This is a familiar question asked by knitters, “What Can I Knit Tonight?” and British designer, Jo Allport has provided the answers in her first book of designs, thirty fun projects featuring the rustic artistry that is the beauty of Noro yarns. Motivated by her love of knitting, an interest in trying new stitches and most of all– instant results, Jo realized she was not alone. After discussing the idea with fellow knitters, she came up with a range of projects to complete in a day, an evening or a weekend, all fully functional and fashionable as cold weather accessories, gift ideas, and home décor items.
Take a look inside the pages of the brand-new What Can I Knit Tonight? and see what catches your eye-
A bright splash of colour is bound to make people smile especially on a dreary day. Olivia is a roomy well-constructed handbag with a side and bottom gusset plus a magnetic flap closure. Knit in a fun bobble stitch with three balls of Kureyon. Shade no. 319 (shown above).
Treat your favorite coffee mug, whether its short and stout or tall and lean to a warm embrace with a charming little Rosy Cosy, knit in Kirara, a blend of wool, cotton, silk and angora available this season in a dozen fabulous colourways. Shade no. 15 (shown above).
Keep in step with fashion by sporting a pair of these trendy boot toppers knit in a pretty fan and feather pattern, requiring only one skein of Kirara. Shade no. 15 (shown above).
Another huge trend this season is the knitted headband, not only is this design a super speedy project, it is appealing to first-time cablers. Knit in Kureyon, a pure wool that has been Noro’s shining star for more than a decade. Shade no. 308 (shown above).
Rows of garter and stocking stitch combined with ribbing create texture in an uncomplicated way on this Jewel Scarf, knit in Kama, a new chunky quality for fall and winter projects. Finish off the scarf with pompoms for a whimsical look. Shade no. 7 (shown above).
How many friends on your gift list might fancy this Bethany Cowl? It is knit in the round with an attractive honeycomb pattern stitch to add to your skill range. Check out eight more colourways recently added to Silk Garden. Shade no. 362 (shown above).
Knit, sip and relax with this unconventional Tea Cosy, designed to keep the water warm and add a spark to the conversation. Knit with two balls of Kureyon. Shade no. 301 (shown above).