That’s the resounding feeling I have when winter starts to dig its heels in. As the days are getting shorter, and the wind is cold, we need to find the simple pleasures that make this season truly special.
The bright sparkling fires and lights which are a beckon in the darkness.
That wonderful feeling you get as you walk into a bright, cosy room from the outdoors. Inviting and warm.
The comforting feeling of your favorite chair as you reach for your current wip.
This feeling and imagery above, is what we drew from for our Winter Seasons club.
Our designer for the winter club is Eimear Earley, and she is an expert at all things cosy. She is never without a warm pot of tea brewing at her side, perfect for the weather at hand.
This was the start of her winter pattern inspiration, the perfect tea pot cosy! Now, of course, not everyone is a tea drinker, so we have alternatives. There is an optional tea cosy as well as a hat. Plus a bonus matching pair of fingerless mittens!
To keep in line with our cosy theme, the winter technique is colourwork.
Stranded colourwork creates thick, snuggly finished knits perfect for keeping things toasty. For the tea and coffee cosy she will also introduce you to steeking. Gasp.
Yes… cutting your knitting ON PURPOSE!
I know it’s a little scary, but a small project like this is ideal to try it out with. We will have all the step-by-step video tutorials to walk you through the whole process. And we will be there to virtually cheer you on when you complete it!
But you want to know more about the yarn for this season’s club right?
Seasons Winter 2023 yarn options
De Rerum Natura Gilliatt
100% Organic Merino | 273 yds (250 m) per 100g | 4-5 mm
De Rerum Natura is a beautiful French brand specialising in the production of European merino yarn. Sustainability and transparency are at the heart of the company’s ethos.
This merino worsted weight yarn is a dream to use. Its blend of French d’Arles and Portuguese black merinos that are combined into a 3-ply woollen spun yarn that’s lofty, strong and soft to touch.
Am I saying all the right things?
Let’s see your colour choices for this season:
What’s in the club?
Every club installment will have a mix of yarn, patterns, videos, and, of course, surprises!
You will find:
- Pattern(s): this season will have a tea or coffee cosy, hat and fingerless mitts
- Video Workshops
- Exclusive KnitHub forum
- Zoom Launch Party
- Seasonal Tea
- Seasonal Recipe
- Surprise Goodies
And if you’re wondering what our club participants think about our Seasons knitting club, here’s what Monica and Heidi have to say:
“I can’t wait for this installment of the seasons club. I didn’t participate until the summer club, and I so loved it—everything in the club is perfect and it’s so nicely curated.– Monica, Summer Club 2023.
“Participated in 4 Seasons so far. I love being able to refer to the videos when needed and work at my own pace. Suitable for all levels of knitters. I have learned a lot and really enjoy the experience.”– Heidi, Repeated Club Member!
Seasons Winter 2023 club timing
The Winter Season will be open for new sign-ups from 8 pm on the 1st of December until the 14th of December (or while stocks last). We have very limited stock of some colours, so if you want to ensure your colour pick order early!
The packages will be shipped out early January, and the patterns will be sent to you via email on the 19th of January.
You will also have access to your digital content on the 19th of January. There will be updates in both our Knithub and our Facebook group when all of this happens, and we will, of course, be sharing on our social channels.
So, if you are thinking of joining us for this season, set you reminders now!
Workshops and support
One of the reasons so many knitters choose to join our clubs is not only for the yarn and extras, but for the detailed patterns and friendly support. Each pattern comes with its own workshop series that will take you through each section of the pattern so you can sit back in your favourite crafting space and know that everything you need to knit your project is right there at your fingertips.
These workshops are recorded in English and have accompanying subtitles and an interactive comments section.
Along with this, we also have our dedicated private Seasons Club space on Knithub. This is where you can ask for support, chat with other members and check in on updates and members’ progress. You’ll also be able to take part in our launch party from here. Don’t worry if the time doesn’t suit you, a replay will be available to all our club subscribers.
So from an experienced knitter to a beginner ready for adventure, we know you’ll have everything you need to have a relaxing, enjoyable experience with our clubs.
How do I join?
Are you ready for an in-depth colourwork knitting journey?
Inspired by warm nights sitting by the fire, in comfort and relaxation.
Then step outside your comfort zone and knit through the Irish seasons with us, one expert technique at a time, all from the comfort of your favourite chair.
There are 3 ways to join:
- Get a whopping 10% discount with a rolling subscription membership. This renews every 3 months, with reminders going out before renewal and the option to change your colour choice each season.
- Single season membership. Great, if you want to try out our seasonal offerings.
- Digital Membership. This gives you access to all the digital goodies; patterns, video workshops, zoom launches, and exclusive chat forum.
Ready to join?
Doors open at 8 pm on the 1st of December, you can sign up for the Winter Seasons Club (button will not be live until then):