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Time to Start on Your Holiday Knitting!

15 Oct

I Know it might sound early, but the Holidays will be here before you know it! No need to panick just yet, but it’s probably time to get started if you haven’t yet.

I have just started myself, I won’t share what I have done or what I am working on as I want to keep it a surprise for the recipients, but I’m getting organised.

If you are short of ideas or are looking for some quick things to knit, here are some of my designs that you could use:

The Snowflake Cup Cozy is a very quick knit, perfect for the last minute or if you are short of time

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The Toastie Slippers are also very fast to knit and perfect for the winter

Grow With Me Beanie will fit any child’s head, very practical if you want to knit for a child but are not sure of what size s/he needs

Or, if you are knitting for a child, you could always knit a toy, such as Fridolin the Bunny

From experience, I can say that knitted socks are usually very popular, why not try my Blois Socks?

Shawls are also favourites for elderly women relatives, I’m partial to Mela, embrace the asymmetry! The advantage of this one is that you can use any yarn and any gauge so it’s great to use stash yarn.

These are only a few ideas, there are many more things that you can knit for holiday presents, I hope it got you thinking 🙂

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A Quick Winter Gift Needed, Knit a Snowflake Cup Cozy!

7 Dec

The Snowflake Cozy is a very quick and easy knit and is perfect for a last minute winter gift. Knit it like the sample in red and white for traditional Christmas colours or use other more unusual colours for a fun look.

Difficulty
Easy

Yarn
About 59 m/65 yards of worsted weight yarn
45 m/50 yards of main colour
14 m/15 yards of contrasting colour

Notions
Needles: Size US 8 – 5.0 mm needles or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 button

Necessary Skills
Knit, purl, easy fair-isle, i-cord bind off

Gauge
16 sts x 24 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in stocking stitch after blocking

Size
To fit cups about 10.5 cm/4.25” high, 31cm/12” circumference

Cost: $1.00

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