2022 Annual Holiday Gift List for Yarn Crafters
Yes, knitters, crocheter, spinners, weavers, etc. would LOVE to get thoughtful, craft-related gifts. For the past few years, I’ve created a holiday gift list for yarn crafters. It can be used as my own personal wish-list. Or for suggestions for knitters, crocheters, spinners, etc. that you know.
Top-10 Holiday Gift List for Knitters, Crocheters, etc.
Jumbo Ball Winder (promotional link)– Most yarn-crafters I know would always love a good ball-winder and swift (if they don’t have them). So, I’m repeating my top two gifts for this year. This has become my favorite of all ball winders…big balls, small balls, fingering, bulky…works great
Even if you replace someone’s ball winder with this one, at about $50, this is a great gift for every yarn artist you know.
2. Wooden Yarn Swift (promotional link) – I have two of these (medium and large) and I just love them.
They’ve come down a lot in price, so you may want to combine it with the jumbo ball winder up above.
3. Lykke Grove 5-Inch (13cm) Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle Set Bamboo (promotional link) – For newer knitters who need their first interchangeable set, or for very prolific knitters who need multiple sets!
The versatility allowed by interchangeable sets of needles only gets expanded with a second (or third) set. This classic copper version of Lykke needles is so appealing
4. Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches (promotional link) – whether you’re a knitter, a crocheter or pan-stitual, this trove of crochet stitches will be a useful book in your library.
Having a basic library of 200 stitches to use for either edges and embellishments or full crochet projects is necessity.
5. Needle felting kit (promotional link) – even if you don’t want to do lots of needle felting, these tools come in very handy for grafting yarns together, repairing moth holes and securing the cut edges of steeks.
Look up knit repairs on You-Tube and you might just find a lot of people relying on felting needle kits to fix pesky mistakes or damage to your knitting. I love using felting to graft yarns together securely too!
6. A Treasury Of Knitting Stitch Dictionaries (promotional link)– An annual favorite gift, getting all four of these “treasuries” by Barbara Walker would be an AWESOME gift for any knitter!
Stitch Dictionaries are an integral part of many knitwear designers and none does it better than Barbara Walker
7. Eucalan Wool/Knits Wash Gift-Pack(promotional link) – I will often use shampoo or some lesser substitute to wash my woolens, but the no-rinse, lanolin-rich Eucalan is a much better product for the job.
I usually gather up a small load of socks/sweaters/scarves, etc. and do a soak/spin load in my washing machine. Eucalan leaves the garments fresh and soft.
8. Like most people of a certain age, I need a pair of these in each room (promotional link). When I travel around, it’s great having a very thin-profile case and glasses to have handy and not taking up space in my bag or pockets.
This brand of Readers includes both the ThinOptics Reading Glasses & a handy keychain case to keep the flexible glasses safe and attached to you wherever you go.
9. Complete Knitting and Crochet Accessories (promotional link) – Every knitter needs an assortment of small scissors, needle gauge, tape measure, etc.
Don’t worry that your knitter already has some of these accessories…they can always use more. One for their on-the-go project bag, one for their television knitting, another for their bed knitting. They will appreciate this thoughtful gift!
10. Rechargeable Necking Crafting Light (promotional link) – Never have I ever heard a knitter or crocheter say “There’s way too much light for me to do stitch work!”
Getting one of these neck lights that is rechargeable, lightweight and that you can position to point directly at your work, will give you just as much extra light as you want/need.
The second test-knit of my very inexpensive sock yarn is working out well enough.
The “rhythm” of the color repeats in this yarn isn’t ideal for my Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf design.
But it’s good enough, and the resulting scarf will be quite beautiful. I’m using the test yarn with a mottled solid blue yarn.
I think if I blended it with another multi-colored/patterned yarn, it would work even better.