Hand Made Gifts 2011: Knit

Welcome to my next installment of hand made holiday gift ideas!  This time we’re doing a roundup of gifts you can knit.

Rick Rack Scarf

Let’s get one of the more obvious choices out of the way: a scarf.  It’s pretty much one-size-fits-all.  I really like the texture of this scarf from The Purl Bee.  It’s fresh and modern.  You can find the pattern here.

Rick Rack Scarf

Neck Warmer

If you don’t have time to knit a whole scarf, how about a cowl or neck warmer?  This one I found at Jimmy Beans Wool looks quick and easy!  Here are the instructions.


Crown Hat

These little hats are really fun to knit, and kids love wearing them!  I made this one for my niece last year.  The pattern isn’t free, but you can purchase and download a copy here at KnitPicks.

Crown Hat

Bell Ornaments

Finally, a super-quick little pattern for some Christmas bell ornaments (I saw someone do these with silver yarn to make Wedding bells).  These would be a great first knitting project!  Or use them to decorate a wrapped gift.  I made these for my Gran many years ago.  I found these instructions that look very similar to the bells I made.

Knit Bells

Christmas Bells

Hopefully my next gift-related post will about an actual gift that I have made this year!


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  1. These are great selections. I wanted to get started on knitting again, but with the holidays it just hasn’t happened. I am looking forward to some quiet time after the 1st to get knitting again. It isn’t too early to start making gifts for next year. Thanks for the inspiration, Karen!

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