Fourth of July has come and gone, and you know what that means. Summer is over! Well, practically. The weeks will fly by, the leaves will start to fall, and the concerts and picnics in the park will dwindle. Before you know it, you’ll be singing Christmas carols in the snow!
Christmas in July is the perfect time to start making handmade knit gifts for your family and loved ones. With sweaters for Sally and hats for Henry and cowls for Courtney, your diligently knitted gifts require lots of yarn- and time! Start knitting your gifts now and save your sanity. Christmas inevitably brings out a spirit of generosity. When your gift list grows longer with more family and friends, you decide to knit some extra afghans and blankets for charity, and you decide that Sarah would love that scarf pattern that’s a little more complicated, you’ll be glad that you started knitting in July.
Christmas in July: 25 Christmas Knits for the Holidays
While knitting reindeer and Santa Hats in eighty degree weather may seem a bit ridiculous, you’ll lament waiting until November to start. If you’re still warming up to the idea of Christmas in July, try knitting through our roundup of ornaments and stockings to get in the Christmas spirit. After knitting a few small snowflakes and jingle bells, you’ll want to knit enough gifts to fill a one horse open sleigh!
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Get ready to trim your tree with these adorable knit Christmas ornaments!
Christmas Ball Ornament (Pictured)
Even in July, you’ll want to hang these knit stocking patterns by the chimney with care!
Personalized Christmas Stocking (Pictured)
Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet? Try some larger knitting patterns for Christmas!
Christmas Present Pillow (Pictured)
Christmas Knitting Roundups and eBooks
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I think one of the hardest things to gauge when you’re trying to knit while traveling is the needles. How many pairs do you need? It’s hard to know what exactly you will, or might, need; before you know it you can easily wind up trying to tote your entire needle collection along with you. The Denise2Go Essential Interchangeable for Knitters set offers the perfect solution to the traveling knitter’s quandary.
Will you start knitting gifts for Christmas in July?