Category Archives: gift knitting

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Presents, Presents, Presents EVERYWHERE!

It's scramble time in the gift department! No matter how far ahead I start making presents I always find myself in a mad-dash of making, right up until my parents arrive for brunch Christmas morning. While this year has been no less frantic, I have a few last-minute gifts to share that will hopefully inspire you in your own crafting endeavors!

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My Handmade Holiday

I've noticed on some of the message boards that a few of you have completed your handmade gifts for this holiday season. Me too! I made 3 things. I mean, I made a lot more, but in 3 different categories. Check it out!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Dish Towel Set

Well folks, we made it! Welcome to our very last installment in our free pattern series: Twelve Weeks of Gifting. The grand finale and proverbial icing on the cake is our very favorite, ever popular Dish Towel Set pattern! So simple and wonderfully giftable, this is a great pattern for any knitter. I love seeing these projects knit up, tied with a pretty ribbon and gifted with a piece of handmade soap for a perfect mother's gift, birthday or baby shower gift. Plus, this pattern calls for Dishie, a super-rugged cotton yarn perfect for cleaning up tough messes or super exfoliation! Make sure to pop over and pick up your copy of the Dish Towel Set through Tuesday and get crafting in the last few days before Christmas.

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The Knit Picks Gift Guide: For the Best Friend

Our annual gift guide has arrived and we've put together our favorite things for everyone on your list! First up, the gift guide for best friends. We chose a classic, understated shawl to take your BFF from brunch to dinner plus hand-dipped candles, an art print of her birthstone and a best friends necklace set. Oh, and a sweet eye mask for some valuable relaxation and a charming set of mugs for afternoon coffee catch-up sessions.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Fancy Feet

Hooray! We've made it to week TEN in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we're featuring Fancy Feet, quick and oh-so-cute anklets designed to use one of our 50 gram balls of sock yarn. There are seven patterns (one for each day of the week!) with lovely lace and eyelet textures for added interest.

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Mighty Stitch is Back!

When we released Mighty Stitch earlier this year, it proved to be so popular that we sold out of many of colors of this fabulous acrylic/wool yarn! But now, all colors are back in stock, just in time for holiday gift knitting and crocheting.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Lampwork Hat + Mitts

Welcome to the ninth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the Lampwork Hat and Mittens pattern, the perfect coordinating accessories. The hats are worked with Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn but they would be equally wonderful (and giftable!) in Swish Worsted! The fingerless mitts are worked in the lighter weight Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn, and are great to wear on their own, or layered over a pair of full-fingered mittens.

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Free Pattern: A Very Danger Christmas

Have you started decorating your home for the holidays? We have a brand new collection to add to your decor - and it's free! Check out the marvelous Rebecca Danger's A Very Danger Christmas collection!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Andean Chullo Hat

We're officially over halfway through our 12 Weeks of Gifting and for the seventh week, we're offering you the Andean Chullo Hat pattern - available as a free download, but for one week only! After Tuesday 11/25, this pattern will revert back to it's normal price ($4.99) once the clock strikes midnight. My favorite part about this pattern is that it includes charts for 4 different versions - there's really something for everyone! Since the hat is knit in Palette, the color combinations are truly endless and these 4 versions are just the beginning!

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