I’ve found my pandemic knitting sweet spot. I need projects that are very, very mellow, but with just a tiny bit of something going on so they don’t get boring. For me, that seems to mean miles of stockinette with just a hint of something fancy for a few stitches. If that sounds like your jam, Midst could be just the ticket. It’s out on ravelry right now and it’s 10% off with the code MIDDLE.
This really is high impact, low effort knitting. Which I’m a fan of under the best of circumstances. But right now, it feels even better than usual.
Once you get the first row or two set up, it just sort of cruises along on its own. No counting, no keeping track of giant charts, just round after round of stockinette with one adorable little stripe of drama to keep things interesting. (Yes, it even has a cute crown, and no, you don’t have to do anything fancy to make it work, the knitting just does that on it’s own.)
All that stockinette means this works with a huge array of yarns. Of course you can use your solids or semi solids, those always work for pretty much anything. But you can also do what I did and show off a favorite speckled yarn. It would even work for that magnificently colorful skein you couldn’t resist but haven’t actually been able to figure out what to do with. Just pair whatever you pick with something fuzzy for the contrast bits and watch it shine.
So go, raid your stash (or call in an order to your LYS if that’s in the budget, because I suspect they could use the business right about now), cast on, and ignore the world for a little bit. You’re allowed to tune out for a bit, I promise.