As knitters, we often gift our own knitting masterpieces, but what do you gift to a fellow knitter? We are in the mist of the holiday season, and it’s time to think about what gifts we will be giving to our friends and family members who love to knit (and what gifts we will be secretly hoping we get!) Here are 10 phenomenal suggestions for loved ones that are passionate about knitting.
I know, I know. Your mind is probably filled with projects to knit and craft for your loved ones. But isn’t it just as important to think about good gift ideas that THEY can put on their shopping list for you? Or better yet, perhaps you should put something on your own list as a reward for a job well done in 2018. If you’re looking for a truly spectacular gift for yourself (or your fellow knitter), then keep reading, because I think I know what should be on your list.
The Importance of Yarn
If “clothes make the man (or woman),” then surely “yarn makes the sweater.”
There are times when the silhouette of a design comes first and then I go hunting for a yarn, and then there are the times when a special yarn is the start of my design. The moment I saw (and felt) Anzula’s For Better or Worsted I knew it would be the perfect yarn for my first (drum roll please) custom dyed SWEATER KIT!!!
Congratulations to all of the knitters who have finished their Harbor Springs Sweaters so far—and for those of you that are still working on them, take it at your own pace! Your fellow knitters and I can’t wait to see your results. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and the KAL materials stay live on Ravelry forever, so keep at it!
If you haven’t already checked out the amazing finished projects in our Ravelry Group, I highly recommend scrolling through them for inspiration.
Another Video KAL comes to an end and as always, I was amazed by the talented knitters! Over 525 knitters joined in and the results have been truly amazing. Harbor Springs was a result of requests for a looser fitting raglan pullover. I wrote about understanding ease, and checked in on how things were going after Clue #1, and now The KAL winners have been chosen and awarded!
If you are feeling inspired to try it, Harbor Springs + pattern comes with over 4 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only will be $15.00!!
Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 2900 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone!
Never too late to jump into any sweater class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.
The air is starting to cool down and that means I’m moving into the CRAZY busy fall / winter teaching schedule. I’m sure to be someplace near by you, so leave me a comment and let me know which event you are planning on attending.
Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.
If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.
You can also join me in the newest video sweater KAL kicking off on Sept 10, Harbor Springs.
As any knitter worth their needles knows, it’s not always about the yarn. There’s a lot of accessories that come with this obsession, and if you’re like me you’ve gone through your fair share of stitch markers, tape measures, and tapestry needles. But no accessory is so much fun to acquire as the project bag. Every knitter should own at least one (or ten), and for knitters like me–who don’t necessarily stick to one project at a time–these bags can be a godsend of organization. Plus they come in an endless variety of shape, design, size, and fabric. Here are some of my favorite knitter’s project bag sellers, as well as some new ones I’ve found from poking around Etsy! Keep your eyes open: some of these fabulous bags are going to be prizes in the Harbor Springs Video KAL!