Today’s Knitting Gift Guide for the Holidays is your opportunity to WOW your favorite knitting friend and loved ones this season. If you are a knitter yourself, the holidays are a great time to place that coveted item on your wish list you’ve desired all year long. Help your family out! Let them know what you are hoping will be in that wrapped box marked “open this one last.”
I hope you enjoy my curated list of my favorite knitting gift items that I, too, hope will be under my Christmas tree this year!
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Experienced knitters treasure their growing library of quality knitting books. Your thoughtful gift will be greatly welcomed! 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!
Vogue Knitting – This is the beloved resource for knitters, now going on almost thirty years! The newest update in fifteen years is being released in February 2018. Pre-order your copy now.
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.
AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary: 200 Modern Knitting Motifs – Taking an unexpected look at stranded colorwork with 200 new motifs that experienced knitters will devour!
Knitting Needle Sets
For more experienced knitters who love knitting in the round, this Interchangeable Knitting Needle kit, also by Knitter’s Pride, offers a huge selection of knitting needle sizes and lengths for the experienced knitter who likes to knit in the round.
It contains nine pairs of needle sets interchangeable needles in sizes 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5 and 11, four cords to create needle lengths of 24, 32 and 40 inches, eight end caps, four cord keys, one set of cord connectors, wool needles and stitch holders within one 7×10-1/2×1-1/2 inch storage box.
Since I personally love knitting with a 16″ length circular needle for hats, I recommending adding this little extra cord: Knitter’s Pride Interchangeable Cord 8″ (16″ with tips).
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Gift Certificate from your Local Yarn Shop (LYS)
An incredibly thoughtful gift to surprise your knitting friend 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?”
Of course, you can set the gift certificate for any monetary denomination of your choice. It will fit perfectly in her Christmas Stocking and it’s sure to light up her eyes with delight! Ho ho ho!
Get my new “Knit Stitch Pattern Book” to create favorite basic knit stitch patterns with my written and photographic samples of essential knit and purl stitch patterns for knitters. After you order from my Etsy Shop, you can simply download the .pdf, save it, then gift it either electronically or printed to your knitting friend at any time.
Premium Large Knitting Tote Bag
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.
I love bringing this bag from room to room while I’m knitting at home. It’s also great for bringing along on road trips, keeping your knitting project and tools available and really well organized.
This gorgeous walnut wooden yarn bowl comes with an extra gift of a cute bonus knitting bag!
I love having yarn bowls throughout my home. They’re a great way to display your favorite yarns, as well as current works in progress.
Experienced knitters can never have too many yarn bowls!
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.
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These little yarn ball stitch markers are super cute and stretchy, too.
I love the yarn ball design.
Having them in different colors helps you keep track of your knitting project, too.
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!
Using a digital row counter is a fun little way to quickly track your knitting rows for simpler projects, especially while knitting in public or on the move.
Check out my entire product review and video tutorial on these little Digital Row Counters.
A knitting tool is also jewelry? Yes!
This vintage pendant is both a fun fashion accessory, as well as a knitting tool! It’s so great to have a way to cut yarn, especially while knitting in public.
It can be great for traveling, too. I feel a bit like a secret agent using mine.
If regularly watch my videos on my Studio Knit YouTube channel, then these little gold Stork Scissors are totally familiar to you. I love that using something as simple as scissors can make me feel so fanciful and happy. I like to think of my scissors as a Crane since that was our wedding theme!
I first saw these little cuties at my favorite local fabric shop, Britex. I was so excited to see that Amazon offers these scissors for a very reasonable price so that you can cut your little yarn ends from your knitwear along with me, too!
Gifting some sweet, colorful yarn always looks great in your stocking or knitting gift basket.
Yarn Bon Bons are little tasty samples of different yarn colors for small, quick knit projects.
And we knitters can NEVER have too much yarn. Never.