Another Christmas means another year of knitting gifts for family and friends. I made everything from socks to cowls to kitchen towels, which made for an interesting few months of knitting that never left me bored.
If you’re on my Christmas list, don’t scroll down any further unless you want Santa to bring you coal.
I’m serious, Santa is watching you.
I love working with cotton yarn, so for two people on my list I made cotton dishcloth and kitchen towel sets.
Tile Stitch Kitchen Towel (improvised pattern)
Paired with Waffle Stitch Dishcloths
Paired with Stacked Barrels and Simple Weave Dishcloths
For a friend who doesn’t love a good kitchen towel, I made her a set of spa cloths in her favorite colors. I paired them with a bar of lavender soap for the ultimate spa experience.
Baby Fern Stitch and Basic Diamonds Spa Cloths
Friends and family that received hats last year, got cowls to match their hats. The Leaving Cowls were made using leftover hat yarn, while the Present Cowl was made to look like jeans (something I know my friend would like and it matches her hat without being too matchy matchy).
While visiting family over the summer, a little prodding revealed a family member likes to wear scarves. I had no idea what to get him for Christmas, so this piece of info came in very handy!
Men’s Cashmere Scarf (or wool!)
What would any knitting marathon be without pulling out my sock loom? For the ultimate Harry Potter fan, I made a pair of Gryffindor themed socks using a pattern called Hermione’s Day Socks. It was very tempting to keep them for myself!
Last year I tried and failed (more than once) to make a pair of fingerless gloves for someone who really wanted a pair. So, this year, I was determined to find the right pattern and learn how to make a thumbhole. The first pair was an epic fail, (they are now a ball of yarn), but the second pair came out perfectly.
Peaks Fingerless Mitts (from Sock Loom Projects by Isela Phelps)
The gift knitting continues as I work on a baby blanket for a friend who is expecting. I’ll post pictures as soon as it’s done.
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