© Andrea Mowry
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, that means a three-day weekend of knitting, grilling, and hanging out with family and friends. It is supposed to be clear and sunny here in Oregon so many of us at Knit Purl are taking advantage of this beautiful extra day off and heading to the beach or the mountains.
I am planning on spending the whole day at the beach soaking up the last bit of summer sun and starting on some autumn knits! Right now I am debating on three different projects: Take Flight Mitts, Shinko Hat, and Polka Dot Scarf.
© Andrea Mowry
Andrea Mowry’s Take Flight Mitts came out last year and I have been dying to make them! They are a quick knit and only take 1 skein of North Light Fibers Water Street (60% fine merino and 40% cashmere). I am thinking of knitting them up in Goldenrod colorway because they will pop with my navy blue peacoat during the fall and winter months.
© Kirsten Johnstone
Another project I would like to start this Labor Day weekend is Kirsten Johnstone’s new hat pattern, Shinko. It seems like a fun portable brioche knit. I am thinking of knitting it up in Woolfolk’s luxurious worsted weight yarn Far in color #1.
Besides Take Flight Mitts and Shinko I would like to work on Churchmouse’s gorgeous Polka Dot Scarf in Isager’s Alapca 1. I love that it is a seasonless accessory, I can wear it all winter long and into spring and summer. The best part is that it looks timeless, in twenty years I’ll still be wearing it! It will probably take me longer than a weekend to finish this project but I would like to get a good start on it at least.
What knit project do you plan on working on during Labor Day weekend?