Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Jo keeps warm knitting kit

Today I am sharing my December blog post for my monthly sponsor at the blogger network of Minerva crafts. I have made a very toasty kit to keep you warm in the coming months. 

There is a hat...


and ankle or wrist warmers.

The yarn is so warm but light and airy. There is a clever way to make a flower without knitting or crocheting...

You tie thread at even intervals along the yarn and then using a threaded needle, gather up the marked points putting the needle under the tied thread and it makes a flower by securing it in the middle.


If you are new to knitting, this is a great way to make something quick and successful. You can view other colours of King Cole Super Chunky Ultimate at Minerva Crafts too. The one I used was called Moorland. The balls are 100g and you use a set of 12mm and 15mm needles and one set comes in the kit. The pattern is for 7-9 years, 9-12 yrs or adult.

You get four balls so you can make at least two things or the jumbo bag which I haven't finished but is looking great so far. The bag uses 4 balls, the hat 1, the ankle warmers 2 and the wrist warmers 2. 

Maybe learning to knit is going to be your new years resolution?
 Anyway, best keep warm, thanks Minerva. 
Wishing you all a Happy New Year wherever you are in the world!
Love Jo x


  1. That's a great flower tutorial. I'll remember that next time.

  2. Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and healthy new year xox

  3. I love the flower making method! Happy New Year!! xx

  4. Lovely Jo, what a joy you have been to me this year - you have really inspired me, made my laugh and kept me going with your energy and talent. I am so looking forward to reading your fabulous blog in 2014. Have the bestest of evening, big hugs to you Jo. Dorothy :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Great job Jo, Happy New Year,

  6. lovely knitting and love the idea of the flower. It's lovely to catch up with your blog - happy 2014 x

  7. Thanks for the very clever flower pattern, Jo. Your little model showed off your pretty work to its best advantage. I am trying to learn the continental method of knitting, and need a lot of practice :) Happy New Year! xx

  8. Lovely colours in that yarn. Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy and productive 2014 :)

  9. I love the flowers, they're so simple but they look brilliant. It took me ages to work out that the yarn's already sort of knitted though, I kept trying to work out how you'd done it.... Doh! I do love chunky yarn, it's just so much faster to make things with, never seen anything like this though.