Being a knitter during the holiday season has its joys as well as its pitfalls. On one hand, it’s wonderful being able to share your gift with others — there’s nothing better than being able to give someone a handmade gift. On the other hand, people expect a hand knitted creation from you year after year. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to knit for people. After a while, it seems as if all creativity and inventiveness has dried up. What are the styles? Are there any current trends going on? What will my niece like?
To help you on your holiday knitting journey, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite knockoff knitting patterns. No more guessing about what’s in fashion or “what the kids are wearing these days.” Just take a look at some of these trendy knits and rest assured knowing that you’re giving a gift that won’t live in the bottom of someone’s closet.
Designer vs. DIY: 6 Knockoff Knitting Patterns
There’s almost no difference between our Pivoting Cowl and Urban Outfitter’s Mixed Knit Eternity Scarf. Why spend the cash when you can relax in front of the TV with a cup of tea and your knitting needles?
Soft, malabrigo yarn and a subtle twist make this knit headband pattern the accessory to beat this season. Create your own version of Urban Outfitter’s Turban Thermal Headband here.
Anthropologie’s Brady Pom Beanie is almost identical to our Cable Crush Winter Hat. This season, ditch the crowds and stay indoors while creating a hand knit version of the fashionable retailer’s product.
It’s hard to beat Anthropologie’s adorable Felix Beanie. The only thing better than buying this feline-inspired beanie is to make your own. Check out our Quick Kitty Hat here.
We love the bright, bold colors of Missoni’s chunky-knit wool-blend beanie. Capture the festive spirit and colorful elegance of this warm winter hat with our free knitting pattern here.
Gap is known for its timeless designs and classic accessories. This season, bundle up in your very own Gap-Tastic Cowl. The only thing you’ll love more than how great you look is being able to say you made it yourself.
What are some other brand-inspired knitting patterns you would like to see?