Welcome to our February newsletter. 

With Valentine's Day just around the corner we have a romantic theme to our newsletter this month as well as the usual lovely giveaways

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Valentine's Day 

 

 

Who says romance is dead?  Just a quick search on Ravelry and on the internet tells us that knitters and crocheters are a soppy romantic lot! So here are a few of our favourites to make for your Valentine.

 

The custom of sending sweets, flowers and cards on Valentine's Day started in the UK but in some parts of Europe this day marks the beginning of spring.  The first written Valentine is attributed to the imprisoned Charles, Duke of Orleans, in 1415 who wrote romantic notes to his wife while being held in the Tower of London. The British Museum still holds some of these letters.

 

Be Mine Heart Garland by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

 

If you have any recommendations for patterns that you have used, please do email us knitproeu@gmail.com



Valentine Cupid Bow and Arrow by Linda Dawkins
Valentine Mug Cosy by Kristen TenDyke
Product Showcase

 

 

If you are going to be knitting lots of small and intricate patterns for your Valentine on smaller needles you should definitely consider our range of Karbonz needles which go right down to 1mm for even the smallest amigarumi.

 

Made from the carbon fibre for the ultimate strength and flexibilily and with brass tips from size 1.5mm the Karbonz are sure to become a firm favourite.

 

Intriguingly shaped, the Nova Cubix range, will appeal to fans of the Nova range of needles.  With a  satiny smooth finish, the Nova Cubix are wonderful to knit with and their square shape helps to maintain a consistent tension in your knitting. 

 

So whether you prefer the feel of brass or the strength of carbon fibre, we have a range of needles to suit you.

 

 

 


Karbonz

 

Nova Cubix

 

 

Kit Review
The Creative Sanctuary Kits

  

When Angela Connor left the security of a regular income to open her own craft shop did she imagine how far she would have come in just over a year? The Creative Sanctuary is a small shop in the town of Hertford with a big crafty heart. It is getting a reputation for the quality of the workshops it runs and now everyone can get the benefit of these workshops in a new range of kits that Angela has developed.  Our favourite is the crochet flower kit which is 24 and we have one of these kits to give away this month. 

 

You can browse The Creative Sanctuary's limited editions kits here  


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Monthly Giveaway
 
The January winner of our bumper Christmas giveaway was Paula MacDonagh who has been notified by email. Congratulations!
 
This month we have a set of Nova Cubix Interchangeables for one lucky reader, as well as The Creative Sanctuary Kit - good luck.