With the cold Winter months comes the ability to knit some of the best and cutest patterns. For someone like me who lives in Colorado, these knits will keep you warm until the long Winter ends somewhere around May. And for those in warmer climates, these accessories can accompany you on those rainy Spring days or cool Summer nights. These patterns are also great, quick knits for any other Winter holiday or birthday you might need a gift for. And did I mention, these patterns are all free?!
Get your knit on with the following Top 10 Winter Knitting Accessory Patterns for you or someone special who needs a good knitted gift in their life.
I finished the band and started on the skirt about a week ago but with all the holiday hustle and bustle I didn’t post it. I had to use mattress stitch to bring it all together and I can’t honestly say if in my twenty years of knitting I’ve ever done that stitch before. Crazy how that happens right? I watched a video and got a pretty good understanding of it but with the yarn I am using it left little holes. I checked on Ravelry and some of the pictures from other people who had done this pattern showed that they too had little holes while some chose to forgo that and just leave the v in. I chose to do the latter and am not 100% in love with it yet but I want to knit a good amount before deciding that I don’t like it.
For those who also haven’t done mattress stitch before this is the video I watched. It was very helpful although I do think it would work better on the lateral stitching instead of the horizontal stitching of the bind off.
I’m looking forward to the skirt starting to take shape so I can see how the rest comes together. There’s not much worse than taking knitting out… except keeping knitting you’re not happy with!
We’ll see how it turns out! I’m so excited to watch it turn into a little sweater for my girl.
I am loving this pattern. It’s very simple and easy to follow so I can knit it while I’m with my son, but it’s also engaging enough that I’m not bored waiting to be done with it.
It’s knitted in pieces and I’m done with the first piece, which is the bodice, and have moved on to the cable band. I’ll still have to add the buttons and hood to the bodice portion but for now it’s awaiting those add ons while I work on other pieces.
I’m not a huge fan of the yarn I’m using. I love the color but it doesn’t knit up as flat and tight as I would like it to. I don’t usually block when I’m finished but I will this time to help the stitches look their best. I kind of live by the saying “life is too short to knit with cheap yarn” especially because I have worked at two yarn stores and cannot ignore the difference in quality. But since I won this yarn and it was the weight and color I needed it seemed silly to go out and buy something. But take it from me, the difference is seen and felt by the wearer, knitter, and viewers. I’m hoping some blocking and classy buttons give it the look and feel I’m going for and that it’s good enough for the little one on the way.
Now to find the perfect buttons…