Our Favorite Quick Knits!

 Sarah wears a Sherbet Bandana.

We’ve got quick projects on the brain right now. Something we can finish fast – either for gift knitting or because there is something especially satisfying about finishing a project – it’s an extra treat in this extra time of year!

This week we’ve offered some of our favorite quick knit patterns as ready-to-ship kits:

Our unisex Pebbles Hat offers great texture – a bit of a different look in an easy-to-memorize pattern. Knit in 1-2 skeins of our Tod Worsted, it will work up into a hard-wearing yet soft hat. Try it in a few colors too -- we recently knit one up in three colors of Pebbledash leftover from another project -- texture combined with that cashmere squish!

Pebbles Hat shown in 3 colors of Dimond Laine Pebbledash

Our newest pattern, Eagle Harbor, is a lace cowl that you can double up around your neck and knit in just 2 skeins of Big Birdie. We’ve played with color blocking in the samples on the pattern, but it’s equally fun in one color.

Eagle Harbor cowl on a mannequin

The Sherbet Bandana (shown above on Sarah) takes just one skein of Big Birdie – a delightful way to play with a favorite color or date a new color possibility.

We’ve made a lot of Sophie Scarves by Petite Knit this past year – it’s such a versatile pattern that can be done with a variety of yarns. It’s a fun piece to make in multiples and it makes a great teacher gift or for anyone who would appreciate a pop of color or warmth at their neck. One skein of Tod or Percy and you’re all set!

Bob sporting a pink Sophie scarf

We did an informal survey in the shop and came up with some other ideas too…you’ll find yarn for these by giving us a call at the store – or, in some cases, on the website. Pam and Susan love to have a pair of Leslie Friend's Toast cuffs on the needles – it takes one skein of 100% cashmere Pebbledash – and everyone needs at least a couple of colors in their wardrobe. Caitlin is casting on a Cloud Hat in Big Birdie this weekend for a gift because she loves the deep ribbed brim, but if you prefer stockinette fabric, the Warbler hat knits up quick and is a great use of your Big Birdie leftovers. Ashley is working her way through the Good Night, Day catalog (!) and loves the Brechin Vest in doubled Big Birdie with it’s easy-to-knit texture and oversized fit. The Bauble Mitts and Memento Hat work up quick too – and use just one skein of Bauble and Memento respectively. Or, revisit Jackie Rose’s fabulous SoHo Square pattern – the Wink size makes good use of your Birdie leftovers and is so fun to knit.

Warbler hat shown in four colors of Dimond Big Birdie

We’re cooking up Cozy Cuff and Hat bundles and new Breton Shawl combinations for this coming week -- we're planning our projects for the new year and want a little instant gratification to get us started.

What have we missed? What are your favorite quick projects? Comment below to share and tag us on Instagram – we love to see what you’re making!

Love, The Lamb & Kid



  • Jennifer

    Good question Edith! We don’t have a hat pattern written specifically for Monstro or Bauble. I would suggest you search on Ravelry for a hat pattern that works with bulky-weight yarn. There are many available! Go to patterns — advanced search — and limit to bulky-weight and the yardage you have available. You can also call the shop when we’re open and we’d be happy to help you further!

  • Edith

    Help! I bought 3 skeins on Monstro last summer. I still haven’t found a pattern for a monstro cap. Could you please direct me to one? Or send me one?
    This last week I ordered two skeins of Bauble “Rolling Bay.” I also need a cap and cowl pattern for that yarn. Since it is evidently thick and thin, at really needs a good cap and cowl pattern.
    Thank you very much,

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