When the winter set in, every crafter needs some cold weather knitting inspiration for warmth both inside and out. Autumn and winter fashion is always dominated by those classic cable knit styles, thick yarns, Nordic patterns and cosy accessories.

In our latest blog, Ajanta Studios has handpicked a range of attractive, practical and highly versatile patterns to create for your wardrobe and home. We've chosen a selection of knitting projects that will make an impression not just on you and your knitting friends, but also your family members - who will love wearing your latest creations!

So whether you're a Christmas crafter or a New Year's knitter, we've got something to take you through those cold days and long winter months.

Patons Pattern: Family Aran Sweater

The whole family will love wearing these aran sweaters, complete with a timeless cable pattern and a traditional crew neck. The perfect wool sweater design that will get loads of wear during the cold weather months.

Brett Pattern Aran JB044

A must-have women's sweater with an oversized roll neck design, keeping you ultra warm whenever you step outside. It will be finished with ribbed detail and a cable knit pattern you'll love.

Brett Pattern JB184 - DK

This DK pattern will help you create sweaters and cardigans to keep little ones warm during winter and throughout the year.

20 to Knit: Mini Christmas Knits

If you're feeling festive, make a selection of small scale knitting projects to decorate your home with or send them out to friends and family. There are mini Christmas stockings, a holly wreath, reindeer, a snowman, a robin, an egg cosy, a star, a Christmas pudding, gingerbread hearts, a mini Christmas sweater and much more.

Baby Sweater and Cardigan Pattern from James C Brett

Your little ones will not only stay warm they'll look adorable too with these sweater and cardigan patterns from Brett. Choose your style in boy and girl colours!

Patons Pattern: Family Fair Isle Jumpers

Perfect his and hers roll neck jumpers for you to create in those always-on-trend Nordic style patterns. This is a must-have for experienced knitters looking to make something of catalogue quality.

Vogue Pattern V1752 Misses Coat

This long length coat pattern is a designer's dream, featuring extended shoulders, shoulder pads, bias cuffs and other decorative details you'll fall in love with.

Butterick Pattern B6394

This fast and easy pattern from Butterick can help you make your own modern-style winter coat with an eye-catching shawl collar.

Crocheted Wreaths For The Home

12 gorgeous wreaths and 12 matching mini projects prove that wreaths are for more than just Christmas. There is a wide variety to choose from, including spring, summer, autumn and winter wreaths, plus a gorgeous succulents wreath as well as Easter, Halloween and Christmas wreaths to put together.

Head-to-Toe Quick & Easy Winter Knits

Make a plethora of cold weather accessories with 100 fast and simple knitting ideas, including scarves, wrist warmers, hats, snoods and boot cuffs.

Post By Ed Mason