Gift Idea #23
It is said that there is an old German tradition to hide a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree. The first person to find it will receive good luck the rest of the year. There are American versions of the story as well although I hadn’t heard of the tradition until last year when all these pickle patterns began popping up. This is knitpick’s free downloadable pattern and maybe you’ll start a new tradition in your own house.
Gift Idea #21
If you are still looking for knit ideas at this point, you are nearly out of time. Your best bet would be to stick with the ornaments because they are quick knit and often can be made out of small amounts of yarn already in your stash. Below is a cute little snowman. With short simple instructions, this can be whipped up in no time and will appear to have taken much more effort and time.
Gift Idea #16
This adorable ornament is cute enough on its own, but add the felted Christmas tree and the mini hanger and you can’t help melting. The instructions are fairly straight forward and you can sub in a different design besides the tree on the front of the sweater.
Gift Idea #12
Here is an easy ornament to make for the Santa fan. The hardest part about making this will probably be trying to find flesh colored yarn, but pink seems to work. All you need is a little scrap red, pink and white yarn and a half an hour of time.
Gift Idea #10
This lacy pattern is simple but remarkably beautiful on a simple ball ornament. With pearl seed beads and a bit of linen, you can create a classy gift in a short time. The pattern is relatively simple if you are accustomed to lace knitting but easy to catch on if you aren’t.
Gift idea #3.
This is a nicely knit up holiday ornament. This is done in fair isle or stranded knitting with two or more different colors. If you are looking for a more traditional ornament, this is it. Directions are given in both chart form as well written out. I think it would be great with a styrofoam ball in the middle, knitting the two halves separately and then sewing them together. I haven’t tried this yet, but that would be my idea.