I am definitely the type of person who will make something for you as a gift if I can. I love the idea that I can choose specific colors and textures that you may no find in the store and make something unique. With every stitch I am thinking of the recipient and weaving all my love into the fabric I create.
So, through the month of December I spent a lot of time furiously knitting socks as part of a knit-a-long, but also a few odds and ends for gifts. I was pretty surprised at the amount of objects I finished. In the spirit of being better at documenting my f/o's and giving you some inspirations I thought I would share all my 2022 Christmas gift knits.
As a heads up, I will link all my Ravelry project pages so that you can find more information about the yarn, needles, and any notes I made.
First up is a lovely little Musselburgh Hat by Ysolda Teague. I knit this one for DH.
The pattern is notorious in the knitting community with thousands of hats knit in this one pattern! It is incredible. You knit an oblong tube and tuck one half into the other to make a double thick knit hat. It looks strange and maybe a little confusing the some. I even had DH throw the hat at me and say he broke the hat!
I felt I needed to try the pattern out myself. The yarn I used was a Stroll color gradient by Knit Picks which the knitting really fun and productive. I wanted to continue knitting so I could see how the next color would work into the previous color.
Next is another knit for DH. I ordered some yarn from the yarn dyer Kato Yarn Co. earlier in the year called "Mr. Grinch" which I had always had planned to knit in December. As I thought about it, I figured the yarn would be fitting for DH as he can be a little grumpy around holidays, but does have a big heart.
I knit these socks as a classic vanilla sock in his size.
After I finished the Grinch socks, I cast on a second pair for my Mother.
The socks are a pattern I had had floating around in my mind for a while. So, I decided to knit them up as a sample and gift them to my Mom. I do not have the pattern available at the time of this post, but they should be ready for Christmas 2023!
The colorwork is supposed to imitate a string of Christmas lights. I had intended the colors to be the traditional old fashioned variety of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and white; but the colors I ordered didn't quite fit the bill. In the end, I took some rainbow colored yarn from YarnLove Yarn and some bare Stroll in Glimmer and Black by Knit Picks.
Finally, I knit a cute sweater and pants set for my little Nephew.
The sweater is the Stacked Stag-Horn Baby Sweater by Stacey Cilia. I knit the sweater with Big Twist Tweed in white on US6 and US8 needles. I followed the pattern almost exactly as written. Check the link for my changes.
The pants are Cute and Cozy by Drops Designs. I knit these pants in Knit Picks Brava Sport in Hunter green. I knit the pattern as written except I added a tie around the waste.
AND the final, final thing I knit was a pair of worsted weight house socks for my Dad. I did not get a photo of those as I wrapped them up as soon as they were off the needles. They were the last gift I knit and of course weren't finished until the night before we exchanged gifts.
All in all, I had a very nice cozy December knitting experience. Next year, though, think I will work on gift knits throughout the year and not just the month before.
Did you knit or crochet or simply make something for someone last year? I'd love to hear what you made!
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My name is Annissa, owner of MissNissDesigns. I am a knitter, crocheter, sewer, and all around crafty lady.