Holiday Gift Guide: to Knit or Buy

When the holiday season approaches, with it comes the occasional ping of fear about finding all your presents in time. But no worries friends, we've put together a Cocoknits gift guide that has something for everyone's preferences. Whether you want to knit something quickly or are opting to add something easy to the cart, we have you covered. We hope our list of ideas helps you find the perfect present for your friends and family: knitters and non-knitters alike!

Gifts to Buy: The Perfect Gift for Someone Who...



+ Natural Mesh Bag 

+ Yarn Snips 

+ Tapestry Needle 


Did you know our Natural Mesh Bag is the ideal material for cross stitch? Gift this set to that creative embroiderer so they can personalize and customize their own bag. Or if YOU love embroidery, this would also make a great finished gift. Side note: our Tapestry Needles have a bent end, making it easier and more efficient to get the tip of the needle to move in and out of the mesh material. 



+ Project Portfolio

+ Accessory Roll


The perfect gift for that person who's always on the go: the Project Portfolio and Accessory Roll. Both are made out of durable and washable kraft paper and have the most delightful design to keep everything tidy and travel-friendly. ⁠We have a couple of videos so you can see these clever tools in-action...both items come with three additional elastics so you can personalize the color of the band. Learn how to do that with our tutorials "How to Change the Elastic on your Cocoknits Project Portfolio" and "How to Change the Elastic on Your Accessory Roll." Learn how to utilize your organizers to their full potential with these two tutorials: "How to fill your Cocoknits Project Portfolio" and "How to fill Your Accessory Roll with All the Things."



+ Four Corner Bag

+ Leather Handle Kit

+ Maker's Keep

+ T-Pins

+ Tapestry Needles


Our sewist friends sure understand the need to keep little items in order, and that's why the Maker's Keep is the perfect gift for them. It's magnetic so it conveniently holds all small metal or steel items on your wrist including needles, pins, and small scissors. Store accessories in the Four Corner Bag or keep your WIP in there for easy transport. 



+ Kraft Bins


Our versatile Kraft Bins are the perfect catch all for those things that end up scattered around, whether it's craft supplies or baby toys. The wide opening makes it easy to throw things in for a speedy cleanup, and the soft yet durable kraft paper fabric is 100% machine washable. Set them on the floor, tuck them onto a shelf, or hang up by the loop handle. When empty, the three sizes can be nested together or they can be flattened down for easy storage. (They're also easy to dye and customize!) 



+ Flight of Stitch Markers


Why have one when you could have them all? Our Flight of Stitch Markers is an adorable sampling of 5 different markers, packaged in the most gift-worthy kraft box. It's a great way for knitters of any experience level to explore new stitch marker shapes and styles. And as any knitter knows, you can never have too many stitch markers. 

Gifts to Make in Time for the Holidays:



It's not just a bulky cardigan, it's a super bulky cardigan! Amy is worked on size US 17 needles and with fewer than 2 sts per inch you'll have this adorable sweater done in no time. Who said you couldn't finish a garment in a week? 


Amy Pattern Page


Emma A or B

This classic pullover pattern is quick and easy, knit in bulky yarn on size 11 needles. It's exclusively available in our book: the Cocoknits Method Workshop, and it offers endless customization options for its lucky future owner. If you don't have the book yet, this is a great first pattern to learn the Cocoknits Method - plus you'll have learned a new skill before the new year even starts!


Emma A Pattern Page

Emma B Pattern Page


Knitted Four Corner Bags

This is the knit version of our FOUR CORNER BAG and includes instructions for two sizes with three different stitch variations. We won't be surprised if you fall in love and want to knit one of each. Julie designed this pattern because she loves net bags for carrying produce, take-out boxes, and yarn - she always keeps one handy. Knit with strong Habu Textiles yarn, these are the perfect sturdy alternative to single-use bags. 


Knit Four Corner Bags Pattern Page 


Everyday Mitts

With sizes ranging from Toddler to Adult Extra Large, you can knit these cozy mitts for the whole family. The pattern includes instructions for both fingerless and mitten versions, and the pattern can be easily adjusted to different yarn weights by choosing the size you knit based on your gauge.


Everyday Mitts pattern page


Felted Pods

There's nothing we appreciate more once winter hits than having fresh plants around the home. We think your friends and loved ones will also appreciate the gift of a handmade felted pod filled with a succulent, air-plant, or other mini plant. You can make them as is and sit them on a table, make a vertical garden, or add our Leather Handle Kit to hang them (click here to see). Whatever you do, this pattern is a great way to use up spare yarn, and it's a real quick knit! 


Felted Pods Pattern Page

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