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.







Freebie Friday – Owl Hat



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.


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


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!


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012

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Tuesday the 5th June marks the national celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee here in the United Kingdom, and with an extended weekend of events in London and street parties planned up and down the country make sure your Jubilee celebration goes with a bang with these tips for party success!

  • Start planning your street party now! You’ll need to inform your local council of the event if you are actually going to sit out in the street, otherwise you can use a driveway or front garden – check with your Town Hall for advice.
  • Get everyone involved. A street party is a great way to get to know your new neighbours or re-ignite old friendships. Print off some simple leaflets asking who would like to be involved and post through everyone’s doors, if you’re the chatty sort simply knock on doors to recruit help.
  • Hold a raffle or tombola on the day – you could get everyone to make the prizes, donate a bottle or bake cakes!
  • Keep it simple – you want to enjoy yourself too.
  • Set a finishing time in advance and make sure everyone knows it – your neighbours won’t thank you for a celebration that carries on until 4am!
  • Don’t forget patriotic decorations, music and lots of seating.

The staff here at Mill Outlets have been busy knitting additional decorations for our own Jubilee celebrations including this fantastic knitted royal crown shown below.

Our Dunchurch Shop Manager Jayne, adapted the pattern for a knitted Crown Tea Cosy designed by Elizabeth Jarvis and it is currently on display in the Dunchurch  Mill Outlet shop window. The rest of the Dunchurch shop staff have knitted yards of union jack bunting that now adorns the shop.

What have you been making for the Diamond Jubilee? Send your photos and stories to blog@milloutlets.com or post to our facebook page.

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Knitted Crown made by staff at Mill Outlets, pattern by Elizabeth Jarvis (adapted)

Still looking for British-themed accessories for your home delivered in time for the big weekend? Surely one of these will take your fancy – and as usual, you can expect great quality at low prices!

union jack cushions covers cream sofa and red throw

Union Jack Cushion Cover £5.49, Red Throw from £15.49.

Union Jack Cushion Cover Teal Catherine Lansfield

Catherine Lansfield Cushion £10.49.

james c brett top value knitting wool red white blue mill outlets

James C Brett Top Value Knitting Yarn £1.69

Retro Telephone Box Cushion Cover

Retro British Telephone Box Cushion Cover £6.99

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Traditional Bank Holiday wear in the UK! Junior Hunter wellington boots £29.99