Knitting bags are always a fantastic gift for knitters at holiday time. Most knitters love to bring their knitting with them wherever they go and a well designed knitting bag can keep their knitting projects well organized and their knitting needles and notions right where they need them, when they need them. Even if your knitter already has a knitting bag, a back up one is always welcomed because most knitters have multiple projects going at the same time and some projects are better than others for different outings. It's always nice to have your knitting projects ready to go in your knitting bag.
Della Q makes amazing silk and silk taffeta knitting bags. The Lena is one of their mid-size knitting bags, perfect for sweaters or a few scarf projects. Include some sock knitting in a project bag and you could fit more than one project in this bag. The Lena comes in five different striped colors including red, brown, seafoam, purple and ocean. It's one of the mid-priced bags as well. Some knitting bags sell for over $70, but the Lena Knitting Bag goes for $54.99.
If you like the Lena, but don't love the circular handle, have no fear! The Agnes is just like the Lena, but has traditional handles for easy toting your knitting projects around. It even comes in the same colors as the Lena: red, brown, seafoam, purple and ocean. That said, this bag is much larger than the Lena and can carry even more knitting projects, patterns and supplies.
This is a steal of a bargain at only $20!!! It's a great bag for storing yarn, especially if you're usuing multiple colors in a stranded knitting project.
Much like the Lantern Moon Uzu Fiber Bag, the Everything Mary Stand Up Yarn Organizer isn't so much a knitting bag as it's a stylish stand to hold your yarn and knitting supplies at home. These organizers allow you to store your yarn for easy access whenver you pick up or put down your knitting.
Namaste is one of the most popular knitting bag producers around. Their bags are heavy duty and very durable. This is the kind of bag that you can take to work and only you will know that it also doubles as a knitting tote. A professional knitting bag for your favorite knitter.
Whether you're looking to spend a lot or a little on a holiday gift for your knitter, a knitting bag is a great gift to buy the knitter you love this holiday, 2014.
It's holiday time again and as we've been doing for the last couple of years here are our knitting gift recommendations to make the knitter you adore happy warm and fuzzy for holiday 2014. You can visit past year's recommendations as well, including 2012 and 2013 and our all time favorite knitter gifts here. It's easy to find an amazing gift for a knitter once you see all the kinds of things they love to buy themselves.
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.
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!
Our favorite knitting bags are the Bagsmith Bag and any bag from Namaste (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.
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 gifts (boy what a lucky knitter that would be) taking the time to figure out what the knitter in your life would love is one of the nicest gifts of all. Be sure to check out our other knitting gift recommendations throughout the site!
Mother's Day is two weeks away so we're giving you our favorite gift ideas for knitting mothers for 2014. You'll find some fun knitting gifts that will wow mom year after year and some new knitting products for 2014 that they may not even have yet. Thank your mom or grandma or wife for being an amazing mom and knitter and check out our best gift recommendations for knitting moms for 2014:
If you get a Thames Bag, you might as well fill it up with some amazing knitting needles so your beloved knitter always has what they need. Knitters Pride makes sturdy and reliable sets of interchangeable knitting needles all at a reasonable price. Just do a quick peek at your partner's knitting needles. If they're mostly metal get the Knitters Pride Nova set, if they're mostly wooden get the Knitters Pride Dreamz and if they're bamboo check out the Knitters Pride Bamboo interchangeables. If you want to wow the heck out of your knitter -try the Knitters Pride Rosewood set. $58-$90.
There's a new Knit Kit for 2014. It comes in purple and unlike previous versions the newest edition of The Knit Kit comes with a needle gauge on the back. Now your mom will always be able to ensure that her knitting needles are the correct size wherever she goes AND have all of her favorite knitting tools including a measuring tape, needle tip protectors, scissors, stitch markers, and stitch counter -all TSA compliant too! $24.95
Knitters Pride doesn't just make amazing interchangeable knitting needle sets (which would also make fantastic mother's day gifts) they also make these brightly colored faux leather knitting bags with enough room for all of your knitting tools and a small project. A bargain at $40.00.
We sound like a persistant toddler with the crazy number of times that we've recommended this knitting bag and that's because it's one of the best ways to store your favorite knitting projects both at home and on the go. The knitting fantasy is that you keep your knitting in a basket -well seasoned knitters will tell you that baskets bring bugs to your knitting and it's a wiser choice to use a knitting bag instead. The Bagsmith Knitting bag is your knitting basket on the go made of sturdy cotton canvas with clear plastic pouches on the outside so you can always find your favorite knitting tools. Only $38.00.
Those are some of the most popular mother's day gifts for knitters. If you're looking for more ideas check out Lantern Moon's knitting bags for 2014 and find a cute and functional bag for the knitter you love.
April is nearly here and that means that it's almost time for Mother's Day. Save yourself a little bit of sanity and get your Mother's Day gift buying out of the way now, especially if you have your own little ones to take care of. If your mother or mother in law is a knitter one thing they will definitely appreciate is a roomy knitting bag to carry all of their knitting projects, patterns and knitting notions. Lantern Moon makes an amazing selection of knitting bags providing jobs to women that continue the handmaking traditions of southeast Asia. Whether your mom needs a small knitting project bag to keep all of her tools for one project organized or she requires a large knitting bag to stylishly tote her knitting around Lantern Moon has a beautiful knitting bag for her.
This is the classic Lantern Moon knitting bag, and one of the first products that they brought to market. Made of bamboo-like matting, with a frame that allows the bag to stand like a basket, this is a great knitting bag made from natural materials that any mother would love on Mother's Day. $54.95
One of the biggest knitting pet peeves is when your ball of yarn goes rolling across the floor so that you have to stop knitting, get up and walk across the room to retrieve it. Yarn boxes keep your ball of yarn in place, allowing you to focus on your knitting -and keeps your yarn from getting tangled up in other things, like your cat (or dog). $32.50
You may have noticed that it's difficult to find a black knitting bag. Most knitting bags come in bright colors and patterns which can be a big turn off for the knitter with minimalistic tastes. The Urban Garden Knitting bag features vinyl suede along with textured cotton for a fashionable dark knitting bag for the coolest knitter you know. $75.00
Sometimes you don't need a new knitting bag, but any knitter can use multiple knitting project bags to keep each individual knitting project organized. These bags keep your various knitting projects from getting tangled up in each other, saving you valuable time trying to untangle projects and saving you from having to cut yarn. This rosette bag is absolutely darling and could be used as a small tote while out for dinner. $26.00
With all the ethnic themed patterns popular in home accessories, bedding, and fabric in 2014 it was only a matter of time before Lantern Moon busted out with a simple knitting bag with classic tribal patterns. This knitting bag is perfect for the young mom to store her favorite knitting project. $54.00
If these bags aren't your cup of tea, be sure to check out some of our other favorites here.
If you're still Christmas shopping for the knitter you love you only have a day left to find the perfect gift. All season long we've been sharing some of our favorite gifts including stocking stuffers, gifts for beginner knitters, and non-knitting gifts that knitters will love. For this last day of the holiday shopping season, we offer one of our all time favorite gifts for knitters: The Bagsmith Bag.
You would think that knitters would prefer baskets to store their yarn. It's the fantasy all knitters have, beautiful baskets full of yarn, but unfortunately baskets are not so great for the long-term storage of yarn. Baskets don't protect yarn from common pests like moths and carpet beetles. It's much better to store your yarn in sealed plastic bags within lidded plastic containers. The plastic bags protect yarn and keep your yarns well organized and the lidded boxes allow you to store your plastic bags of yarn in a uniform, easy to stack way.
But what if you want easy access to your knitting projects and tools? That's where the Bagsmith Bag comes in. The Bagsmith bag is everything you love about a basket -it has an open top, with a secure metal stand so that it can sit tall so that you can simply pick up your project and knit. It's a great place to keep your knitting work in progress so that it doesn't get attacked by children or cats. Plus, the Bagsmith Bag features outer plastic pockets so that you can easily find all of your tools -and knitters know all too well what it's like to run around the house looking for that cable needle or measuring tape.
While The Bagsmith Bag is a great yarn storage unit for your living room, it can also be a great knitting bag for when you're on the go. The Bagsmith Bag comes with a cross-body strap so that you can have everything you need for your latest knitting project right where you need it. If you're looking for a very useful gift for a knitter this holiday season, this is the bag for you!