What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Have you got any great patterns for Christmas presents? Quick Mother's Day gifts or birthday treats? Or are you looking for inspiration?
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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby Joy » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:21 am

over the past few months i have become a total lace convert, because you can buy a very lovely lovely yarn at quite reasonable prices although price per skein is costly you could make 2 small shawls out one skein, so you can give a stunning gift because of your time effort and skill without it costing a fortune. i've used Vikki's lace weight before and it's scrummy here's her etsy site so two shawls would cost about £12 and if you wanted to make scarves you could probably get 3 or 4 out of one skein. (and i'm also commited to buying british and preferably indie yarn where ever possible)
but as for what presents to make, surely that also depends on who you are making for. i agree that at this time of year you can get away with some pretty direct hints and questions about what people want. keep a list of the ideas you get cause if you're anything like me i've got a hopeless memory!

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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby divadoll_1 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:16 am

The ones I got most response from (other than socks of course) was the simple bangles made by covering strips of plastic pop bottles with a bit of wadding and a pretty knitted sleeve. They are on my ravelry page if you want to go see

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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby hydra » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:29 am

Legwarmers! :smile:
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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby Princess » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:49 am

Here's a link where you can see a couple of my Darkside Cowls (Rav link)

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Princes ... ide-cowl-2

It's a fab, quick pattern. You need about 50g of DK, so it's fab for using up odd balls.
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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby Madhousewoman » Fri May 22, 2009 5:30 pm

Having knit myself a pair of wrist warmers in Noro I decided that they would make a fab present for my youngest sons teacher for Christmas.

So am making another pair in Sidar Crofter in pink (she loves pink)

Dead easy cast on 58 stitches, pearl 1 *knit 2, pearl 2* to end knit 1

Carry on until you think the length is right.

Cast off and sew up leaving a gap for the thumb.

I prefer this to the Crofter pattern which appears to be a loose fit.

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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby Alison h » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:27 pm

Madhousewoman wrote:Having knit myself a pair of wrist warmers in Noro I decided that they would make a fab present for my youngest sons teacher for Christmas.

So am making another pair in Sidar Crofter in pink (she loves pink)

Dead easy cast on 58 stitches, pearl 1 *knit 2, pearl 2* to end knit 1

Carry on until you think the length is right.

Cast off and sew up leaving a gap for the thumb.

I prefer this to the Crofter pattern which appears to be a loose fit.


I love Crofter - I've used it for socks. I do fancy using it for armwarmers as well.

What size needles did you use? Would you say they would fit small, medium or large ?

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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby Madhousewoman » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:57 pm

I used 4mm needles

I have become addicted and have knit another 2 pairs in Twilleys Spirit as well

They fit an average adult hand.

I have decided they go well with a Rico Pom Pom Scarf for Christmas presents.

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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby KnittyNorah » Fri May 18, 2012 3:34 pm

knittingnanny wrote:Suggestions please - I've got to get a few Christmas presents started soon :oops:

One of my favourites is KateB's "Bertie" scarf.
I have one otn in Kidsilk Spray, and am going to experiment with some other laceweights / needle sizes too, as I think it's really pretty and dressy, not just for warmth.

Coooooeeeee Kate - what's the best link?

I'll be knitting cowls, socks, fingerless mittens and wrist warmers for my cousins this year. various patterns - dozens in magazines and on-line.

My god-daughter's getting a 1950s vintage shrug at her request. (Pattern from Ebay) She saw something similar in a fashion magazine and asked me if I'd knit her one. Problem is she wants it in black so I'll have to do it before the clocks go back!

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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby tonya.laning » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:30 pm

Here's some fun pattern ideas.

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Re: What are your favourite patterns for gifts?

Postby juliangreen » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:15 am

I actually would like to do a beanie hat with pompoms. A friend of mine is requesting one that has the color of a unicorn.


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