Want to knit a gift for the holidays or a birthday, but sick of scarves? Well, we've got some ideas for you! While socks seem to be one of the most popular gift ideas (especially for the in-laws or neighbors) we've seen a resurgence in knitted home accessories: wine bottle covers, washcloths & dishrags with handmade soap, bathmats and afghans. Whether you're knitting for your longtime best friend (think Ombre Alpaca Blanket) or all of your coworkers (quick mittens might be best), there are gobs of beautiful and stylish patterns out there. You just have to get your needles clicking!
Many of the suggestions below already have their own dedicated corner, but we've pulled together a few of our favorite kits and yarns: