I thought I'd jump into the Black Friday madness and offer three patterns at 50% off for 24 hours only! That's a mere $2.50 a pattern! If my website had doors, you could bust them down like a Walmart at 3 in the morning!
These patterns will be 50% off until about 10pm on Friday (when I go to bed). I chose these three patterns because they each are great for gifts. They look cool, work up quickly and are great for almost everyone on your gift list.
First up is the Double-Knitted Felted Clutch:
This pattern uses one of my favorite techniques - double-knitting! Double-knitting is an easy way to make a tube on straight needles. Sound crazy? It's not! It's fun and easy. These little clutches make great teacher gifts, girlfriend gifts or daughter or granddaughter gifts. You can needle-felt or embroider decoration or just sew on a fabulous button and be done with it.
Here's one I made as a sample:
Here is Barb, who took a class with me and her beautiful bag:
Next up is the Easy Mosaic Knitting Pillow:
Another one of my favorite EASY techniques, mosaic (or slip-stitch) knitting is an EASY way to do complicated-looking colorwork with no bobbins or two-handed stranding. This pillow is knit in bulky-weight yarn - the back is garter stitch stripes, so this is another quick gift. Great as a hostess gift, for yourself or as a house-warming gift.
Here is a sample that Maureen, one of my sample-knitters, made for her daughter:
Here is Marina (of Marina's Soap Sock fame!) and her pillow made at a class I taught:
Finally, there's Fingerless Gloves Two Ways.
This is one of my favorite last-minute (or not-so-last-minute) gifts. Gus has had a lot of teachers who got these as presents. They're also great for surly, hard-to-buy-for, teenagers because they look cool and leave fingers free for endless texting.
The pattern is written for a true, thumbed glove worked in the round:
And also, in thumbless mock cable version worked flat and seamed up:
(these really go fast!)
Here is charming Sue and her gloves from a class she took with me:
So there you are. Go crazy! Bust the doors down! Try a new technique! Enjoy!!