Father's Day Gift Guide

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Last month we gave love to mom, and now it’s time to shine a light on the dads in our life! We’ve got more great gift and project ideas for father’s day below.


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Hats have always been my go-to gift idea, especially for men. They’re quick to knit, and I much prefer knitting in the round to knitting flat. We’ve got some simple, yet classic hats from Churchmouse in the shop—including their new Thinking Cap pattern, knit up in my all-time favorite Shibui Knits’ yarn, Pebble. (Cima would also be a great choice). Note: it is knit on a US size 0 needle. If that doesn’t appeal to you, consider the Ribbed Watch Cap and Beanie or Pressed Rib Cap and Muffler patterns knit up in fingering and worsted weights, respectively. Try Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft or Shelter for rustic, all-american texture, or lavish him in luxury with Woolfolk’s Tynd, Sno or Far. Consider knitting matching strands of Tynd and Sno together (both fingering weights) for a gorgeous speckle fabric at a light-worsted gauge.
 

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Churchmouse also has easy-to-knit sock patterns such as Simple Toe-Up sock and Basic Sock. If you’re new to sock knitting, both of these patterns include clear visual diagrams to accompany already well-written instructions. We recently replenished our stock of Sunday Knits, so you can mix and match any color of Eden, Angelic, and Nirvana for the perfect pair of weekend socks for dad to cozy up in.

 

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Did you know our wooden pom-pom tools aren’t just for knitting pom poms? Get the kids involved with Father’s day by helping them make mini weavings, friendship bracelets, tassles, key chains… there are infinite tiny gift possibilities with this fun gadget. Find some inspiration over at the Loome’s video tutorials or their meticulously curated Pinterest page. (When the kiddos are done, sneak it back into your stash for some well-deserved selfish knitting!) I love Shepherd’s Wool for kids’ crafts. Available in a wide range of colors, the reasonable price makes it easy to mix and match a variety of hues.
 

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Our Okubo Wooly Rollers may be designed for knit supplies, but would also make a sophisticated pencil and tool case to pop into a laptop or messenger bag for work and creativity on the go. I’d grab one in charcoal/charcoal color combination for my dad.
 
Most of the father’s I know would agree that the icing on top of a well-thought Father’s Day gift is time spent together with family. Contrary to popular belief, the art of knitting is not restricted to women. We enjoy welcoming many male knitters to the shop all the time here at Knit Purl. If you’re local to Portland and your dad has an interest in knitting, consider joining us at one of our upcoming Fundamentals of Knitting: Absolute Beginner classes.
 
I wish a very happy Father’s day to you and your partner or father. What do you plan to knit for Father’s Day?

 

 

June 12, 2017 by Charli Barnes
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