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.
February is here and if you're looking to go the extra mile to woo a knitter in time for Valentine's Day we have a few new knitting book recommendations for 2015. The perfect Valentine's Day gift for a knitter is a complete knitting bag with yarn, a knitting book and a knit kit, but that's kinda going over the top. Just a simple little treat like the knit kit and some flowers and chocolate would work just as well, or perhaps just a little heart shaped tape measure and a card. We'll be doing a few more Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters posts in the coming days, but today we're going to focus on new knitting books for 2015:
If your knitting has a sock yarn buying habit then you might want to kindly assist him or her in knitting through that sock yarn stash. The kind way to suggest to a knitter that maybe they have too much sock yarn is to buy them a book of knitting patterns using sock yarn. You can imagine that a knitting book might have been super popular when a sequel has been made for it so Sock Yarn Shawls II might also end up being a hit for the knitter in your life.
Noro makes some of the most ususual and unexpected yarns on the planet. They come in bizarre color combinations that make knitters swoon. Every row is a surprise when you knit with Noro and lace is no exception. The Noro lace yarns are some of the newest products to come out in the last couple of years. If your knitter makes a ton of lace projects, this book will shake up their perspective, especially since stripes are rarely used in lace knitting and most of Noro's yarns are self-striping. Noro Lace, 30 Exquisite Knits is guaranteed to start a new knitting adventure.
Chances are in February it's rather cold where you are and you might be in desperate need of mittens. Knitting new pairs of mittens is one way to brighten up those dreary days of Feburary and March, especially with all that gray slush all around and black tree branches. Larssen's knitting book might just have your knitter wishing for a longer winter.
There is no better way to use up big box craft store yarn than to knit a giant blanket with it. Blankets do typically require a large quantity of yarn and because blankets get so much regular use, it's wise to use yarns that hold up well, and acrylic and acrylic blends are great for blankets. Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket will help your knitter stashbust the heck out of large quanities of yarn. All they need to do is pick the knitting stich pattern that they prefer and the book provides the instructions on how to make it an entire blanket. This is a great book for a beginner knitter to learn how to scale out their knitting to larger sizes and get an idea of knitting pattern design.
One of the easiest ways to perk up a boring outfit is to pair it with a delightfully disshelveled cowl or infinity scarf and now you can make as many as you want, along with kerchiefs with this book. Dress to Impress by Pam Powers is definitely the book for the knitter who is sick of knitting scarves and hats.
In case you're looking for some other great gifts for knitters check out some of our earlier gift recommendations for knitters:
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.