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13 Gifts You Can Make with 2 Balls of Yarn or Less

blog-ribbed bolero

Every year I participate in a handmade Secret Santa gift exchange. Working at Lion Brand has definitely inspired me to learn to knit, and as a person who usually crochets, I wanted to make something different and challenging this year.

I found the Ribbed Bolero pattern to be a good place to start. It's a good beginner project to both improve knitting skills, and to make a great gift at the same time. It's just like making a scarf -- just much wider and folded in half.  This pattern is perfect as I had also been looking for a 2-ball project that uses Homespun®.

One of the many skills I gained from this project was learning to differentiate between a stockinette (which the pattern called for) and a garter stitch (which I accidentally did). I was surprised (and relieved) that it still looked similar the picture, except with a different stitch - and it only cost $15!

Below I've selected several 2-ball projects that will let you practice your craft and make a great handmade gift at the same time. Let the gift knitting begin!

Knit His or Her Hat Simple Shrug Knit My First #Scarfie Knit Hat in a Flash
Knit His or Her Hat Crochet Simple Shrug Knit My First #Scarfie Knit Hat in a Flash

Knit Prince Street Leg Warmers Crochet Stash Basket Gretchen's Easy Tam Crochet Simply Basic Hat, Scarf, and Gloves Set
Knit Prince Street Leg Warmers Crochet Stash Basket Gretchen's Easy Tam Crochet Simply Basic Hat, Scarf, and Gloves Set.
Crochet Geometric Pillow Knit Amelia EarFlap Hat Crochet Split Collar Capelet Knit Cupcake #Scarfie
Crochet Geometric Pillow Knit Flip-Top Mittens Crochet Split Collar Capelet Knit Cupcake #Scarfie
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