Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose while we all brrrh and shiver through the deep freeze, and doesn’t that electric blanket look far more inviting than the blanket of snow piling up outside the window? Take heart……in fifty-two days the sun will be making its celebratory crossing over the celestial equator. In the meantime, there is always a silver lining, this is the time of year when we burrow inside for the duration, tackle our unfinished knitting projects, and are constantly on the lookout for fresh inspiration to plan the next ones.
A snow drift provides the wintry white palette for this selection of cosy designs-
When a scarf just can’t battle the chill, and a shawl is too heavy, this fluffy little capelet from Katia’s Accessories Collection may just be the right fit. Knit in Dual, a fascinating yarn that knits smooth or loopy, in plush superwash merino. Available in fourteen colour picks. Snow white (shown above).
Pull on this instant defroster when the temperature plummets, a plush Cabled Turtleneck featuring a stag-horn centre panel from Debbie Bliss’s F/W Knitting Magazine. Knit in Paloma, a light ‘n’ lofty mix of baby alpaca and merino aptly suited for winter wear in an array of powder puff hues. Ecru (shown above).
Flaunt those fringes! Katia’s Sampler Poncho is a stylish layering piece for c-c-cold spells and delightfully easy to knit in two straight pieces with oodles of interest and texture. Knit in a chunky merino wool for a blanket-weight feel.
Drape yourself in a luxurious covering of comfortable warmth with this stunning Waterfall Jacket by Debbie Bliss, quite simply a long rectangle shape with added sleeves. Knit in creamy-smooth Andes, a blend of baby alpaca and mulberry silk available this season in no less than two dozen shades. Ecru (shown above).
A pullover with lacy appeal, from Katia’s Basics Collection is crocheted in a pretty shell stitch pattern, and ultra quick with precisely twenty-seven rows to the shoulder. Dust off your crochet hook and twirl away!