Holiday Prep: Knit + Crochet
Knit Faster, Knit More!
Make a Holiday Game Plan
Give the Gift of Sweaters
  • The idea came to me the way all great ideas do: at the eleventh hour. A few weeks before Christmas, I stumbled upon a vintage sweater pattern, and fell hard. It was an adorable bulky zippered sweater, with a figure skater on the back. I just had to make it for my figure-skating mother. But why stop there??? Down the rabbit hole I went, and soon I'd surfaced vintage sweater patterns for almost everyone on my list: from a super cool motorcycle sweater for my then boyfriend (now husband — take that, sweater curse!), to a sweet kitten for my niece, and more. So much more.
    Stephanie White
  • Join designer Bristol Ivy to knit a comfy cardigan, one week at a time.
    Bristol Ivy
    Bristol Ivy
  • Ready to take the "eek" out of steek? Join designer Bristol Ivy and learn to knit a fabulous steeked cardigan! This knit-along gives you the chance to challenge yourself and try more advanced techniques, such as steeking, stranded colorwork, short rows and more, with the help of a supportive community of knitters. Bristol will walk you through every step, from choosing yarn colors and determining gauge to troubleshooting, while sharing tips and tricks along the way. Steeking is always better with friends, so enroll now and get ready to start stitching! The Throughstone Sweater kit is available now; just click on the Materials tab in the class for a link!
    Bristol Ivy
    Bristol Ivy
Keep ‘Em Cozy With Quick-Knit Gifts
Straight From Santa’s Toy Factory
Gift-Worthy Crochet
These giftable (but also totally keepable) ornaments are addictive to knit. You’ve been warned.
Stitch Up Some Holiday Vibes
The Grocery Girls’ Gift Guide
They say you should share your gifts with the world, but before you pick up those needles, you need to ask yourself a few questions. This week, learn Tracie and Jodi's method for determining someone's knitworthiness.
What if this year was actually the year? What if we all stopped praying for rentable knitting elves, and actually started our holiday knitting lists ( dare we say it) early? Well, tell Santa he can keep the elves. The girls have all the holiday inspiration you need, right here.
That’s a Wrap!
If you've been wanting to get in on the weaving trend, this could be your moment: This yarn design is a cute and unique way to personalize any gift wrap — and you don’t need to be a well-versed weaver to pull it together.
Cute sweater? Put a bow on it! Simple tote bag? Put a bow on it! Gift for a friend? You guessed it: put a bow on it. This super simple bow (you only need to know the knit stitch!) with give whatever you're making that little something extra.
Ashley Little
Forget about run-of-the-mill bows; tassels are WAY more crafty. We love 'em on gifts, but they're super cute hanging on a wreath, tree or garland too!
Let's be real, even when you set the best intentions, sometimes it's just not possible to knit something for everyone on your list. Except maybe it is, because we bet you can knock out these handknit gift card holders in about the same amount of time it will take you to buy the gift card itself.
Ashley Little
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