Monday, October 25, 2010

What's your favorite gift-giving pattern?

In the spirit of my last post regarding gift-giving yarn choices, let's talk about patterns for a moment.

Some people on our lists will occasionally get really complex time-consuming projects off our needles or hooks. But, for the most part, the idea knit gift will be something fairly quick to knit. Probably taking a maximum of 400 or 500 yards of yarn and a couple weeks or less of our time. After all, many of us have long lists of gift recipients.

Do you have a favorite go-to pattern? Have you been eyeing  pattern that you want to try? I'm looking for specific patterns (with links, if possible...Ravelry project links work) to review.

Designers: here's your chance to plug your most giftable pattern! :)

I'll choose 10-20 to highlight in a future post. I won't be knitting them all, mind you, but I will add many to my queue!


Ginger said...

This is the first year I'm doing knitted gifts for a serious number of people and I'm going with felted slippers for everyone! I'm using two patterns, French Press Felted Slippers ( for the ladies and Felted Clogs AC-33 ( for the guys. I just bought all the yarn today, and I'm hoping to get going on them soon. We'll see how it goes.

Kat1e said...

I'm over halfway through my first Cherry Garcia and I LOVE it and it is a very quick knit (have to wait for a second skein of yarn to come in the mail to finish it). I'm already planning a second one.

Casey said...

my favorite gift-giving pattern is anything using yarn about the diameter of my pinky.