Snowstorms like the one currently covering much of the United States, including Chicago, are one of the factors of life that make me truly thankful for my knitting skills. Not only am I able to stay warm (and fashionable) despite the cold, knitting is also something to do when you’re at home because of the snow. Or stuck in a car, during a five minute drive that’s now going on half an hour. Knitting is the perfect way to pass the time while you’re waiting for your delayed plane. Bad weather can cause all sorts of unexpected delays. I’ve found throughout the years that knitting is a great way to keep your cool, even if you’re so fed up with the pace of traffic that you just want to jump out of the car and walk the last ten miles.
Cold, snowy weather always has and always will inspire knitting. If you’re a knitter of any skill, it’s almost impossible to resist the urge to cast on once the first frost hits. Knitted items, warm almost by definition, are well-suited to idiosyncrasies of winter weather. This collection of pattern is just what you’ll need wherever you might be when the next snowstorm hits.
6 Knitting Patterns for a Snow Day
Easy Blanket – If you don’t want to leave your house, nothing beats curling up with a good book and a hand knit blanket. This quick knit afghan pattern will be happy to keep you company when you don’t want to go outside.
Strawberry Jam Neck Warmer – Stay warm and stylish with this cozy neck warmer. No matter how you wear this chunky scarf, you’ll love the way it looks on you.
Northern Lights Cardigan – A good sweater is a necessity when the thermometer starts to drop. This modern colorwork cardigan would make an excellent addition to your winter wardrobe.
Montera Slouchy Hat – Remember when your mom was always telling you to keep your head warm? You won’t mind wearing this stylish hat.
Simple Water Bottle Cover – Water bottles are perhaps one of my favorite ways to stay warm in the winter. They only get better when covered in a cozy, hand knit cover.
Mesh Lace Cowl – You can knit this simple cowl in almost no time. A thick, chunky yarn gives this warm scarf a wonderful feel and makes knitting it a breeze.
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What do you do when you’re snowed in?