When the weather outside is snowy and blustery, the best remedy for cabin fever is picking up a new project. Curl up with a pair of needles and a spool of yarn, and try your hand at one of these easy knitting ideas!
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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.