Seven Knitted Scarf Patterns, including infinity scarves, an ultra long scarf, and unique cowls. Perfect for DIY knit gifts

Seven Knitted Scarf Patterns

Scarves are, quite simply, where its’ at. For knitters, knitted scarf patterns can be as simple or as complicated as you wish.

Seven Knitted Scarf Patterns

 Seven Knitted Scarf Patterns, including infinity scarves, an ultra long scarf, and unique cowls. Perfect for DIY knit gifts

Cowls & Infinity Scarves

Cowls and infinity scarves are not only perfect for the fall / winter transition – they are paramount in staying warm without completely undoing all the effort you put into controlling your hair.  Wearing one is like wearing an endless hug, and creating one for someone else, if pretty much on par with hero cookies.

Anthropomorphic Infinity Scarf – love knitting

Cinnabar Button Scarf – by Fiber Flux

Easy Infinity Scarf – by Pickles

Infinity Scarf & Head Wrap – by Nemcsok Farms

Seven Knitted Scarf Patterns, including infinity scarves, an ultra long scarf, and unique cowls. Perfect for DIY knit gifts

Long & Unique Scarves

The rainbow scarf is my absolute favourite long scarf, and truthfully I can’t wait for winter to get here so I can pull it out of the closet and wear it everywhere.  The pattern for the dropped and found scarf by Jessie at Home is stunning, and so are the results!

Owl Scarf – by Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Dropped and Found – by Jessie at Home

DIY Rainbow Scarf – by Nemcsok Farms

Knitting Scarves

If you are a beginner knitter, knitting a scarf can be the best place to start.  You can learn practice the fundamentals over and over until you get comfortable.  Once you’re confident in your technique scarves are the perfect place to practice new things – and even a practice scarf can make an awesome accessory or gift.

Seven Knitted Scarf Patterns, including infinity scarves, an ultra long scarf, and unique cowls.  Perfect for DIY knit gifts

Get My Book

If you like this collection – be sure to get a copy of our book ‘Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners’ and check out all of our patterns in our Etsy Shop

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners ebook Collection of 6 super fun super easy knit hat patterns for beginners and professionals

natural wool vs acrylic yarn. The pros and cons and when to use acrylic yarn instead of natural wool

Which is Better, Acrylic Yarn or Real Wool?

The answer is pretty obvious – natural fibers are going to always be better than synthetic ones, right? Of course.  Before we write off acrylic yarn completely though, let’s talk about the pros vs. cons.

natural wool vs acrylic yarn. The pros and cons and when to use acrylic yarn instead of natural wool

Natural Wool

Natural wool fibers can not be dismissed.  This stuff has been keeping multitudes of animals and people warm and dry for eons.  If you’re looking to knit some hard core work clothes, 100% natural wool is definitely your better option.  It can and will likely last a very long time, and stand up to the elements.  As long as wool bearing animal farms keep producing healthy stock, it is a renewable resource.  Also, the wool market has grown to include more than just sheep.  Wool producers have turned to alpacas, goats and rabbits as well as yaks.  Now really, what could be cooler than a yak farm?

natural wool vs acrylic yarn. The pros and cons and when to use acrylic yarn instead of natural wool

Be aware however, that it does not wash easily, and is quite expensive.  Depending on the wool itself, it may not feel so great next to your skin.

Acrylic Yarn

Acrylic yarns come in all varieties of textures, weights, colours – I have yet to meet a yarn I don’t love. They are 100% washable, dryable and wearable, and that makes them more than ideal for children’s clothes, hats, mittens, socks and anything else you need to wash often, without having to rely on washing by hand.  Don’t get me wrong, washing the laundry by hand is totally something I want to spend my time doing. Ok, so not really. Acrylic yarns are more affordable than real wool, and can be manufactured to be soft enough to be against the most sensitive skin.

natural wool vs acrylic yarn. The pros and cons and when to use acrylic yarn instead of natural wool

So acrylic yarns get a bad rap because, they’re well, synthetic. And wool is frowned upon for being unwashable. Consider though that acrylic yarns can now be manufactured using recycled synthetics, which is a win all around, and natural fibers can be treated to make them washable. Another win.

natural wool vs acrylic yarn. The pros and cons and when to use acrylic yarn instead of natural wool

Get My Book

Be sure to get a copy of our book ‘Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners’ and check out all of our patterns in our Etsy Shop and mark us as favourite 

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners ebook Collection of 6 super fun super easy knit hat patterns for beginners and professionals

Great Knits for Kids

Around this time of year it’s nice to stock up on hats and mitts for our little ones, and if you’re a knitter, you probably want to make them all yourself.  Right?  See, I know, I feel ya.

I can help you out with this wonderful little collection of children’s knitting patterns.  These are sure to get your knitting and your little ones headed in the right direction for the cold season heading our way.  Go ahead and make all the warm things.

Children’s Knitting Patterns

Collection of knits for kids, fun children's knitting patterns

Chances are you’re a knitter, or you want to be a knitter, and in either case, your timing is perfect.

Choose any ( or all!) of these patterns to whip up some good old fashion hand made gifting for the little ones in your life.  These would also make excellent options if you were looking to donate to any shelters or charity drives for children.

 

Collection of knits for kids, fun children's knitting patterns

Hats and Mitts

Knit Ear Warmer – by The Idea Room

Stripey Slouchy Beanies – by Moogly

Lazy Mittens – by Pickles

Quick and Easy Pom Pom Hat – by Nemcsok Farms

Collection of knits for kids, fun children's knitting patterns

Scarf & Vest

Kids’ Loop Scarf – by Little Red Window

Toddler Vest – by Craftpassion

All the Warm Things

It’s so much easier to enjoy the winter weather if you’re dressed properly, and knitting for kids is always just going to make you feel like a superstar.  If your winters are cold, you may want to consider alpaca or sheep’s wool.  ‘Real’ wool is better for warmth, however be sure to find a washable variety.  Go with acrylic yarns if washability if your priority.

Get My Book

If you like this collection – be sure to get a copy of our book ‘Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners’ and check out all of our patterns in our Etsy Shop

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners ebook Collection of 6 super fun super easy knitted hat patterns for beginners and professionals

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