What with the arrival of St Judes storm on Monday, the clocks going back at the weekend and waking up to frosts for the past two mornings in a row it feels like its time to say goodbye to autumn and hello to winter.
The changing of the seasons isn’t so bad as it means its time to dig out the chunky wool and get hooking and knitting!! Excellent timing since we have just added two brand new ranges of Chunky Wool to the Homemakery. Rico Essentials Super Super Chunky and Rico Creative Bonbon Super Chunky both are super chunky wool/acrylic mix yarns.
Rico Creative Bonbon comes in a range of pretty variegated colours:
Whilst Rico Essentials Super Super Chunky comes in gorgeous brights ❤
I am big big fans of these two new yarns because they come with an awesome pattern book packed full of hats, scarves and snoods to knit and crochet. I really am not a pattern book buying shop so it had to be a pretty awesome book to tempt us to stock it!
Wild Wild Wool from Rico Design is THE pattern book for autumn/winter 2013/14 with easy to follow crochet, knitting patterns and instructions for beginners and beyond.
Wild Wild Wool contains 46 patterns in total, 20 crochet patterns and 26 knitting patterns for a variety of scarves, snoods, cowls, hats, beanies, mittens and even bags! The weird model heads might look a bit naff but the actual designs throughout the book are bang on trend with patterns designed for Men, Women and Kids, there really is something for everyone.