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Casting on for Christmas

There is something pretty special about giving hand made gifts for Christmas and now is the time to start casting on. We’ve put together a three part guide full of Christmas knitting and crochet ideas. From quick socks and mittens, to toys and homey gifts, we’ve rounded up some of the best projects to make for friends and family this year.

We’ll start with some of our favourite giftable makes to pop under the tree for friends and family. We’ve focused on quick cosy makes with a wide appeal to suit even that person the most difficult to buy for. 

1. Aoibhinn by Ysolda Teague
We’ll start with these cable mittens. Quick to make and a lovely cosy gift.  Knit using Studio Donegal Soft Donegal.

Aoibhinn by Ysolda Teague

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2. 3-in-1 Button Boots by Bekah Knits 
Because we all know someone who loves a good pair of slippers for Christmas. Knit using De Rerum Natura Cyrano.

3-in-1 Button Boots by Bekah Knits

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3. Rift by Emily Greene 
This cosy cable cowl would make a perfect gift and if you have a bit of extra time Emily’s fingerless mitts pattern Anticline would make a lovely matching set. Knit using Malabrigo Rios.

Rift by Emily Greene

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4. Arctic Owl Hat and Mitts by Amy Christoffers from Making No. 6 / Black and White.

This set would make a perfect gift if after making them you can bare to give them away! Knit using Jamieson & Smith. 

Arctic Owl Hat and Mitts by Amy Christoffers

© Amy Christoffers


5. Mistletoe Kisses by Knitting Expat Designs 
And finally, some Christmas socks! We couldn’t not include these. Knit using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply.

Mistletoe Kisses by Knitting Expat Designs

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