The Giant Hedgehog

Guess who we came across a few weeks ago? Spike, The Giant Hedgehog!

It could sound like a science fiction movie or a famous gaming character, however this hedgehog is real and made of tinsel.

Spike has been knitted from 30 balls of King Cole tinsel yarn and was displayed at the Craft and Stiches Show in February 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham.

We have heard it is going on a UK road trip, so you may cross its slow path 🙂

Top 5 Autumn Knits

With the colder weather approaching fast I have searched the internet for my top 5 free autumn knitting patterns; I hope you like them!

First up is these gorgeous scallop lace hat from Ruby Submarine. A really pretty modern design perfect for the cooler weather; this could be created in any colour although I am loving this colour!

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Next we have these cute autumn leaves from My 1929 Charmer. These could be used for all different craft projects and would probably fun to get the kids involved too.

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One of my big favourites has to be this easy knitted headband from A Stash Addict Blog. Perfect for the cold weather and look super cute on both children and adults,;love the idea of matching mother and daughter ones!

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A must have for everyone’s autumn wardrobe this Stockholm scarf from All Free Knitting. Much nicer to have a hand knitted scarf in your choice of colour than to get a boring shop bought one!

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And finally I have found these cute fable mitts from Just A Day Dream Arts. It’s always a good idea to have a nice pair of knitted gloves and even better when they are fingerless making using your phone etc still easy to use whilst keeping your fingers warm!

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The Christmas Jumper – Love it or hate it?

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Now the weather is turning cold and wet it’s making me think about warm clothes and the next big event that everyone loves; Christmas! Whether you love it or hate it, you can not deny that the Christmas jumper is one of the most talked about items of clothing every winter.

It is only in recent years that it has made a comeback and has now become a must have item for everyone’s winter wardrobe. All the top high street stores stock them and they fly out fast but what is becoming increasingly popular is hand knitted versions; just like the ones you never wanted to wear that your Granny had knitted for you!

Why not get crafty and try knitting your own this year? We stock lots of Christmas knitting patterns, including jumpers and outfits for both children and adults!

Tinsel Chunky Wool Yarn By King Cole

This beautiful wool by King Cole now has some fantastic shades; bronze, copper, black, turquoise and pink.

Priced at just £2.14 (+ shipping), this tinsel yarn is set to become a firm favourite with knitters worldwide.

Made from 75% Polyester & 25% Lurex this wool really does have a lovely sparkle to it, perfect for the patterns that you get free when purchasing the wool.

We also sell an extremely cute Tinsel Hedgehog family pattern which would be ideal to make up for Christmas.

 

 

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Freebie Friday – Owl Hat

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It’s Friday again so I have been on the hunt for my favourite free pattern of the week! Whilst browsing Pinterest I came across this incredibly cute owl pattern by Sarah over at Repeat Crafter Me.

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This fab owl hat pattern is suitable from newborn size right up to adults and can be created in whatever colours you fancy; from soft pastel shades right up to multicoloured brights! The pattern has cute button details for the eyes and is finished with tassles on the top, you could even embellish the hats further if you wanted to make them a little bit more individual.

These would be ideal for the coming winter months and very popular for children for when they go back to school. The full free pattern can be found here, where Sarah has posted very good instructions including images to help you create the hat.

For lots of other patterns and wool check out our website.

Happy Knitting x

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