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Fingering weight yarn is the new darling of the yarn world.  You can pick out a skein or two and get a set of matching accessories, a baby blanket or a whole sweater.  Even if you spend a little bit more for a hand-dyed yarn, to get a whole finished project out of one or two skeins is such a bargain!  Here are some gift ideas from my personal to-do list, for you to consider with our yarns on sale for this week in Christmas in July.  If you do add them to your ravelry queue, tag them with “gift” or the name of the intended giftee so that you can find them easily using the search function on your queue page.

 

Willow Cowl, by Amelia Lyon
I know a bunch of people who have made this lovely cowl more than once!  It is a closer-fitting cowl that takes only about 350 yards of fingering weight, making it perfect for one lovely skein of hand-dyed yarn.  The easy textured stitch pattern breaks up pooling or flashing that might occur and alternates with bands of easy stockinette for a relaxing knit.  To top it all off, there is some gentle shaping to it, making the bottom edge wider than the top, so that it sits up around your neck instead of flopping down.  Genius!

Monkey by Cookie A.
Receiving a pair of handknit socks as a gift is a sign that you are truly loved.  Why not give a pair with a little bit of a fun pattern?  Monkey by Cookie A. is one of the most popular knitting patterns on the internet.  There are over 18,000 versions on Ravelry!!  It is available in one size for free via knitty.com, or in several size options via Cookie A.’s wonderful book, Knit. Sock. Love. or via Ravelry download.  This one looks equally wonderful in variegated and solid or semi-solid yarns.

Adrift by Plucky Knitter Design
Cozy fingerless gloves with a bit of spiraling purl detail would be the perfect excuse for a skein of lovely fingering weight!  Customize the length, both at the wrist and above the thumb, to customize your coziness level.

Pomander Baby Cardigan, by Sarah Pope
Adorable!  Two skeins of superwash, like the super-soft Anzula Squishy, will get you this sweet baby cardigan.  I have two skeins of Squishy set aside for this very pattern for my gift stash.  It is knit in one piece from the bottom up and is totally seamless!

Hitchhiker, by Martina Behm
Hitchin’ a Ride by Sharon Creek (crochet)
Working my way through a Hitchhiker scarf was the most relaxing project I had going on at the time, and thus it was all I wanted to knit.  Beware – if you start one you might not want to put it down!  For both the knit and crochet versions, your scarf grows from one of the small points outwards, meaning you can finish it off when you run out of yarn.  One or two skeins will get you there!  I made mine in Toil and Trouble Sock, but my Mom made one in Great Adirondack Soxie, in the Fiesta colorway.

Hope that gives you some ideas for our Fingering Weight sale yarns!  These yarns are on sale both on the website and in the store – but only through Wednesday, July 9th, so grab your favorite colors now!

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