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A home made Christmas – 5 ideas for her!

Time always seems to fly by the last months before Christmas and we can never get enough of the quick fix gift ideas! Knitting is often seen as a slow and time consuming craft, but it doesn’t always have to be this way! Here are some great ideas for relatively quick knits for the lovely ladies in your life!

1. Misty Turban and Wrist Warmers. 

Misty Turban and Wrist Warmers are always popular!

 The Misty Turban and Wrist Warmers are one of our all time best sellers and loved by everyone. Especially popular with teenagers, this might be the knit to make for your daughter/grand daughter! Take a look at this blog post from our customer gallery!

2. Florence Cowl

Florence Cowl knitting kit

The Florence Cowl is a fantastic knit for those looking for a little bit of a challenge. Even though the knit is a little more complicated it is made on large needles and grows really quickly. Kari-Helene once knitted 2 in less than a week! Take a look at Ravelry for lots of inspiration and finished projects.

3.  Dusty Snood

Dusty Snood is a quick knit and a versatile accessory!

Using 8mm needles and using a 2 row pattern repeat, the Dusty snood is almost done before you have started. Once finished it makes an incredibly versatile accessory especially suited to those who live in cold and wet climates! Dusty Snood is especially popular as it doubles up as both hat and scarf!

4. Holly Hat

Wear the Holly Hat as a beret or as a slouchy beanie.

 Incredibly light weight and lovely to wear the Holly Hat is certain to become a winner at Christmas! Choose from 1 of our 10 completely natural colours and knit your own to suit its receiver perfectly. This hat is knitted in the round either on circular needles using the magic loop technique or on double pointed needles.

5. Lucky Headband

A new and innovative take on the cable headband!

From our latest collection we have chosen to include the Lucky Headband. Incredibly quick to make and yet so intricate and accomplished looking you are certain to get lots of admiring thank you’s for this one at Christmas! This is also definitely one that will get worn lots, so easy to carry around in your handbag and so warm and lovely to wear! Take a look at this testimonials from a very happy headband receiver!

We look forward to seeing photos of your knitted give aways this year! Send us your snaps of the finished items modeled by happy receivers; although we understand you might want to wait until after Christmas!

Happy Knitting,

Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx

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  1. Lorene Frischknecht: November 17, 2015 5:56 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing these lovely patterns!

  2. Purl Alpaca Designs: November 18, 2015 10:16 am

    Thank you, we are very happy to inspire!

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