Monday, February 12, 2007

Instant Gratification

You know what's great about chunky yarns?


After the marathon of Christmas knitting, I've been drawn to projects that aim for instant gratification. Enter the lovely book One Skein. Ah, One Skein. So many cute items, all in just one skein of yarn. Granted, that may be a skein of lace weight that has 1450 yards, or a chunky yarn that knits to an inch a stitch, but it's one skein nevertheless.

Here's the Spiral Knit Bag in Malabrigo chunky. The bag itself is super cute, and a decent size for a little purse. I was suprised at how well it worked with the yarn. I had no idea what the recommended yarn looked like, I just saw that it said chunky, and I had been looking for an excuse to use the Malabrigo chunky anyway. I can't say enough about it. One night, one bag. It's soft and spirally and very fun.

Of course, my mom can take one look at those colors and know it's for her. She's gone a whole month without getting anything knit, so it's about time.

In summary:

Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky (100% merino wool, $11.95)

Needles: Size 11 16" circ and dpn

Pattern: Spiral Knit Bag from One Skein

Time: a few hours, honest!

Cost: $11.95

Go knit this bag!


Robin said...

I'm all about the instant gratification too - and I have two skeins of Malabrigo in my stash and the One Skein book at home. Hmmm. One night projects hold a special place in my heart and that bag turned out really cute!

Anonymous said...

It is cute and I love how it feels.