Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner. If you plan to give handcrafted knitted gifts this year, it is never too early to start planning. We love the holiday season and have combed the web to bring you our favorite knitted holiday gift ideas. Whether you are an expert knitter or just getting those needles warmed up, there is an idea for everyone.
You can never go wrong with a big, comfy blanket made with care. Not only will it be used during the chilly holiday months, it doubles as a gorgeous bed or sofa throw. The kit provides everything you need for a quick finger knit that will be complete in about two hours.
Are they boots? Are they slippers? Either way, they are comfortable to wear and simple to knit. Even beginners can practice their knitting skills to create this unique and super comfy knitted gift. Choose a chunky weight yarn and a color and this is a great weekend project.
A couple skeins of yarn and simple pattern is all that is required to knit the elegant Bryant Shawl. This knitted holiday gift is ideal for the advanced beginner knitter. Give the perfect handcrafted accessory for fall.
Socks are far from a boring gift with this composition sock kit. An intermediate level knitted gift idea, the cuff down socks have an all over lace pattern. This knitted project is perfect for tonal variegated yarns. Give knitted socks to family young and old- everyone loves warm,cozy feet.
If anyone on your gift list loves oversized bags, this is the knitted gift for them. Intermediate knitters can dive right in with this free pattern.
Knitted with one skein of Serenity Worsted, this thick beanie hat is a quick knit for an intermediate knitter. This winter hat is knitted in the round from a deep double brim for extra warmth. Knit a few of these unisex hats for friends and family who love spending time in winter wonderlands.
Since we are all staying at home a bit more these days, we all need a coveted stay at home sweater. This sweater is the quintessential open front cardigan that acts as the perfect layering piece. Simple stitches and luscious yarn make a comforting knit that is guaranteed to become the favorite gift this holiday season.
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If you are fairly new to knitting but want to gift elegant and functional knitted gifts, the hand knit washcloth checks those boxes. The patterns uses a daisy stitch and one skein of worsted weight yarn. They knit up quickly. Package a set of two for the ultimate knitted gift idea.
If you are a beginner knitter, you will love to knit these book covers. Any book lover will adore a knitted book cover as a gift. With so many patterns from which to choose, grab a few different patterns and start knitting gifts for your beloved bibliophiles.
For the precious bundles of joy in your life, knitted toy patterns are the best. Whip up some snowmen, teddy bears, dinosaurs or angels and revel in the delight when the wrapping paper is ripped off. Etsy is a great source for free knit toys patterns.
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Learning to knit requires determination, tenacity, and a love of learning new things. Does this sound like your child or grandchild? Many times the most wild and imaginative children become the best knitters.
The act of knitting trains our minds to be patient and focused. It also improves our self-esteem as we grow and learn that we can create amazing stuff. The positive impact of learning to knit is amplified with children.
Children who learn to knit learn fine motor skills, counting, simple math, and focus and patience. They also learn critical coping skills as they push through frustrating knitting moments. Knitting also provides a sense of community and support. A fantastic creative outlet, knitting allows children to express themselves and create beautiful objects and garments.