You still have time to knit these gifts! December 8, 2017 – Posted in: Project Ideas
We have lots of customers looking for quick knits for gifts these days (quelle surprise!) so I took some time to browse through our store samples on Ravelry this afternoon and put together this little post chock full of projects you still have time to pull off before the holidays!
Good luck everyone, the countdown is on! May the force be with you 🙂
Swirling Cowl by Signe Marie Richter is a quick and beautiful project. We knit ours with Freia’s stunning Ombre Super Bulky yarn. The colour transitions and texture create a soft, gorgeous accessory that will brighten up any winter day. This would also be beautiful in Malabrigo Rasta or Madelinetosh ASAP!
Garter Gaiter by Purl Soho is a cozy cowl with a strong sense of style! A very simple, knit-in-the-round pattern with a dramatic two-tone effect. We knit ours up with Madelinetosh ASAP . Can be worn alone or, for a closer fit, with a shawl stick or pin.
Color Tipped Scarf
Color Tipped Scarf is another great pattern from Purl Soho – a traditional garter stitch scarf with a modern twist. Gorgeous, easy, and yes, quick to knit. The Madeline Tosh Chunky yarn we used just glows!
We’re not lyin’ when we say that Kilmorey, by Mrs Moon, works up in no time! Soft and cozy and classic, we’d be hard-pressed to imagine anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Our original version was knit with Blue Sky Fibers Bulky but this would be equally impressive worked up with Cascade Spuntaneous (more coming tomorrow), Madelinetosh ASAP (more on the way!) or Cascade Magnum.
With a double-thickness brim and the perfect amount of slouch, Wurm by katushika is funky and stylish and, above all, warm. We knit our version with Schoppel-Wolle Gradient which we are no longer stocking but this would be wonderful worked up in Lang Viva, a soft 100% merino with gorgeous transitional colour changes.
Maize and Barley
The Maize mittens and Barley hat by tincanknits are clear and well-written patterns with built-in tutorial links throughout. Ideal for beginners and fun for more experienced knitters these are quick and satisfying little projects. We love the result with Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky!
LTYC Super Bulky Cowl
LTYC Super Bulky Cowl by Kelly Hechinger makes a fabulous last-minute-knitted-gift. This one-skein project knits up in a jiffy and is invitingly squishy here in Malabrigo’s superbulky Rasta. That said, any super-bulky yarn will do! Perfect instant-gratification knitting.
The Favorite Knit Slouchy
The Favorite Knit Slouchy by Jamie Sande is one of those great hat patterns you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over. Unisex in style and ultra-chic, it will surely become a cold-weather staple. We chose Madelinetosh Vintage for our store sample but any soft worsted weight yarn will do the trick. Browse some here.
Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond is a stylish cowl with edgy flair. Worked up here with Brooklyn Tweed Quarry held together with a strand of Shibui Silk Cloud throughout. The silk/mohair blend lends the perfect soft halo to the beautiful structure of the wool. Needless to say, a quick project and wonderfully written pattern.
Fox Scarf by Gina Michele is a sweet play on the popular fur scarves of the 20’s and 30’s. Knit in a day, this is a fun, quick project for your little ones. Also available in adult size. We used Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky on a 5 mm needle which gives the scarf great structure and stitch definition.