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In my family we celebrate Christmas and there are only 44 days until the big event. This year I have not been quite as stressed about holiday giving because I decided that I would make a lot of my gifts. Without conceit I feel like I have gotten better at yarn crafting and I am proud to be able to share the items that I have been making to warm someone up this holiday season.
Here are my favorites to share:
Chunky knit cowls.
I have been working up the Drop Knit Cowl pattern from Spider Woman Knits for a while. I love the way it comes out. It’s warm and toasty and looks so fly (yes. I said fly). The green was at the request of Pop but the selfish part of me thinks I should have kept it. For this project I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Pine and Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 15
Below is a seed stitch cowl. I made up a pattern to see how it would come out. I like! For this scarf I cast on 47 stitches and then did seed stitch (knit, purl in the round). For this projectI used BBernat Softee Chunky Yarn (28247) Eucalyptus By The Each and Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 15. I think it’s a little loose and I would probably cast on fewer stitches or use a smaller needle.
Ruffle scarves are my favorite. They can be either knitted or crocheted and can be completed in a few hours. For this project I used Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sequins Yarn-Phlox
and Boye 16-Inch Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles, Size 10.
Fingerless gloves are good for teens and tweens. Add a button to personalize and boom!
These were made with plum yarn (red Heart I believe) and size 8 straight needles. I also created some fingerless gloves using a crochet pattern.
The Strawberry Jam Neck Warmer pattern can be found on the blog Fiber Flux…Adventures in Stitching. I have to say that I love Jennifer’s suite. Her patterns are so beautiful and simple and come out well. This pattern The Bee and I were having a bit of some fun and, well, here is just one way to wear this pattern.
Phlight of Phancy by Nangellini. This is another quick and easy pattern for a scarf.
Slouchy Hat by Gleeful Things
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