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by Kathleen Cubley November 28, 2018 2 min read


It's that time again: last-minute knitting for the holidays. You had plans to have everything done a month ago, but alas.

Here are five ideas for quick projects, each totally doable in a week or less, so you'll be stress-free and ready to wrap!

Nutmeg Hat

Rachel Brockman sets off beautiful cablework with a ribbed brim.So classic—perfect for guys. This pattern comes with a matching pair of mittens, so you can knit a matched set.

Knit this great hat in affordable Universal Deluxe Worsted Naturals or Universal Deluxe Worsted.

Antuco Cowl

This is a small accessory that any gal on your list will love. Amy Christoffers combined deep ribbing with basketweave stitch to make an easy cowl you'll have finished in a jif.

Use Manos del Uruguay Maxima for the Antuca cowl. So soft and sumptuous.

Encore Mega Button Hat

This is the ultimate in quick knits. Using super-bulky Encore Mega, you can have this hat done in a weekend (or a weeknight!). I love this hat for teens and tweens; so perfect for their style. And best of all, it's a free pattern!

Flames Cowl

An easy lace pattern combined with soft yarn is just the ticket for a gorgeous gift. I designed this in honor of breast cancer survivors, so if you have one on your list, this free pattern is the gift for her! Use one skein of Malabrigo Rios to knit this beauty.

Cloudberry Mitts

Amy Christoffers designed these sweet mitts with easy colorwork options. Use three colors or two. Regardless, your giftee will be thrilled. Knit Cloudberry with Berroco Ultra Alpaca. And it's a free pattern!

And because I can't resist adding one more freebie . . .

Mrs. Hupp's Slippers

Our shop owner (and avid knitter!), Kelley, designed these as an ode to the classic quick and easy slipper pattern. She's added some updates and special tricks to make the slippers more comfy—no more seam on the bottom! The free pattern also includes a video tutorial.

Knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky, you'll be done with this gift in plenty of time to knit a pair for yourself.

I hope these ideas help you get your gift knits off the needles and under the tree!


Kathleen Cubley
Kathleen Cubley

2 Responses

Kathleen Cubley
Kathleen Cubley

November 30, 2018

I updated the Cloudberry link. Thanks for letting me know!

D Hoy
D Hoy

November 30, 2018

Pattern for cloudberry mitts does not open. The antuco cowl is what is downloaded when requesting the mitts.

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