I am known for giving my handmade knitwear as gifts for all occasions. Baby Showers are easy....a hand knit or crocheted blanket and matching hat! All other events.....Birthdays, Christmas, Secret Santa, Get Well Soon, Thank You, Teacher Appreciation, it's usually a scarf, or cowl. Shawls go to the very special person or event. It's expected and I'm very happy to do it, but, I ask you, how many scarves can one girl give or have piles of under the tree?
Arm warmers are the gift this year and how perfect they are! No matter what you call it...arm warmer, gauntlet, wrist warmer, sleeve or fingerless glove, it has the same effect. One size needle, one weight size yarn, one cast on number. Fits all women and teens. Petite gals, like my daughter, and "fluffy" girls, like myself can all wear the same arm warmer following the same pattern. You can even make a matching cup cozy!
No thumb hole, just long, cozy and versatile! Long run yarns are gorgeous! Wool blend yarn for the colder climate gift. Cotton or bamboo for the sunnier climate. Get some of the yarn I used for this pattern in the Craftsy Yarn Shop!
Search your stash of yummy yarn for a special gift! One skein that cost $13.00 produced these stunners! Soft, cozy and a bit of sparkle from the sequins.
Try this yummy yarn in the Craftsy Yarn Shop for these luscious ones!
I always wrap my knitted gifts in special ribbon I buy on Etsy. Very affordable and really makes the gift special. The above ribbon reads "Sheila Zachariae etsy.com/sheilalikestoknit" which is my Etsy store. Roll up the warmers, secure with ribbon and add one of my Moo business cards and there you go. No bag or wrapping of any kind to let your knitted goodness shine! Look close and you will see the clear cup with straw that holds a shorter pair of warmers.
So, here's the start of my gift giving knitwear this year. Since taking this photograph, I've made about 10 more pairs. Have made a few for the men in my life as well. Same pattern, just added an extra inch or so on the cast on.
What is your go-to pattern for gift giving this year? You can purchase the pattern now from Ravelry, just click on the Buy Now button under the photo at the top of this post.
Click here for the pattern in my Etsy shop
Click here for MoseArt ribbon
Click here for Moo business cards
Have a great week,