Last Minute Christmas Surprise

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Can you believe it!? Less than a week until Christmas! Where has the time gone? If you’re panicking, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Browse the shop, place an order over $75 by 11:59 pm EST and we’ll get it out the door! You can have your Knitspot and Bare Naked Wools goodies wrapped and under the tree by December 25th.

If you’re like me, you are hurriedly knitting those last few rows on something and casting on a quick pair of mitts or hat. I’ve been looking to the archives for lots of last minute ideas, so I thought I would give you a top ten list for inspiration.

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Matterhorn Hat, Mitts, or Scarf – this is a great fitting hat and because of its folded brim it makes a great gift. The wearer can adjust the fit moving the brim around. All of these would be a quick knit! If you want a natural look, you could use Confection, our worsted weight corriedale.

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Hoegaarden – economical pattern purchase, as there are pieces for the entire family. A trio of mitts, headband, and cowl, it’s nice texture and cables has a unisex appealing and it knits up quickly in a DK/light worsted. Gorgeous in a hand paint, but also lovely in a natural like Stone Soup DK above. Kit available here.

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Cornrows Mittens/Hat – knit in a dense worsted, it knits quick and the textured cable stitch wards off the cold. Available in three sizes, along with its unisex appeal, make it a great gift for kids and adults. This would also be gorgeous in Confection, with its great stitch definition for cables.

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Stocking Cap for all Sizes – this just screams ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas! It’s a super quick knit with 18 sizes to choose from. Great stash buster as it’s suitable for any DK-to-chunky weight yarn.  Suitable for handpsun as an extra special gift, or go natural with Stone Soup DK, Breakfast Blend DK, Kent DK or Confection!

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Moth Kisses – delicate, special gift for that person in your life that would love a feminine layer at the end of their coat sleeve. Super easy knit in at most 150 yards of leftover laceweight and it would be stunning in the rich Chestnut color of Mrs. Lincoln’s Lace. You’ll find even more inspiring knits in the Little Nothings category in the shop here, that often require little yarn and little time.

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Tabata Headband – quick knit in a small amount of DK and makes a very special gift knit up in a luxury yarn. The pattern ranges in size from toddler to adult, so you could whip these up for the entire family. With mitts to match, you would be the best gift giver in town. This would be a soft, lush knit in Breakfast Blend DK!

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Squeeze Me – a cowl/infinity with endless possibilities, because the memorizable knit-purl pattern is easily adjustable. Even though it’s written for DK/light worsted, it can be done in different weights. I knit the infinity in Breakfast Blend DK and now I’m knitting it with fingering on a smaller needle, but you could easily do some quick tweaks and knit it up in bulky as well.

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High Peaks Mittens and Hat – beautiful texture and a knit that will fly off the needles in a heavy worsted. The whole set could easily be done by the 25th, especially with three sizes to choose from. This sample is done in Confection, and as most of you know it’s my new favorite BNWs yarn. So squishy! Kit available here.

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Slöfock Mitts – I have made the hat twice and I adore the pattern so much I’m onto the mitts. And I’m seeing a lot of them pop up on twitter and Instagram too! It’s a quick knit with great texture that everyone will love. Mitts are always a great knit. I find people that have never worn gloves without fingers, really embrace wearing them once gifted with a handknit pair. They’re great for people who work in chilly places, even an office! Kit available in Breakfast Blend DK here.

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Baci – this is a superior gift for so many reasons! The purchase of the pattern goes directly to the Knitspot Scholarship Fund. Buy one for yourself and gift a friend one with a note about where the proceeds were donated. Give them this link and they can read all about it. Knit this for a loved one (yes, there’s still time to whip out a cowl) and attach a tag explaining the scholarship fund. Buy a Baci BNWs kit, a portion of the proceeds are donated, and stick the kit under the tree. Who wouldn’t smile with a luscious natural kit under the tree, knowing a portion of sales went to a good cause!

Get any knitspot knits whipped up by Christmas, share them in the Knitspot ravelry group and you might win a Knitspot gift certificate! If you don’t want to participate in the KAL, there are great pattern inspirations from fellow Knitspotters. Check out the thread here. In case you missed it, there is more inspiration in our newsletter that went out this morning. You can read it here.

If all your gift giving is done for the year, how about treating yourself? Now’s the time to grab a sweater or blanket kit (with your shipping charges on us) and cast on over vacation. To entice you…we just added Bloch Ness to the limited edition kit department!

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Get your sweater’s worth of Kent DK here or browse our entire kit collection here. Or fill your shopping cart with the Bare Naked Wools and pattern of your choice to create your own kit!

Happy shopping, casting on, knitting, baking and enjoying the holiday season!

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One Response to “Last Minute Christmas Surprise”

  1. josiekitten says:

    So many great gift ideas here Anne. I need to get myself more organised for gift knitting next year. Christmas has kind of crept up on me! How did that happen?!