Posted on Wednesday, August 22 2012 at 8am
In Simply Knitting issue 97, we published a feature called ’10 Smart Ideas for Back to School Knitting.’ As the new term looms, we thought we’d share five favourites here!
Cheer them up with an alien desk worm pencil holder (pictured above, available as patterns and as completed items in a range of colours - ideal if you're short on time. We love the boggly eyes! The patterns cost from R1.97, from Butterflylove1 on etsy.com.
Chilly mornings at the bus stop will be brighter with our editor Debora Bradley’s stash-busting ear
muffs – they use just 100g of aran weight yarn. The pattern costs 69p from the making spot.
Debbie Tomkies’ crochet rucksack is a bright and cheerful way to carry books to and from school.
Let them pick out colourful buttons, flowers and other embellishments to give it some customised flair.
The pattern costs £1.99 from the making spot.
Give them something to be excited about on their first day back at school with one of these Harry Potter or Draco Malfoy dolls to keep them company.
The pattern costs £5.30 from Knit for Victory.
Keep their mobile phone safe at the botton of their school bag with Elizabeth Jarvis’ snug stripy phone case.
This pattern is FREE to download from the making spot!
For the full feature, plus six original 'New Term' knitting patterns, take a look at Simply Knitting 47. Up to six months after publication, this issue may be available to buy as a back issue by phoning our customer services people on 0844 848 2852, and you can also buy back issues of Simply Knitting online.