We know, we know, it’s barely the end of October and we’re talking about Christmas already? Whilst it may seem a little soon for some, there is actually only 8 weeks until the big day is here. That means only 56 more days to knit up some festive gifts for your friends and family!
We’ve compiled together a selection of quick knits that would make perfect stocking fillers, Secret Santa’s and heart-warming presents to those closest to us – all of which are achievable before Christmas! After all, there is something incredibly special about hand made gifts for our loved ones.
Who can resist a pair of hand knitted socks? With these Scribbly Gum Socks by Helen Stewart you will be adored by the whole family! Inspired by the wonderful collaboration between the eucalyptus tree and the secretive Scribbly Moth, a fun twisted stitch pattern adorns the front of the leg .Choose a solid colour of Retrosaria Mondim to really let the detailing show.
Mittens are another great go-to gift, and these Marit mittens by Skeindeer Knits are relatively simple and quick to knit up. They use a floral traditional chart from the Selbu region of Norway – perfect for the colourwork enthusiast in your life! The deep tones of Retrosaria Brusca would be great for these mitts.
The Scrivener Shawl by Corin Purifoy is a graceful top down shawl dedicated to the creative’s out there. Whilst we would usually recommend staying away from large 4ply projects for quick knits, the Scrivener Shawl is crocheted on a 5mm so it flies of the hook! For a truly luxurious gift with gorgeous drape use The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering – which has just been restocked!
Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!