With gingerbread cookies still to bake, trees to decorate and presents to wrap, its good to know some things can knit up in a hurry. No matter how carefully we schedule and plan each day leading up to the jingling sounds of Santa’s sleigh, there is bound to be someone who pops up on our gift list at the very last minute. Instead of rushing out to the mall and fighting through the holiday crowds, why not spend a relaxing evening at home, enjoying the ambiance of the season and make something truly unique and handmade.
Indie Knits by Sirdar holds the secret to knitting in the fast lane and making the speediest gifts for the holidays. Each of these five accessories averages only two to four hours to make. Now that’s what we call Santa’s Little Helper!
With oversize needles in hand, and two balls of Indie in colour 154, knit an ultra thick and cosy hat- Montana Style in less than two hours. Its a stocking stuffer that will bring a winter’s worth of warmth.
For beginners- try out this simple ribbed scarf in Navajo # 151, and watch how it zips across the needles with incredible speed. Indie is light and lofty with a dramatic effect. Amaze your friends with bold vibrant colour in well under four hours!
Indie revs up for snowy days on the slopes this winter, in a popular flap style hat with twisted cords. Pop in a dvd with a favorite Christmas classic, sit back and knit. When the screen fades to black, your gift will be all set for wrapping.
Picture an Arizona sunset, that’s where the inspiration for this colourful wrap comes from. Cast on thirty-one stitches with 12.00 mm needles and within a few hours, you are at the finish line, ready to cast off and sew on a big button.
Floppy berets and slouchy tams are easy to wear and right in fashion with little divas. Make one for someone sweet with rosy cheeks, or save the fun for after Christmas, and fill a gift basket with a couple balls of Indie, a pair of 12.00 mm needles, and Sirdar Book #385. Over the holidays there will be lots of time to sit and teach tiny fingers how to knit and purl.