Has your loved one just started knitting? Has he or she gone totally bonkers for it? Are knitting related things appearing on her holiday wish list and you have no idea what the heck they are? Do you need help finding knitting gifts for the beginning knitter? Look no further! We have a list of ten knitting gifts for beginning knitters that will make your new fiber enthusiast happy whether it's the holidays, their birthday or just because.
If your loved one wants to learn how to knit, this is the kit that will show them how. It has everything you need to get started. In just a matter of hours, they can learn how to cast on, knit, purl and rib and end up with a stylish scarf.
The notions kit has all the other little extras you might need for your knitting hobby including stitch markers, measuring tape, tapestry needle, needle point protectors, row counter and more.
Needle cases are a great way to keep your knitting needles together and organized in your knitting bag. Lantern Moon makes some beautiful silk cases.
Any bag could be a knitting bag, but some are designed specifically for knitters to keep patterns, yarn and needles organized. The top brands include Namaste, Lantern Moon, Lexie Barnes, and Offhand Designs. You can check out all of our knitting bag recommendations here.
These knitting needles are a set of knitting needles that are interchangeable with connecting cables. They come with almost every available size. There so many sets available that we've dedicated an entire article to them and others have written entire series.
The short version is that the Denise set is the lowest priced set and still excellent quality (it's like your Toyota). The Knitter's Pride set is your Lexus -medium priced for something a little fancier and then you have the Addi Clicks which are the BMW -more expensive and superior quality. All of the sets will get the job done and will make fantastic gifts.
Check out this list of best knitting books for beginners. Get two or three knitting books and your new knitter will be occupied for hours learning new techniques and discovering must-knit projects. Some go-to books: Anything by the Yarn Harlot, The Clara Parkes Series of Knitting Books, Barbara Walker's Treasuries or The Mason Dixon Books.
Find your local yarn shop and get a gift certificate for some knitting classes, or if you don't have one nearby go to craftsy.com and order a gift certificate from them. Either way your new knitter will get the guidance they need to further their knitting habit.
Project bags are the mini version of the knitting bags. Project bags fit individual projects so that they don't get entangled with other things, like your cell phone make up or wallet. Check out these handmade knitting project bags available on Etsy.
If your knitter hasn't already, he or she will soon become consumed by knitting magazines, reading the same ones over and over again to better understand a technique. Do them a favor and subscribe them to a few favorites including Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple and Knitscene.
Sometimes when you're knitting something you have to do different stitches at different times. Stitch markers remind you that you have to do these things and make it a little easier to knit a pattern correctly. There are thousands of handmade stitch markers available on Etsy available in every theme you could think of.
Hope you've found something to inspire the beginning knitter in your life. If you get a small collection of these knitting gifts you will do very well by your knitter. You may end up with a knit sweater or two in your future.