If you’ve ever gotten a soft, fluffy hand-knitted scarf or beanie as a gift, there’s a good chance that you know a knitter. Now, knitting and sewing should never be confused with one another.
Sewing might be great for fixing loose buttons or shortening long pants, but knitting transforms loose yarn into wearable, usable items. If you’ve got a knitter in your life, hold onto them, because they can clothe you for a lifetime.
And when the time comes to return those love-imbued handmade knit gifts, don’t let your knitter down. Instead, turn to this gift list for inspiration!
Couch Arm Knitting Caddy
If you live with someone who knits, you’re probably resigned to the fact that between 30% and 50% of the living room sofa is devoted to knitting supplies. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
This couch arm caddy is uniquely designed to hang over the side of your sofa while also supporting plenty of knitting needles and skeins. It’s the ideal gift for the knitter in your life that tends to let their hobby spread.
Knitting Stitches Calendar
Some folks enjoy a good kitten calendar. Others prefer a daily dose of inspirational quotes.
But if you know someone who loves to knit, the better choice might be a knitting stitches daily calendar. Your favorite knitter can look forward to a new stitching style each day, helping to inspire them toward knitted greatness.
Folding Needle Storage Bag
Knitters sometimes leave their knitting needles around the house, which can lead to unpleasant situations. If you’ve ever stepped or sat on a pair of knitting needles, you’ll understand this pain to the deepest core of your soul.
But yelling at your hard-working knitter is not the way to solve this problem. Gifting them a handy, folding needle storage bag is a far better solution.
Your knitting genius can continue their projects comfortably (without causing you any potential harm) when they’ve got a safe spot to store their needles!
Knitters Have Balls Slippers
Not all knitters are created equally, and some have a very understated, dry sense of humor. Others would laugh themselves silly after seeing these fuzzy slippers.
Lined with purple fleece, these house slippers make a statement you won’t soon forget: “Knitters have balls.” If this statement brings a smile to your face, go ahead and invest in a pair.
After all, if you think these slippers are worth a few laughs, there’s a good chance your gift recipient will feel the same. At the very least, their feet can stay warm while they’re knitting around the house.
Keep Calm and Knit On Hanging Ornament
Everyone loves a sweet, personalized ornament that says something about their passions and interests. The knitter in your life might fall in love with this to-the-point knitting ornament, showing it off for years to come.
Travel-Friendly Knitting Bag
You don’t have to sit to knit, and this bag understands that. If your knitter tends to work on projects while on the go, this travel knitting bag could be the ideal gift to keep their supplies nearby and protected.
When you’re in the middle of a stitch, the last thing you want is to accidentally reduce yarn tension while grabbing a pair of scissors. Believe us; it’s a thing.
This yarn-cutting pendant helps ensure that knitters can swipe through loose ends with ease without having to abandon their work. It also doubles as a conversation-worthy necklace.
Hidden Knitting Request Socks
These socks might seem quite plain when seen from above or the side. But as soon the wearer reclines, you’ll spy an interesting request that’s perfect for knitters.
Neck and Head Flexible Knitting Light
Not all knitters maintain a nine-to-five knitting schedule. If the knitting enthusiast in your life tends to do their knitting in the dead of night, they’ll likely need a personal illumination system to keep them going.
You can help your loved one or friend keep the peace in their home by gifting them this flexible knitting light. Rather than turning on a room light that could keep others awake, your passionate knitter can direct small lights exactly where they need it, finishing those socks on time.
Crochet and Coffee Pillow
This gift could be contentious unless your knitter also crochets. Much like sewing, crocheting should never be confused with knitting unless you’re looking for a fight.
That said, if the knitter in your life also enjoys a little crochet now and again, this soft throw pillow could be a lovely gift. Of course, you’ll also want to ensure that your gift recipient is a fan of coffee, or things could get a little awkward.
Customizable Yarn Bowl
Ah yes, the yarn bowl. Many knitters don’t know that they need a yarn bowl until they’ve seen a yarn bowl.
And if you’re not familiar with knitting, the concept of a yarn bowl might be a little confusing. But let’s put it this way: Imagine if someone gave you a personalized bowl (maybe with your name on it) that helped you perform your favorite activity more easily.
Wouldn’t you be happy to get something like that? If you’re thinking yes, skip the questions and invest in this yarn bowl right away.
People Knitting Photograph Book
Every coffee table needs at least one decorative, photograph-filled book. The knitter in your life might not feel impressed with the standard coffee book table fare.
To help them achieve the home decoration that best fits their personality and interests, skip the landscapes and cityscapes. Instead, choose this book of knitting photographs.
Your friend or loved one can spend hours perusing more than one hundred unique (and often vintage) photographs of various people knitting things. And if they don’t want to read this book, they can always push it onto guests via their coffee table.
Handmade Leather Knitting Labels
A handmade, hand-knitted gift isn’t something to simply throw away or donate. But sometimes, it would be nice if you could help your knitting-loving friend improve their projects.
Giving them these handmade leather knitting labels is a great place to start. Though small, these labels add a nice, classic touch to handmade gifts.
If you’re feeling particularly helpful, you could even pre-fill these labels with your name. Not only will you save your friend or loved one a little time, but you’ll be sure to get some interesting hand-knitted gifts over the next several years.
Compression Knitting Gloves
When you’ve been knitting all day, your hands can begin to feel a little achy and cramped. These knitting gloves help boost circulation and reduce muscle and joint pain, helping your favorite knitter continue to enjoy their craft.
Pendant Stitch Counter
Knitting requires a ton of focus, and if you lose count of your stitches, it might be best to simply unravel your work and start again from scratch. To help your knitter avoid this frustration, you could give them this pendant stitch counter.
It’s essentially a knitting pedometer that you can wear around your neck! Of course, if you do choose to gift this item, you might also want to include a handy mug or some soft skeins.
Yarn-Covered Knitting Mug
Some people love yarn so much that they never want to part with it. If you know someone who feels this way, you could gift them this yarn-covered knitting mug and help them live their dreams.
The only potential downside of this mug is washability. However, the knitter in your life might just knit a new cover for the mug once the old one gets too dirty.
Soft Baby Alpaca Yarn Skeins
Imagine enjoying a Peruvian alpaca garment without ever having to visit Peru. That’s the gift you could be giving your favorite knitter (and potentially, yourself) when you choose these alpaca yarn skeins.
Knitting Superpower Coffee Mug
Not everyone can knit. If you know someone who’s talented at knitting, go ahead and celebrate their success by giving them this mug.
Naturally, this gift pairs well with ground coffee, filtered water, and capes. If you can afford to round-out this mug with complementary items, you might also want to invest a domino mask.
Knitted Animal Friends Book
We all adore a good friend who can knit. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get tired of getting the same old knitting projects as birthday presents each year.
This helpful knitting guide could help your buddy or family member transition from wool socks and patterned sweaters to cute animal friend plushies. It includes more than forty different knitting patterns that are sure to keep your knitter busy for several months.
This gift says, “I care about your hobby and am interested in presenting you with new, exciting challenges!” But we all know that the real benefit is not having to accept another tea cozy.
Knitting Supplies Organizer Bag
While no two knitters are precisely the same, there is a common thread connecting knitting enthusiasts; Organization. It’s impossible to knit a new blanket or a comfy oversized sweater if you’re not organized.
If your favorite knitting fanatic has lumps of yarn piled onto their dining room table or a dangerous amount of needles poised on their coffee table, you might want to give them this handy organizer bag. Not only will it keep their knitting supplies in order, but it could be the key to your safety while visiting!