I’ll admit, as a knitter, it is sometimes difficult to live in the South. Our generally mild winters don’t create much of a need to knit beautiful, warm sweaters, scarves, hats and mittens. A southern knitter like me must truly love what I’ll call winter knitting techniques or perhaps have extended family who live in colder climates when choosing a knitting project.
I love knitting cables and bobbles. A few examples of some past projects are here and here. I love that sweater, full of cables and other Irish knitting techniques that add so much bulk and warmth to a knitted garment. But, alas, here in Georgia, I could never knit such a warm, squishy sweater with the hopes of anyone wearing it. So what’s a knitter to do? Hats knit from worsted weight and DK weight yarns are still an option as are mittens and scarves. Currently on my needles is a scarf full of cables and definitely fulfilling my wish to knit winter projects. I’m using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Nest (100% American Wool) and the squishy, warm cables that result from this yarn are heavenly!
I’m hoping to have the scarf finished and the pattern written this week. In the meantime, here’s a look at the squishy cables that is providing me some cold weather knitting! What cold weather knitting project is on your needles? Share here!