Knitting for the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays can get expensive and time-consuming. Frugal knitters can use one free pattern, one needle, and one skein of almost any worsted yarn to craft quick handmade gifts most for under $10. Knitnscribble did it last year with one fingerless mitts pattern. In the photos, you will find hat patterns, fingerless mitts, and cowls that knit up fast while watching your favorite t.v. shows or commuting to work or school. There are more knitting and crochet patterns in the suggested links at the bottom.
Needle: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Worsted yarn suggestions:
- Cascade 220
- Noro Kureyon
- Noro Silk Garden
- Plymouth Yarns 'Gina'
- Malabrigo Worsted
- Lion's Brand Vanna's Choice
- Nashua Handknits Julia
- North American Classic Wool Worsted by Paton's
- Malabrigo Yarn Rios
- Madeline Tosh Vintage
One skein, one needle patterns:
Maine Morning Mitts (fingerless gloves) by Clara Parkes. Download the pattern
Turn a Square (men's hat pattern) by Jared Flood. Download the pattern.
Little Apple Hat pattern by Iryna Boehland in English and Russian uses 1/3 of skein or about 50-70 yards. Download the pattern.
Cable Twist hat by Breean Elyse Miller. Download cable twist hat
Magenta hat by Kristen Nicholas at Knit and Crochet Now
Download the pattern.
Amelie slouch hat pattern by Christi Wassoon with picot edge, uses one skein and stash for stripes.
Download the hat pattern.
Slip Stitch Stash Hat by Renee Rico. Download the hat pattern.
Ireland Mist Hat for toddlers design by Flor. Download the pattern.
8 Minute Commute cowl pattern by Amanda Gleason. Download the cowl pattern.
Nom Nom Nom cowl by cyn of Toronto, Canada uses one skein of Madeline Tosh Vintage shown here knitted by theknitttingpatch. Download the cowl pattern.
Knitnscribble used Plymouth Yarn's 'Gina' and this fingerless mitts pattern, Christmas 2012. Follow Knitnscribble on twitter and 'like' knitnscribble on Facebook for more frequent postings.
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