Welcome to our December newsletter.
As we put this newsletter together we are being promised some cold weather - perfect for knitting and crochet! Because we know how busy you are at this time of year, this newsletter is a little shorter than usual.

May we take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the KnitPro family during 2017.  We hope wherever you are you have a fantastic Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

Don't forget to keep an eye on all our social media channels for much more throughout the month

Best wishes from all at KnitPro
Baby It's Cold Outside

The thermometer is definitely dipping here in the Uk so we thought the time was right to check out some warm, chunky cowls for you to knit or crochet. Cowls are so useful, whether you are indoors are out and they are nice and quick to make.

An absolute classic, the  GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley seems to slide of our needles on a regular basis and is just so lovey and squishy.

For an elegant crochet option, try the  Autumn Morning Button Cowl by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson - very sophisticated.

Sometimes a plain stitch is all you need if you are playing with colour and the  Garter Gaiter by Purl Soho is perfect for keeping snug.

But if you love fancy crochet stitch patterns the  Jumbo Puff Stitch Cowl by Stephanie Jessica Lau is sure to keep you entertained as well as warm.

Can you recommend any other cowl patterns you think we should try? Please share them with us on our Facebook page .
Cute Crocheted Animals

You may remember that we interviewed the very lovely Emma Varnam over on our blog earlier this year.  She is such a talented knit and crochet designer, so we thought we would revisit one of her books - Cute Crocheted animals.

What we really love about this book is that, even for people that don't make toys, you can't help but fall in love with the lovely animals that Emma has created.  The clear instructions help even the novice to get started and every project is so thoughtfully photographed.

But more than that, the book is crammed full of outfits that fit all the animals, from an on-trend granny square poncho, to a duffle coat, and even socks and shoes.  You would be excused for getting carried away and making trunks full of clothes.

Pass the crochet hook!