Do you ever struggle with ideas for guy gifts at this time of year? Especially if you want to knit something for them? We’ve rounded up several cool patterns that are quick and easy and spot on for the guys in your life!
Dudester Scarf by Jana Pihota. Classy looking, and easy to wear for formal occasions as well as weekend wear, and done in a worsted weight, so it knits up quickly. (I am currently making this for a gift and am really loving the pattern. It’s also a very relaxing knit.) It calls for 435 yards of worsted yarn. Try it in: Malabrigo Rios, The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted, or Cascade 220.
Spectrum by Joji Locatelli. Pick their favorite team colors and knit this up for game day! Calls for 250 yards of fingering weight for Color A (the white) and 420 yards for Color B (the gray). Try it in: The Fibre Co Canopy Fingering, Knerd String Fingering, or The Loopy Ewe Solid Series.
Boyfriend Beanie by Chandi Agee. Guaranteed to fit well, because of the textural ribbing in the pattern. Classy and easy. Calls for 200-250 yards of DK yarn. Try it in: Blue Moon Socks that Rock Mediumweight, Into the Whirled Dresden DK, or Wollmeise DK.
Hatfield Scarf by Lauren Sanchez. Cables are classy and they are also warm, because they add a bit of density to the pattern! Mirrored side cables with a braided center cable. Calls for 550-600 yards of DK weight yarn. Try it in: The Uncommon Thread Merino DK, Shalimar Breathless DK, or Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy.
Ragtop by Susan Lawrence. Simple and nonsense mitts, with the option of making the top longer to fold down (or up) as the weather demands. (Totally making these for myself, too.) Calls for 200-250 yards of worsted weight. Try it in: Dream in Color Classy or City, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, or Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd Worsted.
Ad Hoc by Josh Ryks-Robinsky. Interesting to knit and cool to wear! Three colors of fingering weight, 760 yards total. Try it in: The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering, Wollmeise Pure, or Spud and Chloe Fine.
Rock Strata Mitts by Josh Ryks-Robinsky. Aran weight mitts that leave fingers free for phones and other such things. Calls for 100-120 yards of yarn. Try it in Blue Sky Fibers Extra, Cascade 220 Superwash Aran, or Rosy Green Wool Big Merino Hug.
Guy gifts don’t have to be difficult if you can find things that are cool and fun to knit. We hope you’ve found several you’d like to make.
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew