The days are growing colder, so we’re looking for knitting ideas to keep us warm and toasty in the coming days. We had a browse through some really great sites, and found some of these amazing wintry ideas.
Note that for sites such as Ravelry, you will need to register before you can view some of the patterns — but the process is quick and free, and you’ll have access to hundreds of patterns!
Classic Mittens I don’t know about you, but I love wearing mittens when I’m out on a cold, winter’s day. There’s even an option to customise this one with coloured stripes, beaded or sequined trimming, or an embroidered snowman on the back.
Classic Mittens, freevintageknitting.com
Travelling Cable Hat Winter is not winter without a beanie (or two). This is a chance to practise your cabling skills, and is ideal for both adults and children. Why not knit your family a matching set this year?
Travelling Cable Hat, Purl Soho
Wee Winter Whimsy Decorate your home with these easy-to-make sachets. Fill them with your choice of ingredients and gift them to friends and family on special occasions.
Wee Winter Whimsy, ravelry.com
Cachecol Inverno Winter Scarf This is a simple, straightforward, but incredibly comfy scarf that goes well with all your winter wear. Who can say no to such a classic?
Bear Cub Hat and Mittens Have you ever seen anything more adorable? If you have children, or know someone who does, this is a cute gift to give this winter. Or you can be like me, and decorate the stuffed toys at home.
Bear Cub Hat and Mittens — Linda Cyr, redheart.com
Community Afghan Are you looking for a group project to work on, or maybe there’s a charity you would like to contribute to? This is a beautiful blanket assembled from 96 easy-to-make squares, so you can go crazy and create all sorts of patterns. You’ll also need a crochet hook for edging at the end.
Community Afghan — Susan Alain, Canadian Living
Slingshot Cold weather means hot drinks, and hot drinks often lead to scalded hands. But no more! This slingshot is an excellent way of carrying your takeaway coffees and teas without burning yourself on disposable cups.
Slingshot - Kelley Dean-Crowley, knitty.com
Cartouche If you love shawls, you’ll love the delicate patterns on this one. It works with any colour, and can be used as a wrap, or even a cowl if you wished.
Cartouche shawl — Janelle Martin, knitty.com
Michelangelo Wrap Stay warm in style with this easy-to-knit wrap. Perfect for all occasions!
Michelangelo Wrap in Montana Print — Teresa Chorzepa, Tahki Stacy Charles
These are on the Classie board of ideas for winter, what’s on yours? Share them with us here, or start a discussion on the forum!
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