Welcome to our October Newsletter.
The first KnitPro Designer-Along is going really well.  please do check out the pattern squares from famous name designers and UK magazine editors here
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
Spooky Patterns for Halloween 

Halloween is a festival that is now celebrated all over the world, so we thought we would seek out some spooky offerings you still have time to make for this year.
Halloween Jar Cozies by Nancy Anderson are perfect for your treats
Pumpkins by Bobbi Lewin is a lovely pattern to use up some of your stash and decorate your window.
Emma Varnam's Pumpkin Squash Hat will top off any Halloween outfit.

If you have already made any Halloween projects please share it with us on our Facebook page.

Super Size Me

Over-sized knitting and crochet are more popular than ever this year.  Hats, scarves and items for the home are all capturing this trend.  There are  so many new super chunky yarns but if you are looking to use up some of your stash why not try gathering together between 5 and 10 ends of yarn to knit or crochet.  You could create a lovely rainbow or choose shades that bring a sense of harmony to your project.
We have developed a range of Jumbo Birch knitting needles and crochet hooks especially for this trend.  The Knitting needles are available as Straight, Circular or DPNs in sizes from 20.00mm to 35.00mm depending on the type. The Jumbo crochet hook starts at size 20.00mm to 35.00mm. The birch wood used is super smooth to help you have fun with your project, which will be completed in a flash.
Christmas List
With just over 10 weeks until Christmas we have been looking at our list of Christmas gift knitting and checking it twice. Where has the time gone and how will we get them all completed?  Way back in August, a new waistcoat for Uncle George seemed such a good idea but now the pack of 4 ply yarn is a bit scary.

We thought we would offer you a few tips on how to tame your gift projects if, like us, you are running out of knitting or crocheting hours.

Choose smaller projects but use bigger yarns.  There are so many great patterns for chunky or super chunky accessories or home wares that you can practically knit in an evening.

If there is someone you really want to make something special for but you don't want to rush it, give them an IOU in a card.  Then you can choose the yarn and pattern together and be sue they will really love what you make them.

Edit your list.  Will your friend really appreciate a beautifully crafted hat or would she appreciate some delicious chocolates just as much. We all have such good intentions but now is the time to be realistic.

Most important of all choose projects you will enjoy knitting or crocheting so that your Christmas Spirit doesn't run out wrestling with an impossible pattern before the big day comes round.

The British Knitting Awards
The British Knitting Awards are the Oscars or our industry, rewarding brands, bloggers and designers in a range of categories.

We were so proud to be nominated in 3 categories this year and here is what we achieved.

Winner - Best knitting needle range

Winner - Best accessories range (knitting category)

Runner up - Best crochet accessories range 


Thanks to each and every one of you that voted for us.  We are extremely grateful for your support, which really spurs our teams on to work harder to bring you the best products we can each season.

Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations to Sol who won the Zing DPN set.   

This month we have a Joy project bag to giveaway.  Click on this link to enter - you have until the end of October.
Good luck!