I love fine yarns and delicate lace. Relaxing with tea and watching the wispy strands become something elegant and intricate. (It’s a very picturesque scene I’m envisioning here, by the way.) On the flip side, I also love instant gratification projects, super bulky yarns, big needles, and finished pieces I can snuggle in on cool days.
Being that it’s October, I’ve been more focused on the big-yarn projects. I feel the [self induced] pressure to create warm pieces before the temps get too frigid. If you can relate then you might enjoy the list of kits* below. Or browse through all our FREE PATTERNS & KITS in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn.
*The links below point to kits available on LionBrand.com. Kits include a copy of the pattern and yarn to complete the project in your desired size. To find the pattern only please visit the designer’s website. You can find this information by clicking the links to the Lion Brand kit page and scrolling down to the design information area (below the overview section).
An oversized, cozy, cream colored scarf perfect to go with any outfit. The thick texture and wool fiber is sure to keep you both warm and stylish. Feel free to modify this pattern any way that you’d like! Simply cast on stitches in a multiple of 2 + 1 and follow the stitch pattern provided. By casting on fewer or more stitches and knitting for more or less rows, you can make this scarf exactly the size that you want.
This simple rib and stockinette piece screams cozy warmth. And those pom poms for the added touch. It’s fast, fun, and functional!
This cozy hat features bold yet simple colorwork designs reminiscent of classic Fair Isle and Scandinavian style. Cozy as can be, this modern woolly hat will keep you warm on the coldest of winter days. This cozy Nordic inspired infinity scarf features bold colorwork designs and an ultra-warm fabric. The classic Fair Isle stitching and snowflake patterns are perfect for wearing during the cold winter months. A wonderful project if you’d like to try knitting colorwork for the first time!
Watch out! Your wardrobe just got a new favorite sweater. This Cozy Celtic Raglan includes traveling cables, a scrumptious jumbo cowl and an oversized body that’s to die for. A little high fashion and a little bit home style, it’s the perfect sweater to lounge about in on the weekends, or to head out for a bit of shopping with the gal pals. Inspired by my love for Celtic knots and top down raglan style sweaters, this piece is perfect for both fall and winter.
Full of texture, bobbles, and knit-like stitching, this warm winter throw is the ultimate in comfort and style. The various stitch patterns will keep your attention as you make it and the super bulky yarn lends to a quick project. Cuddle up under the squishiest, boho inspired winter blanket you’ve ever made!
Engulf yourself in squishy bobbles with the delightful Cumulus Cowl. Inspired by fluffy clouds seen from an airplane window, the texture of this neck warmer provides the ultimate cozy warmth.
This crochet takes on the knit Mont Blanc Cardigan brings a more structured silhouette with a lengthened body and the addition of pockets. The dense, shielding fabric adds warmth to the body, leaving the arms free. This is an effortless piece to throw on over a turtleneck or light jacket.
Whether you’re headed to the backcountry or just back to the coffee shop, these chunky mittens will keep your hands toasty warm like the mitts your grandma used to make. While they look like knit stockinette, they’re actually crochet! The simple pattern works up in about three hours, making these mittens a go-to handmade gift this holiday season.