ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Holiday Knitting

Updated on November 29, 2012

Knitting for the Holidays

Knitting can always provide the perfect gift. Whether it is a small toy that you use to decorate a wrapped package, an oven mitt housewarming gift or a personalized stocking, these gifts are about time and love, not monetary value. And yet, you'll find that people value them more than if you spent a lot of cash!

Each holiday season, I fill my home with knit objects. I bring out my handmade ornaments, hang up the stockings, and carefully wrap my knit presents and place them under the tree. In this lens, I will offer suggestions on where to find knitting patterns to bring the warmth of knitting into your home as decorations and as gifts.

Don't forget that knitting doesn't have to stop when Spring comes! Many of these projects have some relevance year round. Knitting is appropriate of any holiday!

Hand Dyed Yarn Makes a Great Gift!

If you are giving a gift to a knitter or other fiber artist, hand dyed yarn makes a great gift. Since each skein of yarn is unique the final knitted object will be even more special.

My Favorite Knit Gifts - Pictures of gifts I've given over the years.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Keith's stocking (designed by ChemKnits)My stocking (designed by ChemKnits)A cute little gosling made out of eyelash yarnK1B Baby hat (designed by ChemKnits)Market tote bag I used for a Secret Santa ExchangeGolf Ball Cozies for my (future) in-laws14-cable hat... a gift for me! (designed by ChemKnits)K1B Hat - from my favorite book in my knitting library
Keith's stocking (designed by ChemKnits)
Keith's stocking (designed by ChemKnits)
My stocking (designed by ChemKnits)
My stocking (designed by ChemKnits)
A cute little gosling made out of eyelash yarn
A cute little gosling made out of eyelash yarn
K1B Baby hat (designed by ChemKnits)
K1B Baby hat (designed by ChemKnits)
Market tote bag I used for a Secret Santa Exchange
Market tote bag I used for a Secret Santa Exchange
Golf Ball Cozies for my (future) in-laws
Golf Ball Cozies for my (future) in-laws
14-cable hat... a gift for me! (designed by ChemKnits)
14-cable hat... a gift for me! (designed by ChemKnits)
K1B Hat - from my favorite book in my knitting library
K1B Hat - from my favorite book in my knitting library

Free Holiday Knitting Pattern Lists - Let someone else do the searching!

Knitting holiday gifts requires a lot of time. Hopefully you'll spend your time on the actual knitting than searching for the perfect pattern. All of the following links will provide a list of patterns in a given category. Take a break and let someone assemble a list of free patterns for you!

Knitting Accessories Make Great Gifts

Do you always wonder what to give to your favorite knitter? Knitting accessories are always welcome!

14-Cable Hat - Free Pattern by ChemKnits!
14-Cable Hat - Free Pattern by ChemKnits!

The Obvious Knit Gift

Great default knit gifts are winter accessories. Everyone can always use more hats, gloves, mittens and scarves!

I love to give hats, scarves and gloves to the people I care about. It is a nice feeling to think that you warm their heart with the gift, but that you can also keep them warm and safe from the elements. When I am knitting a gift, I feel that the love I have for the person fills each and every stitch I make.

Knit Beaded Christmas Ornament
Knit Beaded Christmas Ornament

The Less Obvious Knit Gift

What about something for their home? Those who celebrate Christmas (which is a new holiday for me) have trees to decorate. But Ornament patterns can be useful even for people who don't celebrate Christmas. Use these small objects to decorate a wrapped package, or donate them to a charity auction.

Ornaments are a great excuse to make itsy bitsy little toys in a way that will do more than collect dust. Not only will your friends be impressed when they see them, but they will be delighted to take one home with them! This year at my holiday/birthday party, I am going to hang a number of hand knit ornaments and let each guest take one home!

Knit Accessories Gift Ideas

My blog began as I was doing research on ear flap hat patterns. I was making a list and writing descriptions of each pattern I found, and then realized that other people might have a use for the same information. Each of these links will bring you to a list of many free patterns in that subject. I think that many of these items will make fantastic holiday gifts.

Holiday Knitting on Amazon

Are you giving a gift to a knitter this year? Books on knitting and subscriptions to knitting magazines are knitting related gifts that will be received with delight.

The Knit Ornaments on my Tree

The Knit Ornaments on my Tree
The Knit Ornaments on my Tree

Knit Gifts

Which gives you more joy, giving or receiving a knit gift?

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)