Here is my limited edition knitting kit for Christmas 2021 featuring my pick ‘n’ mix selection of designs which you can mix and match to create your own garland in your own way. Using 300g aran weight yarn I managed to make 12 mittens in total.
I think this would make a special addition to your winter home decor.
There are 6 different designs, basic plain mitten, fair isle pattern, heart fair isle pattern, braid cable, heart stitch and bobble all of which can be knitted in two different sizes.
If you’re an experienced knitter there is plenty of scope for you to play about with my ideas and add you’re own touches but if, like my friend, there is something you’ve not had the confidence for before, like fair isle or cable knitting, this is a chance to give it a try on a small project and impress yourself with your new found skill.
Choose your own colour scheme and put your own combination of colours, stripes, pattern, sizes together to produce a fabulous festive home decoration that will come out and look fantastic year after year.
The garland could be utilised as an advent calendar if the mittens were numbered and had treats inside.
If you didn’t want to make a garland there are a host of other options for using the patterns.
The mittens would make pretty tree decorations, maybe one could be used as a ‘gift bag’, or they could be distributed around the house with little surprises inside. They would look amazing added to your door wreath…the options are as many as your imagination allows!!
If you are looking for a gift for a knitting friend I feel that this knitting kit is perfect. The pattern is easy to follow for those who have not knitted for a while or who are just learning but interesting enough for those with more experience to appreciate it. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Please note that the photos show the mittens knitted entirely in the Bluefaced Leicester yarn which is now discontinued. I have chosen yarn for these kits which is very similar. The red yarn is not available until 13-9-21 so kits will not be sent out before that date.
The kit includes:
- Pattern to be emailed to you in 4 parts on 4-10-21, 18-10-21, 8-11-21 and 22-11-21
- (6 designs in 2 sizes – 12 in total)
- Aran weight yarn – West Yorkshire Spinners, 300g will make about 10-12 mittens
- 2 x 100g skein Croft Aran (one red, one green)
- 100g skein Blueface Leicester in Ecru
You will also need:
- 3.25 and 4mm needles
- cable needle
- stitch holder
- ribbon or twine and some mini wooden pegs to complete