We all have that friend or family member with a wonderfully unique style all his or her own. But what on earth do you make that will work with her discerning tastes? Here are some unique items that are sure to please even the pickiest fashionista in your life.
Tatara by Olga Buraya-Kefelian is one unique set of fingerless mitts! When lying flat on the table, they have an interesting curve to them. But when put on, they straighten out nicely with a great set of textured wedges running down the side of your arm. The smaller size takes just one skein of Brooklyn Tweed Loft and the pattern is available in the new Capsule collection.
Another fun set of fingerless mitts is the Fingerless Wraparounds by Dagmar Mora. An extra layer provides another layer of warmth as well as a unique look that gives you a chance to really play with color. Match up a variegated and a solid for a fun look! Just one skein each of Spud and Chloe Fine paired with a coordinating skein of Spud and Chloe Stripey Fine with a matching button would make the perfect last minute gift.
The Lolo hat by Jared Flood not only highlights some lovely architectural lines but is also a fun knit with unique construction. Due to the unisex nature of the design, this hat would work well for the discerning men in your life as well. Pick up a favorite color of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter for this fun knit.
The Barry hat by Lee Meredith is unique not only in design and construction, but also because it is written for any gauge and any weight of yarn! It would look equally as beautiful in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock as well as Pepperberry Bulky and everything in between. Beautiful contrasting buttons make the perfect final touch to the multi-directional stripes.
Kelly McClure’s Orbitus Hat is yet another unique hat that utilizes short rows and reverse stockinette. The great design of this hat would be gorgeous in either a solid or variegated skein of Manos del Uruguay Maxima. For another fun look, knit the hat out of Noro Silk Garden or use a contrasting color for the reverse stockinette stripes.
Ann Weaver’s Albers Cowl is a knitted version of a Log Cabin quilt. 6-7 colors of fingering weight are mixed together in multiple directions of garter stitch. Pick up multiple Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply Toes, which have just the right yardage. Not sure where to begin picking colors? Pick out a variegated skein and matching solids for a harmonious look.
Short rows are combined with garter stitch and contrast color eyelet rows in Joji Locatelli’s Fine Tune cowl. Pick up a few colors of Shepherd’s Wool Fine or a handful of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply Toes in your recipient’s favorite colors. Or even combine a neutral with contrasting leftover fingering weight scraps to stashbust your way through holiday crafting.
TRYK by Melanie Berg is a beautiful biased wrap that utilizes simple intarsia to create a striking finished object. Garter stitch is used throughout, which keeps in the knitting quick and enjoyable. Pair together three colors of Woolfolk Tynd or Sno to create a scrumptiously soft gift.
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