Who’s getting excited about Christmas? We are – our needles are laden with presents in the making! Now is a good time to get stuck into bigger projects so you can get them finished; all those fun, smaller projects can be kept for a bit nearer the time, when every hour counts!
We’ve got loads of great knits for Christmas in this issue, especially if you’re a fan of festive jumpers. Cast on our bobble-and-frill Fair Isle cover jumper, or knit up a frosty-looking bear sweater for your little cubs.
This issue comes with an extra special gift too – our Cosy Home Christmas pattern book is packed with beautiful gifts for you to make and give. Need a little more inspiration? Then turn to our Treat Yourself feature on page 16 where you’ll find more great festive patterns to try and some of the latest seasonal yarns to cast on with. We love the gingerbread house and sweet tree decorations! They’re perfect for encouraging the family to deck the halls this Christmas. Before you go, don’t miss this one-time treat.
Knit Your Own Nativity (it’s a kit and a pattern book) makes a show-stopping knit for all the family – the kids will really love it. Turn to page 16 to find out more! Until next time…
Alan Dart’s Tree Trimmers are utterly adorable on page 47.
Snuggle up with a warm roll neck on page 27.
Cute bear hugs are the best kind, on page 18.
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