Knitting is such a great hobby for holidays – perfectly portable and relaxing (hopefully!) I know many knitters spend longer planning the holiday knitting than packing their suitcase. My holiday knitting tip is to make a small start on all your projects, in case you haven’t already. It’s not pleasant to sit down to work on something only to find that you don’t like the fabric, the pattern, or you have the wrong needle etc. And always pack an extra skein of sock yarn, you know, for emergencies…! Here are a few projects that were all worked on during a holiday to give you some inspiration.
Shawls must be one of the most common holiday projects (I think I’ve knit Damson myself on two different trips…). This Damson was knit by Lilith of Old Maiden Aunt during a week-long stay in Paris, lucky lady!
Do you struggle with tight bind offs? Whether you’re knitting a toe-up sock, a top-down sweater, or a lacy shawl, a bind off that’s too tight can really get in the way of enjoying your finished project! Here are 3 easy methods to work a stretchy bind-off without sewing.