Emergency Knits – Last Minute Gift Ideas (Christmas Countdown Day 7)

I may have bragged a little about having all my Christmas knitting finished recently. That was rude of me. I apologize.

To make up for that insensitive commentary (heehee), I offer the following ideas for quick last minute knits.

“Last minute?” you ask.

Yes, Dear. One week of December is already gone. This is “last minute” for a knitter. It may be that you will have to set that fingering weight afghan aside for next Christmas and work on something that you actually have a chance of finishing before the New Year. But I digress…..

Since today is the seventh day in our countdown, here are seven things that I would knit if I still needed to knit a gift… which I don’t… because I am done….

Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Okay, here we go!

198 Yards Of Heaven

A triangular shawlette knit in a largish gauge with an easy to remember lace pattern. You may remember that I have knit this shawl. Loved it.


Don’t have the patience for lace? How about another shawlette, also knit at a large gauge, this time with a warm Stockinette stitch body that is sure to fly off the needles.

Turkish Bed Socks

Socks are a bit daunting this late in the game, but what if one just skipped knitted leg and cuff? This is a quick knit that I would definitely wear. That reminds me – these need to go in my Ravelry queue.

Growing Leaves Cowl

I am a sucker for leaves, and this cowl has plenty.

Bunny Nuggets

The kids are sure to love these, and anything else by Rebecca Danger for that matter. Bonus – I bet these knit up faster than it takes to decide which color to use.


I have knit this pattern twice, and I still love it. From CO to BO it took one evening. Bonus – looks great in Malabrigo Rasta. (You know you’ve been wanting to try some of that…)

The LeLe Baby Hat

Lastly, for the littlest one on your knitting list: (it almost makes me want to have another baby it is so cute!)

So, there you go. No more procrastinating now, Ladies and Gents. Get knitting! 🙂

All of the photos above were taken from the linked Ravelry project page.