Your dad might just be a knintter. It's not at all unusual for men to knit. It's an equal opportunity hobby. That said, knitting is so often marketed towards women that thinking about men knitting is but an afterthought for most knitting manufacturers. That isn't to say that there aren't great gifts out there for knitting dads. If knitting is what your dad loves to do then it's a great idea to find a gift that helps your dad enjoy the hobby he loves. Check out our great father's day gift ideas for knitters:
Knitting Messenger Bag
The messenger bag is the go-to bag for just about any guy and you can buy one in any fabric or finishes to personalize it just for your dad. From canvas to nylon to leather and suede, there's a messenger bag that can beautifully double as a knitting bag. Makes you wish that the knitting bag makers actually made a knitting bag geared more towards a masculine sensibility. Here are some of our favorites:
Sometimes a guy just wants to knit something for himself. Some of the world's best knitting pattern designers have spent time designing classic and modern knitting patterns to challenge any knitter. Check out some of the best knitting books for men:
Knitters love their knitting needles and one way to spoil a knitter is to gift them a set of interchangeable knitting needles. They are sets of needles in most available sizes so that knitters always have a set of knitting needles ready to knit. The Addi Click sets are made in Germany with a proprietary cable/needle join while the Knitters Pride sets are made in India with a simple screw attachment. Both sets work well. You can read some in-depth reviews of interchangeable knitting needles here.
While we already have recommended some great menswear knitting pattern books, great knitting books are published all the time with new information and techniques that help knitters knit better. 2015 has already benefitted from a few new knitting books check them out:
There are a million ways to increase and decrease, and most of the time designers don't always tell you which one is the best for your knitting project. This book will help you understand those techniques and make you a much more skilled knitter.
What better way to celebrate your love of Star Wars or MST3K or Star Trek or Vampires or comic books or any of the geeky things of the world than to knit them? Discover a universe of geeky-inspired knitting with this book of nerdy knitting patterns.
The knitting + cats myth persists so you might as well go along with it by doing something as silly as knitting hats for cats. Because why not?
If you're lucky enough to have a dad who knits, then maybe you've benefitted from more than a few carefully knitted gifts, hopefully you've found a few great gift ideas for fathers who knit here to help them knit for years to come.
The end of the school year is near and that means that some knitters might be almost done with their studies and graduating onto the next chapter of their lives. Whether than next chapter be high school, college, graduate school or the real world an extra treat for any knitting graduate is a thoughtful gift that enhances their knitting hobby. There are many gifts to spoil a knitter, from knitting bags to interchangeable knitting needles we have many gift ideas that will surprise and delight the knitter that you love this graduation season.
Keep in mind that for many graduates the end of school means that beginning of summer, so items for summer knitting might be most appropriate.
Atenti Knitting Bags are some of the most high-end bags on the market. They have an old-school knitting bag feel about them, made out of tapestry-like fabrics with colorful handles, they are more than big enough to hold your favorite knitting project whether it's a blanket or a cardigan. You'll also have space large enough to carry all of your favorite knitting notions and even a knitting magazine. Atenti bags are a bit pricey, but they feature high quality that will last you for years. You can find a huge selection of these high-end bags here.
Knitters Pride has come out with a new set of interchangeable knitting needles, this time a set of colorful hard acrylic needles with a swirling marbled effect. These are much different from the Trendz interchangeable knitting needles in that the Marblz are much more rigid than the Trendz. Throw a set of these in that Atenti knitting bag and your graduating knitter will be more than thrilled.
It's summer and for some knitters it's much too hot for wool knitting. Knitters in the know don't let that stop them from their favorite hobby. Just grab some softer cotton to make tank tops, head bands or even dish cloths. Here are a few of our favorite cotton yarns:
Speaking of dishcloths, a great way to practice your knitting skills and try new stitches is to knit a set of dishcloths. You'd be surprised how many dishcloths you need. You could make a set for your home and a set to go with all of your camping gear, a set for your mom.
Now that the knitter in your life is done with their studies (or heck just taking a break for the summer) they have more time for the hobby that they love, why not spoil them a little bit with some fun knitting supplies? That knitter will love you for it!
Mother's Day is coming soon. It's never too early to get ready. You do not want to be running around trying to find a last minute mother's day gift. One of the easiest ways to find a thoughtful gift for your mother is to think about her favorite past times. Lots of mothers knit, some mothers are outright obsessed with knitting. If you were dressed head to toe in handknits, your mom or grandma must have been an obsessed knitter. Lots of thought and love go into all of those hand knits. What better way to thank your mother or sister or grandmother or wife who loves to knit than with a thoughtful gift that enables them to knit even more?
Malabrigo Yarn is hand dyed by a cooperative of women in South America. Each skein runs about 210 yards, which is enough for a hat, but you could by 2 skeins and have enough for a scarf or shawl. If you wanted to make a sweater, you would need at least 6 skeins.
Renowned knitting pattern designer Amy Herzog is back again with knitting patterns mean to complement just about any body. This follow up to Fit to Flatter will inspire your knitter to improve their skills and create a whole wardrobe of new handknitted clothes and accessories.
This looks like some sort of crazy invention from the early 20th century, but it's actually something as mundane as a yarn swift, which allows knitters to place a skein of yarn to be spun into a ball using a ball winder (see below). Make sure you buy a winder to go with the swift or else your knitter will have to wind the yarn by hand.
A set of interchangeable knitting needles will always make a knitter smile. They are some of the fanciest gifts that you can find for a knitter and oftentimes knitters won't buy them for themselves.
Whether it's a birthday or Mother's Day or just for no reason at all any of these gifts for knitters would make any knitter feel appreciated and loved. If you want to go the extra mile, consider checking out these knitting bags -those are some of the most over the top knitting gifts around. Happy knitting!
This spring, you're in luck if you're looking for a knitting gift for a knitter! Knitting manufacturers have released new products in the last couple of months perfect for knitter gift giving! From new knitting bags to a new set of interchangeable knitting needles you'll find an awesome gift to surprise the knitter you love -whether it's for birthdays, Mother's Day or just for the fun of it.
If you've been paying attention to fashion at all in the last six months, the 1970's are back with a vengence. Wanderlust, Tanis Grey's new book of knitting patterns is right on trend, full of new 70's inspired knitting patterns with an extra sense of style. The book comes out March 2nd, so it's not every out yet -that's how new it is. Definitely a must have for any knitter's knitting book library.
Knitters Pride, the fine folks who brought knitters the Karbonz interchangeable knitting needles and the Dreamz have just come out with a new, stronger set of acrylic interchangeable knitting needles. You may recall that Knitters Pride also produces the Trendz,which are a low-cost acrylic set of interchangeable knitting needles. The Trendz are very flexible and bend almost a little too much, but the Marblz are tough and hold up to tight knitting.
Sure, you could use your mattress to block your beloved lace projects, but why should you when Knitters Pride makes a great set of foam blocking mats that collapse into a small 12 x 13" block for easy storage when not in use.
This isn't your usual knitting bag, or a knitting needle case. Imagine a knitting suitcase as a possible knitting bag. It's cute, it's retro and definite a departure from any other knitting bag on the market. A fun place to store your favorite knitting notions and yarns. Perfect as the storage component of a special knitting gift package. Include some yarn and a knitting book and you're good to go.
Sheep are considered the knitter's animal mascot for obvious reasons. This tabletop sheep knitting notions holder will keep all of your knitter's little finicky tools from being all over the place, well one would hope. At least it's somewhere to put all those knitting notions as you come across them.
When you think knitting needle sets, you usually think about the interchangeable knitting needle sets as gifts, but every knitter needs a great set of double pointed knitting needles. Those are the needles knitters use to knit things in the round -sleeves, hats and socks. The Knit Picks Caspian set of double pointed needles comes in at a very affordable $29.99. The wood is stained in beachy blue tones that brighten any winter day.