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10 Useful & Unique Gifts for Knitters

Updated on January 5, 2015

Love to Knit?

Always Knitting
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Knitting Gifts for Those Who Love to Knit

This collection of gift features 10 of the best knitting gadgets and supplies I hand selected as a knitter for you to give to your favorite knitter (or to get for yourself) for the holidays or any other time of the year. Many of these ideas went straight on my knitting wish list.

I looked for items that might be considered a bit of a splurge or a luxury item, like the designer knitting tote bags, interchangeable knitting needle sets, needle case holders and the beautiful knitting pin from the Artazia Collection.

I also include some more budget-minded, reasonably priced items and practical items on the knitting gift list like notions kits, stitch markers, stitch holders and needle holders.

Since knitters love new knitting books and I've found several unique books on knitting and knitting patterns including a popular one on Vampire Knits inspired by Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries and a one with fun Woodland knits. Included with the books are knitting eBook or knitting novel that can be downloaded to a Kindle.

Of course if you still can't find a great knitting gift, more yarn is always welcome. A gift certificate is one that will be appreciated for any serious knitter. More yarn that can be purchased from either from her/his local knitting shop or favorite online shop or from Amazon. I created a downloadable certificate image that is suitable for printing if you need one.

While you are knitting you might want to make a few hat for the Caps for Good or any other charity knitting project.

Knitting Gadgets for Knitters

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My Favorite Gifts and Gadgets for Knitters

— Kirsti A. Dyer, HealthfulMD (and Knitter)

Colorful Yarn Collection

Colorful Yarn Collection
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10 Useful and Unique Gifts for Knitters

Here is the list of the top 10 knitting gadgets and presents:

  1. Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set
  2. A Knitting Tote Bag
  3. A Needle Case Holder
  4. Knitting Notions Kit
  5. Stitch Markers
  6. Stitch and Needle Holders
  7. Knitting Sweater Pin
  8. Knitting Pattern Book
  9. Shawl Pin
  10. Knitting eBook or Novel

If all else fails then More Yarn!

Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set

Interchangeable Rainbow Wood Circular Needles

Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Rainbow Wood Circular Knitting Needle Set
Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Rainbow Wood Circular Knitting Needle Set

These interchangeable rainbow wood circular knitting needles are beautiful, easy to use (because they are wooden) and also easier price wise than some of the more expensive options.

The set comes with needle tips ranging from 4 to 11.

 

Knitting Needle Sets

Interchangeable needles are a useful gift for avid knitters and for those who like knitting with different sizes of knitting needles.

For those looking for a less expensive alternative to the KnitPicks system above, the HiyaHiya needle set is another reasonable option.

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles Sets, Steel Large sizes, 5"
HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles Sets, Steel Large sizes, 5"

Interchangeable needles sets from HiyaHiya for larger sized needles. These 5 inch size needles range in size from US 9 to 15 or 5.5 to 10 mm.

 

A Knitting Tote Bag

Where to Put the Knitting Needles?

Where do I put all of the knitting needles?
Where do I put all of the knitting needles? | Source

Namaste Knitting Tote Bag

Namaste Harlow Handbag Shoulder Bag Caribbean Blue Vegan Purse Tote
Namaste Harlow Handbag Shoulder Bag Caribbean Blue Vegan Purse Tote

This splurge designer knitting bag in a beautiful shade of Caribbean Blue comes from Namaste. It is a large, roomy tote with plenty of pockets and space for your favorite knitting projects.

Made from PVC Free, animal friendly, soft faux leather.

Measures 11" wide x 16" high x 5" deep

 

ArtBin Yarn Drum

ArtBin Yarn Drum 12-inches round by 12-3/4-inches high, Raspberry
ArtBin Yarn Drum 12-inches round by 12-3/4-inches high, Raspberry

ArtBin Yarn drum is Amazon's #1 best seller in yarn storage. This handy carrier lets you organize and carry your yarn at the same time.

Measures 12 x 12.75 inches.

Comes in an assorted colors including pink and periwinkle

 

Namaste Purple Mesh Knitting Bags

Namaste Oh Snap Set 3 Eggplant Purple Mesh Sewing Knitting Bags
Namaste Oh Snap Set 3 Eggplant Purple Mesh Sewing Knitting Bags

From Namaste a set of three purple mesh bags perfect for organizing knitting projects or knitting accessories.

Sizes range from 4 x 6.5 to 8 x 10 inches

 

A Needles Case Holder

Namaste Needle Case Holder

Namaste 15" Red Cali Cozy Knitting Needles Case Holder
Namaste 15" Red Cali Cozy Knitting Needles Case Holder

Styled like a long eyeglass case holder, this cali cozy case will hold several pairs of 14 inch long knitting needles.

 

Knitting Needle Case Holders

Knitters often have a collection of knitting needles that may be stashed with different projects or with yarn.

The various knitting needle case holders will help keep knitting needles more organized.

Just choose the style of holder that matches the type of needles you like to use.

Cases are available for long or short straight needles, double point, circular or interchangeable needles.

If you pick a bright color, like the red case to the right, then it makes it a lot easier to spot your needle stash when you are looking for them.


Della Q Combo Knitting Case

della Q Combo Knitting Case for Straight & Double Point & Circular Knitting Needles; 004 Red Stripes 101-1-004
della Q Combo Knitting Case for Straight & Double Point & Circular Knitting Needles; 004 Red Stripes 101-1-004

This knitting needle case holder from Della Q can hold both straight and double point needles.

Case has 18 pockets for straight and double point needles and 9 pockets with numbers for circular needles.

 

Knitting Travel Kit

Organizers, Accessories and Yarn Cutters

Estone Knit Kit

Dxhycc New Basic Knitting Tools Accessories Supplies with Case Knit Kit Lots
Dxhycc New Basic Knitting Tools Accessories Supplies with Case Knit Kit Lots

Estone has the number one selling knit kit on Amazon. This compact kit, which sells for under $10.00, comes with scissors, a thimble, stitch ripper, 3 plastic cable needles, 2 stitch holders, 2 sets of needle point protectors, assorted stitch markers, 2 tapestry needles and a tape measure.

 

Estone Knit Kit

Basic Knitting Tools
Basic Knitting Tools | Source

The Knit Kit

The Knit Kit - 9 Essential Knitting Tools in a Travel Pak - Purple
The Knit Kit - 9 Essential Knitting Tools in a Travel Pak - Purple

Billed as the "Swiss Army Knife" for knitters this small kit includes a tape measure, stitch counter, thread cutter, scissors, crochet hook, stitch holders and tip protectors all on one compact device.

This kit is TSA approve so it can be carried on board a flight.

 

The Knit Kit Product Video Review

Classic Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant

Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant, Antique Silver
Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant, Antique Silver

A classic antique styled yarn cutter with protected blades.

 

Yarn Cutters and Knitting Accessories

Yarn accessory kits and yarn cutters are very helpful knitting tools for knitters working with multiple yarns in their project.

Some of these yarn cutters, like the Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant or the more contemporary Tonic Studios Yarn Cutter can be worn around the neck as a necklace for quick and easy access when crafting.

The Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant is one of those classics that has been around for years.

Tonic Studios Yarn Cutter

Tonic Studios 418 Paper Distresser and Fiber Cutter, 2-Piece Set
Tonic Studios 418 Paper Distresser and Fiber Cutter, 2-Piece Set

A contemporary looking helpful yarn cutter with protected blade.

Comes with it's own lanyard for wearing around the neck.

 

Clover Knitting Accessory Kit

Clover Knit Mate Knitting Accessories Set
Clover Knit Mate Knitting Accessories Set

A set of knitting accessories packaged into a travel case. This set comes with a knitting needle gauge, stitch markers, tape measure, needle point protectors and darning needle.

A nice set of basic knitting tools.

 

More Knitting Accessory Kits on eBay

eBay is another great resource for finding yarn and knitting accessories.

Needle Stitch Markers

Crochet Flower Knit Markers

Lantern Moon Set of 6 Crocheted Flower Knitting Stitch Markers
Lantern Moon Set of 6 Crocheted Flower Knitting Stitch Markers

A colorful set of six crochet stitch marker to keep track of stitches while knitting.

 

Stitch Markers

Stitch markers to help keep track of rows and stitches are both beautiful and practical knitting accessories.

To find more unique knitting stitch markers look on Etsy or eBay.

Knitter and crafters are sharing their custom-made knitting stitch markers so you can find a one-of-a-kind set for a special accessory.

Hiya Hiya Stitch Markers

Hiya Hiya Yarn Ball Stitch Markers
Hiya Hiya Yarn Ball Stitch Markers

A cute set of six stitch markers shaped as yarn balls from Hiya Hiya.

 

More Stitch Markers and Cases

Many of the stitch markers are available as part of the Amazon add on program and make for functional and price conscious gifts at less than $10.00.

You can also find one of a kind versions on eBay or at Etsy.

StitchDots Stitch Markers-Blue & Green
StitchDots Stitch Markers-Blue & Green

These blue and green stitch markers have helpful words printed on them. They come with their own carrying case.

 

Stitch and Needle Holders

Clover Stitch Markers

Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers
Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers

This collection of stitch markers has 30 markers in two sizes.

 

Stitch Holders

Stitch holders are useful and inexpensive knitting accessories.

Many of the stitch holders and smaller knitting accessories are all available as part of Amazon's Add-on program, making them less expensive than if you had to pay for regular shipping charges.

Grab some to use as gift toppers when wrapping up a larger package of yarn.

Needle Holders

Needle holders make very practical and inexpensive knitting gadget or package topper.

The holders help keep needles together when they are not being actively knit.

Coil Needle Holders

Clover Coil Knitting Needle Holder, Small
Clover Coil Knitting Needle Holder, Small

Coil knitting needles holders make it easy to keep your needles together.

The coil needle holders work by just winding around the knitting needles and hold them together.

 

Knitting Themed Jewelry

Knitting Sweater Pin

Seeka Knitting Sweater Pin P0965
Seeka Knitting Sweater Pin P0965

A miniature artwork from the Artazia Collection, a beautiful gift for a knitter.

 

Knitting Charms and Jewelry

Rembrandt Charms Knitting Charm, Sterling Silver
Rembrandt Charms Knitting Charm, Sterling Silver

This rhodium-plated silver ball of yarn with needles charm would be a fun addition to a charm bracelet or as a necklace.

 
French Wire Earrings-Knitting Needles
French Wire Earrings-Knitting Needles

A cute set of earrings for those who love to knit.

 

Yarn and Needles

Yarn and Needles Ready for Knitting
Yarn and Needles Ready for Knitting | Source

Knitting Project Book

Vampire Knitting Book

Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn
Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn

A must for any knitting fan of the films Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries.

Author and knitter Genevieve Miller has assembled a collection of 28 imaginative knitting projects.

 

Knitting Books

Knitters would love a new knitting book, particularly one filled with fun, unusual, quick or destashing patterns.

Last-Minute Knitted Gifts is a good resource to have for making quick knitted treasures.

Fun Knitting pattern books are being inspired by the movies.

Vampire Knits has been very popular with fans of Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries.

Woodland Knits is the number one seller in knitting patterns on Amazon featuring a variety of cute woods-inspired projects.

More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (Last Minute Gifts)
More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (Last Minute Gifts)

Knitters also love to be able to quickly knit up a handmade present.

This collection of last-minute knitted gift ideas is one that I keep on my shelf.

 

Woodland Knits

Woodland Knits: over 20 enchanting patterns (Tiny Owl Knits)
Woodland Knits: over 20 enchanting patterns (Tiny Owl Knits)

From Stephanie Dosen's Tiny Owl Knits this collection of Woodland knits includes 20 cute, contemporary projects to choose from with hats, scarves, wristlets, bags, wraps, and mittens.

 

Shawl Pin

Rosewood Shawl Pin

Shawl Pins

Shawl pins are a thoughtful gift for knitters, especially those who like to knit and wear shawls.

These beautiful shawl pins will accessorize a handknit shawl or open sweater.

This rosewood shawl pin to the right is classic elegance making it an understated shawl accessory.

The beautiful ebony wooden shawl pin has the popular spiral shape.

Paradise Exotic Shawl Pin Spiral Shawl Pin, Ebony
Paradise Exotic Shawl Pin Spiral Shawl Pin, Ebony

A mesmerizing spiral wooden shawl pin has classic and contemporary look.

The circle measures 3.75 x 2.25 inches.

 

Knitting eBook

On a Kindle

A Kindle with Knitting eBook or Knitting Novel

More knitting books and novels are now being published to read on Kindle. These books would be a welcome present for the knitting Kindle user.

Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere
Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere

A Kindle book filled with 26 fun projects taken from the Knitting Blogosphere. If you follow the knitting blogs, you may recognize some of these patterns.

 
Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits
Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits

A Kindle book of 20 very cute Amigurumi knitting patters for making all kinds of mini knit items.

 

Knitting Novel

How to Knit a Love Song: A Cypress Hollow Yarn Book 1
How to Knit a Love Song: A Cypress Hollow Yarn Book 1

Love, romance and knitting combine in this romance novel about a knitter and a rancher.

 

Kindle Novels about Knitting and Knitters

Let your favorite knitter read a novel that involves knitting and part of the story line.

I've known some knitters who can knit and read a book at the same time. My Mother told me she used to be able to read and knit when she was in college.

Unfortunately I haven't developed that talent, but I do knit a lot while listening to lectures at conferences.

A Life in Stitches: Knitting My Way through Love, Loss, and Laughter
A Life in Stitches: Knitting My Way through Love, Loss, and Laughter

In a series of 20 essays discover the stories behind author Rachael Herron's knitting projects.

 

More Yarn!

Bonus: A Gift Certificate for More Yarn

When all else fails you can always get your favorite knitter the old standby—

A gift certificate for more yarn

We all know that those who knit can never have too much yarn.

Amazon Card

Amazon.com Gift Card in a White Gift Box (Classic White Card Design)
Amazon.com Gift Card in a White Gift Box (Classic White Card Design)

Get an Amazon Certificate for them to buy yarn from the Amazon website.

 

Printable Yarn Gift Certificate

Printable Certificate for more Yarn and Knitting Items
Printable Certificate for more Yarn and Knitting Items | Source

Print a Gift Certificate

Perhaps the best idea of all is a certificate for yarn and other knitting items from the knitters favorite local yarn shop or online yarn shop.

The image is suitable for printing and giving. Print your own gift certificate.

What is your favorite knitting gadget?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

© 2010 Kirsti A. Dyer

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      @Scarlettohairy: I couldn't believe how many new knitting products were out there. These didn't exist when I started knitting many years ago.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What great knitting gift ideas. My daughter knits and would love many of these items.

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      salele 4 years ago

      Nice selection of gifts for knitters. Plenty to choose from.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @tophatpro: Hope you found what you were looking for. I liked the snowflake stitch holders too.

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      tophatpro 5 years ago

      I've been looking for a ice needle set and case for a while now. These look really great. And I love the stitch holders that look like snowflakes. So cool!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great list !

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      lesliesinclair 6 years ago

      Wonderful selection of really usable gifts. I've returned to knitting after 30 years and find it is not only beneficial to arthritic fingers, but it is also calming to develop the easy knitting rhythm. thanks

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Excellent choices. I still knit and crochet a little when I can and there are a few items here which I could use ;)

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      boutiqueshops 6 years ago

      oooOOOooo....can i have them all? This is a GREAT gift guide for knitters! And thank you so much for including my knitting calendars!

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      Lots of great gift ideas here!