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Best Knitted Gifts for your Dear Mother

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and so is the season to show her some love and appreciation. If you are a knitter – beginner, intermediate or advanced, there’s no better way to show your love and appreciation for Mom and all the maternal people in life than with a hand-knitted gift from the heart! In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day will be celebrated on 19th March falls this year, on the fourth Sunday of Lent, a traditional Christian day once known as 'Mothering Sunday. Many other countries of the world will be getting ready for the day in the month of May. If you are in the UK, so, hurry up and gather your knitting needles, accessories and yarn. If you are a seasoned pro you can get most of your projects done in an hour or a few days at the most. Even for beginners, it’s not very challenging to create some cherished knitted gifts for your mother. And, if your mother or a mother figure say your beloved aunt, your best friend or a person who always mothered you is a knitter herself then the gift options also include yarn, a new knitting needle set or some useful accessories.

If you are looking for quick knits to show some love, here are a few ideas. Before you go browsing knitting patterns, explore and see if you can plan your own design as it will be unique and rather special. You can recreate an old project or pattern in your Mother’s favourite colours or yarn weight. So, with only a few days to go if you are in the UK and a few weekends if you are from other parts of the world, let’s get started. Our guide on easy knitting stitches will help you with making any project special.

1. Triangle Scarf or Shawl

A shawl or a scarf is always an appreciated gift and a rather quick knit too. With almost all yarn weights and knitting needles, you can make one. Ditch the regular squares and rectangles and get ready to cast on a triangle. Vibrant colours and lightweight yarn will create quite an inspiring pattern. With the approaching spring/summer and you can pair this gift with some new sunglasses, a bunch of mom’s favorite flowers, or a new book. A scarf or shawl can be easily knit with a pair of single pointed needles as all you need to do is knit back and forth. If the length of the needle or the weight of the yarn gives you trouble, it is best to stick to circular knitting needles. The cable will support most of the weight leaving your hands free from fatigue while you express your love for your mom with every stitch.

2. Clutch or Bag

Knitted Bag

A knitted bag is easy to make and even design. You can basically knit a round with DPNs or circular needles and attach the knitted fabric to a clasp. Another option is to knit squares or rectangles and fashion out a clutch or a purse, whatever your mother would love! The choice of knitting needles are dependent on how you want to knit the project, in a seamless design or making it in pieces and then seaming them together later with a darning needle.

3. Arm Warmers

Those lovely arms have carried you for years and they might need some extra warmth. It is a lovely knitting project. You can easily knit a pair in a few hours at the most. Choose double-pointed needles to fashion out the tube with yarn that comes from your stash or if you want to hit your LYS a skein would easily do. A circular knitting needle will also work if you have the right length, which is a needle that is smaller than the length of the project circumference. Our guide on how to knit leg warmers will assist you as they are similar in construction and design.

4. Oversized Chunky Knit Sweater

Oversized Chunky Knit Sweater

A sweater may seem like a time-taking project but chunky-weight yarn will get your project done faster. If you have knit a sweater beforehand, you just have to follow the same steps but to add a special touch use some different yarn or a stitch pattern. Try out a colourwork technique or a seed stitch or any other textured stitches. A circular knitting needle or better an interchangeable needle set will have you covered with multiple needle sizes as well as cable lengths. Keep a handy pair of STNs and even DPNs as you may need them for different parts of the project.

5. Mommy and Me Hats

Hats are lovely all year. Gifting a knitted hat never goes out of season! Make a pair for your mother and yourself, she’ll love to twin. Hats are easy to knit. Start with any circular knitting needle or DPNs. Use a darning needle for duplicate stitching on the knitwear and you can spell out mom or a loved nickname.

6. Cozy Slippers

Cozy Slippers

A much-appreciated gift is cosy slippers. You can easily knit a pair of single pointed needles and bring the pieces together to construct the shape. Chunky-weight wool does wonderfully but you can also use your stash to make a colourful pair. If you are good at knitting colourwork or are just learning, this will give you quite an opportunity to test your skills.

7. Throw

A warm knitted throw in chunky weight yarn is a wonderful gift. There is no need for a pattern. You can easily go for a garter stitch pattern or a seed stitch one. If you are not keen on chunky weights, a mid-weight yarn will also work. Cast on stitches on your circular knitting needles and you’ll soon get there.

8. Mug Cozy

A simple knit and yet so creative, a mug cozy can be made individually or in a set. If she already has a few you can dress up her potted plants with a cozy for the weather. You can either knit a seamless round or make a square or rectangle and then shape up the project.

9. Infinity Scarf

Stylish Knitted Scarf

A stylish scarf to keep warm and cosy in an infinity pattern makes for a beautiful gift. If you do not want to continue with a garter pattern you can try a seed stitch or a moss stitch or any other textured stitch pattern.

10. Socks

Knitted Socks

Nobody says no to another pair of socks and definitely not handmade ones. Knitting a pair of socks is one of the best gifts. Our guide on how to knit socks will assist you to make a pair of circular knitting needles. But if you prefer knitting with DPNs, the steps remain the same but you simply cast on stitches and divide them equally on three or four DPNs.

Whatever your mom is into, these gift ideas will make her day special. Explore the Mindful collection for a range of stainless steel knitting needles. Be it single-pointed, double-pointed, fixed circular, interchangeable circulars or even needle sets. The mindful theme, soothing teal colours and an inspiring word imprinted on each needle body help the knitter focus on the meditative aspects of the craft.

Happy Mother’s Day Gift Knitting!

Interchangeable Circular Needles