Winter.  Wind, rain, hail beating against the window.  Maybe even some snow?  Bring it on, as long as I’m on the inside looking out, preferably with a cup or mug in my hand. But not a scalding china cup or a knuckle-burning mug.   Oh no, a cosy, woolly handful keeping my hands and my tea warm.


Tiny Tags Looks complicated but is very easy – just garter stitch in an 8-row pattern.

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Ears of Corn A 16-row pattern, a simple design, knitted as a rectangle.

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Bits and Bobs Varied lengths of DK yarns knotted together create this random design – easy and unique!









All these patterns are found in Mug Hugs by Alison Howard

A great little book, full of fun designs and gorgeous photographs.