Episode 375: A Gift-knitting Roundtable

‘Tis the season to knit gifts! Lee and Stacey were joined by our coworkers Jen, Regan, and Alena to discuss gift knitting in a roundtable moderated by Andi. The group discusses their go-to gifts to knit, their best and worst gifts, and more! They provide tons of inspiration for last minute gifts in addition to discussing more elaborate projects.

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Plus, Lee and Stacey discuss their current WIPs and future plans for what they’ll knit during the podcast’s holiday break that’s starting now. We’ll be back mid-January with new episodes!

Mentioned in this Episode

Shine yarn

Andean Treasure yarn

Lee’s Andean Treasure cardigan project (Ravelry link)

Swish Pops yarn

Lee’s Swish Pops cardigan project (Ravelry link)

Hawthorne yarns

Lee’s Hawthorne pullover project (Ravelry link)

Lee’s Hawthorne DK movie sweater (Ravelry link)

Tensho Pullover pattern (Ravelry link)

Lee’s Muse cardigan with blendy stripes (Ravelry link)

Deep Winter Coat pattern (Ravelry link)

Wool of the Andes yarns

Podcast episode 356 with Abbye from Wool & Pine

Ventisca Slipover pattern

Twill yarn

Mini Kitty Pouf pattern

Fluff of the Andes yarn

Emotional Support Chicken pattern (Ravelry link)

Camilla, the Knit Picks Office Emotional Support Chicken

Knit Picks on Instagram

Christmas Pickle Ornament pattern

Axiom Sweater pattern

Axiom Knit-along on the blog

Previous crochet-along with mannequin-Stacey

Previous knit-along with mannequin-Lee

Regan’s mom’s cardigan

Alena’s Dad’s Dolphins scarf (Ravelry link)

Jen’s TIE Fighter Hat and Mittens project (Ravelry link)

Stacey’s Grandma’s blanket (Ravelry link)

Lee’s partner’s tweed hat (Ravelry link)

Lee’s brother’s mismatched mitts (Ravelry link)

Socks Rule! ruler

Bowl Cozy sewing pattern

Dish Towel Set pattern

Dishie yarns

The Big Cozy Hat pattern

Alla Prima yarn

Déjà Yarn print book

Déjà Yarn eBook

Leading Lines Mitts pattern

12 Weeks of Gifting pattern

Ridged Mitered Striped Kitchen Set pattern

Payne Hat pattern

High Desert yarns

All of Lee’s patterns on Knit Picks

Swish Bulky yarn

Fable Fur yarn

Stay In & Knit eBook

Brava Tweed yarn

Laniferous Cap pattern

Extra Bold Coffee Bean Beanie pattern

Time Stamps

00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!
00:17 Stacey and Lee share what they’ve been up to
11:12 We’re taking a podcasting break for the holidays, and Stacey shares what she hopes to get done before we record again.
16:40 Andi and Stacey discuss their Axiom projects.
19:16 Jen, Regan, and Alena join Lee, Stacey, and Andi to discuss gift knitting.
25:34 The group discusses the best fibers to use for gifts.
27:58 Everyone shares their favorite gifts they’ve made and a few failures.
40:57 Do we follow any gift knitting traditions?
44:16 The group shares their favorite patterns for last minute gifts.
53:23 Credits


  1. Sue Drover / January 28, 2024

    I usually give hand knit socks to at least one person at Christmas. I buy decorative Chinese food boxes to package them, and make a mini sock ornament from the leftover yarn and tie it to the package. It’s gotten to the point that when we all get together, everyone is looking for those Chinese food boxes!

  2. Marilyn Anderson / December 6, 2023

    Let’s knit…this the season.