Love it or hate it, winter is here and it’s here to stay for a few more weeks before we can say goodbye and step into spring. There is one thing we adore about the season though, and that’s the warm and woolly objects we go crazy for. Whether it’s a ready-made jumper or a new pair of needles to knit up our own cosy creations, you’ll be sure to find us surrounded by wool in winter.
Leaving the house means wrapping up, and there is no better accessory that a scarf. Our absolute favourite has to be the Stash Me Pocket Scarf from Wool and the Gang. You don’t have to worry about forgetting your gloves with this ivory addition, as you can simply stick your hands into the roomy pockets and remain as warm as ever! Don’t forget, with Wool and the Gang, you can buy a knitted scarf (£175.00) or the necessary items to make your own (£98.94).
Protect and store your needles in this handy Polka Dot Knitting Needles Case from Hobbycraft. We don’t know about you, but our needles always seem to go missing, and so a case especially for the pins is a lifesaver. For only £6, you’ll be able to keep a number of needles packed away in this handsome polka dot case, ready for your next project.
Can’t decide whether to wear a cable or turtleneck jumper? Why not both?! This GANT C.Diamond Cable Turtleneck Jumper for ladies will keep you protected from the chill, while displaying a high level of class and sophistication. A definite must-have for your wardrobe this season, you can buy yours for £50.00 from Country House Outdoor.
If you enjoy the thought and process of knitting your own items of clothing, we recommend Cozy Knits by Tanis Gray. There’s something in there for people of all skill levels, be it beginner or advanced. There are a wide range of projects from mittens to afghans, and techniques used include brioche knitting, slip stitch, lace, and more, alongside the brilliant stockinette and garter stitches. You can pick yours up for £11.99 from The Hobby Warehouse.
Our favourite thing throughout the entire year, not just during the colder months, are knitted throws. There is nothing quite like kicking back after a long day with a mug of hot chocolate and a blanket so soft you never want to leave. Available for £52.50 from House of Fraser, this Shabby Chic Mohair Effect Cable Knit Throw in cream is just the thing for relaxing on a cold evening. Leave it draped over your sofa for easy access, or at the end of your bed to keep your toasty all night long.
Whatever you plan on knitting, use Rowan yarn for optimum comfort as well as style. The Brushed Fleece Yarn Line includes some of the most beautiful colours we’ve seen, and it’s exceedingly soft due to being a blend of extra fine merino wool and baby alpaca. It’s easy to knit with, and the finished product will be warm, cosy, and lightweight.
This pair of Cable Knit Mules for men will keep feet warm and comfy after a hard day’s pressure. Perfectly snug, they come in a dark charcoal colour. Buy them from The White Company for only £20.00.
If you are looking for a bolder yarn to create your fabulous projects, go for this Husky Super Chunky yarn available from Sirdar. It’s the ideal chunky and fleecy yarn that comes in five different colours that will give your knits a unique, contemporary look. If you’re a beginner, this is the wool for you!