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New (and free) Pattern: Winter Grove

You said free? Why, yes I did. Winter Grove is a cute and simple tree pattern. Perfect for this time of year, whether you want to make a table centre or a hanging ornament. 

Five conical trees in red, green and cream
The biggest tree in the pattern is done using the helical knitting technique. Can you tell I'm all about the helical knitting at the minute? There's videos and a few tips within the pattern too, so hopefully enough info to give it a go if you've never tried it before. If you want a bit more info and want to try it on socks, then try out Scrapix - the Scrappy Helix sock pattern that I released last week.
Helical conical tree in red, green and cream
If helical knitting doesn't interest you then there are variations to try. Whether, they're striped, colour-blocked or just plain.
9 row stripe conical tree in red, green and cream

Colour blocked conical tree in red and cream

3 Row Stripe Conical tree in red, green and cream

Solid green conical tree

The yarn used in the pattern is Baa Ram Ewe Pip

Anyway, get yourself a free tree!

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