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Published on March 9th, 2018 | by Mara


5 Knitting Projects You Can Make for Under $50!

Finding the perfect new thing to knit while on a budget can be a problem – but it doesn’t have to be! We searched our site and found you these 5 amazing projects for under £50/$50!

Top-Down Seamless Men’s Saddle Shoulder Sweater

This sweater from our men’s patterns collection is a great knit on circular needles and an aran weight yarn. The simple yet detailed design by Kyoko Nakayoshi is available in many sizes, and even the largest one doesn’t require more than £50/$50 worth of yarn! Try in with the machine-washable Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran!

mens sweater aran jumper knitting

Stornoway Throw

Cosy up with this wonderful throw by Anita Grahn! It’s stunningly beautiful and amazingly designed. We can’t believe it’s less than $50 to make, but it’s true! All you need is the pattern and five balls of Cascade 220. Check out more blanket patterns here!

Stornoway Throw banket knitting pattern

Metro Laptop Case in Imperial Yarn Bulky

This laptop case might be smaller than our other projects but it will definitely make an impression! You won’t be able to save yourself from questions about where you got it! If you exchange the Imperial Yarn that’s suggested with another bulky yarn, you save even more, but either way, you will stay under $50!

laptop case knitting pattern

Flatter Me Vest

This vest is a garment for every style from casual to elegant. The loose fit is not only a great modern design, but also flattering for all shapes and sizes! It’s knitted in Willow and Lark Ramble and even the largest size can be made for less than $50. Find more waistcoat patterns here!

waistcoat knitting pattern

Giant Bean Bag Floor cushion

Treat your home to this giant floor cushion! Perfect to get comfy on and enjoy some well deserved down time. You can knit it in any chunky or bulky yarn, for example the Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky! You can choose your favorite color and it’s a great bargain, too. Need more cushions? Have a look at our other patterns!

bean bag pillow knitting pattern

What’s your favorite project under $50? Why not share with us in the comments below!

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Last updated: February 23rd, 2018.

3 Responses to 5 Knitting Projects You Can Make for Under $50!

  1. Linda says:

    I made that same saddle shoulder sweater in the late 1960’s for my husband. I think I actually used the same color of yarn. Great to see it again. (pattern not the sweater, of coarse). Love the dark green shawl, It is beautiful. Linda

  2. Niels says:

    Hmm I love having a finished product, but..SHINY!!!!! Sometimes it is hard to focus. Right now my hand is in a brace and it is too painful to knit. Ugh. (My dog went one way and I went the other, and now I have tendinitis and a flare up of arthritis that I never knew I had. At least it isn”t fractured. Hence the brace.) SO, there is no knitting for the foreseeable future. 🙁 I love the links, and not just the knitting links. I am enamored with Lace Market and possibly even have suitable yarn! If only my hand would heal

  3. Laurel Robbins says:

    I’m currently knitting the Stornaway Throw for my husband. He doesn’t know – don’t tell him! I’m using Paintbox Simply Aran in Evergreen. I love the way the pattern is working up – so pretty already! Of course I’m also knitting a bunch of other WIPs (we won’t talk about those), so I only have about a foot knitted.

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