Perfect Gifts for Knitters to Make
Though it seems early, now is actually the perfect time to start knitting for those winter holidays. To help fellow knitters along with gift knitting, I’ve compiled a couple patterns of small, fairly easy items to knit – and they would all make great gifts. Also, I am going to include links to other wickedly cute holiday patterns which I haven’t designed.
Have a coffee lover in your life? What better gift then several small, super cute coffee cozies? Not only are they unique, they’re great for the environment too. Plus, they’re about the quickest knit ever.
YARN: Fingering weight sock yarn. The most important thing is that it should be machine washable. I used yarn from the wonderful Storied Yarns: http://storiedyarns.etsy.com
NEEDLES: US size four DPNs or circular long enough for magic loop.
GAUGE: 1” = 7 sts
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
- Cast on 62 sts, and join to begin knitting in the round, being careful not to twist.
- Work in K1, P1 ribbing for five rows.
- Knit five rounds.
- Next round: K1, K2tog, K to last three sts, SSK, K1.
- Next: K all sts
- Repeat these two rounds three times more. 8 sts decreased, 54 sts remain.
- Knit five rounds.
- Work in K1, P1 ribbing for five rounds.
- Bind off all stitches.
FINISHING: Weave in all ends.
I love giving wash cloths for gifts. I typically include a few treats and package it all in a super cute beauty bag. Another project you can make with about 1/3 of a skein.
YARN: Knit Picks Dishie, less than one ball, any color. (Shown in #25404, Crème Brulee)
NEEDLES: US size 6 straight or circular
NOTIONS: Needle to weave in ends
GAUGE: Doesn't really matter
Cast on 50 stitches. Work chart, starting with five rows of garter border (K every row) and remembering to K5 at the beg and end of every row. BO. Weave in ends. (Remember, first row is the "right" side.)
Here are a few other really nice things:
Soap caddies. You can probably knit about four out of one skein. They’re a great way to package soap (pictured here with DriftAway Soap, made on Nantucket) and can hang in the shower.
Quilted lattice mitts. Love love love these. Pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quilted-lattice-mitts
Anyone would love to get any of the items, I am sure of it! Happy knitting!