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.

 

 

VIEW TINSEL KNITTING WOOL IN OUR ONLINE SHOP NOW

 

 

Baby Knitting Books

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There is nothing more precious and special to a family than a new baby, especially those that are long-awaited for or those who arrive early. Whether you’re the mum to be, new parents, grandparents, family or friends one of the most personal and thoughtful gifts you can give or receive when a new baby arrives is a hand knitted garment.

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Here at Mill Outlets we have a fantastic selection of King Cole Knitting Pattern Books for babies right through from premature size to 2 years.  Each book has a charming collection of hand-knit garments in classic yarns which are soft and gentle against young skin. The books are filled with lots of cute, comfortable and practical garments and nursery essentials to keep baby snug. These knitting pattern books are great value for money at just £7.99 each and are available on our website right now along with lots of DK wool suitable for knitting these garments.

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Baby Book 1 is a collection of 12 classic and modern designs suitable for all knitting abilities. The designs include : Blankets, coats, bonnets, boots, cardigans, dungarees, waistcoats, jackets, mittens, scarf, hats & a teddy bear suitable for both boys and girls.

Baby Book 2 is a collection of 12 colourful designs by Jenny Watson including : cardigans, sweaters, hats, jackets, blanket & cushion, socks, slip over, bolero style cardigan, mittens & booties.

We also sell Baby Book 5 which is a collection of 35 stylish knits by Sue Batley-Kyle.  A collection of beautifully soft garments in a palette of delicate pastels. This collection varies slightly from the others by having design names rather than numbers. Some of the designs include :

  • Little Vintage
  • Lace & Bobbles
  • Little Pink
  • Little Stripey
  • Little Retro
  • Little Sunshine
  • Little Frilly

This really is a  collection of gorgeous stylish knits to wrap up your little ones; cosy hats, hooded coats & snug little booties. For those special occasions there are the prettiest of cardigans and dapper little jackets which co-ordinate with the most beautiful blankets. Chunky ribbed jackets for your cheeky chap, vintage styling for every girls wardrobe and snuggly shoes for toasty toes; design favourite’s you will want to knit again.

Happy Knitting x

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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!

A Knitted Christmas

Everyone loves a good warm and cosy Christmas jumper, and if it’s homemade it has that extra little personal touch to it. Homemade knitted garments are great for gifts at Christmas time and if your a knitter then now is the perfect time to start thinking about some ideas for friends and family.

We have all the kit you need to make some fantastic knitted garments. Knitting patterns, Knitting Kneedles, including a wide range of Wool & Yarn.

We have listed below our favourite King Cole knitting patterns which we think would make perfect Christmas gifts, click each image to view the product on our online shop:

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You can see our entire range of knitting supplies on our online shop.