Olympic knitting

Earlier this week we asked our Facebook followers what kinds of projects they are working on while watching the Olympic coverage. athletes-in-sochi-are-taking-some-cool-photos-with-the-olympic-rings

We got some great responses that we thought we'd share with you, just in case you plan to tune in this weekend and are looking for some project ideas that could keep your hands busy while you watch.

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Ashley is working on the Purl Bee Cap Sleeve Lattice Top.  This FREE pattern is one that we have talked about sampling for the shop.  It calls for sport weight yarn, and we thought that Anzula Cricket would be a perfect choice for this light spring top.

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Judy is working on Benton.  This stunning pullover is a Julie Hoover design that is part of the BT Winter 14 collection that was just published last month.  Made with fingering weight yarn, this lightweight sweater will be a treat to wear when Spring finally arrives.  Our selection of subtle neutrals of the Fibre Co.'s Meadow might be a perfect choice for this pattern.

Other friends mentioned working on headbands, an ereader cover, and a cabled pullover for their husband.  With so many options out there it can be hard to choose.  You might want to consider a project that involves large sections of stockinette stitch such as the Purl Bee Whisper Wrap.

Or for true eyes free knitting, garter stitch can't be beat.  One of our favorite garter stitch projects is the Super Easy Crib Blanket.  You could try a version made with the Olympic colors!

Let us know how we can help you find an Olympic project, if you aren't working on one already.  If you have something on the needles, bring it in!  We'd love to see what  you're working on.