If you haven’t already started, now is a good time to get cracking with the Christmas gift knitting. There are approximately 7 weeks till Christmas, which is plenty of time to knit up things that are a little more complex as well as simple last minute projects. Babies and toddlers are ideal recipients for knitted gifts. They are small enough to make the knitting process reasonably quick, they’re unlikely to complain about your choice of colours, and they’re bound to look super cute wearing anything that you make!
If you’re looking for a project for a little person in your life, I’ve just released my Sven Cardigan. This was originally published in Knit Now magazine, and is a stranded cardigan featuring a pattern of reindeer, snowflakes and pine trees. The yarn is Cygnet Superwash DK, a soft but durable yarn which is ideal for children’s clothes. It comes in a wide range of 25 colours, so you can select a colour palette to suit your personal taste. I’ve knitted my sample in Christmassy red and white, but my lovely test knitters chose different colour schemes in white, blue and grey.
The cardigan is sized to fit babies and toddlers aged between birth and 4 years. It’s knitted in one piece to the armholes, and has a ribbed button band and dropped sleeves.
I also have a number of other patterns which would work well as Christmas gifts. Check out my Ravelry store to see if there’s anything else that takes your fancy! If you’re a beginner knitter, my free scarf pattern might be ideal for you – find it here.