As the snow piles up all around us it gives even more reason to stay indoors and practice what the Danish refer to as ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-gah) meaning to surround yourself in a cosy state of comfort and well-being. Its not a new concept, after all don’t we naturally tend to hibernate at this time of year? Knitting with big and bulky yarns is also part of this current trend, the thicker the better, to enjoy the slow and steady movement of the needles while generating instant warmth. This week we shine the spotlight on a new yarn from Sirdar, that is creating lots of knitworthy buzz this winter.
Meet the new diva in town! G O R G E O U S is a softly-spun wool blend, richly-dyed in six winter hues and ready for a flurry of knitting activity on 20 mm needles. Each 150 gram skein includes a simple cowl pattern printed on the label.
The ultimate in softness, this trio of designs (Sirdar leaflet #7963) offers something for every knitter’s winter project list. Choose a super plush stocking stitch throw knit with just four skeins of Gorgeous (col. #602) or Sirdar’s heart-shaped rug (col. #601) designed to warm up cold feet first thing in the morning, and an irresistibly plump tea cosy (col. #603) for sitting n sipping.
Fluff up your winter wardrobe with one of these four chill busters. Everyone loves options and each of these stylish accessories is designed to knit up in an evening. One skein required for hat or cowl and two skeins required for both scarves. (Sirdar leaflet #7964). Shown above from left to right (col. #602, #605, #603, and #600).
After the holidays, your home deserves a special treat and here are a variety of Gorgeous hand knitted accessories from Sirdar’s design team. (Leaflet #7965). Shown above from left to right (col. #601, #603, #600, and #604).
Spread the warmth this season and teach a friend how to knit an ultra thick blanket, plus a pom pom or heart-shaped pillow just for fun. Sirdar leaflet #7962. Shown above from top to bottom (col. #605, #604, and #601).
Stitches fly very quickly with these jumbo needles from Knitter’s Pride. Manufactured from quality birch, these circular needles range in size from 20 mm to 35 mm.