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Our favourite giftable knits for your hand-knit Christmas gifts

Granted, it may feel too early to start mentioning the ‘C word’, but every knitter knows that you’ve got to start early if you’re planning to knit your Christmas gifts this year.

There’s nothing better than a handknit gift to make a loved one feel special so we’ve put together a list of giftable knits to help you start planning your handmade Christmas gifts now. Whether you’re a beginner knitter looking for some easy knits to work up whilst relaxing on the sofa on an evening, or you’re a confident knitter who’s looking for a lovely piece to impress your family and friends, we’ve got a project for you. We’ve also a sprinkle of speedy knits for those last minute emergency presents too.

Your handmade Christmas gifts for 2021 are sorted.

1. Scarf

knit scarf christmas gifts - willow tassel scarf in graphite and grey, jessica cowl in redcurrant and giant blanket scarf in navy and bramble

Scarves are a super accessible project for beginners. There’s no sewing involved and all you need are a pair of super chunky needles, knowledge of basic knit stitch and you’re off!

Our best selling simple tassel scarf is a fantastic option for a hand knit Christmas gift. It’s a project that will take you a few evenings on the sofa, but what better reason to stay in and knit when the nights are dark and all you want to do is dive into a pile of blankets and curl up with a hot drink for some craft time.

Both the Willow Tassel Scarf and Giant Blanket Scarf are whipped up using basic knit stitch making these great projects for those just getting started on their knitting journey.

The Jessica Cowl does require a little bit of simple sewing, but is less of an investment in time than a big, chunky scarf so you can keep your loved ones cosy in extra quick time. You could have one knit up over a weekend; why not pair it with a pair of chunky mitts for a super cosy hand knit set?

Willow Tassel Scarf: Knit Kit and Pattern
Jessica Cowl: Knit Kit and Pattern
Giant Blanket Scarf: Knit Kit and Pattern

2. Headbands

knit headband christmas gifts - Aurelia Headband in Mustard, Daisy Headband in Porcelain and Aurelia Headband in Fern.

These nifty little stashbusters are a fantastic quick knit, perfect for those last minute Christmas gifts. A versatile piece, both these knitted headbands are ideal for a variety of hair do’s meaning you can wave goodbye to bad hair days whatever your style.

The Daisy headband is a great first project for beginner knitters and the Aurelia introduces a cable twist so you can dip your toe into more advanced techniques in a super accessible way.

Aurelia Headband: Knitting Pattern
Daisy Headband: Knit Kit and Pattern

3. Hats

Knit hat christmas gifts - elliott bobble hat in oatmeal, addision beanie in bronze and a family of elliott bobble hats in pink, fern and oatmeal

The Elliott bobble hat pattern is available to cover sizes for newborn all the way to adult so you can knit matching bobble hats for the whole family. This is a project that is knit in the round on double pointed needles (or on circular needles if you don’t mind magic loop) so is one for those who have some knitting experience. However, once you’ve got the hang of it, you can whip up an adult sized bobble hat in a few hours and the baby ones are even quicker (and cuter to boot!).

The Addison beanie is a classic unisex ribbed hat lending itself nicely for a beautifully repetitive knit. An easy winner for Dad’s and brother’s who are usually tricky to buy for

Elliott Bobble Hat: Knit Kit and Pattern
Addison Beane: Knitting Pattern
Elliott Bobble Hat: Kids Knitting Pattern and Family Knitting Pattern Bundle

 

4. Mittens

knit mitten christmas gifts - lila mittens in black, sawyer wristwarmers in graphite and sawyer mittens in redcurrant

A favourite of Vegan Food And Living, the Lila mitts are a gorgeously squishy knit which pair beautifully with the likes of the Daisy headband or Willow tassel scarf to create a beautiful hand-knit set. Knit in the round on double pointed needles, the lovely lila alternates rows of knit and purl to create a garter stitch in the round.

If purling isn’t your cup of tea, then you’ll want the Sawyer mitten which gives you the option of making a full mitten, or a pair of wristwarmers depending on whether your recipient likes to keep their fingers free for texting on the go!

Lila Mittens: Knitting Pattern
Sawyer Mitten/Wristwarmer: Knit Kit and Pattern

5. Jumper

Give your Gran a run for her money with a classic handknit jumper. Granted, It’s a bit of an investment in time, but we are starting early after all. We’ve got a super chunky number coming out soon so keep your eyes peeled for the ultimate giftable knit.

So there we have it. Hopefully this has provided you with a burst of inspiration to get knitting those knitting needles out. If you’re relatively new to knitting, then you can started with our Ultimate Starter Knitting Kit which contains a big bundle of yarn, knitting needles, a how to knit guide and 3 easy knitting patterns, or if you’re already acquainted, then here’s a sign to stock up on our lovely super chunky yarn bundles so you can start ticking off those christmas gifts now.

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