Oh My! There is only two weeks before Christmas. If you plan to avoid the malls and make all your gifts, there is still time to get a few done. Here are some suggestions for some gifts that will be fast to complete.
Rasta Velvet Cowl by Szilvia Linczmaier
An extra bulky cowl is just the thing when knitting time gets short. This one is made with decadently soft Rasta from Malabrigo. We have a great colour selection of Rasta right now and more is on the way for those last minute projects that require big, big yarn and fat needles like this one. This cowl can also be made into a poncho for toddlers or kiddies.
You will need: 90 yards (82 m) of Super Bulky yarn like Malabrigo Rasta and 15mm needles.
Tiny Roar Lion Bonnet by Mimi Codd
This one is extra cute. This bonnet that will clearly keep the ears warm. The pattern has sizing from newborn to 2 years old.
You will need: 105 – 210 yards (96 – 192 m) of DK yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash and 3.5mm needles.
Simple House Slippers by Simone A
These look like really cozy slippers. It is a free pattern that indicates that it is easily adjustable to fit different sized feet.
You will need: A DK or worsted weight yarn like Rowan Pure Wool Superwash and 4mm and 4.5mm needles.
Marled Hat by The Plucky Knitter
This hat pattern employs one of my favourite tricks. Take two yarns that you like and hold them together to create a thicker and even more interesting super-yarn. In this case it is two strands of worsted weight yarn. This hat should knit up fairly quickly with a 6mm needle. The pattern is free to try.
You will need: two different colours of worsted weight yarn like Madelinetosh Vintage and 4.5mm and 6mm needles.
Crocheted Fox Finger Puppet by Jo from hubpages.com
This one is for the crocheters. Not a stuffy but a finger puppet, this one would be really fun for babies and tots for some animated play time. The pattern is free.
You will need: 25 grams of worsted or DK yarn like Rowan Pure Wool Superwash or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine and a 4mm-4.5mm hook.
Gull Lace Fingerless Mittens by Elizabeth Murphy
This fingerless mitten pattern boasts that it is easy to knit thanks to it’s lack of gusset. They look super charming so they don’t need any old gusset.
You will need: 150 – 200 yards (137 – 183 m) of worsted weight yarn like Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn and 4mm and 5mm needles
Tree by Nim Teasdale
This is an interesting one. It’s a cowl, but it looks like a tree, but it’s a cowl! How festive, and a free pattern too. You can find it in Knitty Magazine the terrific Canadian web-magazine.
You will need: 137 – 157 yards (125 – 144 m) DK or worsted weight yarn like Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and 3.75mm and 4.5mm needles