This month we’re stepping up the Christmas knitting with quick makes and stylish idea for all the family. Our official Elmer the Elephant toy pattern will be the perfect gift for your little ones to unwrap on Christmas morning. If you want to make a really special gift for a mum and daughter, take a look at the beautiful Novita stranded pullover pattern. Novita is Finland’s favourite knitting company and I couldn’t be more excited that its yarn is now available here in the UK – you can find out why I love it so much inside.
Knit a pair of adorable reindeer with your exclusive knit kit, complete with their very own festive wardrobe! If you’re not a fan of knitting toys though, don’t worry – we’ve got two more exclusive patterns to choose from using your yarn kit. I’m so torn between whether I want to knit the cosy festive hat or the cool geometric mitts. I’d love to see your makes – don’t forget to share your photo with us on Facebook and Instagram if you knit anything from this issue.
If you’re not sure what to cast on first, don’t worry – as ever, we’ve got lots of interesting features to read, so pour yourself a cuppa, grab a slice of cake and have a flick through this issue. I loved finding out all about Debonnaire yarn and I always enjoy finding out what’s new in knitting. For even more pattern inspiration, don’t miss my top picks for Christmas gifts.