Wednesday, 31 October 2012

gifts to knit and give... part 1

Some ideas for a handmade Christmas...  suitable yarns and most of these patterns are available in the shop, some patterns are available through Ravelry.

Accessories make a great gift to knit and give... they can be quick to knit and are always useful!

A scarf or cowl can be a quick knit in chunky yarns or a ruffle scarf yarn.

For a 2 hour ruffle scarf we currently have Frilly (new shades available!) and Designer Choice's Bolero in stock (one ball makes one scarf)

We also have 2 chunky yarns - softly spun Norse and Purity a wool/alpaca blend.  And some cowl and scarf patterns to suit!

New to the shop is a Super Chunky Patons Fab BIG.  Its a supersoft acrylic and comes in whopper 200g balls. At only £6.25 a ball, one ball can make a statement scarf very quickly, in fact Karen is currently knitting one!

pattern books available too!

a Lacy Baktus is a useful and colourful gift with a £10 Zauberball!

Or how about a quick and squishy neck warmer in our Rialto Aran or Rico Poems...  an easy pattern (great beginners project!) available in the shop.

short cowl using 1 balls of Rico Poems

Tauri Mini by Berroco Design Team available for free here.

How about giving a hat?  We've got lots of patterns in the shop to suit all face shapes and yarn weights (and knitting experience!)

You can see a small selection here.

Alfur by Woolly Wormhead
or maybe a headband...

Center Row Lace Headband  by Mary Shawclose see it on Ravalry here

more ideas to follow!

REMEMBER our shopping evening on Wednesday 14th November!    Come along and check out our patterns and samples, find some gift inspiration for your friends and families - maybe have a demonstration of our latest scarf yarns which are perfect for Christmas gifts! Or maybe you'd like to make a wish list for yourself.

We'll have lots of yarnie inspiration and beauty and food gifts too from Fiona at Nirvana Spa  and Penny from Pittenweem's very own Little Herb Farm. They'll be bringing their own selection of spa beauty and gourmet food gifts for you to try and buy!  Festivities start at 7.30pm and you can check out and join our event page on Facebook here.  Please feel free to drop in!

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