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 your bunch of knitters is all about the espresso, go for these blue denim cabled espresso cups with saucers. They somehow manage to make espresso cups even daintier than they already are.
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.
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!
It's that time of year again when you have to figure out a good gift for a knitter, and not just any kind of gift, but the cool stocking stuffers that can surprise and delight ther person you love. Have no fear, we have a great collection of small knitting treats just small enough to perfectly fit in a holiday stocking. You will probably see yet another Knit Kit or some knitting notions, but also maybe a few unexpected surprises too.
The best stocking stuffer for any knitter is the Knit Kit. We talk about it all the time because it's a knitting tool that works. It's a small compact sized knitting notions kit with a tape measure, thread cutter, scissors, row counter all in one dohicky that means your knitter will always have all the tools they need for any project in one handy dandy place. I mean, can you see the informercial? This is an improvement over the traditional notions bag because it is TSA approved and can be brought on airplanes. You truly cannot ask for more (well ok, maybe stitch holders, but that's a total stretch -just get a few extra to hide in the stocking too).
Speaking of stitch holders, a knitter can never have too many. You don't know how many different knitting projects a knitter might have on the needles and will as such require a few sets of stitch holders. Sometimes you have to knit in a pattern that requires putting stitches on holders and it can be a pain in the you-know-what to find the stitch holders you have in your notions stash. Do your knitter a favor and get one, no two sets of stitch holders.
My favorite mini knitting book is a book of cast ons and bind offs. Sounds, kinda simple, right? Every knitting project has to start with casting on stitches and every knitting project ends with a bind off (well, at least where the actual knitting is concerned). It's very rare when a knitting pattern specifically tells you which is the best cast on for a given situation, so often as knitters we have to figure it out ourselves. This little portable book will help your knitter figure out the best way to cast on and bind off for nearly any situation.
It would be ideal if someone published a knitting day planner, but knitting is a small niche of the world and not everyone wants to plan their days around yarn, that said there are Yarnista, the day to day calendar (as opposed to month to month ones) that features all things knitting for the truly yarn obsessed knitter in your life.
The best kind of yarn to put in a holiday stocking? Sock yarn, obviously. It only takes around 400 yards of fingering yarn to make a full pair of socks and sock yarn is not too expensive. Patons Kroy socks have been around forever and would make a great gift for the beginning sock knitter, or experienced one.
Knitters can never have too many tape measures. Too frequently tape measures stop working, or disappear (especially if you have children). It's always nice to find an extra one. Or ten. Lantern Moon makes an amazing collection of cute tape measures that might just be too cute to lose track of.
One very affordable gift for knitters is the knitting project bag. Project Bags are different from Knitting Bags. Project bags hold individual knitting projects to keep them from getting tangled with other projects and supplies in your knitting bag. Knitters need multiple project bags for the many different projects they have going at the same time. There are different sized project bags for different kinds of projects. There are sock knitting bags that allow you to knit socks on the go and larger knitting bags for bigger projects like scarves and even bigger ones for large sweater projects.
Best project bag for socks is the KnowKnits bag. These bags are made of nylon paracord string. You can wear the bag on your wrist so you can knit on the go (hence the name GoKnits).
This is a small drawstring bag for your knitting to carry their favorite knitting projects. Not as many bells and whistles as the KnowKnits Bag, but will still do the job.
For someone who wants a little more style in their knitting project bag check out this small knitting tote from Della Q. It also features a wrist strap and a toggle closure.
This is another sweet knitting gift that would delight any knitter. This is probably the fanciest knitting project bag that you could use as a going out bag to hold a few goodies when you're going out for dinner.
Lantern Moon makes another project bag with see-through lace so you can seewhich project is inside.