Sometimes you want to keep your gift buying simple. Sometimes you just want to look it up on Amazon and have it shipped to you and indeed they carry gifts that knitters will love. This is especially helpful if you don't live close to a yarn shop or if you have Amazon Prime to get free shipping. While a gift certificate or purchase from the Local Yarn shop is ideal, here are ways to find a great gifts for knitters on Amazon.
The Top Ten Gifts for Knitters on Amazon:
Let me just preface this by saying that your knitter does not have enough knitting needles. There is no such thing as "enough" knitting needles. There will always be a lost needle or extra needles needed for a project. Interchangeable knitting needles are a set of needles that come in every size. They are typically in a lovely carrying case. There are very expensive sets and some reasonably priced sets. If you want to wow your knitter interchangeable knitting needles will do it. That said, there are a lot of different sets to choose from, so check out our Interchangeable Knitting Needle Guide to figure out which set is the best for you.
Knitters love bags. They especially love bags that allow them to organize their knitting gear in a stylish way. However, there are so many to choose from that it might be difficult to choose the right one. Here are a few knitting bags that are available on Amazon and some tips on how to choose one.
This is a favorite gift for knitters. It's a little gadget that has a measuring tape, crochet hook, tapestry needle, stitch markers, needle protectors, scissors and a thread cutter all in one cute colorful case. Just like knitting needles a knitter can never have enough notions sets. You cannot go wrong with this as a gift because even if they already have one, they'll be happy to have a second one in case of emergencies like a dropped stitch or needing to do a provisional cast on for a toe up sock.
Maybe your knitter is still a new knitter in which case they have a lot to learn. Knitting books can guide your knitter through new techniques while also providing gorgeous color photographs and projects to inspire them. Check out our list of the best knitting books for new knitters.
It's always good to have extra notions, especially to put in that new knitting bag ;). The Clover Notions Kit has everything you might need for any knitting project: tapestry needle, tape measure, stitch holders, cable needle, needle protectors, etc.
If your beloved wanting to learn how to knit, it really helps to purchase a learn-to-knit kit, especially if classes are too expensive and you want to have a fun finished object when you're finished. Knitting kits have everything you need including well-written instructions, yarn, needles and a pattern. You can find some of our favorite learn-to-knit kits here.
With the Kindle Fire now running Android applications, your knitter can do more than read books. They can search the web and log onto ravelry and keep track of all of their knitting supplies and projects. If you're sick of seeing knitting magazines all around the house, a Kindle will help by providing a digital place for all of their favorite knitting magazines.
Digital Knitting Books
If you're going to give a knitter a kindle, you need to give them some knitting content to read. Check out our 10 best knitting books for the kindle and find the right one for your knitter.
Yarn Winder and Swift
Yes, most yarn comes already wound for you in balls, but some yarn comes only in skeins, which need to be wound into balls and if you don't want to sit around holding yarn for your beloved while they wind it then you definitely need to get a winder and a swift. Yes, you need to get both. One does not work so well without the other.