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Stash Busters for Christmas Gift Knitting - A simple beanie and matching cowl

During last year's Christmas holidays, I spent a good deal of time knitting and experimenting with yarns from my stash. I eventually settled on a simple approach to a basic beanie and matching cowl.  What makes this set special is the blending of a solid DK (light = 3) wool with a variegated laceweight silk mohair.  Held together, the resulting fabric when you knit is a custom color and it has a soft halo as well. I realized I've been knitting a lot of hats and other small projects leading up to this Christmas and decided to share this pattern for free as I expect lots of folks are looking for ways to cut corners and use their yarn stash to make gift this year.   Basic Beanie Materials Patons Classic Wool DK - I used about three 3 balls to make both items  (you can substitute any brand of double knitting wool).  Please note I was working from mt stash, so this is an estimate only. Sugarbush Drizzle - 2 balls (you can substitute any other laceweight silk/mohair blend) Tools:   4

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