The number of people taking up the needles is noticeably increasing - lots of my personal friends have been inspired of late, which fills me with joy. It means i'm on the hunt for patterns that are beautiful finished objects and feature just one or two techniques that are challenging enough to keep a new knitter interested but not so hard that they throw their work in the corner in frustration.
Here's a bunch of easy going projects that are perfect to transition into warmer weather knitting.
Mira's Cowl - a drapey 4 ply cowl that will be lovely to throw over your head on a summer evening
Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat - cuteness!
Carol Feller's Adrift: besides the fact I LOVE this colour, this is a good foray into a simple garment. In fact, I might just make one. Going by the projects on Ravelry it looks like people have used 4ply yarn with no modifications with success.
Do any of my tried and true knitters have any simple pattern suggestions for our newbies?