Over the years, knitting has grown to become a popular pastime among many young people. Talented knitting designers all over the country have proven time after time what beautiful, youthful pieces they can create with their own two hands. The time-honored craft has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity – some may even say knitting has gotten trendy.
As younger knitters have entered the world of needle craft, a more fashionable style has emerged. Knit sweater patterns don’t have to be the infamously ugly tangles of yarn Mrs. Weasley would insist Harry and Ron wear in the Harry Potter book series. Infinity scarves and cozy knit cowls litter the closets of teens across the country. Now the word “handmade” denotes a certain chicness to an item.
Teen fashion in particular has been veering toward pieces that have an organic look to them. Tribal prints with beautiful fibers, rustic knits in earth tones, and vintage pieces that look as if they’ve been passed down from generation to generation are extremely popular among younger dressers.
With Christmas right around the corner, we know you’re trying to figure out your holiday gift knitting. If you’ve been wondering how to knit for the teen in your life, keep reading. We’ve selected some easy, trendy patterns that any teenager would love to find under the tree.
Knit Scarf Patterns
The layered look is extremely “in” right now – so knit scarves and cowls are the way to go. Chevron stripes are really hot right now, so consider knitting the Romancing the Shawl on the far right. This beautiful knit scarf is large enough to be worn as a shawl, yet light enough to be draped as a scarf. Infinity scarves and cowls are consistently popular among teens as well, so the Cloud Nine Cowl and Fairy Fingers Scarf are two patterns that are sure to be a hit. Remember to find out what colors your granddaughter, niece, cousin, or friend prefers. All three patterns are extremely easy to customize with a different color palette.
Knit Hat Patterns
Knit hats have gotten increasingly more popular among teens, especially slouchy knit beanies and casual caps that give off a rustic-chic vibe. Cable knit patterns like the Noggin Lovin’ Cable Knit Hat are a great way to achieve that earthy, vintage look. Stripes are also extremely trendy right now – so consider knitting the Breton Striped Hat for someone who’s into retro fashion. The Cutout Bow Beanie is a pretty hat for a teen who loves to look pretty and polished no matter the weather.
Fingerless Mitten Patterns
Fingerless mittens are extremely popular among teens. Why? So they can keep texting! They may not be very good at keeping your fingers warm, but any of these three patterns are sure to make great gifts for your social media-loving adolescent. The ombre trend is still going strong, so keep it alive with the Knit Ombre Handwarmers. Try knitting the Jewel Thief Mitts for a teen who loves the classic look of black. The Peppermint Patty Mitts are both festive and stylish for the winter season.
Trendy Knit Accessories
If you look into the closet of any teen across the country, it’s probably cluttered with bangles, bracelets, headbands, and other funky little accessories. These easy knitting patterns make great stocking stuffers as well as last-minute gifts. Boots are the shoe of choice these days, so knit up a quick pair of the Mulled Wine Boot Cuffs to keep her legs nice and warm all season long. The ombre craze pops up again with the Red Sunset Ombre Bandana. Arts and crafts style jewelry has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity – so the Easy Knit Necklace is sure to be a hit.
BONUS! Love the trendy patterns we just featured? Get the yarn to make them! We are giving away one skein of Classic Merino Superwash Sock Yarn from Knitting Notions to one lucky winner. You have until November 20th to participate, so enter here for your chance to win!
Which of these trendy, teen-friendly patterns is your favorite?