Quick Gift Knits

Whether for a holiday, birthday, or just a surprise, gifting a handknit is particularly special. Love and care is poured into every stitch, and the final product is a unique treasure made just for that person. Sometimes, however, the gift list is long and the time is short. To take the pressure off, we've put together this list of options that knit up lickety split! From small accessories to big cozy sweaters, these patterns will save you time without sacrificing a single ounce of love. 

Yarn info can be found on each item's pattern page.

The Patterns


Felted Pods

Not only can these soft little bowls be knit up in a flash, they're also a great way to use up (non-superwash) wool scrap yarn. When gifting these we love to fill them with succulents or candies - but there are lots of ways to use them.

Felted Pods Pattern Page


Toasty Topper

Hats are a popular quick knit gift, and our Toasty Topper takes it to the next level: the helmet style is lower in the back to cover the head more completely, and the side flaps keep the ears nice and warm. With sizes from newborn to adult XL, you can make them for everyone on your gift list!

Toasty Topper Pattern Page


Everyday Mitts

This pattern comes with nine sizes, instructions for fingerless and full mitten versions, and can be knit with your preferred yarn weight. Knit a pair of bulky mittens for your baby nephew, a worsted fingerless pair for mom...the options are limitless!

Everyday Mitts Pattern Page


Milli Kerchief

The Milli Kerchief can be knit with any gauge to any size. A bulky version (like the one shown here) would knit up in no time! Better still, some simple math helps you use up every inch of your yarn: use 50% for the point, and 25% for each of the ties.

Milli Kerchief Pattern Page


Little Lamb

For the tiniest knit-worthy person on your list, the Little Lamb is a darling bulky weight cardigan that works up quickly. Give it a personal touch by picking a pretty ribbon for the side ties. Click here for other baby and toddler patterns.

Little Lamb Pattern Page


Knitted Four Corner Bag

The flat-bottom construction of this bag makes it perfect for carrying produce, take-out, yarn, and more. The pattern includes two sizes with three different stitch variations: stockinette, garter, and yarn over (lace).

We have a pre-sewn linen version of the Four Corner Bag, and our original Leather Handle Kit includes instructions to sew your own.

Knitted Four Corner Bag Pattern Page


Yeti Bag

Knit from the bottom up with a Provisional Cast-On, you can easily modify this bag to be as large or small as you’d like. Pair it with our short Leather Handle Kit and knit it with a skein of fun novelty yarn for the ultimate statement piece.

This is a free pattern!

Yeti Bag Pattern Page



Fleece vests are popular amongst everyone from outdoorsy mountain climbers to fashion-forward city slickers. Unfortunately, most of the ready-made options out there are made with plastic fiber. Knit an eco-friendly version with real wool! 

Juniper Pattern Page



When knitting deadlines approach, it's super bulky yarn to the rescue. Amy is worked on US 17 / 12.75mm needles at fewer than 2 stitches per inch, so it can realistically be finished in a few short days. The simple style is easy to modify: knit it knee-length or cropped, long sleeved or short, add pockets or bobbles - get creative!

Amy Pattern Page



Whether you think of Francis as a vest, a shrug, a cocoon, a capelette, or something else entirely, one thing is for sure: it's cozy as heck. Worked top-down and seamless on size 11 (8 mm) needles, it's a a fast and easy knit.

Francis Pattern Page



Can you knit an entire sweater in just a few days? If it's a Lucia you can. This super bulky pullover is worked on US 19 (15 mm) needles, and the collar is integrated right into the pattern so there's no going back to pick up stitches later. Knit it cropped with short sleeves (Version B), or go for a full turtleneck and longer length (Version A).

Lucia Pattern Page

A Little Something Extra...

Add in one (or more) of these tools so your loved one can take the best care of their handknits.


Washing Bags

Protect knitted garments in the wash or make hand washing easier. The fine mesh is made from recycled plastic bottles, and they're available in large and small sizes.

Shop Sweater Care Washing Bag


Pop-up Dryer

For sweaters that need to be air-dried, the Pop-up Dryer significantly cuts down drying time by allowing increased airflow beneath your garment. It folds down into a compact 11" (28 cm) diameter for easy storage.

Click here to see how Julie uses it to help when draining her hand washing basin.

Shop Pop-up Dryer


Fuzz Off Comb

The more handknits are worn (and loved!), the more likely they are to develop pill balls. The Fuzz Off Comb efficiently shaves off those pesky pills to keep knits looking like new. The foldable body is made with biodegradable PLA, and the metal combs can easily be replaced.

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Shop Fuzz Off Comb Refills


Sweater Care Brush

A sweep of the Sweater Care Brush will keep mohair and alpaca knits in their finest fluffy state. It's made with all natural materials: natural boar bristles, a bamboo base, and a cotton twill handle. It can also be used for depilling and to remove lint and pet hair.

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Super-Absorbent Towel

For knits that must be hand washed, the Super-Absorbent Towel speeds up the process of drying by absorbing excess water from your garment. Made from a lightweight felt-like cloth, it soaks up much more water than a regular bath towel.

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Shop the Sweater Care Collection

To see more, browse the entire Sweater Care Collection!

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