If you are in a pinch and need to get a gift happening quickly, might I recommend knitting something in a bulky weight. This flew off my needles in probably about 2-3 hours. It was spread over a weekend, and my hands were pretty sore afterwards.
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Free Cowl Pattern - Mustard Waffles
2 balls of Lion Brand Hometown USA, Super Bulky, 100% Alpaca (Bought mine from Spotlight)
9mm knitting needles (straight is fine as this is knitted flat then seamed)
CO 18 sts using long tail method. Long tail yarn is used to sew the seam to join into a circle
Row 1 - K2, P2 to end of row
Row 2 - P2, K3 to end of row
Rows 3 & 4 - K all stitches
Repeat until both balls are used up
Join in a loop, taking care not to twist, and sew using mattress stitch from the right side
I hope you enjoy this pattern. It's pretty easy to do. I have also used this pattern to make a normal scarf for my man. It is fast and easy and wonderful!
Knitter. Home seamstress. Dance Teacher.