GIFT KNITS Go-to Favourites

Around the store, the go-to favourite knits for gifting are simple, elegant, and affordable. hen under time constraints, I say KISS: Keep It Simple Sister!

Best Hat Hack

My ultimate secret for giving any hat, made with any material a polished finish …. add a Fur or Synthetic Fur Pom-Pom – it makes any hat look like it just strutted off a catwalk!

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On the C- Train

On the C Train is one of my favorite go-to gift knits – it’s pretty, simple and looks good on everyone. The pattern calls for a combination of light and fluffy yarns, making it soft and airy. If you want a denser, heavier fabric try one of the yarn alternatives below (I’ve made it with a DK weight yarn & soft alpaca blend). If you want to impress someone with something rally special I made one on 4mm needles holding 2 strands of Fibre Co Road to China Light.

Materials

Alternate Yarn Combinations

You can also combine a DK weight yarn with a thicker brushed alpaca to get a nice density with a bit more weight to it:

On the C Train Cowl

I actually just found this pattern but it looks like a great gift and simple knit. Anyway, it’s going to be a chilly winter … keep warm with this simple cowl. It can be worn double as a cowl or as a cape around your shoulders.

Materials

Long Beanie

The Long Beanie is a great pattern, but especially for newer knitters who don’t already have a lot of equipment. The basic construction also makes it a great first hat! The sample looks a little funny on the model, but it’s just a normal beanie pattern, it fits beautifully on any head. This hat pattern also includes child sizes – I suggest making the largest size for adults, the smallest for toddlers, and the medium for kids.

Yarn Options

Choose one of any of the following yarn options:

Materials

Alternate Yarn Combinations

You can also try combining two yarns to get a consistency you may not otherwise be able to find in a single yarn. For a light, airy, fluffy hat try holding together Drops Air & Drops Brushed Alpaca & Silk (1 skein of each should be enough).

If you want some flouff but need some heft too, try holding together Drops Brushed Alpaca & Silk with a strand of a basic worsted weight yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash, Malabrigo Rios, or Berroco Vintage (1 ball of each is fine).

Chunkeanie

Chunkeanie is my personal favourite hat – it looks great on people with small heads, so I make it for myself and my mom.

Materials

Alternate Yarn Combinations

You can also combine a DK weight yarn with a thicker brushed alpaca to get a nice density with a bit more weight to it:

The World’s Simplest Mittens

My favourite mitten pattern is from Tin Can Knits – you just can’t go wrong with their patterns! The World’s Simplest Mittens is sized for all humans, and it is written for different-sized yarns (today I’ll be suggesting materials for the chunky/bulky weight so you can get your knits done faster).

Yarn Options

You’ll need 64 (73, 110, 136, 173) yards of chunky/bulky weight yarn, so choose one of any of the following yarn options:

Materials

Infinitude Scarf (it’s a cowl)

The Infinitude Scarf (it’s really a cowl) is one of the most popular around the store. It’s fast, simple, looks impressively classic, and is very affordable. We made the smaller size and its just right, but if you like something more ample then you’ll need an extra ball.

Materials

Materials

Getting Warmer

Getting Warmer is a great little cape to keep your neck & shoulders warm. You can wear it as a capelet over a sweater, or tuck it up and in under a coat. Using a super soft, light yarn combo like Drops Air with Drops Kid-Silk keeps it airy yet warm.

Materials

Yarn Alternatives

Family Slippers

How can anyone go wrong with slippers?! I recommend a washable yarn, feet being what they are, and socks generally end up in the machine eventually. These slippers are a simple, fast knit. The pattern is writen for holding 2 strands of yarn together, but with the yarns we’ve suggested you’ll only need a sigle strand.

Materials

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