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Three projects to get started with knitting

apartments for rent in Kitchener, DIY, winter, Keep yourself warm and toasty this winter season by learning how to knit at home in your Kitchener apartment. Make hats, scarves, leg warmers and even a cover for your morning coffee with materials available at any craft store. If you’re looking for a little guidance, the ‘’ site features videos, forums and free patterns for knitters of all skill levels. When Christmas, birthdays or other special occasions roll around you can use your knitting skills to create homemade gifts for your family and friends. To give you a little inspiration, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together a list of knitting projects to get you started.


Giant Knit Cowl

Infinity scarves have become extremely popular in the fashion world and almost every designer has an interpretation on this design. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind and homemade approach to this item, the ‘Whirly Bird’ blog’s Giant Knit Cowl is something worth trying. The instructions for this cowl are available in pdf format and you can pick up the necessary supplies at any craft store including Michaels. Located on 500 Fairway Road South, the store is an eight-minute drive and 55-minute walk from Newport Towers apartments. Once you’ve created this quick knit cowl, it can be worn several different ways depending on your personal style and the current weather conditions. If you would like to add a twist in your cowl pattern, this YouTube video by Jane Richmond will show you how to achieve this look.


Knitted Cup Cozy

Sometimes your morning coffee may be too hot to handle and a drink sleeve would come in handy. In the place of paper sleeves that will at some point end up in a landfill, choose a reusable option like the ‘Setting for Four’ Knitted Cup Cozy. Now you can enjoy your pumpkin spice latte or piping hot apple cider in a cover you’ve created and embellished with your own two hands. If you want to add a little extra pizzazz to this piece, try decorating it with inexpensive costume or thrifted jewellery. Pick up your knitting needles, yarn, embroidery needle and everything else you need at Deserres located on 2501 Hyde Park Gate. If this cozy design doesn’t interest you, the Vintage Button Cozy, the DIY Cashmere Cozy and the Felt Heart Cozy are other great options worth taking a look at.


Knitted Headband

Make sure your ears and head stay warm and toasty by dressing appropriately when the temperature starts to plummet. One suggestion is the ‘A Bird’s Leap’ DIY Knitted Headband that features an adorable DIY felt flower embellishment. It is up to you to decide the width of the headband or you can simply use a store-bought design as a template. Visit Michaels to pick up the felt, bulky yarn and knitting needles you’ll need to craft this trendy head warmer.


Try your hand at knitting and get ready to create an array of hats, scarves, cup cozies and possibly even a blanket. When you’re just getting started, it is important to try out a few beginner projects first and then graduate to more advanced ones once you’ve got the hang of it. Complete with beautiful views that you can enjoy from your large balcony and walking trails, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Tower apartments are perfect for those who love the outdoors and are looking for exceptional quality in their rental apartment.