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Gifts to Knit: 9 Free Patterns!

Nov 22, 2013

Knitters are giving people, and we love patterns that help us keep up our supply of knitted gifts! In our new eBook, Ideas for Knitting Gifts: 9 Free Patterns for Knitted Gifts to Make, I've gathered nine patterns that are great for holiday knitting, birthday knitting, or just random-act-of-kindness knitting. I hope you enjoy them!

Eunny Jang's Cabled Globe Ornament is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your knit gift list. Knit several to decorate a single tree, and try using a metallic yarn for a really special result. You could also put the pattern together with some yarn to make a knitting gift kit!

Kristen TenDyke's Chevron Market Bag uses a dense lace motif of interconnecting points and chevrons to create a fabric that stretches but retains strength. Give this bag along with some tokens from your local farmer's market for a gift that will keep on giving!

Laura Rintala's Winter Twilight Mitts were inspired by a purple overcast sky showing through the black silhouettes of winter trees as she walked along the trail one winter afternoon. The luxurious cashmere yarn is a joy to knit with and a delight to wear.

Globe Ornament

Market Bag

Winter Twilight Mitts

Simona Merchant-Dest's Slouch Hat is a thing of beauty. The Fair Isle colorwork will thrill whomever receives this thoughtful gift. As a bonus to the knitter, the Slouch Hat will teach you how to work Fair Isle patterns seamlessly without a visible jog between rounds.

The Two-Color Hat by Andrea Wong made its debut on Knitting Daily TV, where Andrea used it to demonstrate two-color knitting in the Portuguese style. To learn more about the Portuguese style of knitting, check out Andrea in action! And not to worry, the Two-Color hat can also be knit in the traditional stranded-colorwork style.

Louisa Harding's Juliet Scarf is light and airy, knitted in a soft, luxurious angora blend. A rosette brooch knitted in the same sumptuous yarn and finished with a dainty mother-of-pearl button adds a feminine touch while holding the scarf in place. The perfect length to tuck inside a collar, this floaty lace piece makes a beautiful knit gift for a special woman in your life.


Slouch Hat

Two-Color Hat

Juliet Scarf

The Nerina Ruched and Ruffled Scarf by Kristin Omdahl is cinched with a pair of satin cord drawstrings that are tied with double uni-knots. Tie it loosely around your shoulders for a little capelet, tighten the drawstrings a bit for soft ruffles, or cinch them all the way for a heavily ruffled collar or cowl. This versatile gift will be worn for years.

Socks are a wonderful gift, and the Honeycomb Socks by Katie Himmelberg are lovely. Katie chose the traditional Aran honeycomb pattern for its simplicity and geometric appearance. Changing the main pattern stitches from knit stitches to purl stitches makes the hexagons stand out even more.

What gift collection of knit gift ideas would be complete without sometime for a little one? Lisa Shroyer got the idea for her Nordic Striped Ball from Vibeke Lind's Knitting in the Nordic Tradition (Sterling, 1998). This is an advanced beginner/intermediate project that will become a treasured plaything.

Nerina Scarf

Nordic Striped Ball

Honeycomb Socks
Have fun knitting every stitch of these gifts to knit. Download Ideas for Knitting Gifts: 9 Free Patterns for Knitted Gifts to Make and get started making gifts today!


P.S. Do you have friends who like to knit gifts? Let them know about Ideas for Knitting Gifts: 9 Free Patterns for Knitted Gifts to Make. Maybe they'll make something for you!

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chrissybb wrote
on Nov 28, 2013 12:01 PM

Ohh.. bit disappointed now.  Read the comment about mice and stars, etc. and would like them, but all I got was the correct download,  mind  you I wanted them as well.  lol

on Nov 26, 2013 5:43 AM

I just downloaded Ideas for Knitting Gifts but what actually downloaded was a set of patterns for decorations including mice, star, snowflake, poinsettia, chubby stocking and father christmas. The globe ornament was there but none of the other patterns of scarves and mittens and the bag! Is there a problem with the link or is it me?