December 2022: Table of Contents

It’s that time of year again: gift giving season is upon us! And whether you’re searching homemade gift ideas or looking to update your cold-weather wardrobe, this selection of projects from the I Like Knitting archives combines trendiness with practicality for a complete set of 47+ merry must makes.

If you’re heading to holiday parties this year, it’s best not to go empty handed. Instead, knit the host a simple gift — like a cozy for mugs or wine bottles. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from ILK including the absolutely adorable snowman wine bottle cozies complete with mini scarves. Next, lean into the coziness of the season and embrace our round up of cozy and cabled patterns in the Get Cozy with Cables section. From lined slippers and chunky lounge socks to ultra-warm sweaters and scarves, these patterns will make you long for cooler weather.

From red-inspired projects, warm and fashionable knit hats, gorgeous wraps and on-trend knit turtlenecks, this selection of must-make projects has something for everyone to enjoy this season.


We’ve rounded up some of the most cheerful mugs for knitters for this holiday season! Whether you are looking for a gift for a fellow knitter or a gift for yourself to get you through the craziness of finishing up last minute knitting projects, these mugs are sure to spread holiday cheer! Read More 

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit while knitting this season? From festive stitch markers to holiday knitting tees to ornaments for your tree, these knitting products will have you singing fa la la all through December. Read More 

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, not to worry! If the white runs out, drink the red! These adorable snowmen make the perfect last-minute gift — especially if you’re bringing wine to a holiday party and want to treat the hosts. Read More 

You loved it last year, so here’s one last piece to the Button Up Your Overcoat Set! This long, cabled scarf features a row of trendy buttons down the side and pairs perfectly with the hat, mitts and bootcuffs from last February’s issue, seen below. Read More 

Glimmer is a classic knit beanie with a twist: the addition of beads and jewels truly help it shine! The hat is worked in k2, p2 ribbing for optimal stretchiness. Add a pompom for extra pizazz! Read More