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The perfect gift

December 14 2012 – thisisknit

It's so easy to get dazzled by choice at this time of year - either by what to buy in the first place or what colour to get. Well, we're on the case, and the answer, we've found, is kits! Whether you're buying a present for a loved one or for someone else, we've got convenient little packages all ready for you to give. Each of them contains the yarn and the pattern for one of our very own designs, in a sturdy little gift bag which could go on to be a project bag in its own right. There's the Ringend Cowl, in luxurious Malabrigo Silky Merino - a simple piece of straight knitting with an ever-so-easy frilly edging: We've got several versions of the Party Lace Scarf, in a variety of Debbie Bliss Angel yarns, and some of them even come with beautiful Swarovski crystals to sparkle along the edge (we have a handy tutorial for beading the edge here). Debbie Bliss's lovely mohair/silk blend gets used again in the Slushy Cowl with Louisa Harding's delicious Grace: A perennial This Is Knit favourite is the Scribble Lace Stole - it's been featured on TV, it's been knit all over the world and it's had pride of place in many wedding outfits. We have kits for it in yet more Debbie Bliss Angel with Noro Mossa providing the flash of contrast. Just room for one more: we've got the Glenties möbius cowl in Mirasol Api, a soft-as-anything alpaca/wool blend. If you're considering a present for a knitter who would like to expand his or her skillset in 2013, then we have lace and möbius knitting classes in the New Year, as well as beginner and intermediate classes. What would make a better gift than the materials and the class together? You can find details of all our classes over on our booking page. And if you're looking for a gift that will keep giving long into 2013, may we suggest a subscription to the Irish Indie Dyers' Lace Club? Exclusive, hand-dyed yarn from Irish craftspeople: what could be better? (Of course, if you're a knitter looking for a gift, then you might want to leave this web page open on the monitor....)

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