All That Glitters

Party season is in full swing, with twinkly lights setting the mood and perfectly prepared appetizers appearing on trays. Over the next few weeks its time to dazzle it up!  Add a little shimmer and shine and get ready for cocktails at five with a few close friends, and gear up to celebrate in style at the holiday office party, or join in the family festivities.  All it takes is a glittery cardigan, scarf or shawl to throw on over an everyday outfit and you are in the holiday spirit!

Christmas is a time to get dressed up and add a bit of sparkle-

Katia Book no. 62

Katia shines this season with silvery elegance.  This little cardi is knit in a strand of Elipse and Brisa, a dressy duo combining a lace weight metallic with a cotton/viscose yarn.

Katia Book no. 60

Go for Luxury and radiate great style in five shimmery shades from Katia.  Make an impressive entrance and catch the light from all angles with this quick knit openwork shawl.  This yarn looks like wire but is actually composed of mainly cotton with a thin metallic coating to give it shine.  Knitting or crocheting with Luxury is like creating a piece of handmade jewelry!

Katia Book no. 56

Galaxy by Katia has ten shades of sparkling colour for all ages- wheat, green gold, amber, cardinal, midnight sky, silver, purple diamond, dark forest and gold.  A fingering weight yarn that is ideal for crochet or knitting in lacy boleros, sleeveless shells, scarves, and wraps.

Katia Book no. 64


Bright and shiny ribbons and trimmings make the holidays a magical time of year and Sevilla by Katia tops the list. With more than thirty shades to choose from, including these rich coffee shades- copper, bronze, carmine, and cocoa, this flat ribbon style yarn will add sophisticated sheen to your holiday attire. 

Katia Book no. 64

Make a confident statement with a little help from Vanity by Katia in an openwork tunic to wear with this season’s trendy leggings.  Vanity is a lurex ribbon that knits up on 7.00 mm needles, and boasts a selection of metallic hues in silver, dark copper, black, graphite, iron, and gold.

5 Responses to “All That Glitters”

  1. Gayle W. says:


  2. Nat B says:

    The tunic is gorgeous in any of the 6 colours mentioned. If I have time to make it for the holidays I will.

  3. Anna says:

    Katia has lots of nice yarns and I have used some of them before for summer projects.
    But I just can’t seem to find the more fancy ones like these glitter yarns in my neck of the woods.

  4. Hey Michelle,
    Great job on the blog. We are going to try this pattern at Knitters Attic.

  5. Ashleigh D. says:

    I am inspired to knit with Sevilla for the holidays. It has amazing colours and shine.

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