Make Your Own Gifts This Holiday Season with These Free Patterns!

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At TSB we love supporting the maker in each of us. We also think handmade gifts can be some of the most special, so the 12 weeks running up to the holiday season, we give away  FREE PATTERNS from our bestselling knitting and crochet books in the hopes one (or all!) of them will inspire you to make rather than buy and use your hands instead of your credit card.

We are halfway through our 12 Weeks of Christmas pattern giveaway, but there is still plenty of time to use these patterns and have something beautiful for under the tree. Here’s a quick-reference cheatsheet of the patterns we’ve shared so far so you can get started:

WRIST WARMERS WITH KLO (5 WISE VIRGINS) PANELS from Norwegian Knits with a Twist by Arne & Carlos

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HULDA PULLOVER WITH STAR-STUDDED YOKE from Traditional Swedish Knitting Patterns by Maja Karlsson

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GRUMPELINO SCARF BY NADJA BRANDT from Knit Scarves and Shawls Now

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EASY EVERYDAY HAT WITH BEADS from Knitting with Beads Made Easy by Liv Asplund and Jane Asprusten

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CHEVRON PATTERN PILLOW from Colorful Crochet by Therese Hagstedt

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ROSE MITTENS FROM SKJÅK from Mittens from Around Norway by Nina Granlund Sæther

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Click each link above to download your FREE PATTERNS, and follow Trafalgar Square Craft Books on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get the remaining six patterns still to come!

Happy Handmade Holidays!

Trafalgar Square Books, publisher of fine craft and equestrian books, is a small company based on a farm in rural Vermont.

 

 

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Come See TSB at the 2018 Fiber Festival of New England!

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TSB is excited to be set up and ready for this year’s Fiber Festival of New England, November 3 and 4, 2018, at the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Stop by and visit with us in booth #281W in the Mallary Complex. Tell us (or show us!) what you’re working on, and browse our selection of bestselling knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning books. We have special show-only deals, sign up to win a gift certificate to spend in our online bookstore, and get up close and personal with the beautiful handmade sample projects from our talented craft book authors. Our top names include Scandinavian design rockstars Arne & Carlos, renowned spinning and weaving expert, the late Anne Field, and knitting and cabling innovator Elsebeth Lavold.

Show hours are Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm.

See you in West Springfield!

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Trafalgar Square Books, publisher of fine craft and equestrian books, is a small business based on a farm in rural Vermont.

Knitting Goes Medieval

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No, our knitting needles haven’t got a thing for Pulp Fiction or vengeful violence…it’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous patterning their after. And with all the choices when it comes to source and style, sometimes it takes a unique perspective to bring a whole new look to life.

When it comes to inspiration, churches have long provided the setting, the tradition, and the mystique mortals require in order to create works of beauty. So it should not be surprising that author, graphic artist, and hand-knit designer Anna-Karin Lundberg turned to the richly decorated interiors of the medieval churches in the province of Uppland, Sweden, in her search for ideas for her original knitwear patterns. Her book MEDIEVAL-INSPIRED KNITS provides a stunning photographic glimpse into her country’s religious history while explaining her own fascination with the motifs, colors, and shapes of the Middle Ages. Lundberg then seamlessly translates the luxurious swirling vine patterns, graceful borders, and exciting color combinations from dozens of dramatic mural paintings and period textiles into sumptuous modern-day knits anyone can wear.

Whether you are headed to a Renaissance festival or just looking to don a stunning piece for work or weekend shopping, Lundberg’s book shines a fresh and glorious light on the look of the Middle Ages, proving that what’s old can indeed be made new again…with yarn and knitting needles as the means of reinvention!

 

MEDIEVAL-INSPIRED KNITS is available now from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.

CLICK HERE for more information or to order.

And did you know we have a fabulous Loyalty Program? CLICK HERE to find out more about Needle Points and how we’ll pay you to buy our books!

Trafalgar Square Books, publisher of fine equestrian and craft books, is a small business based on a farm in rural Vermont.