Ok, so we’ve looked at some ideas for home and kiddos… this week we’re going to look at projects for those who are “knit worthy.” I’m not sure if there’s a term for it that also applies to crochet. Maybe “stitch worthy” should be the all-around term? Anyway. These are people that you love and know would appreciate the work that goes into a nice handmade item. They’ll use or wear your handmade item with pride and care, and be sure to take care of the item to keep it from getting ruined.
Week 3 – For the Stitch Worthy
What’s better than a cozy pair of socks to put on your feet on a cold winter night? Be a little sneaky and ask your intended recipient about what size shoe they wear and then knit them a pair! Not sure how big to make them? Check out this handy chart from My Jewel Thief Knits
PS – the Hermoine’s Favorite socks are one of my go-to patterns when I don’t want to knit a plain sock but don’t have the energy or brainpower to knit anything that involves more patterning. It’s a quick-to-remember texture that looks great in just about any yarn!
Kitty Ankle Socks by Inorgaknit
Hermoine’s Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder
Spruce Socks by Kaitlin Barthold
Gloves & Mittens
I have a pair of colorwork mittens I made myself 11 years ago. Yes, ELEVEN YEARS AGO. Not only are they still going strong after all these years… they’re also the WARMEST things I have ever owned! I have yet to have a pair of store-bought gloves – even the ones that claim to be great for crazy cold weather – that can compare with how great these wool gloves of mine are. You won’t regret knitting up yourself a pair of warm mittens, and your stitch worthy loved one will adore you
Next best thing to cozy toes? A cozy blanket! There is, obviously, a HUGE range and variety of patterns out there for blankets, so your choices are literally endless. Here’s three of my favorites, all of which I want to make for myself one of these days!