Until ravelry came on the scene about two years ago, the best online resource was Knitty. I’ve put together a list of my favorite most practical and kitschy Knitty patterns for your enjoyment. (I put some pictures in to snazz it up a bit, but you can see photos by clicking the link)
It’s a cowl with a MUSTACHE. Do I really need to say more?
I’ve made half a dozen of these over the last four years. They’re ideal for people like me who hate washing their hair everyday in the winter. Better than a hat, so much more than a ski band. It’s very easy to make. The first time I made one was my first experience with learning how to purl. Highly recommend this for a first time project.
If knitting socks wasn’t the absolute worst thing in the entire world, I’d have 50 pairs of these beauties.
I took a workshop at the Granite State Knit In a few years back to learn the entrelac method. I don’t remember a dang thing, but it sure looks awesome.
The small brim on this is adorable and it looks really warm. It’s in my ravelry queue so I’ll hopefully be making this one soon.