Instant Gratification (part one)

There are a number of us at the shop who have all started thinking big.  It is the perfect time to start casting on with bulky yarns and larger needles for projects that knit up quickly.  We wanted to gather a collection of them for you to choose from, in case you have some last minute gifts make in the few days we have remaining before Christmas. loopy mango pillowBel knit up this beautiful bulky pillow with one of the bumps of Loopy Mango Big Loop Merino.  She used a single skein which costs $198.50.  Her free-form pattern consists of some simple instructions: Cast on 12 st with size 50 needles. Work for 10 inches in seed stitch, then switch to garter stitch (knit all stitches) to make a 20" square pillow.Seed Stitch instructions:Cast on an even number of sts.Row 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.Row 2: * P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern. loopyThe Loopy Mango yarn comes in beautiful neutrals of ivory, grey and black and this stunning pillow would be a very chic addition to any décor.Check back in later this week for some more bulky knit ideas.