If ever there was a time of year when knitting was more appropriate and welcomed, it is during the Christmas holidays. What could be better than crafting by an open fire, getting in the festive mood with traditional Christmas carols while creating treasured, one-of-a-kind gifts for all your family to enjoy?
Getting Festive with Your Knitting Needles
So, if you love knitting as we at Jaarn do, or you are keen to start it as a new hobby and adore Christmas, and let’s face it who doesn’t? Get out your needles and try one (or all) of the Christmas-themed knitting projects in this blog.
Create Some Festive Wear
Christmas themed clothing is ideal for giving as a gift or for simply kitting out your family and friends for the festive season. With so many different patterns to choose from, including more traditional ones as well as novelty ideas that will have you chuckling over your mince pies, gone are the days of ugly jumpers.
However, don’t stop at just jumpers! Why not try your hand at creating seasonal hats, socks, gloves, and even baby romper suits. Feeling particularly adventurous? You could even turn your hand to creating a Christmas Eve shawl complete with a decorative lace border; now that would really wow your loved ones.
Create Stunning Individual Gift Bags
Creating your very own custom made gift wrap will not only delight the receivers of your gifts come Christmas morning but it will also help you do your bit for the environment. Standard wrapping paper is very hard to recycle due to the fact that it often gets ripped to shreds in a fit of excitement and anticipation. However, knitted gift wrapping creations can be used time and time again.
Of course, making actual wrapping paper from yarn would be near impossible, but what you can create are stunning individual gift bags tied up with a bow or ribbon that will be cherished for years to come. You could even create your very own knitted wine bottle bag!
It can be very expensive to decorate your home and tree at Christmas, not to mention that after all the effort and expense your house looks exactly the same as every other one in your street.
So why not shake it up a bit this year and knit your own Christmas decorations?
From festive knitted tree ornaments to knitted Christmas wreaths to hang proudly on your front door, and even Christmas cards, the possibilities are endless. While you may not believe it, you could add knitting to your Christmas cards; simply create your DIY card as you usually would (preferably with recycled card) and then glue on your knitted embellishment; whether that be a miniature Christmas tree, a tiny stocking or a sprig of holly.
Find Your Seasonal Inspiration at Jaarn
With so many ideas to choose from, there is no excuse why you shouldn’t be knitting your way through the whole holiday season; bringing joy (and warmth) to those around you. Check out our shop for more inspiration or get in touch with your suggestions and requests.