GumDrop has large eyelets and is knit in diagonally using stockinette and garter stitches. You can knit this design with more eyelets (purple sample) or just an eyelet border (yellow sample). Use a sport weight yarn for a scarf or worsted weight yarn for a shawl. Blocking required. Enjoy!Use 3.50mm / US 4 and 2.75mm / US 2 needles for scarf, and 4.50mm / US 7 and 3.75mm / US 5 needles for shawl.
Aviatrix helmet, a very popular free pattern by Just Jussi -- sized from preemie to adult. For a beginning knitter who can knit and purl, this can take them to using short rows with confidence - and it is all straight knitting, with no seams. Determine the size you want to make and then... (Yarns & gauge can vary, but for beginner envision in heavy worsted weight with 7/'9 needles.)
Making individual pavlovas, which each person can load with as much cream, berries and coulis as they wish, is the way to go at Christmas. Getting the perfect balance of crunchy exterior and marshmallow centre can be tricky, but this recipe works every time!