On the first day of Christmas…

I can’t quite believe it’s December already and another Christmas is upon us. Maybe that’s why I’ve only managed to get this going today, December 1 was just a little too soon! That and some jet-lag which has my head in a spin.

But here we are. Julia and I decided a little yarnie Christmas cheer was in order this December, so we’ve come up with twelve Christmas ideas to get you in the holiday spirit. Whether you need to make a few gifts, or you’re looking for distracting decoration projects, for you or your peeps (big or small!). Over the next 3 weeks we will be drip-feeding you every other day. Happy making!

We’ve put the “longest” one first, since you might need the next 23 days to complete this project.
A few months ago (yikes, so long already) we had a chevron lace knitting lesson. This is our scarf project, as taught by craftsy.com

1 pair 4.5mm needles
1 x 100g ball of cowgirlblues lace weight yarn
Gauge: (1 chevron v pattern repeat)
Finished product: ~34cm wide x 130cm

Cast on 100 stitches (or multiples of 14 + 2)
Row 1 (and all odd rows): Purl.
Row 2 (and all even rows): K1, Kfb of next stitch, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4,
*(Kfb of next 2 stitches, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4)* Repeat from * to last 2 stitches, Kfb of next st;K1

Continue until you have used up all of the wool then cast off.

Kfb: Knit into front and back of stitch
SSK: Slip, Slip, Knit. Slip 2 stitches purlwise, then knit the 2 stitches together to decrease
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

See craftsy.com for more help with the technique.