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!


Free Knitting Patterns

Armadillo Knitting PatternOn our travels around the internet we stumbled upon a great post made by the telegraph giving out some free knitting patterns. According to the article, designers Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne had a huge success with their “Knit Your Own Dog & Cat” books. They have gone on to release another book called Knit Your Own Zoo.Chameleon Knitting Pattern In This article they have kindly given out some of the zoo themed knitting patterns for free, so we thought we would share them with you. They would probably make a fantastic weekend project and we have the perfect wool for the job.

Our Dolly Mix DK Craft & Toy Wool comes in 20 different shades perfect for using when making knitted animals like this. You can take a look at the available shades on our online store.

An Exciting New Line Of Wool

King Cole Wool

We have recently received a huge delivery of hundreds of high quality balls of wool. It has all come from the well known brand of wool “King Cole”, and we are proud to be one of their stockists.

We have a massive 108 different shades of King Cole wool in stock all ready to despatch to you right now! Our range of wool is available in 4Ply, 3Ply, Aran, Chunky, & DK.

All our balls are on our website at fantastic competitive prices, from as low as £1.99 per ball. To view our entire range of wool please take a look at the latest additions to the Wool section of our website.

Stylecraft Wondersoft Knitting Pattern – 8531 DK

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Stylecraft Baby Knitting Pattern £2.99

This Stylecraft Wondersoft knitting pattern booklet number 8531 will show you how to knit two beautiful baby cardigans, a baby blanket and cute little knitted baby hat.

The two cardigans both feature timeless detailing with coordinating borders and are perfect for layering with baby’s sweet little outfits. Simple and stylish, once knitted up these baby cardigans will suit any occasion – you just need to decide which colour to knit them in!

The baby blanket pattern will produce a chic knitted baby blanket to measure approximately 61cm x 91cm (24″ x 36″) and the baby hat can be knitted in one size to suit the size range of the knitting pamphlet.
This Stylecraft knitting pattern is suitable for use with most double knit yarns, however tensions may vary and we recommend you knit a test swatch before knitting the whole garment.

This Stylecraft knitting pattern is available to buy from our online store today at just £2.99!


Supreme Soft and Gentle Baby Double Knit Yarn

Introducing Supreme Soft & Gentle Baby DK by James C Brett in six classic shades all at the great low price of £2.29 for a 100g ball. Available in Green (SNG7), Pink (SNG6), Cream (SNG9), Lilac (SNG3), White (SNG4) and Blue (SNG5), this double knitting yarn is 70% acrylic & 30% polyamide, is machine washable and has a generous yardage of 366y.

It’s a beautifully soft yarn which will be perfect for your next knitting or crochet project for baby and will knit to most dk patterns.

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