Cosy Winter Gift Knits

Get cosy with simple comfort knits for the winter months! We’ve picked our favourite projects that tick all the boxes – quick, ideal gift knitting and most only take one skein.

Scarf workshop

Modern with great stitch details, Quince & Co.’s patterns are always top of our list for beautiful knits. And the fact that these designs all just take one skein of the squishy Puffin is an added bonus.

L-R Sporting Beret, Puffin in Apricot/ High Street Cap, Puffin in Snap Pea/ Kelpie Cap, Puffin in Winesap/

Quince & Co Puffin (L-R) Rosa Rugosa, Carrie's Yellow, Leek, Aleutian
Quince & Co Puffin (L-R) Rosa Rugosa, Carrie’s Yellow, Leek, Aleutian

Whereas these patterns use just one skein of Quince & Co. Osprey, a plied heavy aran weight.

L-R Dolan, Osprey in Leek/ Effie, Osprey in Peacock/ Eyen Hat, Osprey in Honey/ Falmouth Hat, Osprey in Split Pea.

Quince and Co Osprey CW from top, Clay, Audouin, Bosc, Delft, Damson
Quince and Co Osprey CW from top, Clay, Audouin, Bosc, Delft, Damson

And don’t forget the boys! Although we’d say these classic numbers would suit everyone.

L-R Striped Hat – 100g in each colour of Worsted/Aran weight / Brig, two skeins of Shelter in Meteorite / Eno, one or two skeins of Loft in Hayloft

 Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (L-R) Faded Quilt, Soot, Blanket Fort

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (L-R) Faded Quilt, Soot, Blanket Fort

New into Loop this week is the Mrs. Moon Plump, which is as the name suggests – plump! Great for quick chunky knits we knew you’d love the silky soft merino/alpaca blend and the truly edible colours! We’ll be showing you a bit more of this yarn on the blog next week.

Mrs. Moon Plump
Mrs. Moon Plump

If you’re not a fan of working with heavier weight yarn, but still fancy a smaller project may we suggest a lacey cowl? The pretty Ptarmigan needs just 160m of DK, ideal for using a little bit of luxury like two balls of Petlote Parisienne Cashmere. Jonna uses two skeins of Chickadee and for Pei Loop, just one skein of your favourite shade of Loft (shown here in Postcard).

Banish those gift knitting worries of ‘but will it fit?’ and ‘will they wear this colour?’ with a charming tea cosy! Pop in a blend of their favourite brew along with it and you’ve got the ultimate gift for tea lovers (and we’re sure you know a few!) Both the Ribbed and Ruffled Cosy and the Anniversary Cosy take under 150m, so we recommend a couple of balls of Semilla Grosso to accompany your tea!

We of course have lots of stylish knitting patterns free to download on the blog! Check out more free patterns via category on the right.

Grey Owl Cowl/ Hawick Cowl/ Misti Chunky Cowl/ Spring Bloom Mitts/ Sophie’s Hat / Eternally Cowl

If you need a boost to start your gift knitting we have two workshops scheduled in November. Sophie’s Scarf Workshop on Saturday 14th is suitable for beginners and will take you through the basics of knitting and give you the confidence to start your first project. Wednesday 18th  is an evening Hat Workshop where knitters who are ready to take the next step can learn shaping and stitch patterns . Plus all participants will receive 10% off one purchase at Loop to start their new knitting projects

As always, please call the shop if you would like to book on any classes – 020 7288 1160.

And one final thing is to announce the winner of last weeks competition. Thank you to everyone who entered to win a skein of Woolfolk Hygge, and the winner is …. Sarah W who said “I have two skeins of medium grey coming so I’d have to go for the navy next. But really I want them all ;)” Congratulations! We’ll be in touch to let you know how you can claim your prize.

Until next week, Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

1 Comment on “Cosy Winter Gift Knits

  1. Bonjour,
    Je suis admirative de toutes vos idées et de toutes vos créations. Bravo à toutes!
    Vos fils et vos couleurs sont très belles,et toujours bien associées, ce qui nous donne envie de faire, à nous qui consultons votre site!
    J’aimerais apprendre à broder sur de la maille tricotée, quel cours ou quel livre me conseillez-vous ?
    Comme vous, J’aime beaucoup tricoter pour faire des cadeaux, c’est un double cadeau : un pour celui qui a fait et un pour celui qui reçoit !

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