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As we approach the end of January, it can almost feel like spring is within touching distance. In reality, we have a good few weeks of cold weather and dark evenings ahead. With that in mind, there’s still plenty of time to craft some woolly delights to make sure that you don’t get caught out in a mid-February frost! If you don’t get around to making these before the season changes, it’s always a good idea to get ahead for next winter, too!
A scarf is a double winner in the colder months – it’ll help you stay toasty and warm while also acting as a stylish accessory to your outfit. An infinity scarf is perfect for the transition into spring, as you can wrap it around your neck as tightly as you wish, depending on what the weather requires. Follow this tutorial by Tina Lowther for a simple step-by-step guide to her infinity scarf pattern, so you too can stitch up her ‘Bluebell walk’ creation.
Did you know that around 10% of body heat is lost through the head? That makes it a no brainer to don a cosy hat in the chillier months! Follow this tutorial from Debbie Bliss for an impressive double-bobble statement. Plus, this hat is knit flat and seamed, so it is perfect for a beginner who hasn’t learnt how to knit round yet.
Picture this: you’re snuggled up on the sofa, hot chocolate in hand, ready to settle down and start some crafty projects on a cold January evening. This scenario wouldn’t be complete without a comforting blanket to keep you warm! The tutorial for this blanket uses a whole range of bright and bold colours contrasted with black for a dramatic effect, but you can switch up the yarn to suit any scheme you like.
While they might not keep you very warm on their own, a comfy cushion will help you relax and reach the ultimate level of cosiness underneath your blanket! These Blossom Patchwork Cushions use bright pops of colour, so they’re ideal for the transition into spring, too.
Nothing suggests comfort and cosiness like a fuzzy pair of slippers! If you suffer from cold feet in the winter months, a snug pair of slippers is the ideal way to avoid a chilly surprise on wood floors or bathroom tiles. Choose a good quality, soft yarn for this make and your feet will be thanking you all season long! Try gluing some small sticky dots to the bottom of the slippers for a safety-first non-slip addition.