Tiny Knitted Gift Bags and Sparkly Sacks

tiny treats tree gift bags knitted jane burns

These tiny bags are great for hiding treats on the tree

Image courtesy of Simply Knitting Magazine

I was luck enough to receive a pack of Lion Brand, Bonbons to try.  For those of you yet to come across these assorted packets of yarnie fun you can read some more about them in my previous blog post

I thought these Party Bonbon’s were just crying out to be Christmassy.  So the mini treat bags were born, not under a star and greeted by Three Wisemen, but here in my studio, greeted by cuppa and a digestive biscuit!

Disclaimer… I did not write the comment on the image that was the saucy sorts at Simply Knitting!

You can find the pattern inside the Hand Knit Christmas supplement which is free with issue 125 of Simply Knitting Magazine.  You can download your copy here.

christmas knits jane burns


As always I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page and on Ravelry.

Sweet Sweet Yarn

Look what arrived today,  Bonbons!

I am not talking about the delicious sweet shop classics but the new mini collections of yarn from Lion Brand.  I discovered these delightful little packets of yarn when I visited the Lion Brand stand at the NEC trade show in February.

The bold colour choices and small amounts of yarn instantly had me thinking, ‘what could I make with these?’,  as you know I love making smaller quirky projects, so these little packs of fibre goodness had to be mine!

Each collection contains eight miniature balls of yarn, perfect for any project requiring small amounts of multiple colours, such as colourwork, amigurumi or even for embellishing larger projects.

Lion Brand bonbons yarn


bonbons fiesta

Possibly my favourite collection is Fiesta shown above, this metallic collection just screams Christmas at me!

lion brand bonbon yarn

Cotton Collection, beautiful colour palette that is Nature

bonbon crayons

Crayons is an acrylic collection which bold shades that are bordering on neon

There are eight colourways in total to choose from, why not check out Beach, Brights, Celebrate, Jingle Bells and Pastels online at Deramores.

The knitty gritty;

Cotton:  Sport Weight
8 x 10g
8 x 26m

Acrylic: DK Weight
8 x 10g
8 x 26m

Metallic: Sport Weight
8 x 10g
8 x 35m

You can buy your Bonbons online from Deramores for just £6.99 a pack.  I would love to hear what you would make with Bonbons?