Get the Perfect Gift for the Knitter in Your Life

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love this whole season: the time with family and friends, the warm fires and twinkling lights, the delicious food . . . it’s just the best. And I know the gift-giving can be stressful, but it’s also so joyful. Seeing a person’s face light up when you give them a thoughtful gift is such a satisfying feeling! Of course, finding that perfect gift can be tough. But if you have knitters on your list—or if you’re making your personal wish list to give to family—Interweave has you covered!

We’ve released some fantastic kits this year, and all of them would make great gifts. Peruse this list, pick a few to give to the knitters in your life (or a few that you can knit up in time for the holidays), and cross something off your holiday to-do list!

1. Trolley Tracks Infinity Scarf

I watched our editorial director, Anne Merrow, knit the Trolley Tracks Infinity Scarf over a couple of weeks here at work, and I’ve been coveting it ever since. This gorgeous infinity scarf is the perfect winter accessory—it’s warm and cozy and has bright pops of color to ward off the winter doldrums. The garter-rib edgings pair perfectly with a slipped-stitch body; the yarn, Manos del Uruguay Fino (affiliate link), is a delightful merino-silk blend that’s soft and squishy and a pleasure to knit with—and wear.


2. Millcroft Shawl

I’m currently making the Millcroft Shawl, and I absolutely love it! I can’t say enough good things about this project. The asymmetrical shape, colorful stripes, and fun texture created with garter- and stockinette-stitch rows add up to one perfect shawl. This kit includes five exclusive original colorways of Indigodragonfly’s DK Matter, a hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool that knits up beautifully and feels great in your hands. This shawl is going to be my go-to accessory for years!


3. Wellington Mitts

Who doesn’t love a pop of color during the gray days of winter? With their vibrant pink chevrons and cozy wool yarn, the Wellington Mitts are a fantastic winter accessory. The super-cute, super-trendy chevrons are created with linen stitch and stranded colorwork; solid-color bands at the top and cuffs anchor the pattern. Made in ultra-toasty Harrisville Designs New England Shetland, these mitts are great for winter walks or just warding off the office chill. I think these would be great for a teen, but I would also totally make them for myself!


4. Willow Winds Hat

It’s two hats in one! The innovative, reversible, fun-to-knit Willow Winds Hat is knit in one piece from the crown of the first layer to the crown of the second, then the second half is tucked inside the first half (or vice versa) to make one wholly awesome hat. The blue half features a cool geometric design and the gray half showcases sinuous lines and cables. Universal Yarn Bella Cash (affiliate link), a merino-nylon-cashmere blend, works up into a soft, cozy hat you’ll reach for all winter.


5. Resistance Shawl

One of my favorite projects from the past couple of years, the Resistance Shawl is an effortlessly cool accessory. It’s worked from the top down in five conjoined sections, each of which consists of alternating garter-stitch stripes (you guys know I love stripes). The deliciously soft and cozy Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Sport Weight (affiliate link) yarn really makes the stripes pop and gives this shawl amazing drape. It’s so soft and snuggly that it’s great for layering under a coat, but I guarantee you’ll want to leave it on when you get inside.


6. Zed Scarf

Speaking of stripes, check out the Zed Scarf! This lovely scarf is created from individual stripey mitered rectangles that are knitted together as you go; multicolored fringe adds a funky touch to this unique piece. Knit with eight skeins of yummy Valley Yarns Northfield, this scarf’s long length gives you plenty of styling options. This is the perfect accessory for the person on your list who loves to make a statement with his or her clothing—even if that person is you!


7. Hoxey Cowl

If you’re searching for a quick project you can finish in time for your gift exchange, look no further than the Hoxey Cowl. This cozy cowl is worked in 2-color moss stitch, knits up quickly in a chunky yarn, and is a great way to get into some colorful knitting without fussing with stranded colorwork. Plymouth Yarn Company’s Baby Alpaca Grande (affiliate link) is dreamily soft and warm and feels great against the skin, which is great because your recipient will definitely want to wear this piece every day.

I hope my list helps you check a few gifts off yours. Good luck with all your holiday knitting and gifting!

Rachel


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