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Favorite Winter Knitting

Last month I shared with you some of my favorite Fall knitting projects.  Today, since yes, the weather in Wisconsin turns from Fall to Winter in the span of a month (or less), I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite Winter knitting projects!  These projects are Wisconsin Winter ready, warm and cozy to protect you from the frosty chill of cold air.

Pincusion Hat by Leah Coccari-Swift

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This pattern uses the short rows technique.  It is super cozy, and fun, but not too difficult.  This pattern may have been what made me fall in love with Knit Collage yarn, which you will see used in several other of the patterns I mention as well.

Hoodie Cowl by Susan Sheby

I love this pattern because it is a scarf and a hat in one! It is perfect when you are out shopping or somewhere that you won’t be outdoors for long, but will be in and out often.  I often wear it when I am shopping somewhere like Michigan Avenue in Chicago where I need to stay warm, but don’t want to have to take off a hat and scarf every few minutes. (It also uses Knit Collage yarn)

GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley


I. Love. This. Cowl.  It is by far the piece of knitwear that I wear most often in Winter.  It is so warm and cozy, and such an easy knit.  It is a lot of stitches, but it is knit in the round so it is an easy (but a little monotonous).  It is a long cowl that can be wrapped around your neck a few times.  It is simple, and cozy, and classy, and goes with everything!

Here are some things that are on my to-knit (after I am done knitting Christmas presents…) list this winter:

Cozy Warm Earflap Hat by Purl Soho

This hat looks so warm, and I love that it is a bit different than the typical knit winter hat.

Chevron Pixie Blanket by Susan Sheby

I love the pattern of this blanket and it looks so warm and cozy!  If only there was some way that I could keep my pets off of it so it didn’t get all dirty and snagged.

Also, check out the Caring Cowl pattern by Alexis Winslow – 100% of the proceeds got to Philippines Typhoon Relief!

Are you a knitter? What is currently on your needles?!

4 Responses

  1. I really want to make the Gap-tastic cowl, but I don’t have yarn big enough for it! I really like how cowls like that look, though. I’m planning on casting on a Honey Cowl sometime after the holidays. Currently, I’m knitting a pair of socks for my husband because I haven’t knit much for him yet!

    I really like your Pincushion Hat!

  2. Hopefully getting a cowl or scarf on the needles soon. I bought some yarn, now I just need to get started. Saw your email about tea+knitting. Will email you back soon!!

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