Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best Gift Ideas for Knitters – Part 1
Attention, knitters! Holiday shopping season is officially in full swing, and I just know you’ve got some fellow knitters on your gift list. You might be wondering, “What do I get a knitter who has—seemingly—everything?”
Even the most seasoned knitters can benefit from some new books, bags, tools, etc. to spark ideas, stay organized, and fall more in love with knitting. As in previous years, I’ve put together a list of some of my most loved knitting gear, so you can find the perfect holiday treasure for your loved ones who knit.
First up, project bags:
At 13” long, 7” across, and 5” tall, The Sweater Bag is a seriously spacious project bag. The Etsy description puts it best: “Your cat could even take a nap in it!” While I’m sold on the cat imagery alone, this handmade bag also features a coordinating cotton liner, a trusty needle holder, and some no-budge, professionally-serged seams. And the delicate, beaded zipper-pull gives it that extra touch of style!
This charming project tote reads “Follow your bliss,” which can be a calming reminder when you hit those frustrating bumps in the road while knitting. Roomy enough for a sweater project, these super cute and sturdy bags were screen-printed, hand-waxed, stained (leather handles), and sewn by hand. You can also order one without the leather handles.
Okay, shoppers. This one’s limited-edition, so if you think it’s the right gift for someone on your list, go ahead and “add to cart” sooner rather than later. The Asa Bucket Bag is a drawstring tote bag that doubles as a bin. Just fold down the top and BAM, you’ve got a stand-up yarn bucket. It’s sensible, fun, and reversible!
Now, the knitters on your holiday gift list could surely use more knitting tools, right? Give them a thoughtful surprise with one of the smartly designed knitting supplies below and they’ll have a wonderful keepsake for years to come:
New and veteran knitters alike will get lots of use out of these handy cords. When it’s time to check the fit of your project, use these Knitting Barber cords to shift your stitches off the needle (pointier works best) with ease. Choose from a variety of bright, fun colors to bring a touch of cheer to your gift recipients this year.
*Also from the Knitting Barber, check out their wool comb, great for shedding fuzz!
What does the knitter in your life have in spades? Stitch markers, darning needles, scissors. All the little tools that make their crafts come to life, which they can neatly store in this attractive basket case from Thread & Maple. These lovely baskets blend beautifully with home décor while offering a smart way to store your knitting/crochet WIP project. Check out what’s included in the bundle—your giftee’s eyes will widen!
Sometimes the perfect gift for an artistic person is something to keep the creative mind on track, and The Maker’s Board is just that. Originally created as an easier way to view knitting charts, this handy board can hold tools, recipes, patterns, or even a tablet. The metal sheets make every surface magnetic, so you can spend more time making progress on your work and less time decluttering your space.
Searching for a new knitting book/booklet for that crafter on your list? Here are three that I recommend:
By Kay Gardiner, Ann Shayne
This lovely collection of four knitwear designs from beloved designer Joji Locatelli makes for a thoughtful holiday gift that keeps on giving. Your booklet recipient will be eager to dive right in and get to work on a fancy beanie or a stylish and cozy pullover for someone on THEIR list.
By Nancy Bates
Now this one will surely delight the longtime knitters on your holiday gift list! (Patterns should be manageable for beginners, too.) All 63 U.S. National Parks are represented in this wildly fun book of—you guessed it—63 patterns. In addition to each unique hat pattern, you’ll find photos of the finished beanie, as well as the breathtaking park landscape that inspired it. Super cool!
By Sara Elizabeth Kellner
For the animal-loving knitters on your shopping list, this one’s as sweet as they come. Sara has included straightforward, no-fuss instructions for creating 25 uniquely adorable and realistically rendered critters from around the globe! From the rainbow trout to the timber wolf, there’s a creature you’ll be inspired to recreate. You’ll also love her sketches of these animals in their natural habitat.
Lastly, I’d love it if you gifted someone my brand-new book, Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks! I’ve included over 70 sanity-saving knitting hacks to keep knitters of all levels on track. With 200+ technical drawings, this guidebook offers visual learners a clear understanding of how to solve those puzzling knitting problems, inspired by YOUR questions!
So there you have it. My Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best Gift Ideas for Knitters – Part 1. Stay tuned for Part 2, where I’ll share even more memorable gifts, including some of my favorite cute ‘n cozy quick knits—perfect for the knitters you love. Good luck, and check back soon!
Need more holiday gift ideas for knitters who seem to already have everything? Check out my previous article “7 Gift Ideas for Knitters This Holiday Season” to get more inspirations!