Well folks I am officially a bit of a nut. Emily (Tin Can Knits Emily to be specific) is also a bit of nut and I think that’s how we ended up publishing Great White North! We have been working our buns off to bring you this lovely little collection of giftie knits for the holidays. There are many sizes, many styles, and knits for everyone on both your naughty and nice list!
First up is the Bon Bon Set. There are mittens for wee ones making their first snowball, or even newborns (the mitten goes over their little balled up fists). Of course mummy or daddy might need a pair for themselves too! The cable is reminiscent of a wrapped hard candy, winding their way from cuff to tip. The slouchy hat or beanie are made for ladies or men. I mean a hat can pretty much always go either way but the men in my own life would probably be opposed to lace. The manly beanie version has cables separated by purls and the lacy lady version has lace separating the cables.
Tall Dark and Handsome is a simple, inoffensive, textured pattern for the picky boys in your life. My favorite part of this pattern has to be the kiddie cowl. I knit one up for Hunter and when I put it on her I thought: Everyone is getting one of these for Christmas! It keeps her warm but it won’t come off like a scarf and she forgets she’s wearing it so she doesn’t feel the need to take it off and throw it (and laugh maniacally).
Marshmallow is a simple squishy knit. I whipped up a large pair in an evening. They are also a prime canvas for an awesome button. I’m thinking of knitting myself a pair and putting some pretty fabric covered buttons on them. Probably plaid. I’m kind of on a plaid kick.
Snowflake is our crowning achievement. My part in this particular sweater was to brainstorm, be encouraging, and knit up the adult version, the rest was the genius that is Emily. She took lovely lace and paired it with a simple top down sweater construction and of course: more buttons! Emily (model Emily) and Hunter look oh so cute reading Red is Best.
Drift is a lovely wintery shawl. It might be the most wintery of the collection. The name comes from the beautiful drifts of snow that cap our lovely mountains. It comes in shawl version and blanket, perfect for a new baby or new mum. The pattern moves from ribbing to cables and back to ribbing for a simple pretty design.
No Christmas collection would be complete without some Fancy Balls. This pattern is a freebie so you can knit up present toppers for each gift under the tree. You just need some oddments of sock yarn and some polyfill.
For more info on Great White North, or to purchase the patterns or e-book, you can check us out here!