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  1. I know, I know, it's still November but I wanted to get in early as I know how busy the needles can get this time of year!

    And if you are looking to knit up some quick, Christmas patterns then my new Festive Knits eBook is just for you! The book contains a cheerful collection of six mini decorations including: Festive Baubles, a Candy Cane, a Mini Santa Hat, a Snowman Squishy, A Christmas Tree and a Mini Christmas Jumper.

     
    All of the patterns in the eBook are knit in a chunky yarn, using a set of 4mm double pointed needles and can be completed within an afternoon. This makes them ideal for hand-knit holiday gifts, or why not whip up a bunch to decorate your home!

    The eBook is available for £10 or each pattern is also available to purchase individually for just £2 each. 
     
    Jumper Pic (3)
     
    Click HERE for more details and to purchase the eBook.
     
    Kits are also available too! The Festive Knits kit contains a copy of the eBook and everything you need to make each of the 6 patterns!
     
    Festive Knits Kit (1)
     
    Click HERE for more details on the Festive Knit Kit
     
  2. I have a new free pattern available! This is the Little Skein Scarf which you can download on Ravelry and on the website.

    Mini Skein Scarf

    About this Pattern

    The Little Skein Scarf is a simple scarf pattern designed to showcase 5 x 20g mini skeins of 4 ply hand dyed yarns.
     
    And it also works for using up any odds and ends of 4 ply yarns! Use as many colours as you like, simply move onto the instructions for the next section every time you add a new colour. It's great for stash busting!

    Using just knit and purl stitches, explore the colours of your yarns through a mix of alternating garter and stockinette stitch sections.
     
    As a guideline, each row will use approximately 34” / 85cm of yarn.

    Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl and slipped stitches

    Sizes and Measurements

    The pattern is written for one size but is easily adjustable in length and width.

    Materials Used
    • 5 x 20g / 0.7oz, 88yds / 80m 4 ply mini-skeins, or 100g / 3.5oz, 440yds / 400m of odds and ends of 4 ply yarns
    • A set of US size 5 (3.75mm) knitting needles
    • 1 stitch marker

    Gauge: 25 stitches and 26 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

    Thank you to Donna and Kim for test knitting this pattern.

    I hope you enjoy this free pattern. If you make a Little Skein Scarf don't forget to come and show it off in the Under the Olive Tree Knitters Facebook Group!