1. Brooklyn Tweed's Patch: the garter stitch scarf elevated to a work of art. At US$95 for a kit, this may be too pricey for a lot of Canadian knitters, but it has to be tempting for a piece that will offer up a lot of knitting time and a scarf that will last a lifetime.
3. Purl Soho's Mistake Rib Cowl: soothing to knit and to wear in a luxury fibre.
4. My own Fibonacci Neckerchief: just the thing to use up a skein of merino hand-dyed sock yarn. I practically live in mine.
5. My Tumnus scarf. Reversible and unisex, I love it in Ultra Alpaca (available locally at Rosehaven Yarns in Picton).
6. Bibliogloves. Layer these over regular gloves for extra warmth. Shown here in Brooklyn Tweed's Loft.
7. I've just published an updated Yule Tam and Toque: great for a first fairisle project, especially the toque version, which has no shaping at all. And who doesn't love to make pompons?
8. Finally, there's the good ole Neck Thingum: boring as can be to knit, but we have been known to fight over these when winter does its worst. Settle in with a good audiobook and some soft wool and someone will be grateful.
Best of all, most of these patterns are FREE. Happy holiday knitting!