There’s still time!

If you need to knit something last-minute for the holidays, don’t despair! There is still time, and I’ve got a few last-minute-y patterns perfect for gifting. That’s not to say that you couldn’t snag a gift card for your loved one and just make these for yourself, if that’s what you want, wink-wink.

First up, one of my latest patterns, the Ditty Cowl. Using 120-140 yards of super bulky weight yarn (might I suggest my two favorites, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sookie and Knitted Wit’s Cotton Candy), this cowl is finished almost before you start it. It’s huge, but it’s really just a little ditty of knitting.

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Another new pattern of mine is also a great last-minute gift: The Ball Cap. It’s sized for any head you might need to knit for, and is both fast and adorable. Added bonus: $3 from every pattern sale will go to cancer research. I’m still narrowing down the organizations I’ll be donating to, but will post that info once I’ve got it figured out.

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If it’s a comfy wrap you want to make, you can’t go wrong with the Jazz Age Shawlette. It’s garter stitch with a big old cable – what could be more comforting? In a heavy-worsted to aran-weight yarn, it’s one of the fastest shawlettes you could hope to make.

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For pure decadent goodness, super-bulky socks are an amazing gift idea. TV Time Socks are made with super bulky weight yarn (think Sookie or Cotton Candy again), and are easy to make with toe-up construction and short-row heels.

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Ok folks, one more super bulky weight pattern, because those are the ones with the biggest bang for your knitting buck. Tea & Picots is a huge shawlette, knitted asymmetrically with a gorgeous and reversible meshy pattern. Easy to execute, squishy to wear, this is one of my recent faves.

TeaPicots-2Do you still have holiday crafting to do? What will you cast on?

 

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