It’s that time of year again! November is here (how on earth did that happen?) and the holidays are rapidly approaching. But many of us haven’t started, let alone even thought about, our gift knitting and crocheting. In the coming weeks we’ll be posting a variety of pattern ideas perfect for last-minute gift giving.
Nothing quite says the perfect gift than a matching set of winter accessories! Here we’ve gathered a variety of sets that can all be made with one 400 yard skein of Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Worsted. And since Studio Worsted is superwash, you won’t have to worry about your gifts accidentally felting and shrinking after a trip through the washing machine.
Sitka Spruce by Emily Wessel of tincanknits is a fun twisted stitch mitten and hat set. The hat is written for beanie and beret sizes, so you can customize it to your recipient. Even if the largest mitten and hat sizes are knit, you won’t be in danger of running out of yarn!
The Cider Press Set by Amy Christoffers is a textured hat and fingerless mitts set that is perfect for knitters of all skill levels. Additionally, the simple waffle pattern is unisex and will please even the pickiest of men in your life.
Heidi May’s Ridgelyn Set is great for those instances where you’re not quite sure if a hat or cowl is more appropriate for the recipient. The set includes fingerless mitts and a cowl that doubles as a headband. Both are accented with buttons for that extra special touch. And since the set is available from toddler to adult sizes, everyone in your family will be pleased with this classic pattern.
Crocheters – we haven’t forgotten about you! The Lastura Cowl and Fingerless Gloves by Mercy Schwisow is a lovely cowl and fingerless mitts set that highlight a scallop stitch pattern. It’s a fabulous feminine, but not fussy, option that would work up very quickly.
The Carya Hat and Cowl by Susanna IC is a wonderful lacy hat and cowl set that provides a lot of textural interest as well. The hat is designed with just a bit of slouch that looks great on everyone.
And last but not least is the #BlackLivesMatter Protestor’s Kit by local designer Katie Knowles. You may have even seen our shop sample of this great set. The pattern includes directions for matching fingerless mitts, hat and cowl and depending on the size chosen for each item, all three can be made with just one skein of Studio Worsted! How’s that for value?
Hopefully these ideas will help get you in the holiday gift making spirit! If you have another favorite set designed for 400 yards of worsted weight, please be sure to share!