No matter what the occasion, most knitters appreciate getting knitting tools and supplies as a gift. Whether you're looking for a special something for a fellow crafter or want to provide a few pointers to your loved ones (just direct them to this page), here are some great ideas for knitting related gifts.
1. YarnOf course the most basic and wonderful gift you can get a knitter is yarn. Whether you go for one perfect skein of a luscious wool or cashmere, a fun novelty yarn or enough balls to make a big project, more yarn for the stash is always appreciated. You might just even get your gift back in the form of a knit scarf or another fun knit item.
2. Build Your Own KitIf you're a knitter shopping for another knitter, a fun idea is to make a knitting kit. Find a book with a pattern you like (or choose a pattern you find online) and buy all the materials required to make a project -- the yarn, needles, notions, etc. Throw in a copy of the book or print out the pattern, put it all in a pretty bag or basket, and you're done!
Boye Needlemaster, Denise, Knit Picks Options or Knit Picks Harmony you're sure to make a knitter happy.
knitting bags, and it seems like every knitter can always use another bag when the old ones get filled with unfinished projects. I like the idea of a knitting backpack for on-the-go people who want to knit wherever they go but still have room for all their necessities in the same bag.
5. Yarn SwiftA yarn swift is a handy tool that makes winding a ball from a skein of yarn that much easier. The swift is your hands while you wind the yarn into a ball with the help of a ball winder (see below).
6. Ball WinderThe perfect gift to go along with a yarn swift is a ball winder, which makes quick work of getting the yarn off the swift and into a ball. If you have other crafty friends who want to go in on a gift together, getting someone a swift and winder is a very thoughtful gift (and maybe your friend will even let you use them).
A sewn roll-up knitting needle case is a great gift for any knitter, because we all seem to have more needles than we know where to store. This project is easy enough even for those without a lot of sewing experience, and it holds up to 24 pairs of knitting needles.
This kit includes yarn and knitting needles as well as a small book of six patterns for knit socks (one of which can be made with the enclosed supplies). While this kit may not be the best for someone who's never knit socks before, it would be appropriate for a newish sock knitter.
Most every knitter can use a stitch dictionary (or two, or more), and this set of cards is a great choice because you can pick a stitch pattern to work from and simply need to carry that one card around instead of a whole book to work from.