looking for a last minute gift you can pull out of your back pocket to save the day? forgot all about stocking stuffers this year, maybe? just heard about a kid at school whose christmas won’t be so warm and bright?
here’s the magic answer to your wish
seriously fast (especially in the littler sizes), seriously fun, and mindless enough to knit anywhere (i tested mine out at the movies this afternoon—totally rockin’).
these are the most fun things i’ve knit this holiday season—hands down my new favorite. i knit two child’s sets between the time we left home yesterday morning and lunchtime today, what’s not to love??
besides the fact that they are cute as all get-out on the kids, they are practical as well—they stay ON, haha.
the earwarmer is written for nine sizes and the mitts for seven, to span every age from toddler to large adult—that should cover just about any size family in enough cozy to last the year.
the earwarmer is shaped with simple short rows to provide more coverage over the ears and back of the neck.
the fingerless mitts have a longer cuff that is sculpted through the thumb gusset for a nice smooth look without bulk—perfect for deskwork, commuting, shopping, or texting.
shown above, the adult medium size in spirit trail holda, a soft, slightly fuzzy lambswool/cashmere/angora blend in colorway fig.
thank you to jen at spirit trail fiberworks for the delicious holda yarn that inspired this design and to deb at fearless fibers for providing a great alternative choice that is beautiful and practical for those active little ones.
much gratitude as well to debby and barb, who test knit the pattern sizes for their own grandchildren and gave me such valuable feedback. thank you to little dorsey and clary, who took time out of their very important visit with grandma debby to help me out with a little modeling—how cute are they??
(i can try to do the same but, i just can’t compete with those two!)
ok, that’s it for me—the last of the patterns to come out before the holidays. i’m visiting with my family this week and i may be back with more, but it will be all fun and knitting from now to the 25th—enjoy!