Christmas Knitting Sprint!

Warm up your knitting fingers and flex your yarnie muscles. It’s that time of year when we make the mad dash to add just one more knitted gift to our list of projects to complete before the big day.

2014 Gift Knitting

I’ve made it easy for you to select the perfect project to knit for the knitworthy recipients on your list, this year. Dig through your stash or pop out to your favourite local yarn store and get clicking!

Your Mum

Holli Yeoh | Beaded Beauty

Beaded Beauty is a lovely confection of kid silk laceweight and beads. Don’t let knitting with beads scare you. I have a trick for simplifying it and keeping it manageable right in the pattern.

Your Baby

Tobie's Mittens knitting pattern for babies and kids designed by Holli Yeoh

Keep those little fingers warm in Tobie’s Mittens. Use up remnants of sock yarn for this super quick pattern. The larger sizes have thumbs and the tiniest size of all omits the thumb to make it easier to get on.

Your Kids

Holli Yeoh | Gumdrops Mittens

Gumdrops Mittens are sure to please little kids, big kids and kids at heart. Use brightly contrasting colours or school team colours or a favourite colour in different shades. This can be a great remnant, stash buster project.

Your Tween / Teenager

Ebb & Flow blanket knitting pattern (baby, lap, throw) by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

They might not want to wear your handknits any more but I know they would love to cuddle up in a blanket you knit especially for them. Ebb & Flow comes in three sizes and the lap or throw size would be perfect for your growing child.

Your College Son

Breakers giant cowl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

Knit him a super cozy cowl that wraps him in love! Breakers is a luxury knit and in manly colours he’ll be the most styling young man on campus.

Your Adult Daughter

Procella hat and fingerless mitts knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

She’ll love the feminine and contemporary Procella hat and fingerless mitt set. Knit them in her favourite colour to coordinate with her winter coat.

Your Wife or Sweetheart

Third Beach buttoned cowl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

A small project but big on luxury when worked in precious fibres like kid silk and cashmere. The Third Beach cowl can be worn many ways to suit your sweetheart’s personal style.

Your Husband

First Beach cowl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

Don’t let the lace be a concern, it’s very subtle, especially in darker colours. Knitters have been telling me about the First Beach cowls that they’re knitting for their husbands. I love a man who can wear lace.

Your Sister

Second Beach cowl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

Second Beach is an elegant cowl that can be looped twice around the neck or worn long. The juxtaposition of laceweight and fingering weight yarns creates visual interest and keeps the knitting interesting as well.

Your Grandbabies

Cuffs socks knitting patter for babies and kids designed by Holli Yeoh

Imagine their sweet little feet in brightly coloured Cuffs socks that you’ve knit. The pattern offers sizing based on shoe sizes up to a children’s US shoe size 13. This is another project that’s the perfect use of remnants from your own socks.

Your Best Friend

Holli Yeoh | Woven Knuckles gloves

Keep her hands and heart warm with Woven Knuckles. The entrelac band across the knuckles makes them extra special.

Your Favourite Knitter

Aquitaine knitting pattern designed by Holli Yeoh Guess Who gloves knitting pattern designed by Holli Yeoh Send as Gift | Ravelry
The easiest gift of all—if you have knitters on your gift list, consider giving them a pattern to go with some lovely yarn you’ve chosen. Go to my Ravelry Store, select a pattern and choose the “Send as Gift” option in the box on the right side bar where the price is located.

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