Everyone needs a cosy, slouchy beanie. Bronntanas features a very simple honeycomb cable pattern on a garter stitch background that highlights subtle hand dyed yarns beautifully.
A new subscription based collection celebrating knitting to warm the ones you love.
The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list (because life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make).All of the designs are intended to be fun and relaxing with an excellent return of impact for effort put in — there’s nothing horrifically complicated coming up. The schedule is clearly timed to lead up to the holidays but there’s nothing themed to a specific one (if you were hoping for an ugly Christmas jumper I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed but your loved ones will probably be relieved!).
Everyone who has tried these on, or even just stuck a hand inside, has let out an involuntary sigh. With a thick, soft cushion of insulating fibre on the sole and around the cuffs they’re the key to instantly warm toes.
Dovana uses a single skein of fingering weight yarn, perfect for something special you’ve been hanging on to like this gorgeous mushroom dyed gold from A Verb for Keeping Warm — solid or semi-solids will show the stitch patterns best.
A snuggly cabled shawl with a gently curved edging and triangular centre.
In German a mitbringsel is a small gift brought by a guest or someone returning from a journey. I love that. Avoid showing up empty handed and keep your recipients hands warm with these fingerless mitts — perfect for gardening, cycling or typing. In fact I’m wearing these in my chilly studio as I type this.
There’s someone in every knitter’s life who likes their clothes plain and simple, but is pretty fussy about what exactly that means. We’re fairly confident that they’ll like this neat brioche rib beanie. Keep things simple with tonal neutrals or add a bright colour contrast subdued with a neutral main. The contrast colour shown is a barber-pole yarn with one ply that matches the main colour and one darker one. This is an interesting subtle way to tone down contrasting colours.
Real dogs don’t make good gifts, but this cute little pup certainly does!
On a recent trip to Shetland with my bicycle I had to pack everything into two panniers and had promised myself I wouldn’t acquire anything, not even yarn. Ha. After a couple of days slowly riding up the hills with plenty of time to observe the constantly shifting colours of the landscape I couldn’t resist this armful of blues, golds and rich browns.