Knitted Christmas gifts can be beautiful and practical. From ornaments to stockings, washcloths to eyeglass holders, there are tons of gifts you can knit up quickly to make that special someone feel even more special. Handmade gifts can be fun, easy, fast, economical, and use up odd bits of your yarn stash. Make toys for the youngest on your list, hats, socks, pillow covers, lap blankets…everyone can use a knitted gift.
If you plan ahead, you can knit one Christmas present a day, a week, or a month, depending on what you choose to knit. You can gift everyone on your list with socks this year, or gloves, or a scarf…or make the gift as individualized as you want. You can even gather with your friends and form a Christmas knitting circle.
I’m beginning my Christmas knitting soon. First I have a couple of October birthday presents to knit up. Two little girls with American Girl dolls are going to receive new outfits for their dolls. One is almost completed. Then on to a baby blanket, knitted puppies, fingerless gloves, scarves, dishcloths and more.
Here are some links to pattern books that might save your sanity in the coming days before Christmas: