16 last-minute Christmas gift ideas for knitters!
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There may only be a few weeks to go, but there’s certainly no need to panic. Take a look at our feast of inspiration, including quick knits for your nearest and dearest, gorgeous kits that come with everything you need, and plenty more festive fancies besides. So, calm those annual anxieties and be inspired by our last minute wonders.
1 - ‘The stockings were hung by the chimney with care’... These gorgeous designs are available to download free from the MillaMia website. Why not make them using the gorgeous own brand merino yarn? To find out more, call 0845 017 7474 or go to www.millamia.com
2 - Boys love their gadgets so why not knit a cosy to keep their favourite toy safe and snug? You can find the pattern for our Mario and Luigi gadget cases here.
3 - “My favourite last minute gifts to knit are small shawlettes, knitted in a beautiful skein of sock yarn. Cowls are also very quick to make. I can easily get one done in a weekend with a matching pair of handwarmers too. This year I’m planning to use my knitting machine to knit some laceweight scarves and use up some of my stash.” LK Designer Anniken Allis.
4 - Home sweet home! Non size-specific gifts are ideal, so don’t miss Melody – our quick and easy placemats. You can find the pattern here.
Sunset Sorbet Felt Rose Corsage Kit, £11.95, 01306 898144, www.gilliangladrag.co.uk
5 – Corsages can be used to embellish coats, bags, hats or scarves. This one is made using wet felting techniques. Get everything you need in Gillian Gladrag’s fabulous kits!
6 – If you don’t have time to knit, say it with flowers!
7 - Knit kits are the perfect solution when you can’t decide what to make. We love these Christmas pudding hat knit kits from www.cobwebknits.co.uk
8 - These Knit & Purl Christmas cards are great for nutty knitters. Get yours for £1.75 each from A Bit Woolly.
9 - Knit up a fashionable frilly scarf in just a few hours with Rico Can Can.
10 - Find seasonal knitty stocking fillers at Lantern Moon.
For stockists and more information, call 01484 681881 from www.knitrowan.com
11 - If you’ve still got time to rustle up a garment, choose a yarn that benefits from a really simple stitch and let the yarn do the work for you. Rowan Silk Twist has both a shiny and woolly texture.
Namaste Binder, R.R.P £43.05, visit www.namasteinc.com for stockist details
12 - Stock up on super stylish storage solutions from Namaste.
13 – Accessories rock, and are really quick to make. Check out our free accessories pattern here.
14 - A festive finishing touch that’s sure to bring a smile, our Fae angel tree topper pattern is free to download here.
15 - Home-made gift vouchers are ideal and cost nothing. You could promise to sew in the ends on your friend’s next knitting project or to organise their yarn stash. You can make them by hand or on the computer then tie them together in a neat booklet with some ribbon.
50s Christmas House Advent Calendar, £18.95, 020 8746 2473, www.dotcomgiftshop.com
16 – Already got everything? Then fill your advent calender with treats and enjoy the countdown!
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