Do you knit gifts for the holidays? Do you start early and end late? Do you get stressed out by your lengthy list of unfinished gift knitting? I’m getting stressed just thinking about it, which is why I don’t knit gifts. At least, not on those terms. I do my gift knitting under the radar, so it’s never expected. If I think someone might like what I’m knitting, it turns into a gift. But if I don’t finish the project in time, I give something else. No stress!
But I have a gift for you. You can use it to knit for yourself, or for someone else. My As You Like It Cowls pattern is now free for download through Ravelry. The pattern is for two cowls that can be worn three ways. This one is my favorite. It’s a simple broken garter rib stitch.
You can see the stitch pattern better here. And some crazy pooling/flashing, too.
The other cowl is a 3×1 rib. I originally designed this set of cowls for a fundraiser knitting party for our high school foundation at the beginning of 2010. It’s a quick project with bulky yarn. Chewy! I hope this helps you with your gift knitting.
Not a cowl person? I’m also having a pattern sale, now through December 3, $1 off any of my pdxknitterati patterns, no limit. Enter the code giftknit at checkout. Here’s a link to my Ravelry design page so you can see what I have. My current favorite is my Pippi Earflap Hat. I knit two of these last week, the first because I needed a sample for my trunk show (I had given all my Pippis away as gifts), and the second because it was fun!
And this design is seasonally appropriate…
Soooooo, are you knitting gifts? Under the radar? What’s on your list? Have fun!
Edited to add: Edited to add: I just found out that if you use the buy it now button from my pattern pages, it doesn’t give you the opportunity to use the coupon code. You’ll definitely want to go to my Ravelry design page so that the checkout options come up before sending you to Paypal! Thanks.