Fun fact about the word “plaid” – in America we use it to mean the tartan pattern, but it actually means “blanket” and refers to the fabric not the pattern. Plaid/tartan is one of those patterns that is timeless, reminds me of the holidays, but is totally wearable all year long. In today’s spotlight I’m just mad about plaid!
Check Slouch by Triona Murphy Yarn Weight: Worsted Amount: See pattern notes Why I love it: It’s a fashionable slouchy hat and it’s done with slipped stitches so only one color at a time!
Syringa Shawl by Danielle Chalson Yarn Weight: Fingering Amount: 840 – 1200 yards Why I love it: This plaid creates a kind of optical illusion that makes me want to stare at it until my eyes cross and a picture of a dinosaur pops out (remember those things?).
Bluestone Hat by Steven Hicks Yarn Weight: Sport Amount: 275 – 300 yards Why I love it: It’s cozy! I want to wear this while snuggled up by a fire, knitting in my pjs.
Gingham Style by Natalie Servant Yarn Weight: Sport Amount: 80 – 600 yards Why I love it: Double knitting, intarsia, and completely reversible! Sound like too much of a challenge? It has instructions to make a potholder version so you can try out the techniques.
Random Plaids by Sara Delaney Yarn Weight: DK Amount: 751 – 1341 yards Why I love it: She has a clever way of making the vertical stripes that doesn’t include bobbins yet ensures it lays flat!
Plaid knits make great holiday gifts that feel seasonal but are wearable year round. All of these designs are eligible to knit in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long. Pick up one (or all of them) and come join in the KAL/CALs for chances to win lots of prizes!