I love that back-to-school feeling of everything being new. Even though I’m no longer in school, I still love to browse the school supply aisle. This year, I even bought myself some colorful new files!
The same like-new feeling can happen in your knitting. Whether you’re knitting a new vest for your favorite kiddo or just a hat to grab as you go out the door on chilly mornings, it’s nice to start the school year with something new.
Even if you’re not a student, celebrate the season with these back-to-school knitting patterns.
Photo via Craftsy member MeanestMommy
Late for School Hat
Designer MeanestMommy created this hat especially for moms who can never seem to find their coats when the kids are running late for school. The hat comes in sizes for everyone from newborn to adult, in case it’s not just Mom who keeps losing her coat.
Photo via Craftsy member AuntJanet
School of Wizardry Fingerless Mitts
You wish you were going to Hogwarts this fall. I feel the same! Harry Potter fans can daydream of attending the School of Wizardry with these fingerless mitts that can be knit to represent any house you choose.
Photo via Craftsy member thebyrdsnest
Carl the Locker Monster
Magnets in this dude’s hands and feet let him hang from anywhere on the locker — inside, outside, upside down. He’s sure to bring a smile to your kid’s face, especially on those first few days back at school.
We’re crazy about knit toys here at Craftsy. You, too? Then you’ll definitely want to check out Wee Ones: Seamless Knit Toys with Susan B. Anderson. You may even find more toys that you can turn into magnetic locker buddies!
Photo via Craftsy member mypdfpatterns
Country Cottage Book Cover
We knitters like to show off our knitting skills wherever we go. This book cover is the perfect chance to bring knitting to school! Cover notebooks or textbooks with this cover to bring yarny goodness to even the most mundane school supplies.
Photo via Craftsy member TheatreOfYarns
Kids and adults alike will get a giggle every time they pull one of these pencil cases from their bags. Choose from three designs or make up your own little pal. These cases are a great way to use up scrap yarn — and scrap fabric, if you choose to add the lining.
Photo via Craftsy member Sarah Cooke
Cabled iPad Sleeve
Plan to take an iPad to school? You’ll need a snazzy cover for it then. This color of this cabled sleeve reminds me of the earthy fall colors you usually see during the back-to-school season, but you could knit yours in any color you’d like.
If you’re a fan of lovely cables like the ones seen here, be sure to hang out with Patty Lyons in her Explorations in Cables class. You’ll learn the basics of reading cable charts while you knit an abundance of cable-friendly patterns, including afghans, scarves, cowls, hats, and even a sweater. Take the knowledge you learn from Patty and apply it to patterns like this cabled iPad sleeve and you’ll be a pro cabler in no time!
Photo via Craftsy member mollyrivera
Vests always remind me of back to school, maybe because they’re usually part of a traditional school uniform. Even if kids aren’t required to wear a uniform, vests are a great choice for the transition to fall because you can pair them with short or long sleeves.