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The Alexandria Knitsters Handknit Holiday

The Alexandria Knitsters Handknit Holiday

The Alexandria knitting meetup I belong to is consumed with their holiday gift knitting these days. Come September, these avid knitters don their elf hats and begin to produce gorgeous handknit hats, scarves, shawls, shrugs, socks, and headbands for loved ones. How I wish I had a place on their gift list! At one of the regular Tuesday get-togethers, I took photos of the projects that are, admirably, either done or well on their way.

This exquisite shawl was begun earlier in the year and is a gift for Mom. The close-up reveals the beautiful lace detail.



Another knitter is making cabled headbands for several nieces on her list.

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These super fun hats are gifts for a multitude of nieces and nephews. I love the white one with the handknit light saber on the front.


The knitter of this lively shrug may keep it herself if she doesn’t think of the perfect recipient. The buttons are removable and can be positioned in different spots.



A handknit golden snitch is on the knitting to-do list for the Harry Potter fan in this knitter’s family.


She’s also finished a scarf and has plans to do some holiday-themed stuffed toys.

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More than a few knitters are whipping out hats as gifts like this sweet pattern for a child.


A very lucky member of this knitters family is getting a delicate mohair shawl this year.


These scarves are ready to wrap up.

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It was a another productive Tuesday night meetup with the Alexandria Knitsters, filled with shop talk and holiday cheer. Knitters of all levels can join the group on their meetup site.

For my part, I finished a pillow that I’ll reveal in a future post on knitting for the home.

Posted by Leslie

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