In 2019, I bought my first-ever yarn Advent calendar. It’s a big purchase and one that I could never full justify. Well, in 2019, I bought one from October House yarns and committed to using it. But I needed the perfect pattern. After much looking and debating, I settled on Helen Stewart’s (Curious Handmade) Habitation Throw. And it was the best decision!
October House’s Advent calendar did not disappoint. Robin dyed a beautiful calendar, filled with her signature pastels. I fell in love with these mini skeins and knew I needed a pattern that would appropriately showcase Robin’s colors…
The Habitation Throw was part of the Knitvent 2019 collection, a series of patterns designed to use those mini skeins in Advent calendars. I immediately fell in love with this pattern and knew that this calendar would make a lovely throw!!
Pattern: Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade
Yarn: October House Fiber Arts Sojourn Sock
Colorways: various – all 24 minis
Needles: US 6 (4 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 11 months
Thanks to COVID and Zoom meetings and webinars, I was able to knit this throw in record time. Most throws would take me years to knit! But this became my go-to throw for 30 minutes of knitting every day, during the week at lunch. It’s an easy pattern so even a beginner will feel comfortable with it.
When I was at the halfway mark, I debated making a slightly larger throw…and so I knit a bit more than the pattern called for. This meant that, at the end of the pattern, I ran out of the Advent calendar and had to turn to some other scrap yarn to finish out the throw. That wasn’t a big deal; we all have yarn scraps. But the size is perfect! This throw will live in my home office so that I can easily cover up on chilly days.
If you want to knit a throw or need a pattern for all those minis or scraps of yarn, I cannot recommend this pattern enough. I may have to knit another one next year!!