This pattern was free around Christmas 2011. You can still grab a free pattern if you go to the Thunderbolt, which is free of charge until Valentine’s day.
The holiday season came too soon, on smoking needles for the most of us. But there is just enough time to finish a little one-skein-wonder, if you are still some Christmas presents short. Or you might want to add this free pattern to one of the skeins, that you wanted to give to a knitter friend.
As to the beautiful things that Santa might bring to you, in many cases this might be yarn, and in all probability single skeins, since we rarely get enough yarn for a sweater from our knitting friends. And lets face it folks, our non-knitting significant others might give us a coupon from the yarn store, if we are lucky. But they would never be daring enough to buy the yarn themselves. :-)))
So a single skein it is, and most likely a fingering weight, because one can never have enough socks. Now there are a lot of nice sock patterns out there, but some of the skeins we receive are simply too stunning to be hidden away in shoes. So it’s time to keep your eyes peeled for one-skein-wonders.
If you fancy a simple one that’s easy to knit and that will beautifully show off the colors of your yarn, then the Boomerette will be perfect for you. It has a wonderful drape around the neck with a no-nonsense basic pattern, which will make it perfect for a men’s accessory as well.
The instructions contain a fully written description, and – since the Boomerette comes with short rows – a photo tutorial on how to make wraps and how to conceal them is included as well. So it is suitable for the beginner as well as the highly advanced knitter.
PS: The second version is done in Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash.