Christmas is just around the corner! How many hand made gifts are you going to gift this year? Here's 8 quick gifts you can start knitting right now to keep your loved ones warm and happy! Every one of these designs is one that I have or would or will be knitting some day!

All items seen here are knitted with thick yarn, they don’t have any overly complicated stitches and are suitable for beginners. 

All patterns are purchased through Ravelry, just click on the picture! all patterns featured are available for direct pdf download.

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Cyclone Cowl

by Artesanitarium Designs

A cowl knitted flat using a pair of   7 mm or 10.75 US straight needles. 
This can be made with only one skein of bulky weight yarn, for example Rowan Cocoon or Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash.

Callie's Braids

by Mary E Rose

Over thin gloves, under extra thick mittens, or just on their own; I love fingerless mitts! 

They are the perfect layering piece for my hands when there is a slight chill, or an outright winter wind in the air! These heavily ribbed gauntlet style fingerless mitts feature mirror image cables and lots of soft ribbing to provide a warm and cozy, yet stretchy and comfortable fit.

With 3.5 mm or 4 US needles and just one skein of Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK this is a perfect last minute gift!


If you’re uncertain about what your bestie needs to stay warm, this multi-functional accessory is a safe choice! 

It’s a beanie, cowl and a hoodie, all in one! It also doubles as a messy bun hat! No need to bring your whole wardrobe with you when you go out, all you need is this one item!

Easily finishes in a couple of hours with 6 mm or 10 US needles 100 grams or bulky  weight yarn like Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 or Garnstudio DROPS  Nepal.

International Cowl

by Tanja Luescher

An Infinite Cowl. Wrap it around your or your loved ones neck!

Knitted flat with 5 mm or 8 US needles and Bulky weight yarn like Knit Picks Wool of Andes Superwash Bulky or Wool of Norway Eco Alpaca

Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Yarn

Aiden -Reversible Socks

by Artesanitarium Designs

A reversible sock. Can be worn inside-out or outside-in. Or both ways at the same time! 
A really quick knitted design. 6 to 8 hours per sock!

Worked toe-up with a flapped heel.

Rails to Trails Mittens

by Denise Balvanz

More mittens! Gotta keep tose hand warm! And if you have time there is hats and a cowl to go with this design as well! 

No fancy (read: complicated) stitches needed for this one! But you do need 4 mm or 8 US needles, and two yarns of different color, like Malabrigo Worsted or Lion Brand Heartland.



Perfect Leaves Hat

by Natalia Forrest

This hat is a perfect ‘between seasons’ pattern – warm enough for windy days but lacy enough to not get overheated!

Knitted with 3.4 and 4 mm needles in Malabrigo Rios this is a super quick knit, a lot faster than you would think!

a soft and cozy cowl that is a fun way to experiment with colors and a variety of stitch patterns. Pair complimentary light and dark yarns with a variegated yarn and enjoy the rhythm of simple patterns flowing through color changes.

Knit this cowl in Sojourn by Miss Babs, a luxurious cashmere and silk blend that begs to hug your neck and keep your loved one toasty in the colder months.

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