Christmas Gift Ideas Celestine Star

Gift Idea #22

I was looking for an ornament to post because chances are if you are looking for ideas at this point, you need a quick knit object. Then I came across this dodecahedron star (please don’t ever make me pronounce that). This does not appear to be a quick knit object, but it is truly unique. It doubles either as a tree topper or a stuffed animal. If you use different colors for each point, it would make a great baby toy!

Have Fun.

http://berroco.com/exclusives/celestine/celestine.html

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Christmas Gift Idea Elf Hat

Gift Idea #15

This is a three in one link. First, you have three different versions of elf hats. I want the one with the elf ears. I wish I had seen this a few weeks ago. This would be great to where to a Christmas party if you like to stand out.

Second there are elf slippers. The curled toed footwear are almost too adorable. Imagine running around the house in these Christmas morning.

Finally there is a Christmas tree hat. Now to complete the look, you’d have to somehow attach Christmas lights or knit up Christmas lights (see previous post).

My favorite is still the Elf Hat with the huge ears.

http://www.polarknit.com/itoolkit.asp?pg=CHRISTMAS

Christmas Gift Ideas Knitted Nativity Scene

Gift Idea #7 Knitted Nativity Scene

This is for the especially religious or for those knitters who have an inordinate amount of time on their hands. I’m sure who ever receives this gift will be astonished and grateful at the amount of detail in these knitted figurines. There is mini Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Kings, Shepherd and even Sheep. I’m not quite sure that I’ll be jumping on this idea myself, but it certainly is unique and worthy of looking at.

http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=773425

Christmas Gift Ideas Santa Hat

My fifth Christmas gift idea is an adorable santa hat that is relatively simple but will be cherished by whoever wears it. It looks like it would be convertible to any worsted weight yarn but I selected this version in particular because I liked the way the chenille yarn looked in the picture. I especially liked the bright white rim and bobble at the end of the hat. Make it as a gift or do it for yourself and show off.

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/holsantahat3.htm

Christmas Gift Ideas Knitted Nativity Scene

My fourth Christmas gift idea is a bit more complicated than the previous three. This is found on the about.com website. It is a great gift for a tea drinker who likes to pull out the tea pot. It is a tea cozy with candy canes sewn on. This is very cute and will be adored by whoever receives it.

http://knitting.about.com/od/christmaspatterns/ss/christmas-tea-cozy.htm

2010-09 Cabled Pillow #4

I love cables and decided to make a few little things with yarn I already have in stock. These pillows make great gifts and are a lovely simple adornment to any home.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and size 5 needles. The gauge is 5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, creating a pillow that is about 10 x 10 inches in size stuffed.

Front:

Cast on 50 stitches

Row1 Knit

Row 2 Purl

Row 3 K4 P4 P5 (C4F P2)twice C4F P5 P6 K10

Row 4 P10 K6 K5 (P4 K2)twice P4 K5 P4 K4

Row 5 K4 P4 P4 (T3B T3F)3 times P4 P6 K10

Row 6 P10 K6 K4 P2 (K2 P4)twice K2 P2 K4 P4 K4

Row 7 K4 P4 P3 T3B (P2 C4B)twice P2 T3F P3 P6 K10

Row 8 P10 K6 K3 P2 K3 P4 K2 P4 K3 P2 K3 P4 K4

Row 9 K4 P4 P2 (T3B T3F)twice P2 T3F P2 P6 K10

Row 10 P10 K6 K2 P2 K3 P2 K2 P4 K2 P2 K3 P2 K2 P4 K4

Row 11 K4 P4 P1 (T3B P2)twice C4F (P2 T3F)twice P1 P6 K10

Row 12 P10 K6 K1 (P2 K3)twice P4 (K3 P2)twice K1 P4 K4

Row 13 K4 P4 (T3B P2)twice T3B (T3F P2)twice T3F P6 K10

Row 14 P10 K6 (P2 K3)twice P2 K2 (P2 K3)twice P2 P4 K4

Row 15 K4 P4 (K2 P3)twice K2 P2 (K2 P3)twice K2 P6 K10

Row 16 as Row 14

Row 17 K4 P4 (T3F P2)twice T3F (T3B P2)twice T3B P6 K10

Row 18 as Row 12

Row 19 K4 P4 P1 (T3F P2)twice C4F (P2 T3B)twice P1 P6 K10

Row 20 As Row 10

Row 21 K4 P4 (P2 T3F)twice T3B T3F (T3B P2)twice P6 K10

Row 22 As Row 8

Row 23 K4 P4 P3 T3F (P2 C4B)twice P2 T3B P3 P6 K10

Row 24 As Row 6

Row 25 K4 P4 P4 (T3F T3B)3 times P4 P6 K10

Row 26 As Row 4

 Repeat Rows 3-26 again

Row 51 Knit

Row 52 Purl

Bind off

Back:

Cast on 48 stitches

Row 1-26: K24 P24

Row 27-52: P24 K24

Bind off

With right sides together, sew together the edges of the pillow. Leave about a 2-3 inch opening. Turn pillow so that right sides are facing out, stuff with fiber fill of your choice and seam together 2-3 inch opening. Using Caron Simply Soft yarn and size five needles, this creates a 10×10 inch pillow.

C4B : Cable 4 Back Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold to back of work. Knit next 2 stitches from left needle. Knit 2 stitches from cable.

C4F: Cable 4 Forward Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold to front of work. Knit 2 stitches from left needle, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.

T3B: Twist 3 Back Slip 1 stitch onto cable needle, hold to back of work. Knit 2 stitches from left needle, purl stitch from cable needle.

T3F: Twist 3 Forward Slip 2 stitch onto cable needle, hold to front of work. Purl 1 stitches from left needle, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.