We’re avid knitters of the highest degree. No, seriously- if you ever need to know where we are on our spare time, just look in the nearest quiet corner and you’ll find us knitting furiously on at least one project, with others scattered in little project bags around our feet. We knit all kinds of things and many of them are your average traditional knitters’ staples, like hats, scarves, and sweaters. We adore making these things and they’re usually the bulk of what we’re knitting at any given time, but every once in a while it’s nice to change things up and knit something totally random, kind of unconventional, or just plain fun.
Check out these 12 awesomely unique knitting projects that the other enthusiasts in your local knitting group probably haven’t tried yet (but will probably want to by the time you’re done)!
1. Frosted cupcake hat
Are you a fairly new knitter who is up for a challenge but still a little bit limited in the kinds of pieces you’ve knit before? Well, luckily for all of us, fun patterns exist in all different pieces so that we can make fun, unconventional things but still stay with in our comfort zone! This hilarious little sprinkled cupcake hat by
2. Mood scarf
Perhaps when you thought of knitting something “unconventional”, you meant that you wanted it to be unique in its concept, even if it’s quite typical in the style of the final product? Then check out this awesome mood scarf idea! At the beginning of the project, pick a series of yarn colours and assign each one a mood. Then, every day for a whole year, knit one row in the colour the corresponds with how you feel that day! Check the whole idea out in more detail on
3. Sniffle mittens
Every knitter knows that winter is prime knitting time. Not only is it the perfect indoor activity during winter months, but it’s the time of year when the pieces that you’ve made yourself and your family will get used the most! With knitwear weather, however, often comes sniffle season. That’s why we thought these “sniffle mittens” from
4. Weather scarf
Did you love the concept behind the mood scarf idea, but you’re not sure that you change moods enough to really make it an interesting or colourful project in the end? Well, if you’re looking for a daily knit scarf that will probably have more striping, check out this weather scarf from
5. Knitted clock
Have you ever seen a knitted clock before? We sure hadn’t, so imagine how excited we were when we came across this pattern! As if the mere idea wasn’t fun enough, this funny little knitted clock by
6. Knitted dominoes
Have you always loved playing dominoes the classic horizontal way, as opposed to building patterns that can be knocked over, so you’re not too concerned about whether your domino set can stand on end? Then check out these adorably knitted plush dominoes from
7. Knitted high tops
Are you the kind of high top runner enthusiast who collects as many different colours, styles, and designs as you can? Well, if you’re anything like us, you’re probably also no stranger to adding a few homemade and DIY versions of your favourite runner style to your collection.
8. Knitted wine bottle covers
Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who just loves a good novelty piece, no matter how silly? If you ask us, the more random the object and pattern, the better! That’s why we were so into the idea of making fun and funky wine bottle covers just like these ones by
9. Carl the Locker Monster
Have you always been a big fan of knitting toys for your kids, but now they’re getting old enough that they don’t really play with toys anymore? Perhaps it’s time to switch to knitted trinkets and accessories instead! They’ll be particularly inclined to still use them if the things you knit them are very unique, like this hilarious little “locker monster” by
10. Vegetable teething rings
knows as well as any mom that teething rings for babies and toddlers are a lifesaver. Buying endless rings at the store can be expensive, however, so when our kids were little, we opted for homemade ones instead. Making the rings yourself also means you get to customize the fun trinkets attached to them! We love this cute knitted vegetable idea from
11. Eye Candy reversible eye mask
Do you have a friend who loves napping and always insists on getting their “beauty rest” above anything else? Then
12. Veggie plushies
Did you like the idea of knitting little stuffed veggies when we talked about them in the teething rings idea above, but you’re not really in need of those because you don’t have young children? Then skip the ring part and just knit yourself a series of hilarious plush vegetables!