As gift-making time dwindles, we like to choose quick, almost-instant-gratification projects. Thicker yarns + small projects are your friends now!
Here are a few favorites we’ve knit up and would love to give (or receive) any time of year.
Arctic Circle Cowl:: Tundra by The Fibre Company We can hardly say enough good things about this new yarn! Baby alpaca, merino, and silk combine to create such a light and luxurious bulky weight yarn. This cowl is surely a knit you’ll want to keep for yourself!
Pocket Socks:: Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere The ultimate luxury: cashmere on your feet! This is also a new yarn for us, and we are smitten. It’s a bit of a splurge, but that’s what one-skein projects are for! These socks can be knit with one skein, as can a hat, fingerless mitts, or a small neckwarmer.
Luscious Mitts:: Caress Luxury Yarns Luscious royal baby alpaca Another one-skein project, these sweet mitts knit up in a flash. The yarn is lovingly hand-dyed and made in Albany, OR with local alpaca. The royal baby alpaca knits up like a dream, feeling soft as cashmere.
Windschief:: Spincycle BFL Worsted This cowl is fast and easy, coming out looking more complicated than it actually is. Bonus: the pattern includes instructions for the cowl and a matching hat, perfect for the guy or gal on your list. We knit ours out of one skein of Spincycle BFL worsted, a hand-dyed hand-spun wool from Washington.
Retro Thrummed Slippers:: Columbia by Imperial Yarns + Bellwether Wool Co. Roving Cozy hand-knit slippers are the perfect antidote for our damp winters. Made out of 100% Oregon wool, these would make a thoughtful gift indeed. Offer up a pair to a houseguest after forcing them to take off their muddy shoes, or gift them to a neighbor. Chilly feet will be thankful.
We hope you’re feeling inspired to make and give this holiday season. And yes, giving a little something wooly to yourself this time of year is okay too. Happy knitting!