Valentine's day approaches once again and if you love a knitter you might be wondering what to get a knitter as a special treat? If you have ever received a handknitted gift from a knitter you know that a lot of love and care go into those knitted gifts. Knitters love it when they receive gifts that help them continue their obsession, I mean hobby. ;)
If you're not a knitter yourself it can be that extra bit more difficult to choose the right gift, but we have a few ideas that will make them happy this Valentine's Day.
Knitting bags are a favorite gift for knitters, especially if you want to do a little collection of knitting gifts. Pick one of these bags, choose some yarn, a knitting book and a set of interchangeable knitting needles and you will be going over the top for your knitter for Valentine's Day. Here are some of our favorite knitting bags in red in honor of the holiday:
Yarn is always a welcome gift for a knitter. They always love to add to their yarn stash. Red yarn for Valentine's Day is always a great idea and we have a few options that are easy to order from amazon:
This is an affordable yarn, a wool and acrylic blend. Perfect for a wide variety of projects. I would go with 3-4 balls of yarn for a scarf (really with red yarn it's a little iffy to buy it in large quantities).
If your knitter is known for knitting intricate lace, this is a great purchase for you. Rowan is a very high quality yarn manufacturer out of England and lace yarn is great because you don't have to buy a lot of skeins to make a substantial project. Each skein has 400 yards. Buy two skeins to ensure that your knitter has just enough for a magnificent shawl.
We mention them frequently because they're a great tool to have for any knitter, especially the knitter who travels a lot. It's a complete set of knitting needles with interchangeable tips and connecting cables. They enable knitters to knit just about any project large or small. These are our most popular sets:
Kaffe is one of the foremost knitting pattern designers in the last 40 years. His sense of color and design is unparalleled in the industry. An American headquartered in England, this knitting master is so revered so as to been featured in museums across Great Britain and the world. He's written many different books of knitting and needlepoint books. Each one is an inspiration, especially to those knitters who love knitting intarsia or color stranded projects.
Here's to a thoughtful Valentine's Day for all the knitters!
Time is ticking down and only a few more days left to get a great gift for a knitter for holiday 2014. We've made a lot of recommendations this year from knitting inspired porcelain to the world's best knitting notions kit. Here's what we've written for Gifts for Knitters Holiday 2014:
We love the knit kit and you might be able to find one at Michaels or at your local yarn shop. It's TSA approved and has all the things that your knitter might need while on the road. It's good to keep one in the car!
Whether from your local yarn shop or your local independent bookseller, choosing a small selection of knitting books will delight your knitter this holiday season. Some of our favorite new knitting books for 2014 include the following:
You cannot go wrong with the bagsmith craft bag because it stands up on its flat bottom, maintains an open top, so that you can knit directly from the bag and has see-through external pouches for your knitting notions -this makes finding the right tool for your next knitting project much easier than scrambling around your yarn stash.
Keep it simple, any of these gift recommendations will make your knitter happy, or you can buy one of each to offer the ultimate knitting gift package for holiday 2014.
Just the other day we found the awesome low top knitted converse sneakers in red or natural thinking that they were the best unique gift for knitters for 2014. It got us to thinking about other unusual gifts for knitters might be available and some really cool stuff turned up:
These teapots and teacups have had knitted patterns pressed into them, leaving relief patterns of stockinette and garter stitch. The perfect way to serve tea to a knitting group:
Apparently this gift isn't just awesome for knitters, but has also swept Oprah Winfrey's gift list as well, but knitters will especially appreciate the cabled stitch work on the sides and lid of this adorable offwhite teapot. If your knitter is not already a tea drink, he or she will surely become one.
If you prefer the more uniform lines of a good garter stitch, with teacups to match then check out the Classic Garter Stitch Teapot, it's very similar to the cabled one above, but instead features rows of garter stitch vertically surrounding the top. it almost looks like the teacozy is on there permanently.
Your Garter Stitch teapot is not complete without the teacups. Make it a full set and buy them both and if you're truly dedicated to knitting, give the cake plate a whirl as well. The entire set is perfect for entertaining your weekly knitting group.
This garter stitch cake plate is for the completist in your knitter, without the cake plate, the tea pot and the teacups might as well be considered unfinished objects. Your knitter will love to display his or her favorite treats on this adorable ruffle-edged cake plate, featuring a two inch rim of garter stitch.
In case adorable knitted teasets aren't enough for your knitter, check out Yankee Candle's awesome sweater-inspired candle gift baskets. The one displayed contains more than four cherry-scented candles to sweaten up your knitters favorite knitting spot.
There's no shame in having an iphone 5s instead of the 6, especially if you cover your phone with the cable sweater iphone cover, as much as one wishes that they could actually protect their iphone with an actual knitted cover, this plastic cover with a cabled knitting picture will be much more effective.
These are some of the most unique gifts for knitter we've seen in years. They are truly useful gifts that will let your knitter show just how much they love to knit.
These old school lowtop converse have an extra knitted layer to keep your feet warm this holiday season. It is truly the perfect gift for a knitter, especially the one who loves to wear handknitted socks.
Some knitters deserve the best of the best knitting gifts. If your knitter has been making you beautiful presents year after year that you cherish consider going the extra mile. There are some amazing knitting products that will show the knitter you love that you truly appreciate everything that you do for them. Whether it's a complete set of interchangeable knitting needles, a spacious knitting bag or some cashmere yarn -or heck one of each for the ultimate deluxe knitting gift package these luxury gift ideas for knitters will wow them this holiday season.
Check out these luxury gift ideas for knitters for 2014:
Any knitter would be happy with a new knitting bag every year at the holidays and 2014 is no different. Knitting bags make a great base to start a crazy awesome knitting gift -add in some yarn and a set of interchangeable knitting needles and the knitter you love will swoon!
Namaste makes some of the best knitting bags on the market (the one at left is the Poppins in Turquoise, you can also find it in Eggplant, here). They are heavy-duty and designed with knitters in mind, making it easy to store and find their favorite knitting notions and keeping their yarn untangled. The best thing about them is that their design doesn't scream "this is a knitting bag". Your knitting can take this bag to work or around town and look stylish AND carry their knitting around.
The Della Q Agnes Knitting Bag is the ultimate in knitting bags -large and roomy, made of silk and able to carry multiple knitting projects. The simple shoulder straps make it easy to carry whether you're travelling by car, bus or plane. red, brown, seafoam, purple and ocean. Add in some interchangeable knitting needles and some cashmere yarn and your knitting might just make you breakfast in bed for a week.
This metal interchangeable knitting needle set comes in a beautiful purple knitting needle case with all of the knitting accessories and notions you would need for any project. The needle tips on this set are so sharp that you will have no problems with splitting or slipping your stitches. It's a great set for lace knitters that includes stitch markers, tapestry needles, knitting needle tip protectors and more.
Addi Clicks are some of the best interchangeable knitting needles out there because of their proprietary cable connection and awesome ability to easily install a lifeline in your lace knitting projects... and for the first time the price on the complete sets has gone down. Originally $270!!! Addi Clicks are now much more affordable in the $120 range. Now is one of the best times to purchase the Addi Clicks.
You may have noticed that your knitter has a lot of knitting needles. With multiple projects sometimes you do need to have multiple sets of size 7 knitting needles, not to mention circular sets and double pointed needles. You would be wrong to think that just a set of straight knitting needles would be enough for a knitter. Multiple knitting needle cases help your knitter stay organized, that's for sure.
We say it all the time for a reason: it's AWESOME. Everything you need for any knitting project in one small little package. Keep one in your car to have knitting tools anytime you need them. They are TSA approved and include a measuring tape, thread cutter, mini scissors, knitting needle tip protectors, stitch markers, tapestry needle, mini crochet hook to fix dropped stitches and even a row counter.
Whether you get one or all of these luxury gifts for knitters (boy what a lucky knitter that would be) taking the time to consider what the knitter in your life would love is one of the best gifts of all. Be sure to check out our other knitting gift recommendations throughout the site!