Giftable Knits with Video Tutorials!

These days, being a new maker has never been easier. For a little while now I’ve been curating a collection of projects that come with full, good video tutorials that’ll see you through your project from start to finish. There are some amazing resources out there, either for free or very reasonably priced … so dive in!

SEE OUR CURATED PROJECTS WITH VIDEO TUTORIALS

Basic Beginner Scarf

I threw this beginner scarf in because everyone knows *someone* who wants to learn how to knit or get back into knitting! This particular scarf is pretty big …. if you don’t want yours quite so large go for 1 skein of Cascade Spuntaneous, not two. If you like a looser texture you can go up to 12mm/US17 straight needles.

Materials

This particular scarf is pretty big …. if you don’t want yours quite so large go for 1 skein of Cascade Spuntaneous, not two.

Substitutions

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Cushy Cowl

An infinity scarf is a bit more challenging than a regular scarf, but not so hard as to scare off beginners. It’s a project that introduces a few essential techniques that will move you beyond noob territory and closer to the realm of hats, socks and mittens! Best of all, this infinity scarf is knit with super bulky yarn, which produces a thick fabric that highlights the sculptural and springy qualities of garter stitch. Super bulky yarn also knits up quick for instant gratification! Win-win!

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Beginner Hat (knit flat & seamed)

Knitting a hat flat is a great place for very new knitters to start. The main advantage to knitting a hat flat is that they can be made on straight needles, so you don’t need to knit in the round with circular and double-pointed needles. The downside is that you have to sew it closed, and you’ll also have a seam up the back.

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Beginner Hat (knit in the round)

Once you start knitting hats in the round you won’t want to go back to making them flat. The skills are an itsy bit more advanced, but the rewards are worth it – no sewing and no seams! Hats in the round is a great next step after making scarves. 

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Fall Bluff Pullover

Here’s a step-by-step video tutorial + free pattern PDF showing you exactly how to knit a simple top-down raglan sweater. This easy pullover sweater is a project for the beginner knitter and fun for the more advanced knitter. The chunky yarn and larger needles make this quick and fun so you can cozy up in this oversized knit sweater in no time. Feel free to change up the colors or use this as a foundational design to build something more unique off. If you’ve always wanted to knit a sweater, now is the time! Click the link in the video description to download the free PDF.

Size

  • Finished bust: 37 (40, 43, 46.5, 49.5, 53, 56, 59) in/93.5 (101.5, 109.5, 118, 126, 134, 142, 150.5) cm.
  • The sweater is intended to have about 6-10 in/15-25.5 cm of positive ease so pick a size that will provide the intended ease or adjust to your desired ease. For example, if you have a 36 in/91.5 cm bust, a size 3 would be ideal for about 7 in/18 cm of ease.
  • Feel free to adjust body length and armhole depth as desired.

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Materials

Hillside Cardigan

Everyone needs a classic V-Neck cardigan to complete the wardrobe. This simple top-down raglan cardigan has a simple V-neck with gorgeous wood buttons. You can wear it open with your favorite tee underneath or wear it as a pullover on its own. The Hillside cardigan is knit with chunky yarn and larger needles so it knits up quite quickly. It’s great for beginner knitters and fun for the more advanced as well.

Size

  • finished bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5) in/84.5 (95, 105, 115, 125.5, 135.5) cm. 
  • The cardigan is intended to have about 3-6 in/7.5-15 cm of positive ease so pick a size that will provide the intended ease or adjust to your desired ease. For example, if you have a 38 in/96.5 cm bust, a size 3 would be ideal for about 3.5 in/9 cm of ease.
  • Feel free to adjust body length and armhole depth as desired.  You can try on the cardigan as you go.

Yarn Options

  • Drops Andes: approximately 7(8, 9, 10, 10, 10) balls
  • Drops Wish: approximately 9(10, 11, 11, 12, 12) balls

Materials

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