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Published on November 1st, 2016 | by Eric


Embrace the chill with these winter warmers!

While I’m not a huge fan of cold weather, I do love the change in seasons, and I really love my winter gear. From wool hats to sweaters, scarves, and socks, it’s time to knit up some warm and cozy clothes.

Mukluks by Tin Can Knits


If these are warm enough for a Canadian winter, they’re warm enough for just about anywhere. The Cowichan-inspired fair isle cuff and pattern put these mukluks by Tin Can Knits at the top of my wish list this winter.

Strokkur sweater by Ysolda Teague


This knit was inspired by traditional Icelandic sweaters with colorful yoke patterns. Made from Shetland Heather wool, this Ysolda Teague design is great for chilly, damp days.

Forest cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge


We absolutely love this cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge. The oversized cables and garter stitch pattern make for a lovely texture that will accentuate any outfit.

Eleonora wristwarmers from MillaMia


These wristwarmers are perfect for those cold days when you need to warm your hands and be able to use your phone, or strum your guitar. The gorgeous MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino wool yarn makes them extra comfortable.

Giganto blanket by Laura Birek


This unconventional blanket from Laura Birek doesn’t use your average needles, instead it calls for 1 1/2″ PVC pipes and slightly-felted superwash unspun wool roving. Could this be the most comfortable blanket ever? It sure looks like it.

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Last updated: October 31st, 2016.

2 Responses to Embrace the chill with these winter warmers!

  1. Kevin says:

    That Giganto blanket looks nice, but costly when the “slightly” felted roving will pill ,fray and practically fall apart. And with dogs and cats , it can be dangerous /fatal. Great concept though but not practical considering the risks.

  2. Glenda Icelandic Sheep enthusiast and breeder says:

    Really love the Icelandic sweater design, although it is sacrilege to knit in a Shetland yarn, as should be knitted in Icelandic yarn either the commercially available Lopi as the designer’s original or from uk based British Icelandic Sheep Breeders ( see website for sources of true Icelandic yarns)

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