Knitting Ideas: Charming Patterns and Creative Projects
Gingham Knit Blanket
Our first idea is a classic that any knitter worth their needles should master: the basic blanket. It is a most welcomed housewarming present or winter living-room accessory.
Another go-to knitting project: the scarf. Scarves can be be made in all colors and patterns -- and because of this, they make perfectly personalized handmade gifts. Thick needles and heavy yarn will produce a chunky scarf, while thinner needles and yarn will produce a tighter-knit scarf. You can adjust to the wearer's preferences.
This snuggly shawl is like being wrapped up in a big hug. The pattern calls for a basic stockinette stitch. You can also adjust this pattern to make it in a smaller size for a neckerchief or head scarf.
This impressive-looking coverlet is not the huge-scale project that it seems. It's really just 12 individually knit rectangles that are sewn together with a contrasting yarn.
Knitted Neck Scarf
A knitted scarf doesn't have to be big and bulky. For a smaller, stylish twist, try your hand at this chic pattern.
To keep your head covered on colder days, a knit hat is a must-have accessory. For the hat depicted in the picture, we used one skein of chunky wool in red and one skein of mohair in beige.
Always on the go? Keep everything together in this knit carryall.
Knitted Catnip Delight
Your feline friend can benefit from your needlework too! These tiny handmade toys are packed with wool stuffing, a jingle bell, and (to your kitty's delight) a few spoonfuls of dried catnip.
The perfect way to freshen up your indoor decor: pillows! These add both texture and color. Start first by measuring the pillow insert. You can then knit a piece that is one inch longer and one inch wider, and cut a piece of felted wool the same size for a knitted pillow cover.
Make a cozy tote with leftover fabric including yarn for the container, wool fabric for lining and leather strips for shoulder straps. Once you've got this pattern down, you can adjust it to make bags and pouches of all sizes.
This braided cable headband is much easier to stitch than it appears. Let us show you how!