It's that festive time of year again. If you are looking for inspiration on what to get your crafty loved ones, or need an excuse to treat yourself, you're in the right place! I've curated a selection of gift-giving ideas for all budgets. If you are not a knitter yourself and need help or advice on what to get a knitter we are always here to help. Send us an email or DM and we will be happy to advise you.
This Christmas, why not gift the knitting enthusiast in your life an interchangeable needle set? It's a game-changer, offering a bunch of needles that can switch out on different cables. They won't need a tonne of needles lying around, just this one set for all their projects. Whether they're a pro or just starting out, it's a super practical gift that any type of knitter would appreciate.
Square knitting needles offer a unique and potentially more comfortable knitting experience. Their ergonomic design aims to reduce hand strain and fatigue, particularly during longer knitting sessions, making them appealing, especially for those with dexterity issues. The flat sides of square needles provide stability, preventing them from rolling and offering more control while knitting, which can be advantageous for beginners or those who fancy a change from traditional needle shapes. Some knitters find that the square shape helps maintain more consistent tension, resulting in more even stitches and a polished finished product.
For those who love knitting socks, there is an array of needles to choose from. DPNs (double-pointed needles) are the traditional sock knitting needles. They usually come in sets of four or five, providing the ideal setup for knitting in the round. The other option is to use small fixed circular needles. These usually have a 9-inch cable and super short tips, making it possible to knit such a small circumference in the round. For the sock knitter that has it all, I would suggest flexible DPNs, also known as flyers - they are kind of a mix between the two and a fun new tool to try for the experienced sock knitter.
Yarn bowls, stitch markers, snips, project bags, the list goes on. The beauty of accessories is their universal appeal; they're not just for the seasoned pros but also for those just starting in the knitting world. So, whether you're on the hunt for stocking fillers or not too sure what to gift, accessories are the fail-proof way to show the knitter in your life some love.
Happy gift giving,