Gosh, it's hard to see 🔍 to knit or crochet during these dark evenings before the Winter Solstice!

We can always resort to task lamps or knitting during the day, but here are a few tips for keeping hooks and needles busy.

1/ Choose lighter colors. Yarn that is a light or white or bright color is MUCH easier to see. Those stitches will flow from needle to needle easily. Crocheters will find that using a lighter color makes the double crochets and chains much more doable.

2/ Use larger gauge tools. It's easier to work with larger gauge needles and hooks, too. That means using a heavier yarn.

We like Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride worsted or its cushy feel in hats and scarves. It's 85% wool with 15% mohair in a single ply that knits up wonderfully.

Try the lighter colors from Brown Sheep for mittens and hats:

M10 Cream

M11 White Frost

M115 Oatmeal

M140 Aran

The right needle makes a hat go faster, too. Try 16" circulars for hats that take an evening or two to knit.

Circular Addi Turbo Needles -- 16"

Circular Addi Rocket Squared -- 16"

Save on our Graywood Designs

Canyon Walk Hat Pattern.

Pattern is HALF OFF.

Now $3 in November only.

Download Canyon Walk Hat -- It's reversible!

Knit up a few of these gems for holiday giving.

Uses 16" circular needles -- One skein makes one hat.

HiKoo Simpliworsted Marl

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted

HiKoo Simplinatural

Canyon Walk Pattern $3 Download


Graywood Designs is a locally owned small business in a rural town. We are located at 40B South Main Street in Pigeon, Michigan. Pigeon is on the west side of Huron County, one of Michigan's 83 counties.

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