It can be difficult to get ideas for holiday gifts, especially when you want to knit something really special. You should let go of the idea of having to knit something special, because just the act of knitting something for someone else is special.
So now you just need ideas for what to knit. Here are five options, good for a variety of levels, so don’t worry if you aren’t very skilled yet.
Scarves are the perfect accessory for colder weather. They can be in a variety of colors and styles, and are perfect for any skill level.
If you’re just starting out with knitting, a scarf done in garter stitch using soft, chunky yarn will be a very fashionable gift.
If you’re a more experienced knitter, try out a more complicated stitch or use multiple colors for a fun look.
If you’re a master at the craft, a lace stitch in a light and delicate yarn will be a very chic choice.
The best thing about scarves is that they’re one size fits all, so you can just try it on yourself to see if it fits. If it does fit you, then great! If it doesn’t, keep knitting.
Toys may seem like something that are only for children, but gift receivers of all ages will enjoy a knitted animal, even if it’s just to display.
If the gift receiver has a pet, you could knit them a toy that looks like their pet. If the gift receiver doesn’t have a pet, you could still knit them their favorite animal.
Hats are another accessory that are great for the colder weather. They can be in any color and any stitch, and make a fun project to knit.
There are many different styles of hats, from beanies to bell caps. Just make sure you know what size to knit in.
If you have a lot of time, you could even knit a super long beanie, one that goes all the way down the wearer’s back, just for fun!
Bookmarks are a very quick and easy knit, making it a perfect gift to knit even if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands.
It’s also a fun way to learn new stitches, because if you mess up, you won’t have a lot to unravel.
For Harry Potter themed bookmarks, you can use red and gold for Gryffindor, blue and bronze for Ravenclaw, yellow and black for Hufflepuff, or green and silver for Slytherin.
Who doesn’t love to curl up on the couch while wearing a fuzzy pair of socks? The last item on this list is another one of those great winter gifts that will keep the receiver feeling warm and soft, inside and out.
This is a gift that is better suited for more experienced knitters, so if you’re just starting out with the craft, then you might want to stick with scarves and bookmarks.
Those were just some possibilities for knitted gifts. If you have any other ideas, please let me know in the comments below.