Last week we pared the pattern suggestions down to two… well, maybe three. Today we have only one final Make It Now! design for your consideration – although you can continue to save 10% on yarn for any of your Make It Now! projects through Saturday, December 21. We hope we’ve picked a winner.
This cold snap has inspired us to choose Calorimetry, a classic Knitty pattern by Kathryn Schoendorf that will keep your (or somebody elses’s?) ears nice and toasty warm. A really, really quick knit. A single skein project. With 16,000 projects on Ravelry. And flattering worn with either long or short hair.
Calorimetry (click here for a pronunciation guide; we can’t be the only ones who weren’t sure how to say it!) calls for an aran (heavy worsted) weight yarn on a US 8. (Gauge really is important here, so you won’t end up with a neckwarmer instead of an earwarmer.) It looks just as good in solid yarn as variegated. May we suggest Cascade Eco Cloud or Cloud, Plymouth Gina, or Crystal Palace Mochi+? I’ll be experimenting this weekend with our insanely soft Classic Elite Chalet to see if the alpaca/bamboo blend has the “resilience” the pattern notes recommend. And it has a button! I love picking out buttons.
We hope you have fun with this one. Calorimetry gets its shape from short rows, but fear not – there’s no wrapping and turning and picking up wraps. You just turn your work and head back the other way. Worried about losing your place in the directions with all that backing and forthing? Do it in one sitting – just curl up on the couch with your favorite holiday movie playing, and you’ll have it finished before the credits roll!