The Twelve Knits of Christmas

It’s always a delight to be the first to open a box of Fiona’s newly knitted characters when they arrive in the office for a photo shoot. As we think about how we can make best use of them, they often seem to do half the work for us. All the different personalities appear to shine through the row of wooly faces that look up at us, and this really does play a part in the way we form the poses.

When shooting the Twelve Knits of Christmas, the pipers were definitely the most mischievous figures, so despite their military uniforms, it looked more fitting for their feature spread to have them playing jazz and posed accordingly. When it came to the milkmaids, they looked to have plenty of self-confidence and attitude, especially in the crossed-arms pose used on the cover. We couldn’t resist pairing a piper and a milkmaid together on page 9 of the book.

maid and piper

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3 Comments to The Twelve Knits of Christmas

  1. Sheila's Gravatar Sheila
    October 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    please can you tell me what wool you have used and what size needles ,I have manky fingers and am wondering if I will cope knitting these delightful figures
    love Sheila x

  2. October 10, 2011 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Thanks Sheila for your interest in The Twelve Knits of Christmas. Almost all the projects in this book are knitted with standard DK yarn. You’ll also need a pair of 3mm (US size 2 or 3) and 2.25mm (US size 1) needles. I hope that means you’ll give it a try.

  3. Karen Fretwell's Gravatar Karen Fretwell
    October 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    I love these characters, can someone tell me what size they knit up at?


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