I made manly knits this year as gifties, mostly beanies and one pair of wristwarmers. Of course, I didn’t take pictures of the beanies for the Sweeties’ soccer coaches, but hopefully, I’ll get pictures as soccer gets back into gear.
Yarn: Kathmandu Aran in dark blue, 1 skein each
Needles: Knit Picks Classic 16″ Circulars in US size 8
Start: The week before Christmas
Finish: The day after Christmas
Thoughts: For my brother and one of my brothers in law, I made them these hats, even though they are far from being my boyfriend. So I had to rename the hats to be called the Hat Fit for a Brother. Creative, aren’t I? The yarn surprisingly has a stringy feeling to it, but it makes such a luxurious fabric. The pattern was easy peasy, 2×2 rib. You know how I love to make beanies. Together, they made a win win!
He posed for the FO picture, and when I turned down the cuffs and asked him to pose manly, this is him being a true guy. I loved it!
Yarn: Cascade 109 in Jet, 2 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks Options in US size 9s
Start: December 27
Finish: December 28
Thoughts: An easy pattern, I just bought some olive colored Lamb’s Pride Chunky to make another pair for an East Coast friend. For some reason, I came up with one extra stitch at the thumb gusset on the first pair, but BIL was fine with the design mod. I washed them the morning they were flying out, blocked them onto empty water bottles, and set them out in the sun. When they weren’t quite dry at departure time, we stuck them into a ziploc baggie and they flew home with him. I love how the finger part folds over in a cuff for more freedom, or unfolds for extra warmth. This one is definitely worth making!