There are some patterns out there that are just made for high speed knitting. The TGV (High Speed Knitting) shawl by Susan Ashcroft is one of them. Here’s the one that Elf Roberta whipped up in no time. She actually started it to have something easy to work on at Knit Night this week, but it was done too quickly! She made this out of one ball of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy Socks in the Pinstripe color. But look at all of the other fun colors in that lineup, too. I can also see it in one of the Kauni colors that we just re-stocked in the shop.
This pattern also looks great in solids. I knit this one out of Madelinetosh Sport (or DK), using one skein for the body and one skein for the ruffle. I remember it going very quickly and thinking I needed to do another one, soon! (Which I haven’t done yet, but after seeing Roberta’s, I’m ready to start one up.) It would also be beautiful in Shalimar Breathless DK, which is another favorite of mine.
I also think it would be fun to knit this pattern using skeins that shift subtly from one skein to the next. Like Glacier, Juniper Berry and Neptune from Shalimar Breathless. This is a combination that one of you ordered awhile back, and when I saw the three skeins next to each other, I bought a set for myself, too. (See the kind of trouble I get into when I look at your fun order choices??) This would also be a fun pattern to do with a multi-color body and a solid color ruffle. Or make one with stripes with one of the Loopy Cakes sets. The possibilities are endless. Fortunately, the knitting is High Speed, so you can make several!
Do you have other favorite patterns that knit up super quickly? If so, share them with us in the comments below. I’m always looking for great (quick) patterns.