Knitting Gift Guide for the Holidays with Studio Knit

My best knitting gift ideas will help you instantly find the perfect, coveted treasures for your favorite knitters. If you enjoy knitting yourself, this list is also a great way to share what YOU would like to receive from your loved ones, too. Shipping a thoughtful knitting gift is easy from my Studio Knit Amazon Shop. It’s chock-full of my favorite ideas with some great deals, free shipping, and Prime items for you over there, too.

Knitting Gift Guide for Mom! Mother's Day gift ideas for the knitter in your life. Selected by Studio Knit.

1 – Gift Certificate from Her Favorite Local Yarn Shop (LYS)

An incredibly thoughtful idea for mom is a gift certificate from her Local Yarn Shop. My favorite shop near my home in San Francisco is Imagiknit. When I visit for some yarn shopping, it’s so exciting to know that my yarn budget has a little more wiggle room to splurge on those high-end yarns calling my name.

Not sure which shop is her favorite? Do a little sleuthing by asking a few “innocent” questions like, “Where do you find your favorite yarns?” Find the closest yarn shop yourself by searching this listing. Most shops will allow you to select any denomination to fit your budget.

2 – Knitting Books

Knitting Book Gift Guide by Studio Knit featuring Faerie Knitting

Have you noticed mom’s growing library of quality knitting books? Check out her favorites, then gift her with a new addition. Here are a few of my must-have knitting resources all experienced knitters should have on their shelves. Make sure to see my entire list of suggested knitting books in my Studio Knit Shop on Amazon! Your thoughtful gift of new knitting inspiration will be greatly appreciated!

Vogue Knitting – This is the beloved resource for knitters, now going on almost thirty years! The newest update in fifteen years was recently released. 

Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic by Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman. Each of the 14 knitwear patterns designed by Lisa Hoffman in this book range in complexity and time. Each project is introduced with whimsical stories from celebrated author Alice Hoffman.

Sequence Knitting – This book has introduced a radical and simple approach for creating amazing fabrics by working a sequence of stitches over and over again.

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible – An exquisite book full of new stitches with spectacular results.

3 – Customized Knitting Labels

Custom Leather Heart Knitting Labels by AllThisWood for Studio Knit

Show Mom your knit-worthy side by ordering her very own set of customized knitting labels. I love shopping for new little tags to place along the seam or backside of my knitted work. Craftspeople on Etsy have a wide variety of clever labels to chose among. There are labels made in different fabric choices and even leather. Many of these little cuties are cut into unique shapes and come in a variety of fonts and colors, allowing to you essentially design the labels to mom’s preferences! Shop for Customized Knitting Labels on Etsy.

My STUDIO KNIT labels pictured above were created by AllThisWood on Etsy. Love them!

4 – Lotion Bar Gift Set for Makers

Lotion Bar Gift Set Product created especially for makers. Enjoy the ease of natural skin care by warming solid bars between your hands to soften and deeply moisturize. While formulating the perfect combination of premium natural ingredients to deeply moisturize my hands while knitting, I thought it would be fun to offer this limited collection of Lotion Bars to you, my Studio Knitters! Enjoy the ease of natural skin care by warming solid bars between your hands to soften and deeply moisturize. Additionally, each adorable little healing heart has been formulated, designed, and handcrafted personally by me, Kristen of Studio Knit. Enjoy them for yourself and as a thoughtful gift idea.

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5 – Addi FlexiFlips Double Pointed Needles

Addi FlexiFlips Double Pointed Knitting Needles BambooAddi FlexiFlips DPNs are a new revolutionary tool on the market helping knitters easily knit in the round! These specially designed 21cm circulars (3.5″ tips with 1″ cord) rest comfortably in the hand, and act as flexible double pointed needles. Easy to use, stitches are simply distributed over two needles, and then knit with the third – resulting in only two needle changes per row. You will always have the right needle when you need it. Overly versatile, FlexiFlips also make great cable needles.

6 – Premium Large Knitting Tote Bag

Premium Large Knitting Tote Bag - The Experienced Knitter Gift Guide

This large, sturdy knitting tote bag has been designed especially for knitters. It’s so great to have an efficient tote organizer bag with lots of storage, big enough to hold multiple yarn projects. Because they hold all of my knitting essentials, even for large projects, I bring this bag from room to room while I’m knitting at home. It’s also great for taking on road trips, keeping your knitting project and tools available and really well organized.

7 – Yarn Bowls

I love having yarn bowls featured throughout my home. They’re a great way to display your favorite yarns, as well as current works in progress. With the beautiful and whimsical variety among each, it’s easy to see that experienced knitters can never have too many yarn bowls! Visit my entire collection of favorite yarn bowls in my Amazon Shop.

Yarn Bowls for Knitters

8 – Yarn Swift

Help mom’s craft studio get the professional look with her own Yarn Swift! Many knitters spend time waiting their turn in line among customers to wind skeins of yarn into balls at the yarn store with the swift they provide. Having one’s own is a really fun way to keep your yarn organized and pretty while saving valuable time. It instantly makes the craft or knitting room spring to life… a yarn shop at home!

How to Ball Yarn with a Winder & Swift

9 – Malabrigo Caracol Yarn

Malabrigo Merino Caracol Yarn, Color #412 Teal Fether | Studio Knit

Malabrigo Merino Caracol Yarns are great for warm winter accessories, big cozy afghans, and stockinette that’s far from boring. I love knitting with Malabrigo Merino Wool. My new ball is in the colorway #412 Teal Fether and it is gorgeous! Malbrigo starts with a bulky thick-and-thin single made of soft superwash merino wool, and then criss-cross it with a binder thread (either black or white.) Then the yarn is dyed with a signature kettle-dyed colorways, and poof! Something unlike any yarn you’ve seen before, inspired by a particular style of handspun yarn. Caracol knits up into a cozy, fluffy fabric with a ton of texture and visual interest. Simple stitch patterns really let it sing!

10 – Decorative Knitting Needles


Painted Bamboo with Blue Flower Design by ChiaoGoo is a great choice to start collecting fancy, decorative knitting needles at a reasonable price. They’re really beautiful and I enjoy looking down at these fancy knitting needles while I’m knitting!

Painted Bamboo Knitting Needles with Blue Flower Design ChiaoGoo | Studio Knit

11 – Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle Set

Interchangeable Knitting Needles Review of Addi Click by Studio Knit with Video Unboxing

My favorite interchangeable circular knitting needle set by Addi Click creates 24 different circular knitting needle combinations. The interior of the knitting needle case is lined in really pretty satin with a light pink and green graphic pattern design. A little flap of material is protecting our needles which are all held in place with a band of elastic. As a result, you can easily keep your knitting needles organized by taking them out and putting them right back in where they belong. The different knitting needle sizes included are placed from smaller to larger sizes. They range from US sizes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, and 11.

12 – Cable Needles

A cute little set of cable needles is great for helping knitters work those complicated patterns, easily placing their yarn to the front and back as needed.

13 – Enamel Lapel Pins for Knitters

Enamel pins are so popular these days. Browse my curated Amazon Shop to find great deals on clever pins especially for knitters. That little knitting sheep is so cute and the llama is just too stylish!

Enamel Lapel Pins for Knitters

14 – Knitting Needle Gauge

knitting needle gauge sheep hiyahiya

This totally adorable HiyaHiya Knitting Needle Gauge Sheep helps you check your knitting needle size once you’ve worn the lettering of your knitting needles. Never guess their size again!

Yarn Sock Blocks

15 – Yarn Sock Blocks

Knitters who love to make socks can never have too many yarn sock blocks! These wooden beauties are perfect for knitting, drying, and photographing wet socks. You can maintain the shape of handknit socks with these blocks, as well as use them when presenting knitted socks as gifts.

Knit Blocking Mats16 – Knit Blocking Mats

The perfect knitted garment must be lovingly blocked to shape. These knit blockers are great to interlock together to achieve the size necessary for your knitted project. Just fit the blocks together like a jigsaw puzzle in any configuration. This set comes with a grid design, 100 T-pins, and a storage bag to keep it all tidy for easy storage.

Stitch Markers for Knitters17 – Stitch Markers

These little yarn ball stitch markers are super cute and stretchy, too. I love the yarn ball design! The colors really help you keep track of your knitting project, too. A cute and inexpensive little knitting tool she’ll use daily.

18 – Wool & Cashmere Shampoo

The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo safely and effectively cleans the most prized knitted pieces in your wardrobe. With a fresh cedar scent, it keeps yarns soft and even repels bugs and moths!


I hope you are inspired to send some thoughtful gifts to your knitting friends and loved ones! If you’d like even more great knitting ideas, please make sure you join my mailing list. Subscribing to my YouTube channel Studio Knit is another easy way for us to stay connected and help support my work for free.

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