The Grant Scarf, from Juju’s Loops,  in three colours, is our ‘go-to’ pattern for a chunky chevron scarf. It was designed to use exactly 2 skeins of the Misti Alpaca Chunky and 1 each, of two other colours. Misti Alpaca Chunky is a very soft and seductive yarn. However, some men find that the fluff of the Alpaca is not ideal for bristly beard hairs. For them, we have redesigned Grant in hardy, chunky yarns. It’s perfect as a unisex scarf or for a quick knit to stave off the last of the chill before Spring fully kicks in. We’ve used Quince …

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Queen of socks Rachel Coopey continues with her quest for warm feet with her latest publication ‘Coop Knits Socks Volume Two’. Full of beautiful and wearable designs, these patterns have us head over heels (or should that be head over socks?!) Also accompanied by step-by-step tutorials and guides on key socks skills such as Kitchener Stitch and Afterthought Heels, these patterns are the ideal blend of techniques for beginners and experienced sock knitters. Each candy coloured sock is a treat of cables and lace, making the prettiest patterns and sweetest feet!

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When the weather warms up, we love turning to smaller projects we can take on the go, like our Afterthought Heel Socks from last week. Cowls are a great accessory to work on in summer too – they usually only take one or two skeins of yarn and you can build up a collection to give away as Christmas presents come winter! This week, we’ve decided to bring you our edit of cowl patterns to keep your needles happy all summer. First up is a cowl from one of our favourite designers, Alana Dakos. Her gorgeous new book Botanical Knits …

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