Once again it's Holiday gift giving season and 2016 is no different. We're going to check out the best gifts for knitters, the knitting products that will make your knitter dance for joy. This is our fifth year of gift recommendations. For the first time ever we've compiled all of our favorite knitter gift ideas for the holidays to one page, especially since we found ourselves recommending the same gifts every year. Even if you know absolutely nothing about knitting, these gift ideas will help you find something thoughtful without having to go all over the internet.
This year we started reviewing products for every letter of the alphabet as well. You won't just find gift ideas, but we also like to explain why a knitter would like a particular gift. That way you will know just how a gift will help your knitter create more beautiful handknits in the coming years. From knitting needle cases to keep a knitter's thousands of knitting needles organized in good order to knitting notion kits that will allow your knitting to easily travel with all their tools in one spot, you'll be able to find just the right present to spoil the knitter you love.
Check out our favorite gifts for knitters for 2015 below:
Knitting Needle Cases:
Most of the cases that come with interchangeable knitting needles aren't very attractive. Fortunately, Della Q has a lovely silk knitting needle case that will carry all of your interchangeable knitting needle tips , cables and other accessories to keep your knitting bag well organized.
If you want a truly exquisite way of storing your knitting needles, you must try the Lanter Moon Silk Knitting Needle Case. They carry both straight and circular knitting needles and has a small zippered pocket for knitting notions. It's one of those gifts that makes a knitter feel special.
Interchangeable Knitting Needle Sets
Every holiday season Knitters Pride unveils a new set of luxury interchangeable knitting needles. Interchangeable knitting needles are a large set of knitting needle tips and flexible cable connectors that allow knitters to create a set of knitting needles for just about any project. From hats to afghans, knitters love having a set of interchangeable knitting needles in their knitting bag. In the past, Knitters Pride has offered the Rosewood Deluxe Set, the Karbon Gift Set and this year they have the Paris themeed Knitters Pride Royale.
The set includes 9 knitting needle tips and 4 cords as well as a very stylish gift box. All for $100.00
(if the Knitters Pride Royale is too pricey, check out the Knit Picks Caspian Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set, that's a great alternative)
This metal interchangeable knitting needle set comes in a beautiful purple knitting needle case with all of the knitting accessories and notions you would need for any project. The needle tips on this set are so sharp that you will have no problems with splitting or slipping your stitches. It's a great set for lace knitters that includes stitch markers, tapestry needles, knitting needle tip protectors and more.
Addi Clicks are some of the best interchangeable knitting needles out there because of their proprietary cable connection and awesome ability to easily install a lifeline in your lace knitting projects... and for the first time the price on the complete sets has gone down. Originally $270!!! Addi Clicks are now much more affordable in the $120 range. Now is one of the best times to purchase the Addi Clicks.
As much as knitters love their yarn, they love it even more when they can knit with high quality knitting needles. The texture of a knitting needle can enhance the knitting experience and having a complete set of knitting needles ensures that a knitter has a set for every occasion. This year's big set of interchangeable knitting needles for the holidays are the Knitters Pride Karbonz. They have slick metal needle tips with space age carbon fiber bodies. This makes these needles slick, but not so slippery that your stitches fall off your needles.
Knitting Notions Set
We always recommend the Knit Kit. After being out of stock for months and switching to a new manufacturer, the Knit Kit is back. All of a knitter's favorite knitting tools in one case, TSA approved and easy to keep in your knitting bag or even your car for those knitting emergencies (yes knitting emergencies exist).
We've said it before and we'll say it again, the Bagsmith crafting bag is one of the best craft bag out there for knitters. It's a flat bottomed bag with a cross strap that allows you to just drop in your knitting project and knit directly from the bag. This, plus the awesome exterior clear plastic compartments makes finding every knitting notion a cinch! Use the Bagsmith Bag as a base for a knitting gift basket by adding in some yarn, a set of interchangeable knitting needles and the knit kit and your knitter will be sitting happy this holiday season.
A few years back our favorite book for knitters was Kaffe Fassett's Dreaming in Color. This year it's Alice Starmore's updated Tudor Roses, which features knitting patterns inspired by Tudor England (and Henry the VII's many brides). It is a true test of a knitter for them to knit a Starmore design and it's something that every serious knitter should tackle in their lifetime. Tudor Roses is the book to help your knitter dream this year.
Other books we recommend for knitter gifts: The Principles of Knitting, Knitting Nature, and Weekend Knitting. These are all classics that deserve a place in any knitter's library.
You won't just see professional knitters on the author list of this book. World famous writers such as Ann Pratchett and Barbara Kingsolver share their experiences knitting, some of them for the first time.
Stay tuned later in the season for more great gift recommendations, or check out around our site. We have ideas for stocking stuffers for knitters and even non-knitting gift ideas for knitters. Happy shopping!