If you're craving a creative project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from starting something from scratch, you'll be well rewarded by reaching for your knitting needles this winter.
- Yarn: 2 skeins (50 grams) sport-weight yarn in desired colors, using about 150 yards
- Needles: 4 standard double-pointed needles in size U.S. 5 (3 3/4 mm). Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
- Additional materials: 8 inches scrap yarn in contrasting color; tapestry needle
- Gauge: 6 stitches and 8 rows equal 1 inch in stockinette stitch