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Gift Knitting Guide // Erin Beanie Pattern Release

Happy December! I don't know about you, but this is one of my favorite months. We spent all day yesterday decorating & getting the apartment in order for the busy holiday season ahead & now I have the perfect ambiance to knit my fingers off! And I'm definitely going to be making a few more of these before the end of the month!

This is the Erin Beanie, one of the last pieces of the Gift Knitting Guide. It's what Grayson called a "fisherman's hat" (direct quote: "I like that one that looks like a fisherman would wear it"), which I think he meant that it looks warm enough even to wear on the stormy seas. And it certainly is! It's knit with one strand of DK weight & one strand of fingering weight yarn, giving it a lovely marled look as well as quite a bit of extra warmth.

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Gift Knitting Guide // Dan the Man Hat Pattern Release

It's family hat week! For the last part of the Gift Knitting guide, each of my family members gets their own hat pattern. There are four of us, but we're all very different people - giving you lots of options & styles to knit for your special loved ones!

Yesterday was the Donna Hat, & today is the Dan the Man Hat - aptly named because he is Dan the Man, but also because it's a simple & tailored hat that will be perfect for the difficult-to-buy-for man in your life.

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Gift Knitting Guide // Hermine Colorwork Mittens Pattern Release

This pattern is probably the most anticipated pattern I've ever released - & by that I mean I've been looking forward to it for the entire year (& change) that Freesia Fibers has been in business. It's very near & dear to my heart, & it deserves a full blog post which I don't have time for right now (AKA look out for it tomorrow).

But for now, happy pattern release day! The Hermine Mittens are the third part of the Gift Knitting Guide, including 3 sizes (Tall, Grande, & Venti - because I'm craving coffee) & a total of 21 different colorwork combinations. They're a blast to knit, & while they might take a bit longer than some of the other pieces of the gift knitting guide, you definitely still have time to whip up a pair (or 6) before Christmas.

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Gift Knitting Guide // Brooklyn Cap Pattern Release

Happy week 2 of the Gift Knitting Guide! This week's pattern is the Brooklyn Cap, a sweet little sport weight hat that is as cozy as it is cute. The pattern is 25% off through Friday, so grab it at only $3.75 from Ravelry, Etsy, or my website. If you'd like to order a handknit Brooklyn Cap of your own, this wool/alpaca/mohair goodness will only cost you $60 (email me at to place your order).

Oh, and sidenote - if you liked last week's pattern (the Golden Wrap) & you'd like to order a handknit wrap, that one is only $68 thanks to its super bulky yarn (it's very quick to knit up, which keeps labor costs down). Hooray for gift knitting!

Read on to learn more about the creative process behind the Brooklyn Cap, & get a few more snapshots of it & this glorious yarn.

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Gift Knitting Guide // Golden Wrap Pattern Release

The holidays are rapidly approaching, which for me usually means that my knitting kicks into high gear & I try to make everything for everyone. It's not always successful - I've wrapped unfinished scarves with the knitting needles still attached more times than I'd like to admit - but I genuinely love knitting for people so I keep doing it year after year.

In an effort to make gift knitting less stressful for you (& for myself!), this year I'll be releasing a few patterns that are gift knitting appropriate. Scarves, hats, mittens - all things that shouldn't take more than a few days to make & won't add to your holiday stress. And they're fun as heck to knit! I've really enjoyed knitting up these pieces and I hope that you will too.

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