Never too early to think about the Holidays

Knitting can be stressful if you have holiday knitting to do at the last minute. That’s why I start thinking about my holiday knitting gifts around now!

When the CoBaSi arrived at the store, I thought it would make great ornaments and Christmas elves but one of my favorite holiday knits is the Christmas Stocking.

It’s a great way to learn how to knit a sock with much thicker yarn. Takes just a fraction of the time and so much less fiddly!

These stockings can be simple, like the Christmas Stocking Stripy or more of an heirloom like the Nisse-Christmas Stocking by Arne and Carlos.

We have some great yarn for stockings, Kelbourne Woolens Scout. A light worsted weight yarn that comes in many colors. It works really well for any color work, the fibers being just a little sticky.
Another favorite of mine is the Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn. This worsted weight yarn comes in bright colors and its slightly thicker weight makes it even faster to knit.
For those who prefer crochet, there is Sandy Rushton’s Christmas Stocking.
If you don’t have time for a stocking, there are always ornaments. Arne and Carlos are the masters with a whole book on the topic, or you can buy some of their patterns on Ravelry.
24 New Christmas Balls by Arne and Carlos
Crocheters may like the 01546 Christmas Flowers.
Not everyone celebrates Christmas, so I wanted to include some Hanukkah knits, like the Interactive Hanukkah Menorah, a free crochet pattern on Ravelry.
No matter what you feel like making, we will be happy to give you ideas and yarn suggestions. Just ask us!

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