I need to send a thank you gift to a friend.
As a fellow knitter & crocheter I know she would appreciate something hand-made. In fact, my “thank you” is because she sewed a wonderful fleece lining into a ski hat I knit for my husband last year. I can barely sew on a button. If left to my own devices that hat would have never gotten lined! Presenting her with something hand-made in turn seems appropriate.
The problem is I’m torn between two lovely projects with two lovely yarns and can’t decide which to make.
Can you help me decide?
Both projects are from Mirasol Book #27–Ushya & Sulka, but you’ll see they are rather different.
My first choice is the Tatu Cowl.
This cozy cowl takes just one hank of Ushya, a 98% Merino Wool, 2% Nylon blend with approximately 114 yards per 100g. I have a hank of Ushya is Color #1712-Pure White.
As a bulky yarn the suggested gauge is 2.5 sts/inch on a US 15 needle. I’d finish this cowl in no time!
The book has directions for either a moss stitch cowl or a garter stitch cowl. I think I’d make the garter stitch version.
My second choice is the Tiri Scarf.
This scarf is a simple lace pattern worked on US10 needles. The book has a single skein short version or a longer two skein version. I’d be working the shorter version. Again, this would be a quick pattern.
Tiri is knit using Sulka, a 60% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 20% Silk blend with approximately 55 yards per 50g. I have color #224-Bonbon Pink.
Uh-oh! Life just got more complicated.
I just discovered this cute hat has been added to the free pattern section of our main website.
This hat is knit in the round and takes just one hank of Ushya. You can download the pattern here.
So, what do you think? Which would make the best thank you gift? Share your thoughts in a comment or vote in the poll up there on the right.