Hopefully everyone’s creative batteries have recharged and are ready for some new projects.
The reindeer sweaters were very popular this year and judging by the staff in Sainsbury’s supermarket, it looks like quite a tradition of “Christmas sweater wearing” is developing.
So, do get a pattern now, while you are still in the festive mood and have lots of time to get one done ready for next Christmas, LOL.
To make the idea more tempting, I will give another free with any Xmas pattern purchased; just contact me.
Moving on to new projects, how about some more cosy coverings for you to wear?
Simply Crochet magazine featured WZ235, a cute retro swing jacket… with bobbles no less, and it made me think what a good idea it would be to make a light but warm, jacket.
[By the way, Simply Crochet is a great magazine; it is full of patterns and articles, and no, I am not on the payroll, but I am glad to provide helpful images for the lovely staff there when asked.]
Here are some more jacket projects to consider:-
A classic, really retro, knitted in boucle yarn with a fringe!
A couple of granny square versions… we all love those granny motifs so let’s get them out of the way first…
These are embracing the whole “blanket” look…
While I was messing about with the background colour for this image… this happened, and I thought it actually shows how nice this could look in a more modern colourway.
And this next one takes it up a notch… but needs a light yarn as it is a very thick fabric otherwise. I love that it looks like lots of stars… I think the version with the coloured bands looks the best and it could work as a great stashbuster, used with a batch of one colour.
Or a minimal touch… kind of sewn-on scarf effect…
Now I come to think of it there is a granny square cloak too.
Not to mention this fab stashbuster…
But I digress, back to useful jackets. How about these his and hers 70s jackets? A real wardrobe staple then, and still cosy (maybe not for both of you at once, unless you can convey irony with your body language)!
It is no wonder he looks less than thrilled with having to wear the same jacket as his lady friend.
Here is another
Both have Norwegian snowflakes as a suitable “winter design”, but I have a very retro “Starsky and Hutch” version which still seems to be acceptable for the guys these days.
Here is another long 70s jacket, this time for ladies
Ghastly colour combo – but actually a good shape and an interesting spike stitch pattern… just try for a subtler effect or everyone with need glasses to talk to you… although… black and white is trendy (hold me back before I go all wonkyzebra-ish here!)
Let’s calm down with dainty WZ620 – for those lucky enough to need some cover over party outfits
And I have not forgotten the menfolk, more for them soon, but I will finish for now, with the last of the reindeers and chunky jacket 447
Apologies to my Canadian readers; it is an old English pattern, so despite the “no expense spared styling” I think reindeer is intended rather than moose…