New skills make great gifts and with Christmas just around the corner why not choose a new hobby along with some yarn to get them started. Books contain a whole host of projects and it can be difficult to choose just one so we have come up some some skill bundle ideas which can get you started. Choose your book, choose your yarn and choose your tool and you are good to go.

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KNIT BY THE END OF THIS BOOK

This beginner’s handbook goes back to basics, with clear step-by-step illustrations demonstrating how to cast on and how to ace a range of stitches, while 15 easy projects allow you to practise your skills and build your confidence.

Pair with 3 balls of &Make Super Bulky and 12mm Needles to knit the first scarf project. 

READY SET SOCKS

A collaboration with legendary sock maven Rachel Coopey, Ready Set Socks is the ultimate guide to sock-making! Get ready to experiment, discover the magic that is turning a heel, and become a seasoned sock knitter.

Pair with 2 skeins of Coopknits Socks Yeah! and 2.5mm Needles to knit a pair of socks. 

HIP TO BE SQUARE

With Hip to Be Square learn how to transform five simple granny squares into 20 bold and bright designs featuring size-inclusive garments, stylish accessories, and beautiful homewares.

Pair with 2 balls of &Make Aran and a 5mm Crochet Hook to crochet the Bucket Hat project.

MINI POM: HAPPY KNITS FOR LITTLE KIDS

A collection of 11 versatile knitting and crochet patterns for kids aged 0-10, Mini Pom reimagines classic grown-up patterns from the archives of Pom Pom for our tiny friends, as well as some new just-for-kids designs, all in the fun and modern style they’re known for.

Pair with 2 balls of &Make DK and 3.5mm and 4mm Needles to knit the Mini Take Heart hat project.

DARNING - REPAIR, MAKE, MEND

Containing 12 creative techniques, and 63 original inspirational designs, this detailed step-by-step guide makes the methods easy to follow even for non-sewers. The stylish photography shows off the artistic and minimalist style of the designer’s work.

Pair with Gleem Lace Embroidery Threads and Cocoknits Tapestry Needles for a darning project.