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Christmas is Coming!

It’s October, which means that the shops are gearing up for Christmas. Yes, we haven’t had Halloween or Bonfire Night yet, but the festive season is approaching fast and it won’t be long before we can’t escape it! I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas, but I do enjoy creating handmade gifts. It’s one way to make the holiday a bit less commercialised, and I think that a handmade present is always more personalised and special. The other thing I really like is a good Christmas jumper. If you’re going to be festive, you might as well go properly over-the-top festive. That was my motto when designing my latest pattern, a Christmas jumper that will be published in Issue 95 of Knit Now magazine.

Xmas jumper

The jumper is knitted in King Cole Fashion Aran, Comfort Aran and Tinsel Chunky. I’ve embellished the tree with snowflake buttons and tinsel crocheted from Twilley’s Goldfingering, but you could add any decorations that you wanted. My husband suggested adding twinkly fairy lights! The jumper is a pretty quick and simple knit, although the intarsia tree and candy cane cables might prove more of a challenge for beginner knitters. It’s designed to fit a huge range of sizes, so will fit most adults.

If you’re looking for a quicker festive knit, pick up the current issue of Knit Now to find lots of little things to make as gifts!

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