Every committed knitter knows it’s never too soon to start your Christmas knitting, so even though it’s only the middle of September, we’ve complied our top four tips to make sure your knitting is a joyous and stress-free activity in the run up to Christmas!

1: Get yourself a knitting notebook so you can write down your ideas, make lists and figure out a schedule. We love Popcorn + Crocodiles knitting and crochet notebook. Not only is each and every page beautifully designed, but it’s decidedly practical and useful in it’s layout, featuring sections to attach yarn samples, removable labels for tension squares, pages to record your to do list and lots of handy plastic pockets for storing useful bits and pieces.

2:  Use LoveKnitting’s nifty little tool to help you get a rough idea how long it will take you to complete your projects. You can find it here.  The lovely folk at LoveKnitting sent Knitting For All a message of good wishes, along with an early festive treat for all our Knitting For all readers:

“The clever makers at LoveKnitting have created this handy knitting calculator to solve all your Christmas knit problems. And, here’s a little gift from the LoveKnitting team! Treat yourself to some lovely yarn from our website with this 15% off discount (lucky you). Happy Holidays to all the lovely knitters at Knitting For All!”

Shop with LoveKnitting with discount code KNITTING15, valid up until 17th October 2018.

3:  Choose beautiful yarn so you can enjoy the process of knitting as much as the recipient enjoys the finished article.  We love Rowan Felted Tweed and Rowan Kidsilk Haze for our Christmas knits. They are especially lovely for fair isle projects and feel amazing to work with.  Try these beautiful patterns by Arne & Carlos…

      

And don’t forget to shop for your Rowan Yarns at LoveKnitting before 17th October to take advantage of their 15% off discount voucher!

4:  Having trouble scheduling in your knitting time in an already busy run up to the festive season? Join a Knit Night & Day group!  Having a weekly get together with other people firmly placed and underscored in your diary will ensure that you make progress with your knitting projects. Not only that, it’s fun to see what others are knitting for Christmas and should you get in a pickle with your knitting, there’s a helpful Knitting For All teacher available to give you a helping hand. Check out our map to find your nearest Knitting For All franchisee.