What to stash this week: Holiday giving

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Holiday giving is in the air (and, ahem, if you haven’t already checked out the big newsletter giveaway going on through Christmas, get yourself on the mailing list!) and there are tons of indie gifts for everyone on your list.

Invictus Yarns has given us knitters a lovely gift for the holidays — free shipping on all orders in the U.S. through Dec. 31. Just enter the code HolidayShip at checkout.

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The Doctor is in, again. For the Slipped Stitch Studios December Bag of the Month, Laura is revisiting the first ever club. The bags went on sale Wednesday, and will be available until they’re sold out.

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Sweet Sheep Body Shoppe is filled with lotion bars in several new winter scents, gift sets and a new Winter Clementine lip balm flavor. Please note: you’ll need to place your order today if you want them to ship before Christmas. You can also check out the review of Sweet Sheep on the Knitting Sarah blog, where there’s a giveaway and coupon code.

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When you’re ready for some selfish knitting, here’s a shawl to add to your queue. Laura Patterson of Fiber Dreams has released Desiderata, named for the beautiful woman who was briefly married to Charlemagne. This fairly simple, mostly lace shawl calls for 500 yards of fingering-weight yarn.

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If you’re looking to try Intarsia, the new Patchwork Mittens pattern from Knitwise Design, part of the 2014 Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Revelry (read: prizes!), are an easy intro. The hands are knit flat, with the seam part of the patchwork design, and the thumbs are knit seamlessly in the round. Use multiple colors and make this a stash buster.

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Still trying to find the perfect knitter gift, or want to give someone a little hint? Dirty Water DyeWorks has gift certificates available in any amount. Or, sign up you favorite sock knitter for Yarn Knot Socks. With a different base, an exclusive colorway and a pattern, it’s the gift that keeps on giving (at least for three months).

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