My Favorite Holiday Gift Knits (& CONTEST!)

The holidays are closing in on us, and if you’re like me, maybe you’re looking for some great gift knit ideas. Here are just a few of my favorites:

Cold Brew Hat and Cowls (knit with worsted weight yarn)


Field of Wildflowers (knit with worsted weight yarn)


Dudester Scarf (knit with worsted weight yarn)


Super Bulky Mittens (knit with super bulky yarn)


Match and Move (knit with fingering weight yarn)


Tilted Texture (knit with fingering weight yarn)


That Nice Stitch (knit with fingering weight yarn)


tarshower Cowl (knit with fingering weight yarn)


Loopy Cakes Cowl (knit with any weight yarn, this one done in fingering weight)


Pogona (knit with fingering weight yarn)


We have book winners from last week! (Again, thank you to F&W Media/Interweave for giving us so many books to give away. We started Monday Book Giveaways in September and will go through the end of the year or beyond. Michelle Mondro and Christine Lima – you won last week! Email us and we’ll get these shipped off to you.

Here are the two new books for this week. Leave a comment to be entered. Do you have a favorite gift knit pattern that you like? Let us know. (Or just tell us Happy Thanksgiving, if you can’t think of a pattern. We still want you to be entered!) Also let us know if you have a book preference, in case you win.

Happy Thanksgiving week to all. We will be closed in-store on Thanksgiving Day, but will have regular hours the rest of the week: 10 am – 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, and Thursdays until 8:30 pm. Of course we are always open online and will get your orders shipped out quickly.


Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew


  1. I like to make wash towels and give them with a nice handmade soap. Everyone I’ve given this to seems to love it. I would like the knitting book.
    Wishing everyone at Loopy Ewe a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I have gifted a sweater for my sister it was a Berroco pattern called Moira. I have knit a baby blanket a number of times and I have knit a few throws for adults too. I like to mix it up with what I make as gifts for others.

  3. Hats,scarves, fingerless mitts. I’ve also gifted washcloths with fancy soap- people think the cloths are works of art! November knits

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m not sure I have a favorite, but I make a lot of Montreal Mitts to give away! The November Knits book looks cool! How nice to have so many prizes to give, makes the season cheerier!

  5. I mostly give sweaters when I give knitted gifts, and those are usually my own pattern, different for each person. I’d choose the knitting book, thank you.

  6. It is a little odd, but I like to make finger puppets as gifts – they are quick and fun! And that November Knits book looks great!

  7. “Cranberry Forest” hat!! You can do it in a couple of evenings, TWO skeins of worsted weight will make 3 hats, so it economical too! I’d love the “Sewn with Love” book, please – and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and the Elves!

  8. My fav baby gift knit is the Rainbow Marley Hat by Susan B Anderson. Favorite Christmas gift knit is the Dropped Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio and/or the Copy.Cat C.C beanie by Emily Ingrid modified to a messy bun beanie.

  9. Right now I’m liking the Perky Little Hat pattern. Perfect for a FAST last minute gift. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for giving these great books.

  10. Thank you for the wonderful ideas. I might be able to finish up a couple pairs of the super-bulky mittens in time for my son’s first full winter in southern Oregon. He already has ice on his windshield in the mornings. Brrrr says this weather wuss in the San Francisco area.

  11. I don’t do much gift knitting, so I’ll say Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    I’d love to win November Knits.

    Thank you for the contest, and the great pattern suggestions.

  12. I like the “Age of Brass and Steam” shawl for a fast knit that is classic and not fussy. If some really soft yarn is used it is special.

    Than one year I made 16 “Seamus Cowls” and a few more people mentioned that they would like one and I ended up making 22 of those! They go fast and keep the snow from falling down necks! I need one.

    I am currently enjoying the simple “Feather and Fan” scarf which seems to go fast even if lace is used, it is lovely scarf. I’ve made 4 and gifted 2.

  13. Every November, Helen Stewart introduces Knitvent, a group of patterns for short projects. You don’t know what will be in the group, but its always accessories. I knit them every year for gifts. They are always fun and always easy quick knits. I like the November Knits, but would be happy with either.

  14. What cute hats and cowls! Wishing you all Happy Thanksgiving! I’m VERY thankful for TLE! You all are so wonderful. For book preference I would like the knitting one.

  15. Happy Thanksgiving! All of the ideas pictures are great choices. I love the Willow Cowl by Amelia Lyon. Looks great in multicolored fingering, even those ones that don’t look good in other patterns!
    I also love to sew, so is pick the sewing book if I win!

  16. I like to use the Moss stitch and Cable sock pattern from the OOP book Sensational Knitted Socks, by Charlene Schurch. Easy stitch pattern to memorize, appropriate for male or female, and fools non Knitters into thinking they’re difficult! 🙂 November Knits would be my book of choice, as I already have the other option this week.

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