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 Innocent Big Knit – Get Involved

Need a new idea to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays? how about joining in with The Big Knit?. Every year hundreds of people knit tiny little hats to go on the top of innocent smoothie bottles to help raise money for Age UK.

For each smoothie that is sold with a hat on,  25p of that sale will be donated to the charity “Age UK”. This is a great cause to get involved in and we encourage you to buy a smoothie with a cute hat. Age UK invest a great deal of money into helping the elderly stay warm and toasty during the cold winter months and every little donation helps. Last year over £200,000 was raised to help keep thousands of older people warm and healthy in the UK.

There is plenty of time to have a go at some of innocent’s own creations ranging from beginner patterns to advanced  all available on their website, which they kindly provide the free knitting patterns for. If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous create your own designs, how about some cute little animal designs or some funky avenger style hats, the ideas are endless!

We think these cute little hats could be used for lots of things, fab for the kiddies toys, cute little bottle toppers for wine gifts or just to decorate your house. For the perfect wool to get you started try our Dolly Mix Wool from King Cole. Alternatively you can take a look at our entire wool selection on our website.

Enjoy The Big Knit!

Our Favourite Knitting Websites

Ravelry

Ravelry is a social network purley for knitters. It focuses on connecting people based on the hobby of knitting and crochet. Imagine Facebook but just full of hobbyists sharing knitting ideas and patterns. Ravelry is a great place to meet people with the same hobby as you and you can even sell completed knits in their online marketplace to other members.

Knitting Pattern Central

This website is great for finding knitting patterns for a new project and they also have a great archive of knitting tutorials to help you learn new techniques to impress you friends at your next meet with your knitting group. You can also do the same and submit tips and tricks to the website for the rest of the community to read.

All Free Knitting

The All Free Knitting Website is totally dedicated to offering its users with a huge archive of Free knitting patterns and tutorials to help people become lovers of knitting. This website even goes to the extend to review all sorts of different types of Wool and Yarn, offering you the perfect place to find just what you need for any project you are embarking on.

UK Hand Knitting Association

This is a body that represents many things to do with knitting around the UK. Here you can find out about local craft groups, find local craft shops, find out about events and shows, and of course learn to knit. This website can be a very good starting point for a beginner to the world of knitting.