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What to Knit and Crochet with 4 weeks till Christmas

Four weeks people!  If you have a long list of gifts to make or just one big idea for someone really special it is time to get those needles clicking. Here are some knit and crochet projects for those of you who are still searching for just the right thing.

high-pines-cowl
High Pines Cowl by Brooklyn Tweed
Knit with DK yarn designed for Brooklyn Tweed Arbor and 4mm needles.
390 yards needed
Finished dimensions: 28½” [72.5 cm] circumference at bottom; 25¼” [64 cm] circumference at top; 11½” [29 cm] height
burnabyIf you are as curious as I am to knit up some of Brooklyn Tweed’s brand new product; the worsted spun, DK weight Arbor, then look no further for a project then this classic cowl or perhaps a hat like the Brooklyn Tweed’s Burnaby Hat.

bobble-hat
Bobbly Hat by Justyna Lorkowska
Knit with Worsted Weight like Lichen and Lace hand dyed, worsted, merino and 5mm needles
To fit 2-4y (6-10y)
This hat has lots of lovely textures and would be a real special gift for a little someone. Especially if knit in their favourite colour.

fairisle-friday
Fair Isle Friday by Almost Saturday by Anna Maltz
Knit with DK weight, Brooklyn Tweed Arbor would suit it to a tee, and 3.75mm 246 – 328 yards needed
one size fits most
These charming hats are ripe with opportunity for colour combining fun. There are two different fair isle designs to choose from.

winter-honey

Winter Honey by Andrea Mowry
Knit with Worsted Weight yarn and 5.5mm needles. Sample shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
605 – 1050 yards needed
Can be made in two sizes with wingspan – 61 in/155 cm (84 in/213 cm), Center Depth – 26.5 in/67 cm (31 in/79 cm)
A nice textured shawl in a cozy medium weight yarn!

ingeborg-slippers
Ingeborg Slippers by Kristin Drysdale
Knit with DK weight yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash and  3mm needles
153 – 164 yards needed
Size is women’s medium
Another pattern for showing off your Fair Isle chops! These slippers and pretty and cozy.
winter-wanderer
Winter Wanderer Super Scarf by Jess Coppom
Crocheted with Chunky Weight Yarn like Berroco Vintage Chunky and 5.5mm
1000 – 1200 yards needed
One size: approximately 102 x 10.5”
A super cool, extra large, snowflake shawl. Follow the chart to create the snowflake design. The designer suggests you weave in your ends as you go, I concur.

fyn-suit

Cat Baby Cocoon, Hat and Bootie Set by Chi Krneta
Crocheted with DK weight yarn such as Cascade 220 Superwash and 3.5mm
575 – 650 yards needed for booties, hat and sleep sack
To fit 0-3 months, or  3-6 months
Make this sleep sack, bootie and hat set to match your favourite kitty cat.

fox-slippers
Little Fox Socks by North Star Knits
Knit with DK weight yarn like Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light and 3.5mm
284 – 568 yards needed
To fit Baby, toddler, kid, adult
Adorable slipper socks to make the ache of a cold winter floor a veritable picnic. So cute!

forager
Forager’s Scarf by Nicola Hodges
Knit in Aran weight yarn like Madelinetosh Chunky and 5.5mm needles
383 – 416 yards needed
Finished measurements: 107” (272cm) along longest edge and 16” (41cm) at widest point
A lovely shawl! Knit long with lots of drape thanks to the bias shaping and the eyelets. It would look nice on a man or a lady and it is knit with a chunky yarn for faster knitting.

cara

Cara by Kate Burge and Rachel Price
Knit with Aran or Worsted weight yarn such as Noro Kureopatora and 6mm needles
380 – 400 yards needed
Finished dimensions: Height: 11”, Circumference: 36”
This is a job for Noro! – the lovely Japanese company that makes the beautiful, all-the-colours-of-the-rainbow yarn. Grab two of your favourites and combine them for a similar effect to the sample pictured here. This looks like it would be a really fun knit!
For something with an equal amount of Noro yarn fun check out this Magical Striped Scarf Pattern. It is a good pattern for beginner knitters.

dragon-scarf
Fiery Dragon Scarf by Brook L Hanna
Knit with Worsted Weight Yarn like Berroco Vintage and 5mm needles.
197 yards needed
What little boy or girl would not go crazy for this? It’s a scarf! It’s a dragon! It’s both!

That’s it for this week!
Craftily yours
Kristin

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What to Knit and Crochet with 5 weeks till Christmas

You now have five solid weeks to craft-it-up till the gift giving day! There is no end to what you can do. Here are a few suggestions.

totoro

Blue Totoro Amigurumi by Lucy Collins
Crocheted with DK or worsted weight yarn like inexpensive and washable Berroco Vintage Worsted and  3.5mm hook
85 grams needed
Finished size: approximately 8” tall.
I feel like no explanation is needed for this recommendation.

sweet socks

Sweet Socks by The Knit Café
Knit with fingering weight yarn like Julie Asselin Piccolo and 2.5mm needles
199 – 468 yards needed
To fit 2-4y, 4-7y, 8-women’s small, women’s medium, women’s large-men’s medium, men’s large
This is The Knit Cafe’s basic sock recipe released just months ago. As you can see there are a plethora of sizes. Instructions are very detailed with lots of sock knitting tips. The heel is knit in a pleasing honeycomb texture and the calf is ribbed for a good fit. The contrast coloured toes make these socks extra special.

there's no place like home

There’s No Place Like Home by The Knit Café
Knit with fingering weight yarn like Lichen and Lace one-ply or 80/20 and 3.75mm needles
383 – 475 yards needed
Finished dimensions: length 167cm/66 inches, depth at largest point 48cm/19 inches for version shown. A smaller version without the border has these dimensions (length 167cm/66 inches, depth at largest point 33cm/13 inches).
Another new pattern from The Knit Café! A pretty shawl with an easy and open lace pattern and an interesting construction combining bias knitting and short row shaping for the border. The picot edge makes this shawl very feminine but without it this triangular scarf may suit a dude too.

sportive

Sportive Unisex Triangle Shawl by Nicki Hirsch
Crocheted with fingering weight yarn like Mineville Sock yarn and 3mm hook
663 – 884 yards needed
160-170cm on its longest side or adjustable
A crochet version of a triangular shawl with an easy repetitive stitch for a guy or a gal.

copenhagen-calling

Copenhagen Calling by Isabell Kraemer
Knit with DK weight like Julie Asselin Leizu DK and 4-4.5mm needles
634 – 678 yards needed
Finished dimensions: 60″ x 12″ (152 cm x 30 cm), or adjustable
A pretty cowl with several different textures. Something really unique!

starri

Starri by Helene Magnusson
Knit with light fingering or fingering and 2.5mm needles for a small size and 3mm needles for a medium size
150 – 170 yards needed
These mitten are so pretty especially with the added detail of the embroidery embellishment. The pattern boasts  step by step pictorial tutorials for special techniques and for the embroidery too.

colour-play-dress

Colorplay Dress by Lisa Chemery
Knit with Sport or DK weight such as Brooklyn Tweed Arbor and 3.5mm -4mm
345 – 775 yards needed
To fit 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2years, 4years, 6years, 8years)

If you are inspired but a little bit intimidated by these Colour Knit Projects then check out the Knit Café’s  “knit in colour class” for fairisle learnin’.
It’s coming soon!

Knit in Colour Class
Friday December 2, 9, 7-9pm
Read all about it and register HERE

sideline-beanie

Sideline Beanie by Grace Ann
Knit with lace weight (held doubled) or fingering weight single stranded and  2.5mm needles
800 – 900 yards needed
This basic toque can be made, as the author suggests to match a favourite sports team colours, or it can be made in the favourite colours of the recipient, or with the coloured scraps you have about. I love the idea of doubling up a lace weight yarn for all sorts of interesting colour combinations for this hat but a fingering weight used on it’s own will do. I encourage yo to read the designers description of this hat. It is enticing!

baby-duck-boots

Baby Duck Booties by Meagan Anderson
Knit with fingering weight yarn and 3.25mm for the baby version, and sport weight yarn and 3.5mm for the toddler version.
75 – 100 yards needed
Dimensions:
Baby version: 3¼ (4)” [8.5 (10) cm] long and 2¾” [7 cm] tall; to fit size 0-6 (6-12) months / Toddler version: 4 (5)” [10 (12.5) cm] long and 3¼” [8.5 cm] tall; to fit size 18 (24) months
These adorable boots are sure to bring smiles to faces. If you try them note there is errata to check out mentioned on the ravelry page (looks like not a big deal).

oxbow

Oxbow by Brooklyn Tweed
Knit with bulky yarn and designed for Brooklyn Tweed Quarry and 8mm needles
525 yards needed
Finished Dimensions are 8½” wide; 75½” long (excluding fringe)
This excellent scarf is another great unisex project. Give it a go for any man or lady on your list.

That’s it for this week.
Craftily yours
Kristin

What To Knit With 1 Week Till Christmas

With only one week left till Christmas the time has come for last minute gift ideas. Without further ado – here they are!

Split Brim Toddler Hat by Sheepy Shenanigans

split brim toddler hat

A quick knit hat made with Super Bulky yarn. This toddler hat attern says it measures 16.5 inches in circumference but stretches to fit up to 20 inches so it should fit a variety of children’s head sizes. It is free to try!
You will need: 50 – 55 yards (46 – 50 m) of Super Bulky yarn like Brown Sheep Burly Spun or Malabrigo Rasta.  9mm needles.

Rainbow Twist by Thao Nguyen

rainbow twist

This sweet and stylish cowl would do for a lady or a gentleman and will be fast to knit with Super Bulky yarn. They used Malabrigo Rasta and it looks terrific. Rasta is a merino wool that is super soft. This hand dyed yarn is so pretty too. We just received a new shipment of Rasta, it’s ready to be made into cowls like this one. This pattern is a free!
You will need: 80 – 90 yards (73 – 82 m) of Super Bulky yarn. That’s only one skein of Malabrigo Rasta. 12mm needles.

Forest Folk Cup Cozies by  Alexandra Davidoff

coffee cozies

These guys are so cute and a nice gift for the coffee-lover.  The pattern is a free one too, so you can choose to tinker with it and try out any or all of the animal motifs. The raccoon, fox and owl faces are added on after the knitting with a technique called duplicate stitch which is easy to do. You can check out a tutorial for this technique right here on this blog!
You will need: aprox 50yds [46 m] of worsted weight yarn for each cozy. Use something washable like Rowan Pure Wool so cleaning up the coffee drips won’t be a trial. Scraps of contrast colours for the animals faces and 4mm needles are needed too.

Christmas Toadstools by Merrin Curley

toadstools

I may or maynot have used this pattern before for a Christmas knitting project suggestion but I think it bares repeating. So cute! These will look terrific on a tree. The knitter behind these examples called norskiknits on ravelry, really mixed it up with the yarn choices and I think they came out so much the better. This is also a free pattern
You will need: A small amount of DK weight yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light. 3-3.25mm needles.

Soap Socks by Olivia Rainsford

 soap socks

You could really crank out a bunch of these and hand them out as host gifts or for those hard to buy folks. Soap wrapped in wool means you will get a great washing mitten. You can have lots of fun buying great soaps too. This pattern is free.
You will need: A feltable wool (no superwash) like Brown Sheep Burly Spun. A double strand of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter would be wonderful! The designer says a 50g skein will make about 4 or 5 socks.  5mm needles.

Dawson City Toque by The Knit Café

Dawson City Toque

A brand new pattern from Iwona just in time for last minute gift-giving. This is fast and this is easy!  We have it in the shop as a learn to knit kit!   You take two pieces of Super Bulky yarn and hold them together to make a Super Super Bulky yarn and get out your broomstick sized needles. Then knit back and forth in good old garter stitch, no purls needed. The hat is seamed to finish.  The pom pom making instructions are also included in the pattern.  The pattern is sized to fit children 4-8 years old, S/M adult head, L/XL adult head sizes.
You will need: 90 – 120 yards (82 – 110 m) of Super Bulky yarn like Brown Sheep Burly Spun which is shown here and 15mm needles.

Bon chance with the gift knitting everyone!
Craftily yours
Kristin

What to knit with 2 weeks till Christmas

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 

rasta cowl

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.

 malabrigo rasta

Tiny Roar Lion Bonnet by Mimi Codd

tiny roar

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

simple house slippers

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

marled hat

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

fox finger puppet

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.

You will also need some felt. The Knit Café just received a great big bundle of 100% wool felt sheets. This stuff is hard to find but you can find it here.
felt

Gull Lace Fingerless Mittens by Elizabeth Murphy
gull lace mitten

 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

tree

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

brooklyn tweed

Craftily yours
Kristin

What to Knit with 3 Weeks Till Christmas

When I began this blog post I named it 4 weeks till Christmas. I am clearly in denial. It is 3 weeks- 3 weeks till Christmas now! It’s time to get serious with the Christmas knitting.  Hear are some projects that are easily accomplished in a short time.

Rye by Saranac Hale Spencer

rye tie

A hand knitted tie I think would make an awesome gift. I like the diagonal shaping on this one. The pattern is absolutely free from Pom Pom Quarterly.

You will need: 3.75mm needles and 100 – 105 yards (91 – 96 m) of a light worsted or DK yarn.  I think this tie would be quite nice in Shelter from Brooklyn Tweed, which coincidentally we just got a shipment of yesterday. Hooray!

Knit Golf Club Covers by Purl Soho

golf club

Do you know any golfers? They actually use these, they love these, and they would love some lovingly made, by hand, by you, no doubt. This pattern is free too.

You will need: 456 yards (417 m) for all three of a DK weight yarn . A superwash variety I think would be the best here like Cascade 220 superwash. The pattern calls for 3.75mm, 4mm and 5mm needles

Pont Neuf Toque by Alexandra Tavel

pont neuf

This crocheted hat has a great shape!
You will need: 120 yards (110 m) of bulky yarn. Why not try our brand new Brooklyn Tweed Quarry for this one. Wow! You will need a 6.5mm hook.

 A Simple Sweater- 3 Ways by Julie Williams

a simple sweater

These are mini sweaters! Sweaters for dolls!  I think some small kiddo who loves their dolls or stuffies would really appreciate these.  It is designed to fit the designers knitted animal patterns which are 9 inches/ 23cms tall. You can see and purchase her doll patterns HERE

You will need: Fingering weight yarn in tiny amounts, scraps might do the trick or Koigu Mini Skeins might come in handy too.  2.75mm needles.

Hello Gnome Mittens by Tamara Kelly

hello gnome mit

This crochet mitten pattern is sweet and colourful. It’s knit with bulky yarn so a pair will be off the hook and on the hands in a jiffy. Sizing is from child to adult.  It is free to try.

You will need: several colours of bulky weight yarn like Peruvia Quick (110 – 225 yards (101 – 206 m) in total) and a 6.5mm hook.

Little Lamb Crochet Baby Bib by My Hobby is Crochet

sheep bibs

Another one for the crocheters. There are so many cute crochet projects for kids and babies, but lets face it – this one is really for the Mom’s and Dad’s. This pattern is free.

You will need: The pattern specifies one skein of DK cotton but does not specify the exact amount . I think Blue Sky Skinny Cotton or Blue Sky Wosrted Cotton would both work here. The hook size is 4mm.

Thrum Mittens by The Knit Caféthrum mit

A NEW PATTERN FROM THE KNIT CAFE!
We have been toiling to make really comprehensive instructions for thrum mitten making and here they are!
Thrum mittens were first developed in Newfoundland to prevent chill and wind burn on hands. They are mighty warm mittens with bits of unspun wool knit right into them making a wool fleece lined mitten.
This pattern contains picture tutorials on how to thrum your mittens and it has 5 different sizes from 5 years old to extra big adult.
Thrum Mittens would make great gifts. This is definitely the kind of thing that does not come from a store.

You will need: 150 – 250 yards (137 – 229 m) of worsted weight yarn like Cascade 220 or Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and 50 grams of wool fleece.  3.5mm double pointed needles.
The Knit Café has Thrum Mitten Kits at the ready for you in the shop!

Knit Critter by The Knit Café
knit criitters

ANOTHER NEW PATTERN FROM THE KNIT CAFE!
With the Knit Critter pattern you can stretch your imagination muscles to make any type of animal or “critter” (as we call them) that you would like. The instructions are written for new knitters. The shapes and techniques are basic. The critters are knit flat and then seamed. How you embellish them makes all the difference.

You will need: Several colours of worsted weight yarn like Rowan Pure Wool Superwash, and 4mm needles.

We have Critter Kits at the shop too!

This months window display features the critters. It is an advent calendar. We have one shopping bag for each day up to Christmas. Each bag contains a critter. Every day one more critter will be revealed.

You can see each critter as they come if you follow us on Instagram

This is how the count down is going so far↓

advent calendar critter 1 and 2 critter 3 critter 4

Craftily yours
Kristin

What to Knit with 4 Weeks Till Christmas

Four weeks till Christmas! I can’t believe it! If you have not yet begun your holiday knitting or crocheting then seize the day, perhaps with one of these projects.

Garter Gaiter by Purl Soho
garter garter

This is a nice and easy pattern, just knit and purl, with one colour and then the Madelinetosh ASAPnext. It’s free too!

You will need:  87 yards (79 meters) of a bulky weight yarn. This cowl would be stunning in Madelinetosh ASAP. 10mm circular needle 40cm.

Karusellen Hat by Erica Knits
karusellen

This toque with the traditional Swedish folk art design of a horse is pretty great. brooklyn tweedIt is shown here – knit with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. The hat is from Pom Pom Quarterly Magazine Autumn 2015 which has a lot of really nice patterns. The next suggestion (a crochet hat called North Toque) is from the same issue. You can download the whole magazine for only $12.36 CAD.

You will need: 350 – 384 yards (320 – 351 m) of a worsted weight yarn like the Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in two colours. The pattern calls for 3.25mm, 3.5mm, and 4.5mm needles. The 3.25mm needles are for a tubular cast on.

North Toque by Maria Valles
north toque

I found this pattern in the Pom Pom Quarterly Autumn 2015 in amongst some other pretty great patterns. This one is for the crocheters! It involves chunky yarn so you could start a production line of these and make one for every one on the list.

You will need: 273 – 328 yards (250 – 300 m) of bulky yarn like Cascade 128, or Peruvia Quick, and a 6.5 and 7mm hook.

Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood
noro striped scarf

Jared Flood admits he didn’t make up this pattern but he sure spread the joy norowhen he published this pattern for FREE on his blog. Two colours of delightful Noro yarn (a colour-blending, self-patterning yarn from Japan) is knit in stripes to make an incredibly beautiful scarf. Also, a really fun knit! We made a version at The Knit Café using Noro Kureopatora which is a merino blend and more comfortable to wear then many Noro yarns.

You will need: 436 yards (399 m) of Noro in a worsted weight. We used two balls of the Kureopatora and still had lots left over. 4.5mm needles

Campside by Alicia Plummer
campside

This popular shawl project with the simple eyelet texture was originally knit withindigo dragonfly Julie Asselin’s Leizu DK. Julie was just in the store this past weekend for a visit! I am so excited to say that we are expecting some of her beautiful, hand dyed yarns to arrive soon.  Untill then you can always make this shawl in one of our other lovely DK weight yarns. Note: this pattern has some errata which is on the patterns ravelry page. It is also Free!

You will need: 700 – 780 yards (640 – 713 m) of DK/sport weight yarn. For a really divine shawl I recommend the Indigodragonfly Mergoat Sport. There is a colour that looks quite a lot like the one in the picture that is called “Ooooo Shiney!”  4.5mm needles.

Infant Mittens by Purl Soho
infant mittens

Do you need to knit for any new humans this year? If you do, you could knit a pair of these in a hurry. It is a free pattern from the Purl Bee. They are sized 3-9 months. No thumbs – makes a quick knit mitt!

You will need: 200 yards of fingering weight yarn held double or 100 yards DK/sport weight single stranded.  A yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash should do the trick. The contrast colours have Koigu Mini Skein’s name written all over them. 3.25mm double pointed needles too.

Irish Hiking Mittens by Karen Michelle
irish hiking mittens

This arm warmer pattern is free to try. Decorated with a very straightforward cable design this would be a good first cable project for those who know how to knit on double pointed needles.

You will need: 150 – 220 yards (137 – 201 m) worsted or DK weight yarn like Rowan Pure Wool Superwash and 4mm needles

Azul Pullover by Heidi May
azel

This cozy cover up looks so great on this small person but the pattern is sized tomalabrigo rasta fit a two year old all the way to large adult sizes. Better yet – it is made with Super Bulky yarn so it will be extra warm and extra fast to knit.

You will need: 300 – 860 yards (274 – 786 m) of super bulky yarn like Malabrigo Rasta or Brown Sheep Burly Spun and 9mm needles.

Fishin Cowl by The Knit Café
fishin

This cowl by The Knit Café can be knit in two sizes. Shown here, is a cozy single wrap, but you could also make a decadent double wrap cowl. Both are knit in a fisherman’s rib stitch for extra stretch and coziness. We made ours with Madelinetosh Vintage, which is a soft hand dyed merino. You can pick up a knit-kit in these colours or pick  your own colours at The Knit Café. You can find the pattern HERE.

You will need: 400 – 800 yards (366 – 732 m)of worsted weight like Madelinetosh Vintage in two colours and a 5mm circular needle

 Craftily yours
Kristin

What to Knit with 5 weeks till Christmas

We continue the count down! It is now 5 weeks of knitting time before Christmas. Still plenty of time to make a few gifts. Here are some suggestions.

Boyfriend by Lucinda Campbell
boyfriend scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A really chunky scarf with a waffle texture suitable for a boyfriend or anyone really. Even a long version will be a quicker knit with such big yarn and will keep the recipient cozy-warm.
You will need: 198m of super bulky yarn like Brown Sheep Burly Spun and a 10mm needle.

Lowbrow Cowl by Thao Nguyen
lowbrow
This cowl looks so classy! It is a double wrap, so it will be decadently snug around the neck.
You will need: 366 m of a soft worsted weight yarn like Madelinetosh Vintage and a 4.5mm needle

Jones by Tin Can Knits
jonesYou may still have time to make a sweater especially if it for a pintsized person. This terrific sweater pattern by Tin Can Knits comes in sizes that range from 0-6months to 4XL. Even if you don’t make it as a present now it is a good one to have saved away for another day!
You will need: 366 – 2377 m of DK or Sport yarn like Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, and 3.25mm and 4mm needles

Winter Fantasy Socks by DROPS Design
pic  is from knitter mustaavillaa

winter fantasy sock

These socks look incredible in this photo! I wish they were waiting in my sock drawer right now and I bet someone you know wishes the same. You can make them sized US 5/6.5 – 7.5/9 – 9.5/10.5. The pattern is free!
You will need: 819 m of fingering weight yarn like Indigodragonfly merino sock, and 2.25mm needles.

Babar by Sara Elizabeth Kellnerbabar
This is another free pattern, which is hard to believe since it is such a great one! It even comes with the pattern for Babar’s Cape and the Crown and for an alternative wardrobe his green suit and bowler hat.
You will need: 155 – 174 m of worsted weight yarn like Rowan Pure Wool (it’s superwash!) and 3.5mm needles.

Top Down Poncho by Pickles
top down poncho
Another sweet pattern from Pickles and like many of Pickle’s patterns this one is free. This looks more like an oversized shrug then a poncho to me, but whatever you call it, it seems like a wonderful accessory that might suit many people on your knit-list. The pattern has 4 sizes.
You will need: 175- 225 g of silk mohair like Shibui Silk Cloud held together with 400-500 g of DK weight like Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, or any yarn on it’s own that gives you a gauge of 16 sts/10cm on a 5.5mm needle such as Cascade 128. Needle size is 5.5mm and 3.5mm

Amigurumi Pears by Salihan Laugesen
pear
These stuffies speak for themselves I think. Grab your crochet hook and get going. They are made with Super Bulky yarn and could be done in no time.
You will need: 70 – 134 m of Super Bulky yarn like Malabrigo Rasta and a 6.5mm and 4mm hook

jennifer
This pretty crocheted cowl can be made in four different sizes that the designer describes as short, long, extra long and oversized. A really glamorous yarn would make this design shine!.

You will need: 160 – 448 m of fingering weigt yarn like Madelinetosh Merino Light, and 3.5mm and 3.25mm hooks.

I’m Biased by The Knit Café
I'm biased
This is a free pattern by us, at the Knit Café. We love how this design really allows the knitter to play with colour. Two different colours of yarn are held together to get this two-tone effect. We are also impressed that the pointy ends of the scarf which are created with the bias knitting technique are perfect for tying and make the scarf sit and stay put in a very chic way.
You will need: Two different colours of fingering weight yarn held together. We used Madelinetosh Merino Light and Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails. The Unicorn Tails come in 50m amounts making them perfect to mix and match as accent colours. 732 – 914 m were used in total. 5mm needles.

 New Born Vertebrae Kelly Brooker
pic from knitter Ellen McRae
baby vertibrae
This is a very popular pattern, and not just because it is a free one. Knitters like that it is quick to make and takes very little yarn. New Mom’s like the open-front design of the sweater as it encourages skin-to-skin time. This pic of the sweater, knit by Ellen was made with hand dyed, self striping Turtlepurl yarn. The stripes come out just perfectly in this sweater and you never have to change yarns to make it happen. the pattern is sized to fit a newborn aprox 7-9lbs.

You will need: 183 – 201 m of fingering weight yarn. The awesome striping comes courtesy of Turtlepurl Turtletoes (it’s not just for socks) yarn. 3.25mm and 2.75mm needles.

Vintage Prim by Andrea Mowry
vintage prim
This is a really lovely and very unique hat. It is knit in two colours with a technique called brioche knitting. It is reversible too!
You will need: Two colours of fingering weight yarn, 229 m total. Try Koigu Kppm!  Needle size is 3.5mm
Happy knitting everyone
craftily yours
Kristin