Now that it’s too late to knit anything for anyone else for Christmas, I say it’s time to get selfish with your knitting. Maybe for just a little while. Even if you only knit one project for yourself. I tend to give myself permission around the holidays to knit from someone else’s pattern, which is super rare for me. It usually takes me a couple of years to finish a project, but it’s a lot of fun to make something I don’t have to think that much about.
If you’re looking for something to knit just for you, I’d like to suggest this simple seed stitch cowl from Classic Elite Yarns. Designed by Susan Mills, it’s actually more of a recipe than a pattern, because it explains how to make it for three different lengths and three different widths. Just choose the yarn you like in two different colors, swatch, pick your options and you’ll be on your way.
It’s worked in seed stitch in the round with a touch of contrasting color on each side. This makes the project pop with very little effort, which is just the thing for the rush of the holiday season. And odds are we’ve still got a lot of cold weather ahead of us in the Northern Hemisphere, so you’ll get plenty of use out of this project.
[Photo via Classic Elite Yarns.]