knitted bows

21 Nov


I’m currently obsessed with making knitted bows. Over this gloomy weekend, I made about six of them, all in this creamy strawberry red and heather gray yarn. They are pretty simple and I love the instant results (unlike my blanket that is still in progress). Not to mention, they are incredible adorable and cozy looking.


I used a simple stitch to make a knitted rectangle about six inches long and an inch wide. Once it was completed, I folded the two ends of the rectangle towards the middle and wrapped a bunch of yarn around the center to make the “knot” of the bow. I also varied the size of the rectangle to make different sized bows. Each bow comes out looking a little different, making them each unique.


I haven’t figured out exactly what to use all of my bows for yet, although they could be great ornaments for Christmas, magnets, pins, of cute dog collars. For now, I’m just enjoying making them. 


23 Responses to “knitted bows”

  1. Tiffanyt 22. Nov, 2010 at 1:14 am #

    Love these bows!


  2. gabrielle 22. Nov, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    omg they would be adorable on a tree! i am crocheting a headband right now, now considering adding a bow!

  3. Kristen 22. Nov, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    I am SO impressed! I have no knitting skills whatsoever! Add one to a headband and you have the perfect winter look! :)

    <3 kris&kel

  4. Nicole 22. Nov, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    yes, these would be fabulous on a headband :)

  5. Britney 22. Nov, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    These are soo adorable! I want to make some!

  6. Kara 22. Nov, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    OMG these are too cute! This morning I was just thinking that I wanted to knit a scarf to giveaway on my blog, and these bows would look so cute on one! I just have to remember how to start the knitting process.. it’s been a while! :)


  7. Pearlsandpolitics 23. Nov, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    these are really cute and a great idea! :)

  8. Robbie 23. Nov, 2010 at 2:21 am #

    These are absolutely delightful! They would be perfect for wrapping decoration for xmas presents.
    Loving your blog btw, found it on cupcakes and cashmere, it’s great! Stop by if you have the chance.

  9. fashion junkie 23. Nov, 2010 at 8:23 am #

    Wow this is amazing! I so need to try this myself. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

    P.S. Stop by my blog and enter to win this fab clutch.


  10. Natalie 23. Nov, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    They are so cute!

  11. kirsty 23. Nov, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    these are adorable xxxx

  12. Christine 23. Nov, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    those are TOO adorable!! I want to make some tiny ones and turn them into barrettes :)

  13. jo 23. Nov, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    super cozy!!


  14. jo 23. Nov, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    lovely bows


  15. Jordana 25. Nov, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    So cute and creative! They definitely just make the room seem warmer!

  16. NICOLE 29. Nov, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    These are adorable and so simple. I might just have to knit a few of these up. They are versatile too add to headbands, hair clips, shirts, pins etc.
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  17. SCW 06. Feb, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    I would definitely suggest knitting a headband to go along with it! Or even super glue them onto a barrette if you have any handy. So so cute!

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  18. Laurel 10. Feb, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    These are so cute! I can see myself doing so many different things with them. I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight:

  19. Jaclyn 10. Feb, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Laurel – Thanks so much for the suggestion! I’ve submitted my entry to M&T Spotlight. Hope to see it posted soon! =)

  20. Claire @ keepsmeoutofmischief 24. May, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    They’d look really cute if you accessorised a knitted bag or scarf with them.

  21. Juliet 26. Dec, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    I’m thinking of making some and sewing them to the tops of knee highs or leg warmers for my girls.


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