Great gifts? It goes without saying that if you’re looking for a “slam-dunk home-run” gift to for any sports fan, or aspiring college student (we now have an NCAA school yarn color matching section) – knitting something up in team or school colors is goanna be a “hat trick” (even if it’s not a hat).
Knitting is a great way to pass game time, weather you’re into watching the game or not. Knitting can also be a great way to show support for your favorite team or school -by making a hat, scarf, blanket, ball, or other work in team colors!
And guess what – picking colors with our COLOR PICKER is FUN – so many yarns and so many colors! The COLOR PICKER is an awesome tool which identifies closest color matches from the thousands of yarns we carry in the colors of your team or school. You’ve got to try it. Here’s a how-to-intro video to get oriented:
Free patterns to the rescue?
Once you have your yarns picked out – time for a pattern. We’ve done some scouring of the world wide web, and here are some of our favorites that can be knit up in team colors. Free patterns? Yup, that is what we found! We’ve also included some of our favorite tried-and-true (but possibly not free) patterns.
This Soccer ball, and this one too, are pretty awesome – quick and easy, works for rabid soccer fans as well as for kids, dogs and kitties. For those wanting a larger variation – here is one that die-hard fans will love! Pick American or English soccer team colors for these projects.
Here is a great knit scarf pattern for team colors – simple, cozy, great for anyone [you know] heading off to college in the fall! The School Spirit Striped Scarf (below, right) is a quick and easy pattern that’d work with any team or school colors!
How about a knit football pattern? Fun to “throw at the TV in case of a bad call” according to one pattern designer. Pattern works with two colors “out of the box”. Two patterns to choose: pattern one (left) or pattern two!
Oh- football season approacheth: unbeknownst to you, you need a baby football hat (a crochet version available too) very cute. Not necessarily a great match for team colors, but too cute to pass up. The adult football hat with charts for the whole alphabet is pretty fun too (pdf here) and more agreeable to creative coloring.
Hockey fans rejoice! Truth be told though, this hat really could be adapted to any sports team!!! Here are a couple great knit hat patterns for team colors adapted to lettering. There are not many teams “pre made” but the patttern can easily be adapted with the lettering charts that Emily Matisz has also made available. Find your team’s colors in yarn here.
These socks are knit up in team colors with a logo top and bottom – the pattern requires a bit of “do-it-yourself” spirit, but any sock knitter has that, right? Very fun. Baseball fans – the photo on the right is a more detailed pattern that has many major league baseball teams charted, some with, and some without pinstripes; go Sox! (or any other team you like – find yarn colors here)