Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Last Minute Christmas Projects

It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Don’t worry if you’ve not had time to start your Christmas knitting though: we’ve compiled a selection of quick knits (and crochet projects) for everyone on your list.

For fashionable friends and family members:

Pompom hats seem to be everywhere this year. They’re cosy, stylish, and - importantly - very quick and easy to knit. 

Budget Version
The Wendy Duo Hat & Scarf Set has an easy-to-follow pattern inside the band, and contains enough wool to make a wintry hat and scarf. This would also be a great gift for novice knitters. (£8.50 per ball)

Luxury Version
The Rowan Mohair Beanie Kit features two pairs of knitting needles and two balls of Kidsilk Haze (a beautifully soft blend of mohair and silk); enough to make the stylish, quick-knit beanie found in the Quail Studio: Mohair pattern booklet which is also included in the kit. (£25.00 per kit)

Rowan Mohair Beanie Kit

Rowan Mohair Beanie Kit

For Outdoorsy Friends and Family

You can never go wrong with the gift of handknitted socks. For a personal touch, choose a colourway that matches the recipient's favourite outfit or football team colours.

Budget Version 
Norwegian knit and crochet designers Arne & Carlos have a fantastic range of colours available in their sock yarn (£10.00 per ball). For identical socks, choose a shade from their ‘Pairfect’ range or for cosier (and quick to knit!) socks, choose a 6 ply yarn from the same range. (£12.95 per ball)


Luxury Version
We absolutely love the smooth texture and vivid colours of Rowan’s hand-painted Fine Art sock yarn. The yarn is blended from 45% wool, 25% polyamide (for strength), 20% mohair and 10% silk, making it a truly luxury sock yarn. (£15.95 per skein)

For Little Ones:

Knitted toys are a lovely, personal gift. We have plenty of different toy and animal patterns to choose from on our website.

Budget Version

Sirdar Ophelia is a wonderfully fluffy yarn that’s perfect for making teddy bears and other creatures. It’s also chunky and knits and crochets up quickly, so is perfect for last-minute gift-making! (patterns £2.80 each, yarn £3.00 per ball)

 Ophelia Patterns left to right: 2470, 2457, 2452
Luxury Version
Wendy Eider is a luxuriously tactile faux fur yarn. Soft and fluffy to the touch, toys made from Eider are beautifully warm and comforting and also knit and crochet up very quickly. (patterns £2.80 each, yarn £5.30 per ball)

Eider Patterns left to right: 6012, 5970, 5969

Post by Emily in our Edinburgh shop

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