In our first guest blog, Mom from Simply Notable gives the low-down on their most popular pattern, Pint Sized Pines in a Cork Forest – made using stash yarn and spare corks.
Over at the LK office, we love a good knitting blog. Great blogs can connect crafters from all over the world, as we share in each other’s ups and downs, swap tips as we learn them, and marvel at our fellow knitters’ endless creativity.
Each issue, we let you know some of our current favourite blogs, and we are delighted to begin a series of guest posts by those some of those bloggers. To kick it all off, we asked the mother and daughter team Mom and Carli at Simply Notable to tell us all about their favourite pattern. Find out what Mom had to say:
Here at Simply Notable, we were so thrilled to be asked to share one of our favourite designs with the readers of Let’s Knit. Although we work hard all year long to come up with new knitting patterns, sewing tutorials and recipes, we all agree that our knitting pattern for Pint Sized Pines in a Cork Forest is our favourite design to date. It has been the most popular too, which isn’t so surprising when you consider the advantages of these cute little firs.
They can be made using up small amounts of leftover yarn and recycled wine corks. There’s actually two patterns - one for the taller twisted tree which works well with heavier yarns, and the smaller double cabled tree, so perfect for small amounts of sock yarn. Knit in the round on 2.25mm to 3.0mm double pointed needles, or on a long circular if you’re handy with a magic loop. You can make just a few, or maybe, like us, you won’t want to stop until you’ve knitted an entire cork forest!
This is the perfect opportunity to put those mini skeins you’ve collected to good use, and practice cable knitting too.
Download the free PDF pattern at Simply Notable. Then display them in a shadowbox, marching across a mantle or clustered on a side table. Create your own little fairy forest with these whimsical little pines. When more corks are needed - I, for one, am always happy to help.
Cheers, Crafty Friends! Clink!