Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

Gingerbread Man = one part cute, one part sweet, one part kind, and three parts fun!

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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man

This sweet invention is going be just as popular as your Elf on the Shelf – minus the tattling.  Whether he ends up on the tree as a decoration, in the playroom with the other toys, or hanging from the chandelier, this Hand Knit Gingerbread Man is going to be a welcome addition to your home this holiday season.

About the Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

I have made this pattern beginner friendly by designing the entire project to be worked flat – that means that you need not get intimidated by those double pointed needles.  Becasue a gingerbread man has so many parts ( who knew, right?) the pattern may seem a bit longer than my usual ones.  Hang in there, and just follow along.  It will all turn out.  And this is a stash buster project!

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Which is Better, Acrylic Yarn or Real Wool?

natural wool vs acrylic yarn. The pros and cons and when to use acrylic yarn instead of natural wool

The answer is pretty obvious – natural fibers are going to always be better than synthetic ones, right? Of course.  Before we write off acrylic yarn completely though, let’s talk about the pros vs. cons.

Natural Wool

Natural wool fibers can not be dismissed.  This stuff has been keeping multitudes of animals and people warm and dry for eons.  If you’re looking to knit some hard core work clothes, 100% natural wool is definitely your better option.  It can and will likely last a very long time, and stand up to the elements.  As long as wool bearing animal farms keep producing healthy stock, it is a renewable resource.  Also, the wool market has grown to include more than just sheep.  Wool producers have turned to alpacas, goats and rabbits as well as yaks.  Now really, what could be cooler than a yak farm?

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