This month we're getting in the festive mood, with lots of gift ideas for all the family. Whether you fancy knitting a classic Christmas stocking to leave at the end of your bed for Father Christmas or a sweet seasonally-dressed Hello Kitty to sit on your mantlepiece or hang on your tree, we've got you covered. If you want to cast on now, you can knit this months super-sweet Snuggly Santa kit.

Knits at this time of year don't all have to be fully festive. Lots of us are knitting gifts that we hope will be worn all year round, so we've picked some fantastic patterns for you to choose from. Deputy Editor Liam chose the Lars sweater by Arne and Carlos as his pick for the discerning gent in your life. If you're on a deadline, why not cast on one of this issues chunky knits? I love the chunky jumper and I knitted the Hygge beanie myself in under an hour!

As well as all the incredible patterns and inspiring features in the magazine, this issue also comes with a bumper book of festive gifts to make as well as a super-cute Snuggly Santa kit!

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