No matter what the occasion, most knitters appreciate getting knitting tools and supplies as a gift. Whether you're looking for a special something for a fellow crafter or want to provide a few hints for your loved ones, here are some great ideas for knitting related gifts.
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Of course, the most basic and wonderful gift you can get a knitter is yarn. Whether you go for one perfect skein of a luscious wool or cashmere, a fun novelty yarn or enough balls to make a big project, more yarn for the stash is always appreciated. You might even get your gift back in the form of a knit scarf or another fun knit item. Check out these yarn reviews for some great options, or browse the yarn shop on your own.
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If you're a knitter shopping for another knitter, a fun idea is to make a knitting kit. This is basically a knitting project in a bag. Find a book with a pattern you like (or choose a pattern you find online) and buy all the materials required to make a project -- the yarn, needles, notions, etc. Throw in a copy of the book or print out the pattern, put it all in a pretty bag or basket, and you're done!
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There are so many different options for knitting bags, and it seems like every knitter can always use another bag when the old ones get filled with unfinished projects. A knitting backpack or purse is great for on-the-go people who want to knit wherever they go but still need to have room for all their necessities in the same bag. Little project bags like the Boye Yarn on the Go Bag are great, too.
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If you want a really special gift for your favorite knitter, consider interchangeable needles. Whether you go for the Boye Needlemaster, Denise, Knit Picks Options, or one of the many other options out there, you're sure to make a knitter happy.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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101 Stitches to Knit
Most every knitter can use a stitch dictionary and this set of cards is a great choice because you can pick a stitch pattern to work from and then just carry that one card around instead of a whole book to work from. It's great for people who like to knit on the go.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Lace Knitting to Go
Another great box of stitch patterns is Chronicle's Lace Knitting to Go, which includes 25 cards with lace knitting patterns that you can use as the basis for your own lacy knitting projects. The cards include written instructions and charts, so they're great practice for knitters who aren't that comfortable with chart reading.
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If all else fails, no knitter will turn down a gift certificate to their favorite yarn shop. If the knitter you're shopping for lives nearby, you could also sign the two of you up to take a class together and buy her or his supplies. If you're still not sure what to buy, a gift card to a craft store is always a good option.