Newsletter 803

by Meg Strong

Wee Woodland Loafers + Beloved Bonnet + Sōm

Back in October, the Monthly Make was this gorgeous Beloved Bonnet, and it's just that: beloved. Everyone who sees it falls in love instantly! In addition to being beyond adorable, the construction of the bonnet is designed to stay put and frame your favorite little face!

We're sharing it here again because now we have a sample of the cutest little loafers to keep little toes toasty. What we most love about this little gem of a pattern is that the loafer comes off your needle with ZERO seaming or finishing (short of weaving in those ends). Short row shaping is incorporated for the heel & toe; these slippers are designed to fit and stay on.

We made both the Beloved Bonnet and the Wee Woodland Loafers with Camellia Fiber Co's Sōm, a lovely blend of alpaca and pima cotton - both fibers we usually associate with drape - and the chainette construction of the yarn also adds loft and structure to the finished fabric.

Shop CFC Sōm HERE! Find the Beloved pattern HERE and the Wee Woodland Loafer pattern HERE. If making the smallest size of the Bonnet AND the Loafers, you'll just need a single skein to complete BOTH projects!!

...and a special little shout-out to Lisa B. for working up our loafer sample...they're perfect!

Holiday Knitting: Super Chunky Hat!

We think this would be an excellent project if your holiday gift-knitting list is long and crafting time is short. This beanie is knit using a single skein of Perulana, a 100% Peruvian super chunky wool. In addition to being super cute, you can churn these out QUICK (seriously: they only take a couple of hours, tops).

Shop Perulana HERE! One skein is enough to complete a single hat and the pattern is our gift.  Shop 3" faux fur pompoms HERE!  

Trellis Knit Drawstring Bag Kit

We love this kit and think it's perfect for gifting to another crafty friend, or you can just consider yourself a crafty "friend" and keep it! The Trellis Stitch Drawstring Bag kit from Flax & Twine employs a sweet and simple stitch pattern with a hem channel and cleverly made drawstring (no i-cord!). The bag has a flat, boxed bottom (so it can stand up) and measures 5.5" x 9", perfect for either a handmade notions pouch or cosmetic bag. 

The Trellis Stitch Drawstring Kit Includes:

  • Trellis Knit Drawstring Bag Pattern
  • One skein 123 yards Flax & Twine DK Weight Linen
  • Darning needle
  • Thread clippers

Shop Flax & Twine Kits HERE!