GAL 2016 Fantasy vs. Reality Part 3

 Left: Lucienne Scarf by Katinka Designs, Right: Shelby hat by Katinka Designs.

Left: Lucienne Scarf by Katinka Designs, Right: Shelby hat by Katinka Designs.

More fantasy knitting today - this time I want to knit the Lucienne Scarf from Katinka Designs! 

This scarf has all of the things I love to knit - cables (lots of those), lace (which somehow always makes the knitting seem faster), and dropped stitches (intentional dropped stitch are fun).  I thinks this would be the perfect Christmas vacation project.  Once you memorize the stitch pattern, you can knit through all the holiday festivities and still be able to join a conversation, play a game, or watch It's a Wonderful Life.

If the long scarf doesn’t fit into your gift knitting schedule, I would recommend the Shelby Hat.  While it lacks those entertaining dropped stitches, it makes up for it with cables, cables, more cables, and pretty crown decreases.  Maybe this is not the best social knitting, but it only requires one skein of worsted weight yarn.  You will have it done in no time.

There are many more great patterns in Katy’s sale bundle, some of my favorites include the Ridley Shawl, Plummy Cowl and Mitts, and the Interwoven Mitts (I knit these last year and love them.)  Go take a look, I'm sure you will find something you love.