50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Sweater

Day 1: Knit-picking clever critter prints

The holidays are almost here, and The Thread wishes you a season of peaceful, joyous shopping without any last-minute mad dashes to the mall. Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, all available in local shops.

Quirky animal images are a big trend right now. Our favorite: “King Frenchie Intarsia” from C Wonder. It’s from the fall collection, so bag it before it sells out. $88. The Fashion Mall, 317-569-1431, cwonder.com