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WoolWork Tin Can Knits-along: Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes…and hands!

Do you need more inspiration for the Tin Can Knits-along? I’ve got some for you right here and who knows how many you may be able to make during our winter KAL (1 Dec-14 Feb)

I’ve knit and re-knit quite a lot of TCK accessories, and here are the ones calling out to me for this KAL, as well as the ones which are calling out to me again.

All images (unless otherwise noted) belong to Tin Can Knits and are used with kind permission. 

| Heads

I made Loch from Handmade in the UK and I gave it away as a present – what a fool! haha! It was in Ripples Craft Sport and I really need to make it again – there are matching mittens too!

Mountain Mist appears in Strange Brew and I think this would be beautiful in natural colours – but you could go mad, couldn’t you? Make them for all the family in their favourite shades.

Barley and Barley Light are free patterns from The Simple Collection, their learn to knit collection, but whether or not you are new to knitting or not, this is a lovely gender neutral design that would suit any outfit or occasion.

Light and Shadow features interlocking cables and it looks lovely with or without a little slouch. Proceeds from this pattern go to the Sight Is Life project, to fund the work of the ophthalmology centre in Congo.

| Shoulders

I made the Estuary Shawl from Handmade in the UK and it sadly was parted from me. I made it in a lovely corriedale yarn from Old Maiden Aunt and I think I would replicate it again in the same yarn. It had less drape than you might think about for a lace shawl, but I loved thecharacter of the wool in the lace.


Gather is a lovely cowl, which features smocking – there is a tutorial for this on the TCK website too (and there is a hat pattern to match!) I made this for a friend in an alpaca blended yarn. Again, its another one I would love for myself. The smocking part is addictive.

Awash is an asymmetrical scarf which can be made in three weights of yarn – it might be a fun choice if you are stash diving an want to play with some of your single dyed skeins. If you are up for more colourwork, there is the Compass Cowl ! This is a lovely project which features small Fair Isle motifs, however you could use this cowl as a jumping off point for creating colour combinations for a larger Strange Brew project

Oaken was released quite recently and I have to say I’ve been thinking a lot about making this one – its that combination of garter and lace, in a heavier weight yarn. You can make it as a shawl, or a blanket. I think I may use the Shilasdair yarn I bought at EYF for this one!

| Hands

As well as plenty to keep our hands knitting, there are plenty of patterns to keep our hands warm too! I’ve made several pairs of  Maize – mittens and mittsthese are a free patterns and quick to make in aran yarn.

Triptych Mittens are such a fun and playful project – why match when you can be different? And what about those Wave Mittens? A lovely starry sky and rolling seas below – I think Jamieson and Smith Heritage yarn in Mussel Blue and Snaa White would be gorgeous for this!

| Knees and Toes

Plenty of choice for the sock knitters too!

Ok, so maybe “knees” are a stretch – but there are the Paved boot toppers



and eyes and ears and mouth and nose. Heads,shoulders, knees and toes. knees and toes!

Are you going to be joining us for the Tin-Can-Knits along at WoolWork? Get on over to the Ravelry group and chat about your plans

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  1. […] weeks left, there is still time to participate with a smaller Tin Can Knits make – I had some accessory ideas in this blog post, but just jump on over to the Tin Can Knits website and have a delve through the wealth of choice. […]

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