Five Great Gift-Worthy Knits

With the gift-giving season upon us soon, you might be thinking – what should I knit? We’re here to help! We’ve got five great patterns that are perfect for those knit-worthy folks in your life.

Mini Knitted Mittens

These adorable mittens can be knit up in a flash with leftover sock yarn. With just 20 yards (about 5 grams) of yarn you can knit an ornament to add to your tree. I think they’d also be cute strung together and made into garland for some cute, winter décor.

knitted baby mittens in light yellow and green scattered on a blue back drop

Download the Mini Knitted Mitten pattern.

Child’s Pineapple Hat

Looking for a unique and cute hat to knit for the kids in your life? This pineapple hat, designed by Corrina Ferguson, is absolutely adorable, and not as difficult as it looks. Worked in a bulky yarn, it’s sized for baby through teen. A quick knit that brings a little bit of summer sweetness to cold winter days.

a yellow and black hat that is meant to resemble a pineapple on display head

Download the Child’s Pineapple Hat.

Cozy Cowl

Another lovely design by Corrina Ferguson is the Cozy Cowl. She designed this piece with a single skein of bulky yarn. It knits up in a flash with the Stockinette stitch and eyelet pattern. I personally would have a hard time giving this warm and snuggly cowl away as a gift. I think I’ll have to knit one as a present just for me!

close up of a multi colored cowl on a model

Download the Cozy Cowl.

Garter Stitch Three-Wedge Shawl

Are you a speedy knitter looking to knit a simple shawl for this holiday season? Check out this video, where I demonstrate everything you need to know to make the shawl for yourself. The pattern really is more like a recipe – the rows are repeatable, so you can knit it in just about any yarn, stopping when you decide the shawl is big enough for your recipient.

a knitted bright yellow three wedge shawl on display

Watch the Garter Stitch Three-Wedge Shawl video.

Aranthera Shawl

A great piece for layering, Aranthera is a sideways-knit shawlette that can be easily worked until you run out of yarn. The boomerang shawl begins by casting on six stitches. The body of the shawl is worked by increasing along the top edge, while working decreases along the bottom edge, so that the fabric is on the bias. Once the pattern is established, the shawl can be worked to desired size. Find a nice, bright skein of sock yarn from the stash and brighten up your winter days!

a knitted bright pink shawl displayed on a mannequin

Find the Aranthera Shawl in our shop.

Do you craft gifts for the holidays? Let us know what you like to knit for gifts in the comments!

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14 Responses to “Five Great Gift-Worthy Knits”

  1. Nancy

    I tried to download 2 of the above patterns (child’s hat and cowl), gave my email even though you already have it, the “download” tab came up but nothing downloaded. Not sure what the problem is…

  2. Gail Cauger

    I enjoy knitting’s for my family and frends. I enjoy knitting and your pictures look very interesting.

  3. Joyce

    I am a newsletter member and can not download the mini mittens pattern. Perhaps it needs to be resubmitted for downloading.

    • Customer Service

      Hello Joyce,

      I would suggest contacting our customer service to help with downloading the item.

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  4. Diane Wilhelm

    I am a member of Craftsy. Is the Knitting Circle part of Craftsy? If so, can I get to it through Craftsy? What is the relationship?

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      • Ann Peat

        I also had trouble with the mittens pattern. It keeps asking me to sign up for the newsletter but I am already getting the newsletter. When I log in, the mittens pattern is not listed under downloads.

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          Hello Ann,
          Thank you for contacting us.

          In regards to your inquiry, you can “x” out of the offer to sign up for the free newsletter. For the mittens pattern, they are below each of the individual pictures in this article they are not under the Download Icon in your account. I apologize for the confusion. Please reach out again with any further questions.

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          • Beverly Wilcox

            How do you “x” out of the offer? There is no translucent “x” on the page that I can see. Can’t unlock w/o a legitimate email address. I’m signed in, too.

  5. Kathy Cox

    I tried knitting many years ago, tried doing it in my own and it never worked out.! I’m looking forward to finally learning!!!