Best Gifts for the Knitters in Your Life
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1. Yarn Bowl
Knitters get frustrated when their yarn falls off the chair or table and skates around the floor and gets dirty and tangled. A yarn bowl is a great solution. The bowl shown is made with a beautiful piece of cherry wood. You can also find beautiful pottery yarn bowls.
2. Knitting Needles
Ask any knitter and they will tell you they have a variety of knitting needles. If they are a beginner knitter they probably started purchasing needles on an as needed basis. An inexpensive gift would be to give them a pair in a size they have not yet purchased. If you want to splurge, any knitter would love a full set of circular needles. Knit Picks (knitpicks.com) has a variety of beautiful needles. The set pictured is a great start for any knitter, beginner or experienced. They have assembled knitting needles and cable lengths in the most popular sizes and packaged them into a handy carrying case.
3. How-to Books
You might think that you can find anything you need on the internet. Yes there is a lot of information floating out there but there is nothing better to a knitter than a good “How-to” book such as Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary. Yes you read that right. This particular book is a stitch dictionary. It not only includes 150 stitches but also includes instructions for eight garments and formulas for knitting garments without a pattern. It is an invaluable go-to resource for knowledge, instruction and inspiration.
4. Project Bag
Project bags are always in demand. Your special knitter may have 1-5 or more projects going at one time. To keep organized, it is nice to keep supplies for each knitting project stored in one bag. If a new skein is needed, it is easy to find. The size of the project dictates the size of the bag needed. I like to take my projects on trips and therefore need my project to become mobile. This bag found on Etsy features a retro Paris fashion cotton print. It would be the perfect size for her sock projects.
5. Magazine Subscription
Magazines are a valuable resource for a knitter. They not only provide patterns they keep the knitter current on all the new and innovative industry tools and processes. Below are a couple examples. There are numerous magazines available in print or online.
6. Yarn Swift and Ball Winder
If you purchase yarn at a local yarn store, most will wind your yarn into balls for free. However, if you are in a hurry and don’t have time to wait for this process, you have to do this at home. Yes, it can be done but without these two tools it is challenging and takes a lot of time.
7. Pom-Pom Maker
Purchasing yarn as a gift can be tricky; however, Knit Picks has these great samplers that any knitter would appreciate. A variety of packages are available at various price points.
9. Gift Card to Local Yarn Store
This is a no brainer – If you have no idea what to purchase, buy a gift card to her favorite local yarn store.
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