Gift List

Gift List: 10 Knitted Gifts for Every Occasion

Of the many pleasures of knitting, one of the most pleasurable has to be knitting for others. It brings together the joy of knitting with the anticipated joy of offering it to a loved one.

Many of the designs in this collection began as gifts that I knit for members of my family and for friends. I now offer them here, all in a single downloadable .pdf, for all the special someone’s on your gift list.

All 10 patterns are included.

Purchase eBook: $19.95 CAD


Gauntlet Mittens
Take a 100% wool yarn, preferably one with self-striping colours. Work an oversized mitten, with long cuffs, then felt it to the perfect size.

It will be dense and strong and warm, ideal for those cold winter days.


Ribbed Neck Warmer
What better way to add warmth when the weather cools than with a ribbed neck warmer?

Choose a favourite colour and cast on to work a ribbed tube that increases in width to cover the shoulders, too.


Reminiscent of the caribou’s unique markings, this textured cap is worked first in the round for the brim. It is then worked back and forth in rows to accommodate the separate striping along the depth of the cap.

Work this cap in any two-colour combination to create your own unique signature.


Striped Toque
Ready for a hike? A walk around town? This toque can accompany you into the hills or along city streets. It is worked in the round from the brim to the crown, after a turned-under hem is worked first.

This striped toque can serve as a template for many different variations. Add more stripes and vary them in any way that pleases you.


Beech Wood
A neck wrap of pure luxury, Beech Wood recalls the woods in fall and winter when the brown and golden beech leaves cling relentlessly to their branches, refusing to drop to the ground.

Worked in the round, using a single 50 g. skein of a handpainted silk and cashmere blend, this cowl feels delicious against the skin.


This piece of knitted jewellery was created with a handpainted fingering-weight yarn. The regular repeats of the various colours result in the striping effect.

Choose a brightly coloured, fine, handpainted yarn in the colours you prefer and knit your own neck ring.


Opera Necklace
An easy way to dress up the plainest garment is to adorn it with a piece of stunning jewellery. The Opera Necklace is just that.

Knitted as an I-cord, it is decorated with knots and applied pearls and can be worn in a variety of ways. 


Café Capelet
The lightest of cover-ups, this rectangular scarf doubles as a wrap. Worked in a Filet Mesh stitch pattern with double yarn overs, it transforms your yarn into a wisp-like garment.

A graceful adornment to wear anywhere. 


Felted Bowls
A pair of oval-shaped felted bowls, perfect as a hostess gift at any time of year.

Quick and easy to make, they are worked in the round from the base up and then felted in the washing machine to your desired size.


Shadow Boxes
Create a fully reversible knitted quilt with these blocks worked in an unusual version of Garter Stitch.

Combining the knit version with the purl version of Garter Stitch, you can achieve an interesting effect of “shadow play”.