It’s just under a month until Valentine’s Day and baby, it’s cold outside! Time to get to work on a quick and warm project for someone special.
Here is our quick guide to great gifts for your Valentine.
Knucks – Knit these cozy fingerless gloves in DK weight yarn and spell out a Valentine’s message on the knuckles! (Micah says “Knit with worsted for him, to make them larger!”)
Suggested yarn: Tara Tweed for something tweedy but still super soft.
Turn A Square – A quick-knitting hat that lets you play with color (a great way to use up leftover worsted weight yarn!)
Suggested yarns: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter or Imperial Stock Ranch Columbia 2-py and Noro Kureyon
Regular Guy Beanie – A great basic guy’s hat in an aran weight. Guys love basic hats!
Suggested yarn: Imperial Yarns Columbia or the Fiber Co Organik
Graham – A slouchy ribbed hat in worsted weight.
Suggested yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted
Honey Cowl – Cozy cowl in a slip stitch pattern perfect for showing off a beautiful hand-dyed DK weight yarn. You need just 225 yards for the short version or 450 for the long version.
Suggested yarn: Dream in Color Everlasting DK
Noro Striped Scarf – Two colors of self-striping yarn combine for a gorgeous effect. (You’ll need two balls of each color.)
Suggested yarn: Noro Silk Garden or Noro Kureyon
French Press Felted Slippers – Quick to knit, adorable, and warm! A couple of cute buttons, a quick spin in the washing machine, a little hand sewing, and you’ve got a smashing pair of slippers. (Staff Tip: Paint a design on the soles in puffy paint to make your slippers less slippery on wood floors.)
Suggested yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool
From Norway With Love – A sweet colorwork hat covered in hearts! (there are matching mittens and a scarf too!) Pick a light worsted or DK weight yarn – great for using up those leftovers you’ve been saving. (Staff Tip: If you’re just knitting the hat, try a self-striping yarn like Noro Silk Garden for the hearts – easy-peasy color changes!)
Suggested yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool, Spud and Chloe Sweater
Ishbel – Hey girl, get yourself that gorgeous skein of hand-dyed fingering weight or lace-weight yarn you’ve been secretly admiring and knit yourself something pretty!
Suggested yarn: NFC Maisonette or Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere
Thuja – Hey guy – you deserve some hand-knitted socks! These knit up super fast in worsted weight and make great boot socks for winter.
Suggested yarn: NFC Studio Worsted or Ella Rae Superwash