What do you give someone who has everything? What do you give a man? These are often questions I ask and I find it hard to buy or make for.
So what do you make for someone who has everything?
|Photo by Gina Marie|
Well... not the above doll toilet roll holder. This is almost identical to the one my husband's English grandmother had and I think is one of the fears he had when I took up knitting and crocheting, that I may make one of these for our bathroom. He need not fear, the Scandinavian in me will always shine through, so on to what to make someone who has everything, can you guess yet?
|Scandinavian style toilet roll cover|
|One made and another on the way|
|Before blocking, I just love the design|
|Two made in two days. Quick and fun.|
|Not the neatest of knitting|
|I love the way the decreases create their own pattern on the top|
This is such a simple design, I used size 3 dpn and dk wool. Cast on 80 stitches, 20 on each needle. ribbed for four rows and then knitted the pattern for 35 rows before decreasing. decreasing was fun too, started with knit 8, k2tog till the end of the row and then knitted a plain row. Then decreased down a stich so, knit 7, k2tog repeating till the end of the row and then knit a plain row again, before beginning on the knit 6, k2tog , 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, etc , until you come to the end where you k2tog and are left with 8 stitches and cast off.
This was so simple and is continuing to encourage me to knit more. I'm doing well so far this year, my Arne and Carlos baubles and now these toilet roll covers, I have my eye on a few more things from this book, so watch this space...
Now who to gift these too ♥