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Top 10 Gifts for Knitters and Crocheters

Don't mind me while I write your Christmas 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!

Stocking Stuffers

1. Stitch Markers and Stitch Holders

Knitters and crocheters always need more of these important tools. I recommend the fantastic Clover Stitch Circular Holder and the cute Split and Heart Markers. Useful and cute!


 



2. Scissors

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!

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.

Under the Tree

5. Chunky Yarn

I love Plymouth Grande Hues. 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 several natural 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

This falls under the category of more is not enough! Grab my favorite Mybaggee in tangerine or this stunning embroidered Accessory Bag. Knitters simply can't have too many project bags!

8. Slippers and Socks

Knitters like being cozy, and warm feet are a must. Who doesn't love a pair of alpaca Sock Monkey Socks? And check out our Alpaca Slippers—you might have to get some for yourself, too.

9. An Alpaca and A Llama

Just kidding. But you can give someone gorgeous llama yarn or a desktop alpaca! Check out Llamore yarn, which is a luscious 100% baby llama. So soft. And who can resist a tiny toy alpaca? This cutie will be loved forever.

The Showstopper

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! Lantern Moon's brand new Zing Melodies of Life Set is gorgeous, and the super-popular addi Click Lace Set is a great option as well. (The sets that have "lace" in the name aren't exclusively for lace knitting. They simply have sharp tips, which are great for all types of knitting!)

If your giftee is a crocheter, there are some great hook sets, too! The Cadillac of sets is the addi Colors Crochet Hook Set. I love the Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook Set; super if you're on a budget!

That's it! I hope this list helps you with your gift shopping.

Cheers,

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