8 Last-Minute Gift Ideas You Still Have Time to Knit
Are you scrambling for a last-minute holiday gift, but don’t want to spread your love by grabbing some easy products from stores? Don’t panic, I’ve got your back. After all, we are knitters, and we own the ability to create meaningful stuff with our magic hands.
Check out this list of my recommendations on the quick-knit gift ideas from me and my talented friends in the knitting community:
Seth's HatGrab the Pattern
This unique and full of story hat pattern inspired by my “feud” with the one and only Seth Meyers. It’s a good first-time stranded knitting pattern with a neutral design—so it’s a perfect gift for anyone important to you! If you missed all the fun we had, view the entire story here and see the battles play out here.
Metiri HeadbandGrab the Pattern
For the Brioche lovers, I hope you enjoy my fall video knit-along class, Charade Brioche. And if you want more projects to practice your brioche skills for your quick knit gift, check out the Metiri Headband by Bristol Ivy. It is part of a set of six patterns, each exclusive pattern written with both the “how” and the “why” of brioche. Once you get the skills on hand, this style headband will be a wonderful gift to WOW your receivers.
Bent Stripe MittsGrab the Pattern
Check out Bent Stripe Mitts by my friend Norah Gaughan, this is a quick knit project with definitely not a basic design. Each mitt is knit in one piece from the bottom up and seamed. For those of you who want to gain new skills while preparing gifts, it’s an easy lace pattern you will learn how to add German short rows to fill in the spaces above and below the bent lace pattern.
Affiknity Hat & MittensGrab the Pattern
Inspired by the cables in Affiknity and Affiknity Jr. This clever hat and mittens can be knit up fast, and both only need one skein of yarn. They can be worked on magic loop, 2 circs or dpns, and the shaping is built right into the cables. You can grab the hat and mittens separately or grab them together for the perfect pair.
Mary Jane Mucklestone
Fjelltopp CowlGrab the Pattern
The Fjelltopp cowl is originally designed for the Affiknity Retreat! Mary Jane Mucklestone designs this comfy cowl with a graphic stranded colorwork pattern motif inspired by mountain peaks. Knit in the round from the top down. After the initial ribbing, stitches are increased for a slightly conical shape. Fjelltopp is sure to be a perfect gift for your loved ones and accompany them to a cozy winter!
Rhinebeck CowlGrab the Pattern
Want to see more choices on cowl? Rhinebeck Cowl is a great one to make gifts and can be worked up in a few hours. It is inspired by the woven fabric of Santa Fe and the fall colors of the East Coast. I had such fun knitting it, that I even made two versions. Clicking on the button, so you can see both of them!
Clos Grape Vine ScarfGrab the Pattern
When I was working on my class, “Let it Go: Drop Stitch Patterns” a few years ago, I was having a LOT of Fun with drop stitches. And Clos Grape Vine Scarf is one of the patterns I created which combines a dropped stitch with a twisted stitch pattern. And the most amazing thing is that one skein of DK weight yarn is all it takes for making this, or you can use two skeins and add an extra pattern repeat for a wider version.
Kinship ShawlGrab the Pattern
Here comes the other beautiful quick knit designed for my Affiknity Virtual retreat. The Kinship Shawl uses 1 skein of Anzula’s fabulous fingering weight yarn Squishy, and 1 set of 5 Skeinettes (est. 60m each). This delightful design can be worn every day no matter for casual outdoor activities or family gatherings. And don’t worry, it’s suitable for knitters of all skill levels!
Have you made your mind on which project you will go with? I hope you find something special for that special knitter in your life . . . again, that can mean you. Good luck with your knitting projects and enjoy the process!
Need more quick knit ideas? Here is a previous round up for more last minute knitted items, and I think you will still find it useful. Read the blog post here.