Friday, 6 December 2013
Knitting All Angels
Now that we're into December, I can start doing some Christmas posts. (You can see all my other Christmas posts here.) I could have started doing them earlier, but I am one of those sticks-in-the-mud who likes to get Halloween and Remembrance Day well over with before I get into the whole Christmas mode. This post is a selection of angel-themed patterns. I may not believe in angels, but they certainly are very pretty.
The first pattern, pictured above, is the Snowflake Angel, by Alan Dart. This pattern is available for download for $5.00(USD) and would make a good tree topper if your Christmas decor style runs towards the cute and craftsy.
The Angel Mittens design, by Jorid Linvik. This pattern is available for $6.00(USD). Doing them in a not specifically Christmas colour like the blue and white here will make them more wearable for the post-Christmas winter season.
I don't usually post too many dish cloth patterns, but the A Wing and a Prayer Angel Cloth design by Amy Marie is so simple and striking it could be used as a block design for an afghan or cushion. This pattern is available for $4.00(USD).
The Part-Time Angel toy design by Frankie Brown. This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.
The Amelia angel dress, by Jenny Wiebe. This pattern is available for $4.00(CAD) and is sized from preemie to child's size 4.
This is the Gift of Angels Blanket, by Pauline Bilodeau. This pattern is available as part of a kit from Mary Maxim Canada and Mary Maxim U.S.
Here's another angel baby blanket, the Weeping Angels Blinky Blanket, by Jillian Cameron. This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download. I'd be inclined to replace the "don't blink" text from the centre with another weeping angels motif.
The Dishcloth Angel with Stars/Spüli Sternenengel, by Mamafri, is another dishcloth or potholder pattern that would make a great afghan block. This pattern is available for free.
This design is definitely my favourite of this post. The Forest Angel Chart, by Melanie Nordberg, is available as a free Ravelry download and is a chart rather than a pattern. I see it as an afghan or a wall hanging. If you rug hook, making a rug is an option.