Don't mind me while I write your Holiday gift list for you. Just pass this on to your significant other, kids, and anyone who's in the market to buy you a gift!
This is also a great resource for anyone buying gifts for knitters. We've got the best stuff!
1. Stitch Markers and Stitch Holders
2. Scissors and Tape Measures
I'm always asking my knitting friends to borrow their scissors. This little pair from Boye fits perfectly in your notions bag—no more begging for scissors at knitting group! Our new tape measure is tiny so it fits in your bag and it even has a key ring so you always have it with you. Best of all, it's works great!
3. Row Counters
Another item we can't have enough of (why do we have such trouble keeping track of our knitting treasures?!) My favorite is the Katcha Katcha Row Counter, named for the sound it makes as you push the button to count your row. The Digital Row Counter is also really popular.
4. Gift Cards
For the person who has it all or is hard to buy for, the ever-popular, always-welcome gift card is the answer. Give the gift of choice!
I love Plymouth Alpaca Grande. It's 100 percent alpaca, and two or three skeins is enough to quickly knit up a beautiful accessory set—a hat and scarf, for example. Quick to knit with and scrumptiously soft, this yarn comes in a variety of colors.
6. Blocking Mats
Blocking takes knitting from good to great, and any knitter would love a blocking set. The Knitter's Pride Blocking Mat Kit has it all—pins, blocking wires, and versatile mats. Love it.
7. Project Bags
8. Slippers and Socks
9. An Alpaca and A Llama
Just kidding. But you can give someone gorgeous llama yarn or a desktop alpaca! Check out Llamor yarn, which is a luscious 100% baby llama. So soft. And who can resist a tiny toy alpaca? This cutie will be loved forever.
10. Interchangeable Knitting Needles
Any knitter will light up when they open a set of these handy tools. Whatever size needle they may need will be at their fingertips! So exciting. My favorite is the ChiaoGoo SPIN Bamboo 5" Complete Needle Set; the un-kinkable cable is the best! These Knitter's Pride Knit & Purr sets are gorgeous! Let your cozy winter wishes keep you warm this season with Knitter's Pride Knit & Purr holiday gift set. This is the perfect gift for that special knitter in your life.
That's it! I hope this list helps you with your gift shopping.
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.