Under the tree

Here at This Is Knit, the best part of the Christmas season is the presents! We get such a kick out of helping our customers choose the perfect gift, whether for the yarnlovers in their lives or for themselves.

But what to choose? This year we’ve made that fraught decision much easier with a hand-picked range of kits. From beginner to accomplished knitter, there’s something for everyone.

If you can knit and purl, then our Mistake Rib scarf makes a terrific project. In Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky, it grows in front of your eyes and will be done in no time at all. What’s more, this is the sort of elegant and understated scarf that makes an excellent gift for a man.

To make our Bread and Buttoned Mitts, the only thing you need to add is garter stitch – speedy to work in Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran, this kit is very popular as a “first project” gift, and we’ve even included a pair of knitting needles, along with toning buttons.

Everyone needs a jolly hat, and here’s our Thistle kit, with two toning yarns, Louisa Harding’s Akiko and Debbie Bliss’s Milano, to brighten up winter (including enough for the all-important pompom). Knit in the round, this hat’s fast and fun.

And for a touch of unabashed luxury, what could be better than a kit for ysolda’s stunning Marin shawlette, featuring 400 metres of Fyberspates Scrumptious 4-ply? It’s a straightforward knit, and that silk and merino blend complements it beautifully. And the finished object is so beautiful – the sample on display in the shop is breathtaking.

There isn’t even any need for gift wrapping – that’s already done, with a bow for extra pzazz! And that makes the Christmas shopping a little easier!