to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Last Minute Holiday Knitting Ideas

Thought I would take time today to share some of the patterns I have designed over the years that are perfect for holiday gift knitting. I know it is last minute but there is still time. 

First off - a free pattern called Elves, Gnomes, Wizards, Santa + Leo Tolstoy. It is a cute little project perfect for leftover wools. After knitting, felt it in the washing machine - then add a bit of fleece for a beard. Perfect for the top of a wine bottle or as an ornament or gift topper. Get the pattern HERE. 

I have two fantastic Christmas Stocking Patterns. They each offer many options and variations. 

Buy on Ravelry here or via my website here. $12 PDF download.

This Colorful Christmas Stocking Pattern is a bit easier with only 1 color per row or round. 

Buy on Ravelry here or via my website here. $12 PDF download.

Stocking caps are perennial favorites for holiday knitting. A bit "Seussical" some folks have said, here's Julia modeling the Farmgirls Stocking Cap. It is sized for kids and adults and will work for both boys and girls, women and men. 

Buy on my website here or on Ravelry here. $6 PDF download.

For your four legged friends, here's a fantastic garter stitch dog sweater. It is sized in 8 sizes from little dog to very large. 

Buy on my website here or on Ravelry here. $6 PDF download. 

Lastly, one of my favorite patterns to knit - The Quarters Cap. Sized from babies to adult men, this is an addicting pattern to pump out for holiday gifts. 

Buy on my website here or on Ravelry here. $5 PDF download.

I hope these photos have inspired you to pick up your needles and begin a new project. Happy knitting everyone! 


Anonymous said...

~ hi Kristin,
~ Happy Merry Holidays !!~
Years ago, I bought the Elves-Gnomes-Wizards pattern & its wonderful.
I made my characters into Wizard Owls, who are still loVed by children & adults. Its so fun to felt from this pattern & embroider.
I like your stocking cap pattern, that's next on my list.
Any cat/kitten photos for us soon? with Julia the Cat Farmer?

As you know, I have many of your books & so ENJOY your colorful farm & ART world.
I haven't posted as much recently, but I want you to know I LOVE the blog posts * always.* Still a big fan of blogs. I like the extra links into many art mediums that you consistently share.
All the best in 2018.
Shell ~

ellen kirkendall said...

Every time I see that stocking cap...so cute and it’s hard to believe Julia is so grown up already. Merry Christmas (Yule, Chanukah, Festivus, choose as many as you like)!