.
These colors look great together, but you can check my Meandros Mittens post for other possibilities. I plan to start another one soon--this one looked so good on everyone!
photos by Shane Baskin/Blackbox Studios
In the spotlight today are my Meandros Mittens, cozy little items to knit for the chilly months we thirst for . These mittens are perfect summer knitting--they're small, and the sport-weight Cobblestone yarn is light on your lap (but the double layer colorwork will keep your hands nice and toasty when they're done).
These mittens feature corrugated ribbing and an afterthought thumb on which the palm pattern is continued. They are pictured with the Meandros Scarf, and if you squint you just might be able to make out the pattern on the reverse side of the scarf. That same pattern is done in color on the back of the mitten (below).
Other good color choices:
304 Bourbon St. (deep purple plied with gold and green variegate--Mardi Gras colors!) and 302 Beale St. (pink plied with teal, lavender and yellow--so pretty)
303 Chalmers St. (red with yellow and blue) and 308 Rodeo Dr. (blue with yellow and red)
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