Welcome to the KnitPro  November newsletter.  The nights are drawing in and nothing could be better than getting cosy with some knitting or crochet. We have some great ideas for you on knitting in time for Christmas and creating some lovely decorations for your tree.

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Ludwig socks by Stephanie Van Der Linden


Christmas really is just around the corner but there is still time to knit and crochet those special presents for your loved ones.

You just can't beat a pair of new socks  and they are so quick and easy to knit especially when you use KnitPro DPNs.


Supreme sock designer, Jen Arnall Culliford has a great tip to help you avoid second sock syndrome - you know, that moment when you have knitted one sock and need a boost to finish the pair.  She says: "If I am finding a second sock heavy going, then I find that alternating with another pattern is enough to make both socks feel like a new project!"

 Laura Linneman recommends self striping yarn; "I catch myself saying, let me finish just one more stripe, and before I know it my second sock is done!"


We'd love to see what's on your needles at this time of year, so why not post us a picture of your work in progress (WIP) on our Ravelry group here


Dunkerton Sweet photography Jesse Wild

Ludwig Socks photography Joe Hancock

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Dunkerton Sweet by Jen Arnall Culliford


Product Showcase


We were delighted to win two awards in the British Knitting Awards last month for Best Needle Range and Best Accessory Range. Thank you to all of you who voted for us.


We have spent a great deal of time over the last few years developing our range not only to bring you the most wonderful range of needles but also to make sure that you can get all the accessories to make your knitting and crocheting experience even better and these awards are an achievement we are very proud of.


This month we would like to showcase two products that we know you will find useful.


We hope  our article on socks has you inspired so don't forget our sock blockers which are fantastically useful to finish off your socks to perfection 


If you are a lace knitter then our new range of lace blocking products is a must have for you to help you reveal the true beauty of your knitting


In our October newsletter we mentioned the 'Box of Joy' Limited Edition set of Karbonz interchangeables. They will arrive in your LYS this week and are also available from Get Knitted, Minerva Crafts and Dragon Yarns online.


Book Review
Hook, Yarn and Crochet by Ros Badger


A fantastic new book has landed on our desk from a designer called Ros Badger who has a really great sense of style.  Everyone in the office has admired this book for its wonderful patterns.  


We have a  very special offer for readers of this newsletter - you can

buy Hook, Yarn & Crochet at the special price of 7.99 (normally 12.99), with free p&p.To order, please call direct on 01256 302699 quoting reference 9PJ and your credit card details. This offer is only available to readers living in the UK. 


Keiko Oikawa




Monthly Giveaway
The prize of sets of Karbonz DPNs  from our October newsletter were won by Andrea, Crescendogal and Alison - congratulations and your prizes are in the post.
This month we  are giving away a set of lace blocking mats to one lucky winner.  Good luck