When the weather outside is snowy and blustery, the best remedy for cabin fever is picking up a new project. Curl up and try your hand at one of these easy knitting ideas! For more, get Martha's Guide to Knitting— it’s the exclusive resource for knitters of all skill levels.
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If you know how to knit a cable stitch, you can make this cozy headband and say good-bye to flyaways.
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If you can knit a basic scarf, you can knit this blanket. For this project, a dozen rectangles of natural-colored wool are knitted piece by piece and then sewn together with a brightly colored marigold yarn. You can follow our pattern or create your own for a personal touch. To complete your coverlet, crochet around the rough edges.
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These knitted toys for your feline friend are the perfect use for leftover wool. Your cat will particularly like what is hidden (a scoop of catnip) inside!
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You can make knit bags and containers of all sizes once you've mastered this simple pattern. Have a pair of leather strips as well as wool fabric on hand? Knit this soft tote bag. This accessory is made in three essential steps: knitting the stockinette, cutting the fabric to size, and stitching the pieces (as well as the straps) together.