Archives For holiday gift knitting

Knitvent 2014 has had a terrific response so far and it’s been lovely to watch all the projects and commitment already.

This week’s pattern is the perfect cowl for a snowy day – ethereal and delicate with the warmth of mohair that can be worn layered around chilly necks or shoulders.

Lind Cowl

Lind Cowl

The Lind Cowl takes its name from the frosty opera singer who stole Hans Christian Anderson’s heart and was the inspiration behind his Snow Queen. I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of families out there with the Snow Queen story featuring very prominently right now- Frozen is certainly a favourite in this house!

Lind Cowl Knitvent

Knit on large needles, the Lind Cowl works up fast to take full advantage of the yarn’s lofty character and emulates the flurry of flakes in the air. Both version of this cowl (small and large) take 1 ball each of a contrasting colourway of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse.

To celebrate the launch of the Lind Cowl, there’s a Knitvent treat- 50% OFF the Knitvent 2014 collection for a very short time only!

The Lind Cowl is only available as part of the Knitvent 2014 ebook and will be available to purchase individually from 19th December 2014. If you’re looking to get you #giftingzen going, why not join us in the Curious Handmade knitalong? There is already lots of fun and prizes to help keep you in good spirits as I reveal each week’s special surprise and encourage you to take up this seasonal challenge.

Play

Curious Handmade Podcast Ep 50

Show Sponsor – Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include madelinetosh, Eden Cottage Yarn, Hazel Knits and many more.

What’s in the WIP?

Eden Fells Hat in madelinetosh Vintage Mineral colour from Meadow Yarn.

Pattern available for 25% off in Indie Gift-A-Long with coupon code giftalong2014

This is the small (women’s) size with extra slouch:

Eden Fells Hat

 

Gifting Zen

Knitvent 2014 launched on Tuesday with the Candlelit shawl

It can be knit in two sizes and with or without beads

My tutorial for adding beads with a crochet hook is here.

Ravelry Gift-A-Long

Is off and running.

See my earlier blog post for more details.

My ‘bundle’ of patterns available for 25% off is here.