Father's Day gift ideas

Father's Day gift ideas

Father's Day is less than a month away - Sunday 16th June. So here are five of our best patterns you can knit up for him, ready for the big day...

22nd May 2013

Jane Burns' set of six Father's Day gifts consists of a flower pot cover, golf club cover, picture frame, notebook cover, mug hug, and this fun knitted bow tie. They're quick to knit, and sure to bring a smile to your Dad's face. You can download all six patterns for £2.99 by clicking here.

These traditional Argyll slippers will keep men's toes toasty and stylish; designed by Amanda Jones, you can buy the pattern here for just £1.99. They're designed to fit three sizes: Small (to fit UK shoe sizes 6-8), Medium (to fit UK shoe sizes 8-10) and Large (to fit UK shoe sizes 10-12). 


Another set of six gifts for men includes this hat (brim 46cm), plus a pair of mittens (palm width 10cm), a keyring, a mug cosy, iPhone cover, and a scarf. The patterns for Kirstie McLeod's creations can be yours for just £2.99, available here


If you have time for knitting and felting, why not make your Dad a laptop bag, designed by Mary Henderson? For just £1.99 you can buy the pattern here. The felted fabric will be quite dense and thick, to protect a laptop's case from getting scuffed or scratched, and is also good at throwing off a brief shower of rain.

Another design by Amanda Jones, this Fair Isle e-reader case is a perfect mix of the softness of wool with modern technology. It's knitted using a simple Fair Isle pattern, giving the device double protection, and the yarn is a lovely weight that knits up very quickly, so it’s great for last minute gifts. You can also adapt the pattern for a bigger tablet by simply adding another stitch repeat to the width and length. You can download the pattern for 69p here.


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