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10 Useful & Unique Gifts for Knitters
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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)
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10 Useful and Unique Gifts for Knitters
Here is the list of the top 10 knitting gadgets and presents:
- Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set
- A Knitting Tote Bag
- A Needle Case Holder
- Knitting Notions Kit
- Stitch Markers
- Stitch and Needle Holders
- Knitting Sweater Pin
- Knitting Pattern Book
- Shawl Pin
- Knitting eBook or Novel
If all else fails then More Yarn!
Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set
Interchangeable Rainbow Wood Circular Needles
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.
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?
Namaste Knitting Tote Bag
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 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
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
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
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
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
The Knit Kit
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
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
A contemporary looking helpful yarn cutter with protected blade.
Comes with it's own lanyard for wearing around the neck.
Clover Knitting Accessory Kit
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
A colorful set of six crochet stitch marker to keep track of stitches while knitting.
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
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.
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
This collection of stitch markers has 30 markers in two sizes.
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 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
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
A miniature artwork from the Artazia Collection, a beautiful gift for a knitter.
Knitting Charms and Jewelry
This rhodium-plated silver ball of yarn with needles charm would be a fun addition to a charm bracelet or as a necklace.
A cute set of earrings for those who love to knit.
Yarn and Needles
Knitting Project Book
Vampire Knitting Book
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rosewood Shawl Pin
The Omega circle measures 2.25 x 2 inches.
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.
A mesmerizing spiral wooden shawl pin has classic and contemporary look.
The circle measures 3.75 x 2.25 inches.
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.
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.
A Kindle book of 20 very cute Amigurumi knitting patters for making all kinds of mini knit items.
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.
In a series of 20 essays discover the stories behind author Rachael Herron's knitting projects.
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.
Get an Amazon Certificate for them to buy yarn from the Amazon website.
Printable Yarn Gift Certificate
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.
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© 2010 Kirsti A. Dyer