Remember, Remember, the 5th of November

Here at Cast On we don’t know about gun powder, treason and plot, but what we do know is that whether it’s an organised display or a party with friends and family in the garden, many of us love fireworks. But what is it about Bonfire night that has us reaching for our coat, scarf and boots and heading out that door to face the chill of an early November evening, when we’d normally be tucked up warm indoors?  Whether it’s a nostalgic trip down memory lane, or simply because the kids want to go, this 5th November, make your bonfire night celebrations go with a bang with one of these fantastic knitted projects.

Poncho

Stay warm while keeping your arms free to wave a sparkler with a soft knit poncho. Go chunky in rib knit aran, or channel a cosy Scandi vibe in soft and snuggly fair isle mohair.

Mug cosy

Whether your hosting your own gathering or simply enjoying your neighbours’ fireworks, enter into the spirit with a cable knit mug cosy to keep that tea warmer for a little bit longer.

Mittens

Mittens are a great Bonfire night knit for both kids and adults alike. Opt for a fingerless option so that a sparkler can safely be held with ease, or go for a pattern with a flap that can cover up those digits again afterwards.

Socks, boot cuffs or leg warmers

While standing around in a park, waving your sparkler and enjoying the explosion of fireworks overhead all sounds very nice and romantic, let’s be honest – in reality you’re more likely to find yourself wondering why you’re standing in a muddy field, clutching an over-priced cup of lukewarm hot chocolate for warmth whilst your feet slowly go numb, when you could be sitting at home enjoying the latest episode of Strictly. Eliminate at least one of those problems by knitting up a pair of chunky, rib knit boot cuffs – ideal for men, women and children alike!

Warm hands…

Gel handwarmer packs are perfect for keeping you toasty on a nippy autumnal evening and a knitted cover makes them all the more appealing to cosy up to – think hot water bottles in miniature! Patterns are available in a wide variety of designs, from subtle garter to fancy fair isle, but we’re definitely fans of the owls that can be found all over Pinterest. They also make a cute present idea!