Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Ideas For Fathers' Day

Fathers' Day is fast approaching, so we wanted to share with you our top 5 gift ideas. Whether your Dad can’t put his knitting down or relies on you for all his socks, we've got you covered.

1. For the father who has everything

From toilet roll pencil pots to macaroni covered Christmas decorations, you probably used to hand make all your gifts so why stop now?
With one 100g ball of Arne & Carlos yarn making a pair of socks, this is the ideal gift for anyone.


2. For the father interested in history

Knitting for Tommy is a must-have addition to any amateur historian or knitter's book case. Published to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, it tells the story of those who knitted for the troops. It includes patterns, posters and copies of the adverts used to encourage people to knit for the front-line soldiers.


3. For those who have a jumper for every occasion

Novelty Knits is the fantastic collection of jumpers compiled by Gyles & Saethryd Brandreth with, quite literally, one to suit every person and occasion. It really is the perfect Father’s Day gift.


4. For those for whom a plain blue jumper will do every occasion...

... This collection might be more suitable. Dutch Traditional Ganseys by Stella Ruhe contains over 60 traditional designs, accompanied by the stories behind the Gansey tradition that allowed the fisherman to be easily identified to their home town.


5. If in doubt there are always Gift Vouchers

Let him choose the colour combinations that will keep him happy... at least until next year.

Post by Alasdair in our Edinburgh shop