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7 Stress-Free Knitting Patterns

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Though we look forward to the holiday season every year, there is a decided price to pay for all of that holiday cheer—stress.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the excuse to travel home to visit my family, giving and receiving gifts [3], decorating the Christmas tree, and all the delicious food.  However, by the time Christmas day actually arrives I’m usually ready to take a long hot bath.  Finding (or knitting) the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be both challenging and exhausting.  Once I’ve finished knitting for everyone [3] else, I’m ready for a knitting pattern that’s sweet and simple.  Post-Christmas, I want a knitting pattern that’s totally stress-free, in other words.

With less than a week to go until the big day, I know knitters everywhere are frantically wrapping up their holiday knitting [4].  It’s time to start looking forward to that magical moment when you can relax and start knitting for pleasure [5] again.  After having your knitting batteries seriously drained by the holidays, these patterns are a great way to way to get back into the groove of knitting again.  Sometimes knitting something mindlessly simple is the best way to remember why you love knitting [6] so much in the first place.

7 Stress Free Knitting Patterns [7]

 

Fruit Basket Scarf [8] – Featuring a simple, easy knitted texture, this quick cowl will restore your faith in knitting.

Simple Luxury Scarf [9] – A luscious, garter stitch triangle, this scarf is about as simple as they come.  Use your favorite yarn to add extra layers of delight.

Cute Bear Hat [10] – Knitting for others doesn’t have to be stressful (it helps when there isn’t a deadline).  Two quick ears requiring minimal effort dress up this simple hat.

Chunky Charcoal Scarf [11] – Fall in love with plain stockinette stitch all over again with this easy striped scarf.

Weekend Winter Hat [12] – If you’re a color work buff, this hat is a simple way to enjoy your favorite technique.

Simple Vanilla Hat [13] – Cover up that bed head with an adorable hat!  This basic hat pattern is perfect for women of all ages.

Fast and Furious Lacy Scarf [14] – Not all lace patterns are hard.  This quick knit lace scarf is an easy way to treat yourself to an elegant project.

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Bonus! Win two skeins of this gorgeous yarn [15] and a pattern to go along with it.  You don’t want to miss this amazing prize.  You have until January 1, 2014, at 11:59:59 P.M. EST to enter for your chance to win [15].

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite way to relax after the holidays?