Cold Snap Knits

BRRR! Winter - or at least snow - arrived much earlier than expected in the Prairies! Here’s a roundup of some great patterns that you can whip up to keep your fingers and toes warm in the colder months.


The World’s Simplest Mittens - Tin Can Knits

This mitten pattern is an easy, quick knit that’s perfect for the whole family! It stitches up with a DK weight yarn and looks cozy as-is or can easily work as a base pattern for creating your own variation.


Mīlēt by Ysolda Teague

If you’re ready to experiment with colourwork, this pattern features stitch patterns inspired by traditional designs from Norway, Estonia and Latvia. It’s a beautiful pattern in more traditional solids but I’m already imagining what it would look like with a funky colourway!

Susan B. Anderson’s Sock Recipe

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve seen this recommendation before - and for good reason! This sock recipe is tried and true, plus she breaks down all of the steps in detail, making it a great beginner/intermediate pattern.

Rye - Tin Can Knits

This pattern knits up best with a worsted weight yarn and there is sizing for everyone in the family. It’s a lovely mid-calf height sock and the ribbing on the front gives it lots of personality - this pattern looks just as lovely in a solid as it does with stripes or coloured accents.

Simple House Slippers - Simone A.

Simple for beginners or a great quick project for experienced knitters, these fast knits are a great afternoon project to ward away chilly toes!

Turkish Bed Socks - Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

These can be worn as socks but if you opt to add a little tassel like in one of the sample images, they make a darling pair of light slippers for around the house. They also only take a skein and they pack perfectly for holiday travel.

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