In need of present ideas? Look no further!
Handmade gifts are a joy to make and a joy to receive. Treat your nearest and dearest with one of these fantastic knitting pattern ideas!
For super mums and wonder women
With three sizes available, Helen Stewart’s Pebble Beach Shawl pattern is just the thing for those of you looking to treat your loved one to a pretty yet practical accessory. Alternatively, if the recipient is a knitter themselves, why not package up the pattern with needles and yarn to make your own kit?
© Helen Stewart
Delightfully titled Mittens That Never Forget this clever colourwork mittens design is a real treat. Inspired by traditional Latvian mittens, these accessories are super warm and cosy and will show off your knitting skills to perfection!
© Elizabeth Lubowitz
For tiny bundles of joy
If you’re looking for a baby hat that fits preemies too, check out this sweet and easy eyelet design from Linda Whaley. It’s made in 4ply yarn and fits new arrivals weighing 1-2Ibs to average sizes for 3-6 months.
© Linda Whaley
Blankets make great gifts for new arrivals and this charming design has definitely won us over. Designed by Suzanne Strachan, the Nanook Baby Blanket uses simple stitches and a spot of colourwork to create a delightful relief motif. Buy the pattern on ravelry.com
© Suzanne Strachan
We’re in love with this Little Red Bus Tank Top, also designed by Linda Whaley. It fits sizes 0-4 years so you can keep your tot (double) decked out for years to come. Buy the pattern online at lindawhaley.co.uk
© Linda Whaley
For playful juniors
Youngsters will adore this Sausage Dog scarf by Nicola Valiji. It’s easy for you to knit and great fun for them to wear - we’d call that a winner! Become a member of Let’s Knit Together to access the pattern.
We think Mary Jane’s Tearoom toy patterns are simply adorable. Take this gorgeous cat for example. Buy the pattern for the toy and outfit at etsy.co.uk
This fantastic hoodie knitting pattern fits ages 2 to 16 years and we love everything about it, from the cute bear ears to the impressive colourwork pattern. Feel free to mix up the colours to suit your youngster’s style!
© Les Garçons
For men with style
If you’ve got the time to invest in a garment project, he’s sure to appreciate this classic cable knit from Martin Storey. Designed for Rowan, it is now available as a free Ravelry download.
© Rowan Yarns, 2016
For gadget lovers
If your loved ones bookshelf exists predominantly on their e-reader, why not knit a cover to keep the screen protected when it’s not in use? Linen stitch is a great choice for this as it creates a firm, close-weave fabric. Check out this free pattern from Studio885 Knits.
For four-legged family members
For anyone whose home is their castle
If you know a keen gardener, Nicola Valiji’s allotment teacosy and greetings card set is the ideal make. Featuring a shed on one side and a barrowful of veggies on the other, it’s sure to be a hit with a green-fingered friend. Let’s Knit Together members can download this pattern, so join up today!
Add colour to someone’s living space with a bright and beautiful cushion. This easy-to-knit design can be downloaded for free at garnstudio.com
Remember, don’t spend time knitting gifts for people who won’t appreciate your hard work. Dedicate your crafting time to those who’ll love and cherish your handmade creations. Share your gift knit pics on social media!