Enjoy our countdown of Christmas projects to start as soon as possible!
This neat edge-to-edge jacket is incredibly versatile. Moss stitch gives the fabric a crisp texture, with the hook-and-eye tape providing a subtle fastening. Whether you plan to knit this garment for yourself or someone you love, starting early is always a good idea. Although this is a fairly simple pattern to follow, you want to leave yourself plenty of time to achieve perfection. What’s more, if you decide to keep this jacket for yourself, you will want the chance to wear it throughout the festive season. From Christmas parties to New Year’s drinks, it will leave you looking and feeling your best. Special discount packs with all the yarn you need are available from deramores.com and the pattern is a free download from Let’s Knit.
It is also a great idea to get an early start on your more complex projects. Otherwise it will be so much harder for you to enjoy the process. Just take this gorgeous stranded pullover – not to be knitted in a night – this garment will require plenty of time, love and patience. It is worked in the round and features stylish drop shoulders and snug ribbing. If you fancy a creative challenge this Christmas, head on over to schoolhousepress.com.
Another project to begin work on is Evie the Elf. If the little ones in your life look forward to elf on the shelf every year, it’s vital that you complete this knit before December 1st. Unlike the festive knits that you are crafting for the big day, this cheerful companion will be adored by your youngster throughout December. Even novice knitters can join in the fun, as Evie requires only a small amount of basic shaping and accessorising to complete. This pattern does feature an eyelet row for added interest, but otherwise, it couldn’t be more straightforward. Another plus is it is a free download from Let’s Knit!
If you love to decorate your home as soon as possible, now is the time to start work on this delightful Christmas Tree Skirt. Here at Let’s Knit HQ we’re open to all creative outlets, so it’s always nice to try a little crochet from time to time. The finished skirt is roughly 125cm and it has been worked in Caron Simply Soft and Caron Simply Soft Heathers. Thrifty crafters should also take note that the pattern is a free download from LoveCrafts.
You could also step outside your knitting comfort zone with this fantastic felted stocking. The only actual knitting is the festive band decorating the top of the stocking, and the patch on the pouch. The stocking itself is made from the felted body of an old jumper, and the gift pouch from a sleeve! How cool is that?! If you don’t have a jumper to spare, have a look around the local charity shops—they can be a great source for felting supplies. Start now and make stockings for the whole family, plus cute little pouches to hold special gifts! This brilliant make is another free download from Let’s Knit!
Although these stylish trees are ideal for the festive season, they are also understated enough to be on display all winter long. Therefore, the sooner you can knit them for your home the better! Of course you can use these cushions in the traditional sense by placing them on your bed or sofa. Alternatively, if you are short on space or just fancy doing something different, why not place a series of smaller presents around your cushions and treat your knit as an unconventional Christmas tree? Whatever you decide – they’re sure to create a talking point! Designed by Squibblybups, this pattern costs £3.60 from LoveCrafts.