QUICK GIFTS - SLIPPERS
Fuzzyfeet is free pattern from Knitty- http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html
for felted slippers. It is a simple circular knit pattern, basically a pair of short socks. Knit in worsted/aran weight yarn, they knit up quickly in a couple of evenings.
Interesting in Kureyon
A fun stash buster for your odds and ends of Cascade 220.
Believe it or not, this is not our beloved Stitches modelling unfelted Fuzzyfeet.
Ravelry link to the Free patternhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fuzzy-feet
or go directly to Knitty archives
Marsh Felted Slippers
If you prefer flat VS circular knits, Marsh Felted Slippers are knit flat. The seam down the centre of the foot is grafted or 3 needle bind off, with just a very short seam up the back heel. Again knit in worsted/aran, a quick knit and a great stash buster.
Ravelry link to Free pattern
Modular Felted Slippers
These modular knit felted slippers are a lot of fun. Gabriela discovered them and turned our project class regulars on to them. I have seen them done in Cascade, Freedom Spirit, Wool Joy, Kureyon and combinations of any of the above. Again, very simple flat knitting and seaming and great stash busters.
Some people get very creative and colourful - tassels
Knit in a series of simple squares.
Joined into big floppy slippers
And then felted.
Ravelry link to the Free pattern
My Grandmother's Slippers
If you are of a certain age, you probably had a pair of these, loving knit for you by your Grandmother or Aunt Mary. Phentex is still available but why not treat yourself to something a little softer, Cascade 220 double stranded.
Treat the younger generation to a bit of history but spare them the Phentex.
Churchmouse Bed Socks
These beautiful little bed socks only require 50 gms of sock yarn. We have some very nice hand paint yarns from Fleece Artist, Misti Alpaca and Dye-version that would get you 2 pair, one for you and a second as a gift.
This not a free pattern but you can use the following Ravelry link for more information and ideas about yarns etc.http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turkish-bed-socks
We do have this pattern among our new selection of Churchmouse patterns.
GIFTS FOR KNITTERSSerenity Knits, Winter 2013 Classes, have just been posted. Why not select one for yourself and enrol a friend as a gift. Our put a class or two on your own Christmas Wish list.
PRE-CHRISTMAS SPECIALSIf you have any little ones to knit for, perhaps a 25% discount on Sirdar baby patterns and yarn can help. We have an extensive colour selection in Snuggly Dk, Baby Crofter and Kisses from which to choose.