Father’s Day making

Thursday 30th May 2019

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Father’s Day is on 16th June this year so there is still time to make something gorgeous for your dad.  We have spent happy hours on Ravelry finding some choice patterns for you. How about some footwear?

Staci Perry

©Staci Perry

These lovely sleep socks are by Staci Perry and would look great knitted in Special Chunky.

10 hours or less

©10 hours or less

The Rustic Wrap crochet slippers are by 10 hours or less and use an Aran weight – we have quite a few yarn that would fit the bill. Hats are always popular, so we have chosen a nice selection for you. hvnlt

©Haven Ashley

For beginners the Man Hat by Haven Ashley is made in chunky and would certainly be a quick knit.

Jennifer Dougherty

©Jennifer Dougherty

We can’t get enough of the Dreamweaver Hat by Crochet by Jennifer.  You will want to make more than one.

Jennifer Lassonde

©Jennifer Lassonde

The Ice Time Hat by Jennifer Lassonde looks pretty impressive but is deceptively simple because it is basically knitted in stripes with some slipped stitches.  It’s sure to impress.

Lesley Anne Robinson

©Lesley Anne Robinson

If you are feeling really adventurous and want to try some Brioche, how about Autumn Vibes by Lesley Anne Robinson but beware, this technique can become quite addictive.  

Knitted and crocheted ties are making a comeback so here are our dapper picks

Anja Hjorth Nielsen

How about a smart, crocheted bow tie with an impressive name? Optikerens Butterfly by Anja Hjorth Nielsen is a great design and the colour possibilities are endless, especially if you use Special DK for a bigger tie.

Ansel Johnson

©Ansel Johnson

 The Dapper Beekeeper by Ansel Johnson gives you the perfect opportunity to practise you Fair Isle knitting.  Why not try making it in Classique Cotton 4-ply? Suvi Geary

©Suvi Geary

Our final choice is a the Diagonal Stripe Necktie by Suvi Geary which would look quite stunning in Head Over Heels, our sock yarn. We hope this has given you some ideas, so get your hooks and needles out.