It’s a very special day today. (No, it’s not just Friday, October 13th, the spookiest day of the year) It’s new pattern day! And, better than that, it’s new Christmas Pattern day!
Knit Picks just published an insanely adorable collection, cram-jammed with cozy holiday patterns.
Everything in this book is stinking cute, and gives me “Cozy Christmas Cabin” vibes, which is exactly what I want when I’m gearing up for the holidays.
I think the cutest pattern might be this adorable color work Santa pillow. I see myself spending the next couple months knitting up a handful of these bad boys. I love how the hats of one row of Santas form he shoulders of the next row- very clever!
Santa Pillow by Kathy LewinskiAnd these stockings are just too sweet! I love that they’re worked in bulky yarn (making them extra-big for extra presents!) and the non-traditional burgundy, navy and cream are a really nice alternative color scheme. If I hadn’t already made my stockings, I’d be seriously considering whipping up a few of these guys for my family. Maybe I’ll end up with a sweater featuring the reindeer and snowflakes…
Holiday Stockings by Michele Lee Bernstein
But, if I can totally toot my own horn, I think my pattern might be my favorite. It’s the Tannenbaum Tree skirt!
It’s a creamy, cabled, cozy tree skirt knit in a single piece, featuring Christmas-tree-shaped cables all the way around. (Trust me, it’s even cuter in person!)It’s a smallish skirt, about 30″ in diameter, so it’s perfect for a skinny tree, or a small table-top tree. It’s worked in bulky yarn, so it works up in no time at all. Plus (and I realize this might not be something that everyone agrees with), the cables are insanely fun to work, all complicated and twisty, but really satisfying at the end of the day.
If you want to get a copy of my pattern, head over here!
Or, if you want to get a copy of the whole Merry Knitmas book (and why wouldn’t you?), head here!