Its beginning to look a lot like……..our first snowfall, and doesn’t it put you in the mood for Christmas knitting? Barely two weeks to go until the jolly elf appears, and there are still plenty of last minute gift ideas for every level of knitter, even those who have just cast on stitches for the first time.
Sirdar has a great selection of accessory patterns for children and adults, highlighting their current and extremely popular collection of Crofter Chunky, Big Softie and Escape Chunky. Mittens, leg warmers, socks, berets, scarves, helmets, neck warmers, and toques, all wrap up nicely as a gift of warmth for someone special on your list this Christmas.
Crofter Chunky is a self-patterning yarn which knits up with a magical effect, in a mix of washable cotton, acrylic and wool. These patterns have a full range of sizes, and require only two to three balls per project.
Big Softie is a Super Chunky yarn, in a lightly spun blend of wool and acrylic. Images of Christmas baking spring to mind with a few of these delicious shades- Marshmallow, Cherry Pie , Souffle, Cupcake, Meringue…..
Slouchy Hat in Muffin and a pair of Wrist Warmers in Souffle.
Three trendy scarves and a neck warmer to knit on 10.00 mm needles in Big Softie.
Escape Chunky captures every knitter’s attention with its vibrant colourways. A surprise awaits in each ball, as this wool and acrylic combination gently transitions from one shade into the next. With eight shades to choose from, its a hard decision to pick just one.
Slouchy Hats and Floppy Berets in Escape Chunky score high points with girls of all ages and take just an evening or two to knit. When the Christmas rush is over, don’t forget to take some time and knit a special gift for yourself.