Are you all finished with your gift knitting? If the answer is yes, we take our woolly hats off to you, but if not don't worry because we have you covered! We've picked out five last-minute gift knits that will fly off your needles and under the tree in no time.
Just so you know, at the time of publishing this blog post, there is still time to place your orders for Christmas delivery, but just in case you are reading this after December 12th, all of these projects are super stash-dive friendly, so let's take a look.
Worked back and forth in one piece, The Sophie scarf is knit from tip to tip in garter stitch with built-in i-cord edges. Beautifully simple but with those thoughtful details that Petiteknits has because so well-loved for. It only uses one 50g skein of DK-weight yarn and would be perfect for Nordic Eco-Cashmere.
If you have multiple gifts still needing to be knit, a simple headband might be just the thing! They're quick to make and are so handy through the winter, so you know they will get a lot of use. This pattern uses a fingering weight yarn held double with a laceweight mohair, but you can also use a single strand of a DK weight yarn.
If you are looking for a super speedy project with a little drama then the Tiilda hat may be for you. With its chunky cables and cosy ribbing, it screams winter cosiness, and as it is knit in a bulky weight yarn you can have it completed in just one evening. Kaos Chunky Andean Wool would work so well, and the colour range is fantastic!
The Braven Mitts were designed with beginners in mind, so if you would love to gift a pair of handmade mittens this year but haven't quite got your head around knitting in the round, these mittens are ideal. They are knit flat and seamed at the end and are a great introduction to cables. They call for a worsted weight yarn and would look great knit in Yarn Vibes Organic Worsted, or for a completely different look, how about CaMaRose Snefnug?
The Mistake Stitch Rib Hat was designed to make the most of a single skein of The Fibre Co. Tundra, their gorgeous bulky weight yarn. If you are wanting to add a pom pom, that does take more yarn than a single skein, but then that's what those leftovers are for in your stash!
Have you spied anything here that will jump on your needles? Let us know in the comments below!
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Christmas Posting & Holidays
Royal Mail has brought the cut off date forward for delivery before Christmas. The last advised day to send a parcel is Monday 19 December for Express delivery (Tracked 24). We feel this is cutting it a little fine as there is somewhat of a backlog due to the strikes. Our recommendation is to order before 2 pm on Monday 12 December for our UK customers.
We will continue to post orders up until Friday 23 December, please order before 2 pm. We will then be taking a much needed break and will return in the New Year Tuesday 3 January.