So in case any of you are still knitting madly to try to finish Christmas gifts, here is the gift that I fall back on year after year: super-bulky slipper-socks.
You can knit these socks two-at-a-time toe-up on Magic Loop – it will take you just a day or two. I also like to knit these socks on Christmas Day while we are sitting around the Christmas tree, although they are almost too fast to qualify as mindless knitting- you may have to look at the pattern often because you will already be on the next step before you know it.
Just know, the yarn pictured here (Malabrigo Rasta- one skein exactly) is buttery-soft, but it is not a highly durable yarn. These socks won’t last for years, just about one super-snuggly year. My sister Lizzi always comes home on Christmas and hands me her very scary worn-out socks from last year – gasp!
Needless to say, these super-bulky socks have become a tradition in my family (which I much prefer to, say, a tradition of lace sweaters on size 3 needles). Hey – non-knitters don’t need know that these are super easy!
They just know that they are divine and you really can’t buy anything like them.
Click here to get the details on this Super-Bulky Sock Pattern and download it free.
Another holiday knitting tradition that I would love to share with you – my favorite holiday knitting book.
Handknit Holidays, edited by Melanie Falick, is the most delicious holiday-knitting read I can think of. It qualifies as one of my 5 Best Knitting Books of All Time, and I STILL intend to make every single project in this book.
If you end up going to a bookstore over the holidays, wander into the knitting section and flip through this book – I think you’ll love it!
If you like this super-bulky sock pattern, post in the comments.