I often get a huge urge to begin last minute gifts at the start of December. Has the same thing ever happened to you?
Obviously it’s not a good time to start a sweater or a complex shawl but there is still lots of time to knit up some wonderful accessory gifts.
I’ve been taking a look around at some different accessories that I think would work really nicely with Nua yarn which should be just the ticket to get some last minute gift knitting done!
First up lets take a look at some hat ideas in sport weight yarn.
Woolly Wormhead is such an inventive, creative designer and the design she did for Nua yarn, Joyce, is a great option for last minute hats. It uses 2 colours (Kitten Fluff and Frog on the Wall). The two colours are combined using a background of garter stitch that has a graphic slip stitch pattern running up through it.
The next one is a set of a hat and mittens, Loch designed by Tin Can Knits. This set uses a delicate lace pattern that runs through the hat as well as the mittens. Impressively both knits come in 4 different sizes, ranging from a baby size right up to large adult so there’s no excuse to not knit one for everyone you know :-)
Now that our head are warm and cosy lets move on to the neck. One of my favourite accessories is the cowl. It’s just the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe to keep your neck warm. As an added bonus its very fast to knit as there is no shaping, just knitting in rounds.
From the designer:
Camptown Races is a three-color cowl with two different striping options. It’s worked in the round as a tube. There are loops of yarn looping in rounds around a large loop… like a racetrack.
I love colourwork cowl, they are so thick, squishy and warm that you never want to take them off. Jill Zielinski‘s cowl, Mojave, is a great example of colourwork in action. It uses 4 different colours; a main colour and 3 contrast colours. It also comes in 2 different sizes; smaller cowl or longer infinity scarf (or a cowl that you double over). I usually go for the infinity length as I prefer to wear my cowls doubled over for maximum warmth!
Lets not neglect out hands in this gift giving! I think that Jane Huck‘s Dotlets Cuffs. These are so much fun and would make a wonderful gift. If you used Kitten Fluff or Bare Necessities as the MC and then just a sampling of a few different colour for the dots it would be beautiful.
Plus Jane tells me that the will be free for her advent giveaway on the 1st of December so go grab them!
So do you have any last minute gift knitting planned? What’s your favourite gift knit, that you enjoy knitting and gets the best response?
If you want more ideas for patterns in Nua you should check out the bundle I’ve put together here of other designers patterns that use Nua yarn.