December 20, 2017



10 Mm Circular Knitting Needles 12 Mm 12mm Needles 2 Ply Lace 20mm 3 Ply 4 Ply Yarn 4-Ply 4ply Baby Patterns 6 Mm 60 Cm 60cm Needles Aidez Aidez Kit Aiskew Alison Moreton Alpaca Aran Aran Knits Pattern Aran Knitting Pattern Aran Knitting Patterns Aran Weight Aran Wool Aran, Worsted Arm Knitting Attic 24 Babies Baby Cashmerino Book Baby Crofter Dk Baby Wool Bamboo Yarn Bangles Bear Pattern Beautiful Blue Pansy Beautiful Full-Colour Photographs Beautiful Pastel Better Life Black Yarn Blanket Blanket Patterns Block Ceramic Buttons Blog Blue Faced Leicester Bluebird Ceramic Buttons Books and Patterns Box Brass Band Bristol Ivy Brittany Needles Bunny Ceramic Buttons Cardigan Children Patterns Christmas Jumper Chunky Chunky Cardigans Colour Wheel Colourwheel Coop Coop Knits Coopknits Cotton Cotton Yarn Cotton Yarns Cowl Cream Yarn Crochet Croft Cross Stitch Cushion Cygnet Cygnet Chunky Dalby Dark Pearl Dashing Dachshund Debbie Bliss Baby Dingle Bauble Dk Wesley Dk Yarn Dobcross Dobcross Cowl Donegal Double Knitting Double Knitting Patterns Dove Stone Dk Dover Hills Dovestone Dovestone Aran Dovestone Dk Dovestone Natural Dovestone Smallholding Drop Spindle Duck Ceramic Buttons Ecru Aran Edward Ella Rae Ella Rae Soft Cozy Chunky Eppleby Exquisite Fairisle Fairy Light Favourite Aran Knits February Filey Fingering Weight Yarn Fingering Wool Flower Ceramic Buttons Fyberspates Cumulus Gems Goathland Hand Dyed Harrap Tweed Hat Kit Hats Hibbiscus Cardigan Home Hopton Wrap Kit Hourglass Imaginarium Isabell Isabell Kraemer Jacob Sheep Jamieson and Smith Jamieson's 2ply Spindrift Jamison Smith Shetland Natural Heritage Jodie Jupiter Moon Kate Davies Patterns Katia Katie Davies Kids Kim Hargreaves King Cole King Cole Riot Knitting Day Knitting From the North Knitting Outside the Box Knitting With Rainbows Knoll Knoll Kilcarra Tweed Knot Ceramic Buttons Lace Yarn Landmark Book Landmark Collection Leaf Ceramic Buttons Learn to Knit Learn to Knit Hat Linen Lion Ceramic Buttons Little Tykes Low Tide Lozenge Ceramic Buttons Lucky Dip Macrame Marie Wallin Marl Men Mens Knitting Patterns Mercerised Cotton Merino 5mm Needles Mini Knits Collection Mini Selection Mini Skein Mitt Moreton Mossdale Muck Mugs Natural North Ronaldsay Opening Hours Organic Origami Our Jodie Pansie Ceramic Buttons Party Patterns for Knoll Soft Donegal Patterns in Donegal Pick N Mix Mitts Pin Pom Pom Quarterly Poppy Ceramic Buttons Project Bags Raindrops Rectangle Ceramic Buttons Riot Roma Roving Rowan Big Wool Rowan Cocoon Rowan Djenim Rowan Dk Rowan Felted Tweed Yarn Colours Rowan Seasons Cotton Rowan Tweeds Rowan Yarn for 8mm Needles Shawl Patterns Sheep Ceramic Buttons Shetland Sirdar Skagafgall Small Bisque Buttons Small Company Snowflake Chunky Snowman Soak Sock Blocker Sock N Sock N Wash Sock Yarn Socks Socks Needles Sport Weight Stegosaurus Ceramic Buttons Stephen West Stephen West Patterns Striping Cowl Stylecraft Sublime Book Sublime Natural Aran Targhee Columbia Wool Tea Cosy Texture Titanic Titus Aire Pattern Titus Goddess Titus Pick Toft Toft Chunky Wool Toft Quarterly Toft Yarn Top Knot Baby Hat Tortoiseshell Ceramic Buttons Trade Ceramic Buttons Tweed Uppermill Variety Viking Whitby Socks White Rose Whitlam Cowl Pattern Whitlam Pattern Winterlong Cowl Workshops and Events Worsted Yarn Yarn Holder Ysolda Zimame

JANE'S CHRISTMAS PROJECTS

So Christmas is lurking around the corner and this is a confusing time where I start to organise and wrap my presents that I have been making through the year and start making plans for 2018! I enjoy making gifts for others and this is a great time to revisit projects. I probably had the most fun making my Festive Fowl (they aren’t a gift, but something I wanted to make for my home). I used the Fancy Hen pattern and the lovely Dovestone DK in Wesley Bob and Yorkstone. I love this pattern!

I set a dangerous precedent when I gifted my sister and niece with some socks a couple of years ago, so I have made a few pairs of socks for gifts. Patterns I have used include: Incantation Socks, Prairie Socks  and Vintage Fairy Lights.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t make a couple of shawls. This year’s shawl pattern (I discovered it in January and have lost count of how many I have made this year!) is the FFFS, also known as the Fuss Free Festival Shawl. It is amazing! It’s easy, looks effective and you can get a wonderful project out of just one skein of 4 ply. Just perfect for gift giving. Another pattern I used was Hundred Acre Wood (pictured below in Titus) . I have knitted a lot of patterns by Curious Handmade this year and I love them. This was another one that I discovered at the beginning of the new year. It comes in a couple of versions, but the mini shawl is a great knit for a special gift and is a one skein wonder!!

Once all the gifts are wrapped, I start planning my Christmas cast on project and other projects for the new year. This Christmas I will be casting on some lovely Juniper socks in DK yarn in an attempt to bust my overgrowing stash!! I will also be casting on a shawl in some new yarn that we are going to launch for Spring/ Summer. I love doing my new season knit (it has become a tradition for me!). I am deciding between the Surprise Party Shawl by Curious Handmade or the Lang Ayre by Gudrun Johnston....decisions, decisions!


 

 

 



As for knitting in 2018, well, watch this space! Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting!