I know what it's like. You're busy. You're out there fomenting revolution, stirring up the populace, inciting upheaval. That sort of schedule doesn't leave you with a lot of down time.
But that doesn't mean you don't need to knit. It might actually mean you need to knit even more than the rest of us. We wouldn't want you to lose your equanimity as you work on becoming our first Benevolent Dictator for Life.
These seven accessory patterns (two hats, two cowls, and three mitts) are just the thing to keep your fingers happy as you hone your plans for world domination.
Clamor: This slouchy hat looks fabulous on everyone. The shape is flattering, and the brim is loose enough not to mess up your hair. If you think you don't like hats, this may be just the thing to change your mind.
Fracas Hat and Cuffs: This hat and cuff set satisfies the lace-knitting urge that comes upon us all from time to time. The cuffs have a wonderfully practical shape (they keep you warm but leave your fingers free), and the hat's puckered crown is sure to please.
Ruction Cowl and Mitts: This versatile cowl and mitt set is a delight to knit. The deeply-textured fabric looks lovely on either side, and the stitch pattern works beautifully with solid, semi-solid, or variegated yarns.
Tumult Cowl: This cowl is perfect auto-pilot knitting. It looks complicated, but you'll have the pattern memorized in no time. Make it as long and as deep as you'd like; it looks great at any size.
Uproar Cuff: This adorable cuff is the very definition of instant gratification. With just a few hours of knitting and a few dozen yards of yarn, you'll have a charming accessory. It's perfect for using up leftovers, and it's a great way to showcase a special button.
Clamor: 5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette, 150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
Fracas: 14 stitches = 2 inches in Charted Pattern, 150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m) for hat, 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m) for cuffs
Ruction: 6 stitches = 1 inch in 3x3 ribbing, 200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m) for cowl, 100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m) for mitts
Tumult: 20 stitches = 4 inches in Charted Pattern, 200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Uproar: 7 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette, 75 - 125 yards (69 - 114 m)