Just a quick update on what I’ve been making and what’s available in my Etsy shop for sale for quick holiday gifts. Please visit there and share if you can—sales in my Etsy shop and pattern store help me continue creating. Many thanks!
I finished up some quick cowls on the Addi Express King Size [affiliate link] that I blogged about previously. I really like this little machine but have yet to do any flat panels or color changes on it.
Here are a few things I wrapped up on the Addi:
The yarn is a wool and silk blend, Dandy by Bouton d’Or, colorway Raisin and worked well with the Addi, but had many knots. Many. Luckily, due to the tube construction of this cowl, the knots are concealed on the inside, so they’re not seen.
Obviously, since this is basically one straight color, and all stockinette, I would loathe to hand knit these cowls had they not been made with the Addi machine. I’m very happy with the Addi and highly recommend it to anyone interested. I like the fact that there really is no prep time to use it like there was with the weaving loom. Plus, because it’s knitting, I can knit a tube with the Addi, then drop four stitches and make this Sunset Braid Cowl:
I am very pleased with how this turned out. Thanks to the Addi King Loomers and Knits group on Facebook, I was able to participate in various postings and see videos that helped me come to figure out how to do this on the Addi.
Frankly, it takes longer to bind the two ends of the tube together and do the braid, but not having to spend days and weeks knitting stockinette stitch makes it so much more tolerable.
Also handknit, I knit this star, Stjärna by Karolina Eckerdal, thinking I’d make it large first then make several smaller ones for our little 2 foot tree. Let’s just say I finished the one star and it’ll be a one-of-a-kind item. 🙂 It turned out nicely, though.
It came out to be about 5.5″ in size. My project notes are here. I made this with Malabrigo Mecha leftovers in Borrajas colorway.
Not sure if it’ll be another project with the Addi or a handknit one, maybe a new pattern will pop in my head. Regardless, I’m busting through my stash!
Have you done a lot of handcrafting for gifts? What are you most proud of?