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Christmas is Coming!

Christmas comes but once a year but there’s no doubt that the festive spirit of giving can last throughout the year and it’s never too early to start planning your yuletide gifts or thinking about what to wear during the merriest of party seasons.

We love everything about Christmas, especially the chance to decorate our homes and office with shiny, joyful and festive garlands and to create some extra special handmade gifts for our work colleagues, closest friends and loved ones.

Sprinkle some seasonal cheer and spruce up your winter wardrobe with a festive jumper adorned with miniature trees. Christmas jumpers are always a joy to work on as well as to wear in the run up to the big day. We love the Frost and Fir Pullover designed by Sue Blacker. It’s a stylish, fun and eye-catching seasonal sweater with a Fair Isle design and charming Christmas trees and stars around the body. Based on the Feeling Sheepish unisex pullover, it has a more fitted design and can be created with any of our DK yarns. Have a look at our lovely Lyonesse over-dyed Lapis blue DK yarn or Tamar Lustre Blend DK, Lynher dark grey yarn. Why not create your own colour combination with the Lyonesse over-dyed Emerald deep green DK yarn.

Take the strain out of last minute Christmas gift buying with our Christmas Tree Garland Project Box, the perfect present for experienced crocheter as well as those just getting started. It can be bought online with ease and delivered to your door or sent to an address of your choice (be sure to let us know when you place your order with us). The project box is suitable for young adults and above, and includes the Christmas Tree Garland pattern, 2 x 50g balls of Blacker Swan Tussac Forest green in 4-ply, plus 11.5 metres of Hawkweed dark orange and 6.5 metres of Sundew gold. It’s beautifully presented in a recyclable cardboard presentation box with all items sourced as locally as possible.  Why not add a knitted red bow or ribbon to the outside of the box to add that personalised, finishing touch?

What better way to bring some festive cheer than with the charming Three Little Snows Christmas Decorations, available in our Project Kit. The kit includes the Three Little Snows pattern, 2 x 50g balls of Oxford Down natural in Aran, 2 metres of grey and 8 metres of red wool. This project kit is beautifully presented in a cotton project bag and the finished creations will look lovely hanging on the Christmas tree, sitting on a shelf above the fireplace or placed in the window for your visitors to admire.

Christmas just isn’t the same unless we receive at least one pair of socks in our stockings on Christmas Day. Socks make great stocking fillers as well as being relatively lightweight when it comes to sending gift parcels through the post. There’s also something heart-warming about receiving a handmade item placed under the tree, knowing that someone has spent time and effort on a project with you in mind. The Morwestowe Socks, designed by Sonja Bargielowska are two-coloured and feature a lace and cable design. The pattern has instructions in three sizes and can be purchased with the project kit and two skeins of Tamar 4-ply. Different colour combinations can be requested, with a wide selection of colours to choose from such as Tiddy Brook lemon green, Valency taupe, Gwindra pale undyed and Camel old gold.

Blacker Yarns Gift Vouchers are the ideal solution for those who love to knit or crochet and want to build up their yarn stash. Available in £5, £10 and £50 options, you can make up the values to suit your budget, and these can be used online, over the phone or presented to us in personal at the trade shows that we attend. Each voucher lasts for 12 months from the date of issue and comes with a gift card for you to write a personal message. We can arrange to have the gift vouchers sent to another address so please let us know at the time of purchase. For more Christmas gift inspiration  visit our Blacker Yarns Gifts and Kits and Books webpages.

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