The Ultimate Guide to Gifts for Knitters

March 29, 2019 3 min read

Gift Guide for Knitters

Treat Yourself: Best Gifts for Knitters (aka, YOU!)

Is there a knitter in your life with a birthday coming up? Are you getting in some early Christmas shopping for your aunt or sister who knits? If you're not a crafter yourself, or if the knitter you know seems to have everything they need already, finding the right gift for your well-deserving knitter can be a challenge! Thankfully, we're here to help you ace this gift-giving test! Welcome to the ultimate guide to gifts for knitters!

Here are our top 5 picks for knitter-friendly gifts.


1. Yarn


This one might seem obvious - but that's why it so often gets overlooked! Never assume that the knitters in your life have enough yarn. For a committed knitter, there is no such thing as too much yarn! 

One of the great things about shopping with Darn Good Yarn is that you have opportunities to find types of yarn that even the most experienced knitter you know has never tried before! For instance, we have eco-friendly yarns made out of banana fibers, cotton t-shirt yarn, and many yarns that are made from recycled sari silk


2. Knitting Needles

Ombre Knitting Needles

If you are not a knitter yourself, then you may not realize how many different types and sizes and kinds of knitting needles there are. There are always new sizes and types to try! Chances are, even if the knitter you know already seems to have quite a few needles, there are new and different kinds that they would love to have! That's why knitting needles are always a great gift idea for your fiber artist friends. 


3. A Yarn Bowl

Yarn Bowl

If the knitter in your life doesn't have a yarn bowl, this is definitely a gift they'll appreciate! Yarn bowls hold your cakes and balls of yarn while you knit to keep them from rolling away, help the yarn to unwind neatly while you work and serve as a handy storage place for knitting needles. These bowls make a big difference in the ease and convenience of working on a knitting project. 

Want to learn more?  We have a great YouTube video showing you how to use a yarn bowl.  Check it out!

Is a yarn bowl something that your knitter friend or relatives already owns? If they, like many of us fiber artists, tend to work on more than one project at a time, multiple yarn bowls are a great thing to have! Check our Darn Good Yarn's selection of yarn bowls to find the perfect one for the knitter on your mind. 


4. Knitting Patterns and Kits

Frosted Forest Wrap Pattern & Kit

One of the most exciting things that a knitter can receive is a brand new pattern. This is an even better gift when it comes with the yarn needed to complete the pattern! Knitting Patterns and Kits provide your gift recipients with new opportunities to do what they love and make handmade items that will remind them of you!

Many of Darn Good Yarn's knitting patterns are available for free, or for low prices! All of our kits include both a pattern along with the corresponding yarn in the color of your choosing! 


5. A Handmade Wooden Yarn Butler

Handmade Wooden Yarn Butler

New to Darn Good Yarn, the Yarn Butler is a tool that is designed to help you easily wind up your yarn and to store it neatly. The swivel base of the yarn butler allows you to wrap your yarn around the post at the top to keep it tidy and untangled, and then to unwind it easily while you work on a project. It's a great solution for knitters who like to work near a table or another flat surface where the butler will keep the yarn anchored. 

If you know a knitter who hates winding up their yarn or often has trouble with their yarn getting tangled, this is the gift for them! 

Are you ready to make a knitter's day with an awesome gift?

We hope that this guide has provided you with the answers you need! If you have any questions about the items above, or if you think we've left something out, please let us know in the comments below! 



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