agonizingly waiting for my new needles to come in the mail taking a break from MFS, I’ve decided to knock out some Christmas knitting. Might as well, since I’ll probably get this one done by the time my needles get here.
If you have any teen girls or stylish women in your Christmas queue, this is it. A knit gift that they’ll love to wear while they sip their Pumpkin Spice Latte, or Chai Latte (or whatever they’re drinking in December)
Step 1: get big yarn (bulky  or super bulky ). It’s kind of like big hair, only better. And get some big needles. Size really does matter. I knit that first one from bulky weight on US13 [9mm] needles, and this new one is super bulky weight on US15’s [10mm].
Step 2: Cast on an even number of stitches, you don’t want a huge number unless you plan to make this a sleeping bag. Shoot for 20-28 depending on the size of your yarn and needles.
Step 3: Brioche stitch until you start to feel that aneurism develop on your brain. I used this tutorial, and I knit it for about 60 inches [152cm].
Step 4: Cast off, sew ends together (helpful if you left a long tail from the cast on edge). You can sew together straight or you can twist the ends. Doesn’t matter. Just make that sucker a big loop.
Step 5: Celebrate.
That’s my game plan for the next couple of days. I’ll probably take another project with me for when I get this one done. I don’t imagine it’ll take me the whole weekend. It’ll be enough to take the edge off my failure as a knitter.