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.
Of 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. Check out my yarn reviews for some great options, or browse the yarn shop on your own.
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!
3. Knitting Bag
There are so many different options for 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 or purse for on-the-go people who want to knit wherever they go but still have room for all their necessities in the same bag. Little project bags like the Boye Yarn on the Go Bag are great, too.
4. Interchangeable Needles
5. Yarn Swift
A 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 Winder
The 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).
Another great box of stitch patterns is Chronicle's Lace Knitting to Go, which includes 25 cards with lace knitting patterns that you can use as the basis for your own lacy knitting projects. The cards include written instructions and charts, so they're great practice for knitters who aren't that comfortable with chart reading.