A scarf, cowl or sod is one of the simplest and quickest things that you can knit. Whatever your skill level and however little spare time you have, Fiona Goble has a project for you. She has designed 35 scarves and sods with something for everyone, from a snake scarf to a sparkly evening capelet, and from an extra-long college scarf to a cowboy-style bandana for kids. Every project has full instructions for knitting and making up, but most will need little more than the sewing on of a button to finish them off, and some can be knitted in an evening. An added bonus is that many of the projects require only one or two balls of yarn, enabling you to use up your stash of leftovers from other projects.
Fiona Goble is a craft author and knitting blogger who for many years ran a small textile business making bags, cushions and throws. She regularly contributes to a number of craft magazines and teaches knitting, crochet and sewing classes locally. She is the author of several best-selling knitting books, including Knit Your Own Royal Wedding and Knitivity, plus the just-published Knitted Animal Hats.