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Christmas is coming...........

Posted on November 25 2018

With just about a month to go before Christmas, there is still time to knit some gifts for yourself, family or friends before Christmas. Even better, why not purchase one of our kits to give as a present ....I can think of nothing nicer than spending the aftermath of Christmas watching a good film or series with some knitting and a cup of Yorkshire tea. Last week, I rewatched 'Last Tango in Halifax' based in the Dales and Harrogate whilst working on a new pattern for our website.

So, here are some ideas to either knit or send as a kit this Christmas......

Hats make a great present. Everyone needs a hat to help keep warm in the winter months. Whether you are a walker, skier or golfer there are plenty of patterns in different yarns available:

Cowl and Hat knitted in Rowan's Big Wool available from The Knitter's Yarn

Alice is wearing a ribbed hat and cowl made in Rowan's Big Wool

Mrs Moon is known for their fabulously soft yarns which are perfect for hats and cowls. Plump Super Chunky and Plump Double Knit yarns from Mrs Moon are available in a wide range of colours to suit all tastes.
Mrs Moon Swirl Hat knitted in Mrs Moon Plump Super Chunky available from The Knitter's Yarn
Mrs Moon Swirl Hats - pattern available at The Knitter's Yarn
Striped Beanie Pattern by The Knitter's Yarn created in Mrs Moon Plump DK
Kylie is one of my favourite hat designs from Quail Studio knitted with one ball of Rowan's Cocoon. Its cabled pattern ensures that the hat fits snugly to keep you warm and it looks even more stylish when a Rowan Vegan PomPom is added.

 

The Kylie Beanie knitted in Rowan's Cocoon available from The Knitter's Yarn
                                   
                                       Rowan Vegan PomPoms                                       

Cowls and scarves also make great gifts and are quick and easy to knit. Our own Puddle yarn is knitted on 15mm needles so it really does knit up quickly and will make a lovely present either ready-made or as a gift for someone to knit over the Christmas period and New Year.
Moss Stitch Cowl Knitted in Puddle available from The Knitter's Yarn
Garter stitch cowl knitted in Puddle available from The Knitter's Yarn
Garter Stitch Cowl              
Cable wrap knitted in Puddle available from The Knitter's Yarn

 

Stripe and Bobble Cowl available from The Knitter's Yarn

Stripe and Bobble Cowl Kit

Finally, we have designed a headband and fingerless mitts set which are made from just one ball of Rowan's Cocoon using 6.5mm needles.
Headband and fingerless mitts pattern available from The Knitter's Yarn
I must admit, I had never quite seen the point of fingerless mitts until we took our stand at Yarndale this year and I wore a pair from stock as it can be quite cold at the show. I am pleased to report that they definitely keep you warm whilst allowing your fingers to function normally. The headband is a great solution for keeping nice and snug for those of us who do not always look our best in a hat!

If you would like any help or advice with any of the above then please give us a call on 01423 816618.

Good luck with the Christmas present lists.


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