Welcome to the KnitPro newsletter

Winter is well and truly on the way so we are delighted to turn to big and cosy projects to keep us warm.  Have a look at the patterns and tools that we recommend.

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As Snug as a Bug


One of the big trends on the catwalk this season has been for super-chunky knits and exaggerated crochets.  The great thing about this kind of project is that we can complete them quickly, and be ready for the worst  the weather can throw at us. 


Practically every yarn brand you can think of has a big yarn, from the ultra luxury yarns made from noble fibres to bright and cheerful yarns in vibrant colours at the value end of the market.If you don't have any chunky yarn in your stash, simply double up what you do have until you get the thickness you need.


You can share pictures of your chunky knits with us on our Ravelry group. Watch out for our CAL soon.
Gaptastic Cowl by Jen Geigley

Baylie Bear by Velvet Acorn Design

The Vermonter by Abi Grigorio

Super-size Me

We hope we have tempted you to try out a chunky design or two, and if we have, you are going to need a chunky hook or needles to make your project.


Some of our knitting needle ranges go right up to size 15mm such as Symfonie and Nova,  and  Birch DPNs are available up to 25mm -perfect for the chunkiest knit. Many of our crochet hook ranges include sizes up to 12mm. 


Ask your local stockist for more details of the super-sized tools that we offer



Christmas list

We have been reading through a stack of knitting and crochet books - aren't we lucky?  Here are a couple that we think you will like.  Santa has still got time to put them in your stocking.


Knitsonik has published her long awaited Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. For anyone that loves Fair Isle knitting and has always wanted to experiment, this book is full of inspiration and ideas, as well as some projects to try.  It takes you through how you can create your own designs, explained in a very clear and thoughtful way. 





Crochet Basics by Nicki Trench is packed full of fun crochet projects - 20 of them - for you to enjoy.  Although the book is aimed at beginners, there is enough in this book to keep all levels of crocheter interested.  Nicki's visual styling is wonderful and her choice of colours brings every project stylishly to life.



Are there any knitting books you would like to recommend to us?




Monthly Giveaway
Congratulations to Saarhy who has won the set of Waves Crochet hooks we featured in the last issue. We have already emailed you
This month we have a lucky dip of needles, hooks and accessories for one of you to win.  Good luck!