I love gift knitting more than I like knitting for myself. This past holiday season, in the midst of all the crazy hours I pulled to fulfill some of my knitting orders, I was able to squeeze in some gifts for my son’s teachers at his former school. They were a great bunch, and the care and love they showed my little poopoola left a lasting impression on me.
I wanted each scarf to be a different design for each teacher (since they work in the same school). Armed with my all-time favorite superbulky yarn, Loops & Threads Cozy Wool, I set out to craft individual gifts for these rockstar teachers. Let’s take a look.
I knit this first one using the Mid-December Easy Knit Infinity Scarf pattern from A Crafty House in a rich, Forest Green color.
I went with my trusty Procragratification Infinity Scarf pattern in Sapphire Blue for the second scarf (you guys aren’t tired of seeing it yet, are you? )
For the third scarf, I went with a recently discovered pattern that I’ve fallen in love with – the Columbia Cowl by Cirilia Rose.
I chose the simple but always stunning Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio for the fourth scarf, knit in an alluring Velvet Purple colorway.
And last but not least, the scarf that I knit last, late at night, and which I call the ToNoRi LaNiLaMi…for…Totally Not Original Late Night Night Last Minute scarf. Teeheehee. I originally started out knitting the original cowl version as outlined in the Katy Cowl pattern, but changed my mind halfway through and added buttonholes and large, coconut shell buttons. I fell in love with the finished product, knit in the breathtaking Thunder colorway, and wanted to write up the pattern and share it with other knitters. Then I discovered that I would be reinventing the wheel if I did so, because there’s already a gorgeous version of it written up - The Woodland Cowl by Kalurah. I guess great minds think alike? I still love the pattern though, and might end up making a few more of them.
So, what do you think? I loved knitting each one of these scarves, and from the reaction of the recipients, I think they liked them too! Which scarf is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Have a lovely week!