It’s Wizzö! It’s super easy to knit, and SUPER fun to wear!!
That quick look video (on youtube here) shows you tons of different ways you can wear it, by buttoning, lacing, or tying it together, using the eyelet holes which line all the edges of the piece and allow for basically infinite wearing configurations!
I actually released the pattern way back at the beginning of last week, but I wanted to wait to blog about it until I finished all the wearing how-to videos, which I have now done! So, that quick peek video above shows you all the ways, but you can watch the six tutorial videos to really learn how they all work. And the pattern itself includes some photos and written descriptions of each of the six basic different styles.
Here is one of the tutorial videos, and you can find all six of them on the Wizzö webpage over here (scroll down).
As for the knitting, this is definitely one of the simplest pieces I’ve ever designed, but I don’t want anyone feeling ripped off so I included three different fully written sizes – smaller and larger bulky versions, and a “super extra bulky” version, which is on size US 36 (20mm) needles (the sample is with triple stranded bulky weight) – as well as fully customizable any-gauge.
So, the pattern is essentially written for 4 sizes, those three sizes/gauges completely written out for you to follow, with zero math or decision making, to make pieces exactly like the three samples, and then the custom size which can be in any gauge (worsted or heavier is recommended). For a custom piece, you’ll decide all your sizing measurements and do a tiny bit of math to figure out all your custom numbers. You can also customize the pre-written sizes as you like; detailed notes are included for making any kind of custom sizing decisions you want.
But, if you want to make no customizations at all, you can totally ignore all that and just make one of the sample versions, and then it’s a mega easy, beginner-friendly project!
The bulky samples are in beautiful Fable Fibers Memoir bulky yarn, a brand new yarn released on the same day as this pattern! This yarn is truly gorgeous and a great pleasure to knit with, I absolutely loved using it in these pieces! The colorways are a semi-solid Lagoon, and a variegated Fairy Garden, and they both look fantastic in the twisted rib stitch pattern. Seriously, awesome yarn.
Wizzö is the second pattern in my Bulk Trio, the first being Lemmy, and the third will be released in about a week! It’s in testing right now, and you can see a few peeks of the 2-color stitch pattern here and here and here. I will reveal that it’s another neck accessory. Bulky weights work nicely around necks, so I just went with it.
So you can grab it alone (here on ravelry), or get the whole trio (three patterns for the price of two!) to get Wizzö and Lemmy now, and Mikkey next week (here on ravelry). The way this winter is going for most of us, you probably still have plenty of time to knit up multiple bulky neck accessories and wear them before the cold season is over! Yay wool! ;)