|25+ Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Knitters|
These are my favorite gifts for knitters (narrowed down from a much longer list) that I have either purchased or admired over the last couple of years.
I've included approximate prices currently listed for the items. These are meant to give you an idea but, of course, the price (and availability of items) could change! All links are to a website or Etsy shop that sells the item.
I do not have a connection to any of the businesses listed in this post. All photos were taken by me...unless specified.
Bags - Knitters Love Project Bags!
There are many knitting project bags available...these are my favorites!
Fringe Supply Company 'Field Bag' - Fringe Supply Company's sturdy canvas bags are quite popular! Beautiful, classic, functional design. (about $65) This bag is on my wish list!
'Knitting Necessities' Tote Bag by Fringe Supply Company - cute, humorous screen printed tote bag at an affordable gift-giving price. (about $20)
'Maker Essentials' Notions Bag by Ozetta on Etsy - natural canvas little notions bag with cute 'makers essentials' screen printed design. (about $10)
Look for any of these books at your local yarn shop or book store. (Links provided for Amazon.)
Stories about knitting...
The Yarn Harlot: Secret Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee - the first in a series of books filled with humorous and poignant essays about her love of knitting and yarn. I've enjoyed all of her books! (about $15)
Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World by Clara Parkes - a book of essays reflecting on memorable journeys and experiences with knitters around the world. I love the cover art! (about $15)
|'Knitlandia' by Clara Parkes|
Knitting Ephemera: A Compendium of Articles, Useful and Otherwise, for the Edification and Amusement of the Handknitter by Carol J. Sulcoski - don't let the long title overwhelm you! This little book is packed with tidbits and fun-facts about knitting. (about $15)
|'Knitting Ephemera' by Carol J. Sulcoski|
Great reference books...
The Knitter's Book of Knowledge: A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniques by Debbie Bliss - this is a big book packed with just about everything you need to know about how to knit...casting on, knit and purl, cable knitting, casting off, advanced knitting techniques, and more. It's a valuable reference book for the beginning or somewhat experienced knitter. (about $25 - $30)
|The Knitter's Book of Knowledge by Debbie Bliss|
Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised and Updated (February 2018) The essential knitting reference book was updated in 2018 to include even more about knitting. "From beginners needing to learn the very basics to seasoned knitters wanting a refresher on a complex technique, every knitter will cherish this guide for years to come." I own the previous edition...this book really is the ultimate book about knitting! (about $35 - $40)
Mastering Color Knitting: Simple Instructions for Stranded, Intarsia and Double Knitting by Melissa Leapman - the is a great 'how to' book for any knitter who wants to learn all they can about using multiple colors of yarn in their knitting projects. I own this book...it's a great resource! (about $20)
|'Mastering Color Knitting' by Melissa Leapman|
Vogue Knitting - it's the knitting magazine that's been around forever!
|Making Magazine - two issues per year - it's lovely!|
Wood Knit Stitches Earrings by Katrinkles - these earrings are unique and beautiful! (about $15)
Sheep Earrings by One Happy Leaf on Etsy - a cute little sheep silhouette is laser cut from honey brown bamboo wood. Made in Australia. (under $20)
"Knit" and "Purl" hand stamped silver earrings from sparklegarden on Etsy - silver earrings with 'knit' stamped on one earring and 'purl' stamped on the other. So cute! (about $25)
"Knit" silver earrings by rosetwistllc on Etsy. Check out rosetwistllc's shop for other knitting and yarn themed jewelry, hair barrettes, shawl pins, etc. (about $20 - $40) Photo below provided by Rosetwistllc.
|"Knit" silver earrings by Rosetwistllc on Etsy|
Keep Calm and Carry Yarn pendant necklace from ThePendantEmporium on Etsy. (about $10)
Knitting Tools: Notions, Scissors, Yarn Bowls, etc.
Beautiful Wood Yarn Bowl by IdeasInWood on Etsy - these 'bowls' are really wooden boxes that look absolutely stunning. (around $75+)
'Knitters Rule' Wood Gauge Tool by Katrinkles on Etsy - such a pretty and functional gauge tool! I love all of her pretty bamboo buttons, too! (about $10)
Sheep Scissors - little project scissors for clipping yarn from Barrett Wool Co. (about $11)
For the Knitter's Home
"Knitted" Notions Dish or a "Knitted" Coffee Mug handmade by CreativeWithClay on Etsy - the texture of knitting stitches in clay! ($28 - $50)
"Knitter's Eye Chart" Poster Art by ILiveOnAFarm on Etsy - this 12" x 18" art poster is a creative twist on the traditional eye chart - designed using knitting terms and abbreviations. (about $25)
Just for Fun! Pins, Stickers & T-shirts:
"Knitrovert" Enamel Pin from MakersMerch on Etsy - it's a little blue flag pin for all of us who are introverted knitters....or knitroverts! These are brand new as of April 2018...I just received mine in the mail! (under $10)
|'Knitrovert' Flag Pin - Gift for Knitters|
Knitting Sheep Enamel Pin from Knit Picks - a cute little sheep knitting! (under $10)
"Knit Girl" Vinyl Car Decal by AbbysVinylWallArt on Etsy. Whimsical and cute design! If you love another crafts...check out her other designs in her shop. (under $10)
"Love to Knit" t-shirt from DesignsbyKimW on Etsy - cute screen print design! (about $20)
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A free gift...the gift of your time! Simply make plans to spend time with your favorite knitter....even if you don't knit, they will enjoy spending time with you! Or, offer to do the chores around the house for your favorite knitter...so they can spend time relaxing and knitting. :)
If you want to splurge on the knitter in your life...treat them to a shopping trip to their local yarn store. Let them pick out their favorite yarn for a project for themselves. (Plan on at least $50 - $100 for the shopping spree!) It's really hard to buy yarn for someone else so this is a case where it's nice to let them do their own shopping.
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When I discover new gift ideas I'll add them to this post!
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