Sirdar has had an extremely good harvest this year, just peek inside this bumper crop of accessories. Its a must-have collection of hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, socks, leg warmers, gloves, and wrist warmers, the latest bundle-up-and-brace-yourself-for-the-cold stockpile of fashionable accessories that are bound to come in handy once the thermometer does a belly flop. Divided into two books, Sirdar has answered the call of knitters everywhere with sensible styles in easy-care yarns, not often can one find a grouping as complete as this for children and adults too. Grab a copy for yourself and maybe a friend as well, these two pattern books won’t be around for long!
Sirdar Book #460 covers you in cosy warmth from the top of your head, to the tip of your ears and right around your neck. This collection features a dozen designs sized from four years to adult knit up in all your favorites- Wash n Wear Double Crepe DK, Click DK, Americana DK, Country Style DK, Montana DK, and Tiny Tots DK.
The classic style Balaclava (also known as a ski mask) gets its name from a small town in Crimea, Ukraine. It has always been in demand for knitters, as an easy pull-on style for little tykes who walk to school in blustery weather, essential for playground attire, and for grown ups who enjoy outdoor winter activities. Knit in Click DK, a wool/acrylic blend, machine washable, and available now in more than thirty shades, including tweeds, speckles, heathers and solids. Green (shown above).
The trendiest accessory for cold weather, the cowl (also known as the snood on the other side of the pond) like this one featured above is a good starting point for youngsters who want to cast on for their first project. Simple garter stitch makes it reversible too! Knit in Montana DK. Madison (shown above).
Cables, zig zag eyelets, entrelac, and garter stitch patterns are all part of the mix for Sirdar’s jam-packed eye-catching selection of accessories.
Sirdar Book #461 follows up the lead with twenty more styles to keep the chill away starting with your toes and working up to your fingertips. Check out this fabulous selection of mitts, gloves, wrist warmers and leg warmers sized from four years to adult featuring seven well-trusted easy care yarns- Americana DK, Country Style DK, Click DK, Crofter DK, Montana DK, Tiny Tots DK, and Wash n Wear Double Crepe DK.
Keep up with your teenagers, it’s all about texting and these wrist warmers leave fingers and thumbs free for messaging friends. Knit in Crofter DK, a multi-seasonal yarn with over thirty cheery-bright transitional colours in the range. Look for these three new ones- Wylde, Glen, and Nevis. Hepburn (shown above).
Watch the line up form at the door for these homemade delights, cabled socks knit in Country Style DK. Extra long for maximum warmth, these are knitted on two needles, a great beginner project for sock enthusiasts. Naturelle (shown above).
From tiny dancers to grown ups, leg warmers are knitted sleeves for your legs. Wear them as boot liners, or over leggings and tights, in stripey shades of Montana DK, a wool/acrylic blend with fourteen colourways to choose from. Flintstone (shown above).
Show off your colours with mittens to suit every style, and start your winter knitting early to have a pair ready for all your friends and family.