Homemade Knitted Gifts

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I have been hard at work making homemade knitted gifts for the Holiday. Several people mentioned how they enjoyed receiving a handmade gift last year and I am planning on doing the same type of thing again this season.

Lately, I have been cranking gifts out of my free time in the evenings while I watch TV.

It’s become a favorite past time of mine. No matter what sort of day I have had, no matter how much or how little I have accomplished, I relish the thought of sitting down for some quite time with my projects in the evening.

I am most productive later in the day it seems.

I was recently captivated by this beautiful super bulky yarn by Bernat. It is so soft and cozy, you can just feel the warmth.

I followed the directions on the pattern label to make this chunky scarf. It was very easy and involves only the purl and knit stitches. Love it!

I don’t make anything that’s complicated, by the way.

I am just not there yet with my knitting skills. Don’t know if I ever will be!

I decided need to make one of these scarves in every color, but I especially love the white.

White is soooo luxurious.

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Here’s the instructions:

Supplies: 1 skein super bulky yarn by Bernat and a pair of straight needles size 17 US

Cast on 12 stitches.

Knit 3 rows.

Pattern Row 1: Knit 2, yo purl 2 (repeat 4 times), Knit 2.

Repeat pattern row until you have used up almost the entire skein, about 57″ in length.

Knit 3 rows, cast off.

Simple and beautiful!

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Here are some other things I have been working on: This variegated scarf will work well for that anonymous gift exchange with the relatives on Christmas Day. Red and green is so festive!

This one is just a straight knitted stitch with bulky yarn on a size 11 needle. I didn’t really count the stitches, but I believe I used a cast on of 24.

I just knitted without really over thinking it.

I do that sometimes.

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My kids are very interested in the fingerless gloves that I made. They work well for those busy fingers that need to touch a cell phone at all times. I see a pair of them for each kid this season.

They too were super easy, just a straight stitch on straight needles and only required one skein of yarn. The thumb holes fall right on the seam so there is no need to reduce stitches, you just sew the sides together. I also love that they are not sized. My boys have rather large hands and if I had to figure out how many stitches it would take to fit them, I think I would go CRAZY.

These are definitely a one size fits all item.

Love it! I need a pair of these too. Perhaps in white to match the scarf? Oh, YES!

Santa is allowed to get a gift for herself, isn’t she?

Don’t answer that.

It’s our little secret. If my kids knew that Santa was allowed to buy a gift for herself, I would never get to be Santa again. The gig would be over.


Are you thinking Christmas yet?

I have a number of Christmas decorating projects in the works, so be sure and stop back for the update!

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