5 Quick Holiday Knit Gifts for Beginners

October 26, 2021

Here are five quick knits for holiday gifts. You might think it is a little too early to pull out the winter holiday decor but it’s never too early to start planning gifts. THIS YEAR especially! With the way the shipping times have just gotten longer and longer, you’ll want to get your list checked off ASAP. Just starting to knit and want to make your loved ones some heartfelt gifts? Try these five FREE patterns (with suggested yarn to make it even easier to start asap) and start clicking those needles! If you need help choosing, reach out to me at [email protected].

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There are no images in this post, everything can be seen by clicking on the ‘Link to Ravelry page” link. Or the title of the project. I didn’t have time to make all of them for photographing before writing this post.

5 Free, Quick Knit Holiday Gifts

#1 “Take a Bow”

Link to Ravelry page – a classic bow made from garter stitch, can be used as tree ornament, scarf accent, hair accessory, etc.

Yarns to use: Cascade 220 from Jimmy Beans, Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks, any size will work, using a thinner yarn will result in a much smaller bow. Using a thick yarn will give you a bigger bow.

Skills Needed/Terms to Know: Cast on, seed stitch (pattern mentions moss stitch, the author lives in Europe and that’s what seed stitch is called over there), bind off, weave in ends.


#2 “1-Hour Kitchen Soap Mat”

Link to Ravelry page – a useful little mat for your dish soap and other sink related items.

Yarns to use: “Dishie” from Knit Picks, Universal Yarns – Clean Cotton Yarn from Jimmy Beans, anything 100% cotton so it can be easily washed.

Skills Needed/Terms to Know: long tail cast on (if you don’t know it, you can use any cast on as long as it lays flat, knit stitch, garter stitch, bind off, right side, wrong side, slip stitch (sl) as if to purl (with yarn in front.)


#3 “Grandma’s Dish Cloth”

Link to Ravelry page – good old fashioned way to clean your dishes, no more disposable sponges.

Yarns to use: “Dishie” from Knit Picks, Universal Yarns – Clean Cotton Yarn from Jimmy Beans, anything 100% cotton so it can be easily washed.

Skills Needed/Terms to Know: you can use any cast on as long as it lays flat, knit stitch, yarn over, garter stitch, bind off, right side, wrong side, slip stitch (sl) as if to purl (with yarn in front), weave in ends.


#4 “Easy Ribbed Scarf”

Link to Ravelry page – easy to knit and cozy to wear.

Yarns to use: Cascades 220 from Jimmy Beans, KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Superwash or

Skills Needed/Terms to Know: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, weave in ends.


#5 “Garter Stitch Purse”

Link to Ravelry page – versatile purse that can be made in any size.

Yarns to use: Cascades 220 from Jimmy Beans, KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Superwash, or anything called Worsted Weight.

Skills Needed/Terms to Know: Cast on, knit, bind off, weave in ends, sew handle on to purse.

Can you tell one of my favorite go to yarns? Cascade 220 is a great, versatile worsted weight yarn for most projects. Not sure about yarn weights?

DISCLOSURE: THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, MEANING I MAY GET A COMMISSION IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE A PURCHASE THROUGH MY LINKS, AT NO COST TO YOU. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE PAGE FOR MORE INFO.

If you don’t know what supplies to buy, you can get a free supply checklist for beginner knitters. This is also a great resource for buying gifts for a newbie or wannabe knitter!


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