30+ Free Ideas Start Choosing Holiday Sweater Patterns Today 2020
Most knitters and knitters I know are extremely generous people. In an ideal world, we choose beautiful holiday models of sweaters for everyone on our lists, ideally matching the style and taste of each person. But no matter how early you start, it is simply impossible.
Handmade sweaters take dozens of hours, hundreds of dollars and thousands of yards of yarn (if not much more than everyone!), And no matter how much we love our family and friends, not everyone gets a sweater this year. Narrowing the list and finding a reasonable balance can be painful, and each solves the problem in its own way.
Some only make sweaters for themselves and make only accessories as gifts. Some just choose holiday sweater patterns for their mom and other close family members. Some choose only one special person to get a sweater every year.
Obviously, this is just for fun, but it makes you think about what really makes a person a worthy recipient of a handmade sweater. It may seem that you are thinking about how you will do it, but if the gift is made by hand, it does not mean that you do not need to think about whether the value of the gift is suitable. There is nothing more devastating than giving a handmade gift that is not appreciated.
Remember: there is nothing wrong with knitting or crocheting someone with a beautiful accessory or home decor item instead of taking on full clothes! You do not owe anything to anyone – handmade gifts should always be provided freely.
So what about the rare, few, “worthy sweaters”? Here are some festive knitting and crochet sweaters that are guaranteed to be valuable relics for years to come.
A well-chosen knitted sweater is an incredibly generous gift for a happy recipient. The crochet fabric is so versatile that it allows you to make knitted sweaters light, lace and draped or thick, warm and durable. It all depends on what the recipient will appreciate the most.
On the light and lace side is the Icicle sweater, a beautiful, one-piece design with a waist, a thin funnel neck and bell sleeves for a beautiful, feminine look. The library cardigan is also wonderfully lacy, with delicate fabric that has incredible drapery, while maintaining the warmth of the wearer.
A cozy option and a great holiday sweater pattern for those who like cables is the classic Pinyon Pullover sweater, which looks almost knit thanks to the cables and popcorn. Another favorite, also with a tangled stitch, is the Crimson Hooded Cardigan, a charming design that features sleeves with thumb holes!
Whatever festive sweater pattern you choose and for any craft, be sure to at least consult with your intended recipient to make sure that it at least matches the design as a whole. For best results, borrow and measure a piece of their clothing that suits them well and matches your chosen pattern.