• For those who knit gifts

There seem to be 2 types of knitters out there: those who knit for themselves and those who knit for others. That’s not to say that these two types never cross to the other side, it’s just a general rule for some knitters. Arguments include ‘it takes so much time and effort, how can I give it away?!’ and ‘it took a lot of time and effort, it makes a perfect gift’.


This post is for the gift knitter in your life. They love to give so let’s get them what they need to do that. I think this season has a perfect combo:

1. Jane Richmond’s new book Island. It has adorable accessories and one great sweater. I knit up a Renfrew hat in SweetGeorgia yarn and I love it!

2. Yarn to match: choose a pattern and match it with some great yarn

Grace: 3-4 skeins of hand dyed sock yarn. Some Handmaiden Casbah in a subtle hand dye would go perfectly with this pattern. A hint of cashmere never hurt!

Arbutus and Rathtrevor: just one skein of Madelinetosh DK makes a whole cowl or a pair of fingerless gloves, Jane knows how to make a skein go a long way!

Strathcona: 2 skeins of Euroflax Linen for this simple pretty scarf.

Renfrew: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Worsted for this little number.

3. Wrap and gift!

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