10 Gift Ideas for Knitters
Are you lucky enough to have friends or family members who are knitters? Let Craftsy help you check those friends off your holiday shopping list with knitting-themed gifts that range from classes to books and patterns. There’s something on our list for every type of knitter!
1. Project kits
For: The busy knitter
Do you have knitting friends who are so busy they don’t have time to shop for yarn and patterns? A kit like the Lace Knitting: Lorna’s Laces Solemate Ocean Scarf Kit comes with everything your knitting pal needs to make a scarf — no shopping required!
2. A to Z of Knitting book
For: The lifelong knitter
Whether your knitting friend is a beginner knitter who’s in it for the long haul or a seasoned knitter who already has top-notch skills, there’s useful information in this book for every level in the A to Z of Knitting book by Martingale.
3. Chunky Cabled Cowl Knit-Along
For: The knitter who never finishes a project
Inspire your knitting friend to actually complete a project with the help of Felicia Lo and many other Craftsy knitters participating in the Chunky Cabled Cowl Knit-Along.
4. Luxury yarn
For: The knitter on a budget
Most knitters have to hold themselves back because of financial restraints when it comes to nice luxury yarns. Why not gift a luxury skein along with ideas for small, one-skein knitting projects? We especially love all the pretty colors available in this Artyarns Silk Mohair yarn.
5. Soak Phil Basin Kit
For: The knitter who’s new to blocking
If you’ve ever blocked your knitting before, you know what a pain it is to find the supplies (especially soaps) you need to wash your delicate knits. This Soak Phil Basin Kit comes with a handy little basin and soap, including travel-sized soaps, to make blocking and caring for knits simple.
6. My First Sweater class
For: The hesitant beginner knitter
Know a talented knitter who’s too scared to take the next step to making a sweater? Amy Ross walks knitters through every step of making this beautiful sweater in her class My First Sweater. The class will give your beginner knitting friend the encouragement and inspiration to start (and complete!) a sweater like the cardigan pictured above or a raglan pullover.
7. Guy Knits patterns
For: The man knitter — or the knitter who knits for men
It’s rare that knitting books cater to men since knitting is dominated by us ladies. But Best of Knitter’s Guy Knits puts all those manly patterns in one place, making it a go-to when you’re knitting for dudes.
8. Craftsy T-shirt
For: The knitter who loves Craftsy as much as you do
OK, so we’re a bit partial to this gift. But if you love Craftsy, why not share the love with your knitting friends in the form of a custom Craftsy t-shirt?
9. Lewis Bag pattern
For: The knitter who’s always knitting for others
Some knitters spend their lives knitting things for other people and never take time to knit something for themselves. This holiday season, encourage your knitting friend to make something just for them, like this Lewis bag seen above. Want to be even more generous? Buy the yarn to make the project, too!
10. Improve Your Knitting class
For: The knitter who knows it all
We all have room for improvement when it comes to our knitting. Even experienced knitters can improve things like speed and method, and that’s what the Improve Your Knitting class with Patty Lyons is for! This is a great gift for the knitter who has it all — and knows it all.