Christmas Scarf Fiesta!

Christmas is almost here. Well, if you crochet and knit, that is. This is my first holiday season as a crocheter, and I hope my family and friends are prepared for the sudden shift in the types of gifts I bestow. Goodbye gift cards, hellllooo scarves. Not only will they appreciate the time and effort that is invested in handmade gifts, but I hope to also bedazzle them (all non-crocheters) and receive showers of compliments on my yarny skills. It’s like a gift for myself, too. Win win.

My obsessive nature allows me to fixate exclusively on one pattern at a time, so this season my beloveds will be receiving scarves, all half double crochet through the back loop. This nifty stitch creates a more ‘knit’-like effect, and lends a modern, chic look to the project. I’m quite enraptured with it!

Knit Picks scarves

My first scarf that’s actually presentable for public presentation, worked in the lovely and scrumptious Shine cotton yarn:

Knit Picks scarves

Knit Picks scarvesCurrently, I am working three more scarves: one in City Tweed, another in Shine and one in .. (oh no no, can’t tell you! It’s a secret, new yarn, soon to be released!).

Knit Picks scarves

Knit Picks scarves
Have you started Christmas presents yet? What type of projects are your favorite for gifting?


13 comments

  1. Stefani / October 8, 2013

    I haven’t even started yet. I like to give crocheted blankets as gifts, since for me crochet is so much faster than knitting. But I haven’t even bought the yarn yet. Yikes! Must. Order. Tonight.

  2. Rebekah / October 8, 2013

    I have found that Christmas has become so much easier now that I have learned to knit and crochet. This year I have completed: a pair of knit fingerless hand warmers, three knit hats, a knit scarf, and a crocheted granny stripe throw/lap blanket type thing. I still have one more knit hat to complete (maybe two), a fancy lace knit scarf, a really cute pair of felted knit slippers, and a cute tank top for my 7 year old niece.

    • Heidi W / October 9, 2013

      Wow, you’re on a roll! And I though I was ahead of the game! :)

  3. Shelba / October 8, 2013

    I make things for folks all year long. I see a yarn that just looks like someone would like it, and I purchase/make something for them. I put my finished items in a cedar chest, then get them out in time for birthdays and holidays.

  4. Mary / October 8, 2013

    Your scarves are so pretty! How much yarn is needed and what size hook do you use?

    • Heidi W / October 8, 2013

      Thank you! :) I used two balls of Shine Worsted with 5.5m hook for each of the cottons scarves, and one ball of City Tweed with 6m hook for the wool one.

  5. Bev / October 8, 2013

    What color is the City Tweed?

    • Heidi W / October 9, 2013

      Brocade :)

  6. Laura from beautiful West Michigan / October 9, 2013

    We are empty nesters and usually I buy something small for all the girls and something else for all the boys. This year for the girls, I am making face cloths. I hope to have three each (doable since there are only 4 girls) and will include a nice, homemade (not by me!) bar of soap and a gift certificate to Bath and Body Works. Even if they don’t use them as face cloths, they can use them as dish cloths!

    • Heidi W / October 9, 2013

      That’s a super cute idea!!

  7. Nicole / October 9, 2013

    I’ve started a winter-themed Organic Seasons sweater for my little niece using Swish, and next will be a hat and mittens (and hopefully a scarf) for my nephew who loves Minecraft. They will have “creepers” on them, made in Brava. I also hope to finish my portable project (Noro striped scarf) for my husband, in Chroma fingering Theatre and Fossil. I wish I had more knitting time to make more gifts! I like the idea of washcloths/face cloths for quick gifts, perhaps for the teachers? If I make at least 1 per, that won’t be too overwhelming, just flush out the gift with a nice soap. Must stalk the Cyber Monday sale for cotton yarns!

  8. Nicole / October 9, 2013

    BTW, you are teasing us about the soon-to-be-released yarn! I’m on pins and (knitting) needles!

  9. Katrina / October 9, 2013

    I just love that City Tweed one. I can’t wait to see it finished! :)