If you’re anything like me, at this point (approximately 6 weeks before Christmas – or 44 days, but who’s counting?) you have decided that at least one person on your gift list needs something handmade. For me, that means something knitted or crocheted or needlepointed or woven. Because I am the speediest at knitting, the default becomes that! So, I’ve come up with a few brilliant ideas of things to make this year.
Do you have a style maven who only wears the latest trend on your list?
Cravat by Debbie Bliss
I made this in 2.5 hours! (Well, really, because I didn’t read the pattern correctly, it took me 5 hours to have a finished scarf, but still…) Note: In order to wear the scarf as shown in the photo, most people will require a longer scarf – buy an extra ball!
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Lara ($20.50 ea) – 2 skeins Pattern booklet: Lara ($14.95)
What about someone whose hands are always cold?
We’ve kitted up a number of striking colorways to make these beautiful mitts. Linen Stitch blends the colors together beautifully, creating striking color combinations. Visit our website to see them all. (Pattern sold separately here.)
Kit: $15.00 (contains 2 skeins of The Fiber Seed Seedlings)
How about a hip teenager or young adult?
Another super chunky yarn, Noro Kureyon Air, makes a stunning super-sized cowl that will keep your trendy youngster warm and cozy – satisfying the need for warmth with the need for style. (Pattern sold separately here.)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Air ($20.50 ea) – 2 skeins
What about people who have cold feet in winter (who doesn’t)?
Keep all those feet (from child to adult) warm with these quick to knit slippers! If you don’t know how to do Judy’s Magic Cast On or Kitchener Stitch, join us for a 2 session class to get you going on making these toe- & heart-warming slippers. (Pattern sold separately here.)
Yarn: Classic Elite Big Liberty Wool ($11.50) – 2 skeins
If you have other great ideas, please share them with us! Either respond in the comments here or on our Facebook page.
Happy knitting ~ Laura