I definitely count myself as one amongst the accessories knitter. I have knit a few sweaters, some blankets, some skirts, but I ALWAYS come back to the accessory. Hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, who doesn’t like an accessory?! I have kind of a plain jane wardrobe so jazzing up my life with some colourful or textured knits is a fine way to keep things fresh. I’m also thoroughly enjoying baby accessory knitting, my child will never be without a pompom hat it seems…..
If you are buying for an accessory knitter this year I recommend both of Ysolda Teague’s books. They are full of beautiful hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, toys…what more can a girl ask for? My favorite knits are Kynna’s fingerless gloves from Whimsical Little Knits. A skein of Shibui’s Staccato (a silk blend sock yarn), some needles, and some matching buttons makes a great gift.
For a scarf sized Ishbel shawl (also from Whimsical Little Knits) all you need is one skein of SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine. This is a new yarn around the shop, it’s a combination of Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon making it soft but washable. One skein makes the smaller sized Ishbel on 4mm needles and I highly recommend the pointy tipped Addi Lace needles for this project. They make everything run so smoothly.