Thursday, May 19, 2011

A really, really big post.

Loretta sent me this link to this fascinating (and, I think, hilarious) video.

It got me thinking, this could make a great Facebook Friday contest. We're always looking for very fun, very quick-to-knit patterns - in bulky yarns or otherwise. So we will make this simple. Post a comment with the name of, or a link to, your favorite superfast project. On May 29th, we will draw a winner at random, who will receive a $50 Loops gift card.

Yes, that means we have two contests running concurrently - this one and the leftover yarn contest from the last post.

Happy commenting, and good luck!

- Shelley
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Blogger Stef said...

The Potato Chip Scarf has got to be my favorite! It's great to do while watching TV and it curls up as you knit it, so it's fun to watch it transform into an awesome project.

May 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Watch Cap from Knit Hats; easy peasy ham & cheesy

May 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anna G said...

I love Christmas Creep. Link to pattern is for a scarf but I have modified it to make hats, snuggles (small square for baby to cuddle) and a throw. Even as a beginner I can knit and not watch my needles on this one!
Free on Ravelry:

May 19, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Jill K. said...

I like using the calendar "365 Knitting Stitches a Year" to practice stitches and make washclothes in the process.

I also like to knit an adapted version of the practice sock from Sensational Knitted Socks book to make quick baby bootie/socks for gift-giving.

Both can be knitted up in less than an evening (baby socks if DK is used).

Both of these offer me the opportunity to learn or improve on a stitch, making it not only a favorite but also educational practice allowing me to grow in my craft and create gifts for giving to others which can help spread the word about the joy of knitting.

May 19, 2011 at 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Jill Kr. said...

I posted but don't see it so giving it another try.

I like knitting wash clothes for gift-giving using the calendar "365 Knitting Stitches a Year". This allows me to practice or try new stitches.

I also like a personally adapted version of the practice sock from "Sensational Knitted Socks" to make baby booties/socks.

Both these can be knit in an evening (baby socks if use DK) allowing for me to practice stitches and techniques while allowing me to make quick gifts which share with others a love for knitting while improving my craft.

May 19, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Ruth Jones said...

The 3- Way Wrap! I have some for summer and some for winter!

May 19, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger dianne said...

I like the knit one drink one.

May 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

I bet that blanket is sooo squishy soft! My favorite quick knit is a crochet toddler hat with a big ol flower on it made from twinkle wool, crochets up in less than an hour and sooo squish soft! I guess I'll call it squishy flower hat.. I don't have a picture online to link to thogh =(

May 19, 2011 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Amanda Renea said...

My favorite quick knit is the Fisherman's Wife scarf:

May 19, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Bernie & Halla said...

The Crowl, by Billie Anne Grigg! Fast, fun & flattering!
Compliments galore and it's a Loops original.

May 20, 2011 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger Bernie & Halla said...

The Crowl, by Billie Anne Grigg! Fast, fun & flattering!
Compliments galore and it's a Loops original.

May 20, 2011 at 5:47 AM  
Anonymous Vicki HIbbert said... This is my profile pic on Ravelry. Super easy and comes out so cute

May 20, 2011 at 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Ephanie said...

I have two baby bibs that are quick knits and make great gifts. They're both on Ravelry.

May 20, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Meagan M said...

Right now my favorite quick knit is this "shroodie" that I love knitted with Classic Elite Sprout. I found this when looking for something summery for my 4 year-old niece that had a hood because she is OBSESSED with hoods right now. As a beginner, this top-down shrug is really easy!

May 20, 2011 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

O M G that lady must be on crack to think up knitting on 6 foot long PVC.

May 20, 2011 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Oops, almost forgot my favorite quick and easy pattern the Katia Triana scarf. I' made two so far ( in 3 1/2 hours).

May 20, 2011 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Estela said...

I've just started to knit and this is the first finished project (out of two...hehe!) it's a cowl, really easy and really fast made with Twinkle soft chunky, Marshmallow Fluff.

May 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Estela said...

I'm a beginner this is the first project I completed (out of two), Marshmallow Fluff. It's easy and goes real fast. Used Twinkle soft chunky.

May 20, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Knit One, Drink One scarf. I made one for my son and am going to make one for myself!

May 22, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

The Wave Rib scarf on Lion Brand's website. Super easy and cool looking!

May 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Carolyne said...

The One Skein BRC Scarf by Barbara Lundy Stone just takes one skein of Bulky Rayon Chenille by Blue Heron Yarns. Toss it in the washer and dryer and it feels amazing and looks spectacular. It’s a great gift for someone who appreciates luxurious things. Best of all it is all garter stitch!

May 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Heather S said...

I love making hats, but for a really quick project Christmas Creep is the best! It turns out beautifully every time, is easy to memorize, and moves like lightning!

May 23, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

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