There’s Hope For You Yet–Perfect Knitting Patterns for Holiday Gifts

Dear fellow knitters,

If you are anything like me, you are glancing at the calendar and thinking surely that can’t be right.

But it is.

Just a month of holiday knitting left to go, taking time for shipping into account.

My holiday knitting so far has been a bust. I have one managed to finish a single sock that came out too small for the recipient (my mom). Now I have new socks (okay, one new sock, but the mate will surely materialize sooner or later) and my mother has no socks. Hurumph.

I haven’t thrown in the towel, and you shouldn’t either. This situation can be salvaged.

I hope.

I am going to make this a little bit easier for you and spare you billions of hours perusing Ravelry for just the right pattern. They are all right here. In this one single blog post. Hooray!

While I do charge a modest fee for these patterns, I do offer other patterns I have designed for free. Please check those out as well if you are feeling a bit broke this holiday season. I can surely empathize with that as well!

Coon Creek Fingerless Gloves ($3.50 USD) are my favorite fingerless gloves so far. They have great texture and are fun to knit. You mom/mother-in-law/best girlfriend/favorite aunt will love these.

If you are ambitious and are willing to commit to a little more yardage, the Twist Shawl ($5.00 USD) just might be for you. If looks could kill. Or something like that. A simple technique of twisting stitches leads to fabulous results. This will be a gift sure to impress anyone. It’s one of my personal favorites and is also available in multiple languages, should that be your fancy.


If you like the affect but want a smaller project, might I suggest the Twist Cowl ($3.50 USD)?  I have knit a handful of these for some of my favorite friends, and they were all well received. This is a fun cowl, easy to knit, and very chic. Simple but more than interesting.DSC_0032

The Annandale Shawlette ($5.00 USD) is a perfect beginner knitter project…or perfect for TV/social knitting. There’s an appealing drop stitch border along a simple triangle shawlette/scarf, depending on how you chose to wear.

The Spring Leaf Shawl ($5.00 USD) is another great triangle shawl with a lovely lace leaf botanical border. It’s one of my absolute favorites.

And if hats are your fancy for a last-minute knitted gift, my most recent pattern Samoa ($3.00 USD) is stunning and knits up quick in a DK weight.


Or, the name says it all. The Best Hat Ever ($3.00 USD) is another winner for those short on time (like me!). It also is a quicker knit with a DK weight.


There you have it. Seven great patterns for your choosing. Look no further! Now all you need is yarn, needles, and a bit of free time (this seems to be my limiting factor these days…).

Wishing you all the very best in this (panic fueled) holiday knitting countdown!



Perfect patterns for gifts (or selfish knitting, if the case may be...)


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  • Reply Jeanette November 16, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I am going to check out those hat patterns! I have to make at least one hat for holiday giving! these look great! I am making some headway on holiday knitting and *think* I will be able to finish in time. have a great week!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life November 16, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Jeanette,

      The support is so very much appreciated. Please let me know how the hat turns out. Don’t be shy about asking questions if you have any issues with the pattern.


  • Reply knittedblissjc November 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    fantastic pattern suggestions!! And of course, your perfect hat is truly the ultimate gift, I think. 🙂

  • Reply Little Church Knits November 17, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Ah…taking the stress out of Christmas knitting! Thank you!

  • Reply Tina November 18, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Great patterns!

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple November 18, 2015 at 9:31 am

    love,love, love those fingerless gloves and the hats are amazing.i’m not there yet!!!!

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