In this post, you will see 21 gifts for knitters.
Gift-giving is one of the best parts of Christmas, but planning and getting your gifts for your friends and family can be quite stressful.
Because you want to get them something they will absolutely love and use, but also not ask them outright so you can surprise them.
Gift Ideas For Knitters
One of the main places you can look for a gift idea is their hobbies.
Ask yourself what do they love to do?
If the answer is knit then you are in the right place.
You may also like these gift guides…
What to buy for a new knitter?
Shopping for a new knitter is easy, all they really want is yarn and needles to start a project with.
But if you aren’t knitting savvy it can also be quite hard as there are so many gift options for knitters.
Especially for people who are still in the learning process.
What A Beginner Knitter Needs…
If your friend is a beginner and still exploring the wonders of the knitting world there are awesome knitting accessories and supplies you can gift them with.
As a new knitter, there are some basic things they can’t really live without like:
- Knitting needles (Straight needles)
- Super Bulky yarn or Bulky yarn
- An easy pattern like this – How To Knit A Hat
New knitters also need some accessories to help them do their work…
- Darning needles/yarn needles
- Scissors (small and sharp)
- A tape measure
- A set of stitch markers
- A notebook (for pattern notes)
Books to learn from – stitch patterns and techniques
And while there is YouTube for knitting lessons, where there is a huge amount of information on how and what to knit, there are also books!
Some people prefer to have a printed copy of a book and there are so many options in this category too (some of my favorites are in the list below).
There are books with techniques, books with stitch patterns, beginner pattern books, and of course books with general information about knitting techniques.
Yarn storage/WIP bags
You can also gift them with a yarn bag or a basket to store all their yarn and projects in or a novelty and fun item like a t-shirt with a cute catchphrase about knitting.
And if this is still too overwhelming for you, a gift card for a yarn company (for example Lion Brand, We Are Knitters, Wool And The Gang) can go a long way.
This ebook has 12 simple stitch patterns that use only knit and purl stitches.
Perfect for beginners to practice various stitch patterns.
Choose a bundle of three beginner-friendly PDF knitting patterns.
The perfect beginner beanie pattern this hat is knit flat with straight needles and seamed.
You need 6mm (US 10) straight needles and bulky/chunky/12 ply yarn - like The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters.
The pattern has step-by-step instructions to help a new knitter to complete the project.
A pair of nice basic wooden needles in size US 10 (6 mm) from Knitter’s pride is perfect for new knitters (they can make this hat pattern with them).
This size is good to use with bulky/chunky/12 ply yarn - any needle size from US 10/6 mm to US 11/8 mm can be used with that yarn weight (5).
The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters comes in lots of lovely colors.
This yarn can be used with any needle size from US 10/6 mm to US 11/8 mm.
You can use this yarn with 6mm (US 10) needles to make this beginner hat pattern here.
A unique and stylish bag to store their knits in.
This is perfect for traveling.
You can find it on Etsy.
A book that includes everything a beginner needs to know about knitting and techniques with text and photos.
A must-have for knitters.
A beautiful collection of bulky yarns by Two Of Wands x Lion Brand in 18 shades.
Bulky yarn is perfect for new knitters as it is thick and easier to work with.
This yan can be used with size 6.5mm/US 10.5 size needles.
Tip: If you are a new knitter try a light shade because it’s easier to see your stitches and see if you made a mistake.
The perfect book to guide them through all the knitting stitches there are and help them expand their knitting knowledge and make fun combinations.
The perfect yarn collection for beginners - to be used with 9mm (US 13) or 10mm (US 15) size needles.
Super chunky so very thick and in a vast variety of colors.
Great for making a variety of projects including scarves, hats, and mittens.
A pair of small scissors perfect for cutting threads and yarn makes it ideal for knitting projects.
Handy easy to have around retractable tape measure that you will definitely need.
A pair of yarn needles that they are going to need if they are not knitting in the round and need to connect your project.
A useful tool that helps them keep track of their stitches.
A cool personalized knitting bag to store their knitting projects in.
You can find it on Etsy.
Choose a lovely bowl that keeps your yarn from running away for you.
A pom-pom maker that makes the process 100% easier.
This would be amazing for making huge pom pom decor.
A must-have tool for all makers, beginners or not, that helps them keep track of their rows so they won’t lose count and mess up the project.
Blocking boards for the final step in the knitting projects.
You will also need a set of T pins or blocking pins.
A handy pack of 50 t-pins that they are going to need when blocking their project.
(To go with the blocking mats)
A starch-free scented spray that helps to flatten out the knitting when you are blocking.