Interweave Knits, Holiday 2016.

The Holiday 2016 issue of Interweave Knits has arrived!


This special issue features festive knits for giving and decorating during the holidays.


There are a variety of heirloom garments and accessories, of course, like this intricate cabled cape knit in Fibre Company Cumbria Fingering.


I particularly like this spread of patterns based on the knitterly illustrations of childrens’ book author Jan Brett. What a special gift this colorwork stocking would make with a copy of The Hat!


Come by the shop to browse the newest magazines and plan your holiday gift-making!


Stockings and ornaments.

We’ve had lots of requests for stocking patterns lately, as knitters prepare for the holiday season not only with gift-making, but also with hand-stitched decorations. We had only a few stocking patterns to offer, so we went hunting for more. Here’s what we found!



From Leisure Arts, we found one collection of knit stockings and another of beaded knit ornaments. We also reordered a favorite book of stockings from Storey Publishing, reprinted in paperback: Gwen Steege’s Knit Christmas Stockings.


For crocheters, there’s this collection of snowflakes, which would make lovely winter decor, indeed.


We also found a great single pattern from Churchmouse that shows how to knit and embellish stockings in three sizes: wee, medium, and jolly big.


Keep your eye on the blog for more from Churchmouse, and come by the shop to plan your holiday stitching!