Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start thinking about Christmas knitting! I'm really, really good at waiting until the last possible minute to start knitting some elaborate thing for a gift, but this year I'm determined to change that! I've rounded up some of my top gift knitting patterns that are quick, easy and still beautiful! Many of these I've made for myself or as a gift and can personally vouch for their loveliness + ease:
- Orlane's textured shawl recipe | my version blogged here; use a worsted weight yarn and you'll have a wonderful shawl in no time!
- Double Basketweave Cowl by Karen Templer | A beautiful, free pattern and Karen even has kits available over at Fringe Supply Co.
- 70 Yard Mitts by Hannah Fettig | What a perfect little stash busting project! Make a pair for yourself and for a gift.
- Schwimmen Hat by Shannon Cook | My version blogged here; the perfect slouchy hat made from one skein of gorgeous Madelinetosh yarn.
- Tinsel Mitts from Andrea Mowry | This pattern includes adult and child sizes as well as mittens, fingerless gloves and flip top mittens!
- Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond | Perfect for your stylish girl friends and it knits up quickly in a bulky yarn.
- Hermaness Worsted Hat by Gudrun Johnston | My version blogged here; another beautiful free pattern that will give your loved one a hat to wear all winter long.
- Keaton Hat by Shannon Cook | My version blogged here; another great pattern with adult and child size variations for a fun warm winter essential!
- Lucy Mitts by Dawn Catanzaro | A perfect little pair of mitts to keep those fingers warm and toasty.
If this list doesn't have enough ideas to get you going, check out Quince & Co's list of gift knitting ideas as well!