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Holiday knitting and gift-giving

Hi there! It's the first week of December, and while Christmas is still a few weeks away, a lot of us are pretty wary of adding too many people to our "handmade gifts" list if we haven't already started something for them. In addition to an extreme lack of free time during the holidays, shopping-related decision fatigue can make it hard to decide on a yarn and color even if we have a pattern in mind. I've gone through my Yarnigans patterns and compiled a list of my favorite tried and true patterns for gift-giving at the holiday season, and also recommended some yarns and notions to make things a little easier for you (plus links!)

1.  Oatmeal the Snowman  Oatmeal is not the quickest of knits, but he is easy. He's a perfect gift because while he works well as a toy, he's also something that appeals to grown-ups to sit on a mantle for the holidays. The nose, arms, and scarf of this pattern are best made with things from your stash- worsted weight for the ar…

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