December 2014: Table of Contents

A Note from the Editor

Whether it’s warm where you live or the ground is dusted with snow, the holiday season is officially here! For many of us that means running around from shop to shop, looking for suitable presents for everyone on our gift list. (Remember that year I had all my Christmas shopping finished by Black Friday? Neither do I.) But all kidding aside, shopping for gifts isn’t only difficult and time consuming, it can be very impersonal. Even when I do find gifts to get excited about, it’s always lacking something. That personal touch of mine is gone. Buying things just isn’t the same as giving something handmade.

That’s why in our first issue of I Like Knitting, we’ve acquired everything you need, from gift ideas to décor. Transform your home into a winter wonderland with classic holiday patterns like the Fireside Christmas Stocking or the Classic Christmas Ornaments. And discover the perfect gift to knit for everyone on your list using our helpful gift guide.

Plus, make sure you don’t miss the beginning of our festive Fair Isle series. This time around you’ll get to make the gorgeous Traditional Fair Isle Cardigan. Stay tuned for next month: we’ll be knitting up the cutest pig-and-hearts hat you’ve ever seen.

From my home to yours: happy holidays,

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Whether you’re a beginner knitter or more experienced, you can knit your own handmade knit wear for everyone on your holiday list! Stuck and unsure what to make? We’ve compiled a handy little checklist for you of patterns from this issue to help the decision process. Happy holidays! For Mom: Mom deserves only the best,… Read More 

Worked in a bulky weight yarn, this classic fair isle pattern is perfect for staying warm on even the coldest nights. Pair it with a hot cup of tea and your favorite book for an evening of relaxation. Plus - confused about Fair Isle? Watch a brief introduction to the fair isle technique. Read More 

The essence of the Beaded Beanie is the beaded trees in a multitude of colours. There are several different ways of adding beads to your knitting, one of which involves threading the beads onto the yarn in advance. For this, a beading needle really helps, but any thin needle will also work - just ensure… Read More 

The silk merino yarn featured in this project offers muted hints of gray, green and mauve to depict the icy winter landscape. Dress up this design with beaded tree shapes to complete the look. Read More