Congratulations, knitting buddies! This is our season. Nice and chilly and good for a cup of tea or cocoa and some warm fuzzy yarn for knitting.
If you started reading here after finding the Popcorn Blanket pattern, or the Snowflake Blanket pattern, or any of these baby blankets, I’m guessing you already know a little about knitting. Me, too. But I’m not an expert by any means. So what next? I’ve got some ideas for gifts for knitters who need ideas on what to knit next, and for those of us who know how to knit but always want to get better.
So here are some ideas for gifts for knitters in your life…or ideas to treat yourself this season. Since you like to knit and probably knit things for other people, you can justify this as a Christmas present for everyone, right? Totally.
Gifts for Knitters
— The Shop on Blossom Street Debbie Macomber has several books of knitting patterns that are companions to her novels. This one is nothing but baby blankets. Adorable, fluffy, easy to make baby blankets. With most pattern books, I find myself making one or two things and moving on, but I think I made every blanket in this book at least once (the sailboat blanket might be my favorite!)
–Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners Evelyne Nemsok of Knit’s End has a great book of knitted hats for those of you just getting started. Some of them are nice and chunky so they knit up quickly. All of them are adorable…and just in time for winter.
Stitch markers make such fun add-on gifts or stocking stuffers. And there are so many cute possibilities out there — I love these Sheep Stitch Markers. The Ice Cream Stitch Markers are adorable, too, and I’m loving the Butterfly Stitch Markers from Lantern Moon as well.
So many times I’ve had a pattern I wanted to try…and then had trouble finding the yarn to go with it. Buy them together! This Madelinetosh slouch hat kit gives you the stuff you need to make one hat and gloves to go with it (needles and other notions not included).
Or just treat yourself (I mean…the person you’re buying for…) to some yummy yarn. I love Jimmy Beans’s for their Malabrigo and Madelinetosh yarns, and they have some awesome sock yarns as well! (if you plan to knit and watch the Gilmore Girls reunion the day after Thanksgiving, then #1: you and I are kindred spirits, and #2: check out their Lorel-Eyes colorway — so fun)
I taught myself to knit with a mix of books and youtube. This means I know how to do all the stitches, but I don’t really understand how to pick up stitches, or go back and fix something I messed up, or lots of other things about the actual way my yarn works. I’ve got my eye on this Fearless Knitting class at Craftsy to help teach me how to really understand my yarn (hah! Does anyone else worry about understanding their yarn?)
So, let’s do some more damage…what’s on your knitting wish list? I’ll probably add it to mine, too!
If you like this knitting post, check these out:
Thank you for visiting Peace but Not Quiet! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter and get a free printable — “25 Ways to Play Outdoors With Your Kids.”