This pattern is so fun and easy, and I found that I looked forward to sitting down each night and knitting a new section.
I used Yarn Ink 2019 Advent Yarns for this project and I love how the colors came together. The pattern calls for either DK weight or fingering held double and it gives it a nice squishy texture perfect for cold wintry days!
I love doing an advent project over the holidays. I’ve found it gives me something to look forward to each day and helps me to relax and enjoy the time as well. Like I mentioned I used my advent set of mini-skeins, however this would also be a great stash buster as well. Simply gather all of those bits and bobs you’ve saved from previous projects, and you’re all set to go!
The finished size is approximately 24″ in circumference by 30″ long, but the length can be easily modified to fit your needs.
The exact supplies needed are all listed in the pattern. But I wanted to mention my needles because they have made knitting a joy! As most knitters do, I started out with inexpensive needles from a local chain store. I found the cord very difficult to work with and I didn’t enjoy knitting at all! After several recommendations, I switched up to new needles. They’re a bit more pricey, but they really are worth the investment!
For this project I used Chiaogoo Interchangeable Needles. They are my all time favorite needles, and the interchangeables are perfect for a variety of projects! I honestly haven’t found a better cord, the join is super smooth, and the tips are fast and fluid. Of course you can purchase them individually as well which makes the cost a bit more manageable.
I really am happy with how these colors blended together! I think this will make a lovely addition to my wardrobe, and since finishing I’m pretty sure I need a matching hat too. What do you all think?
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