Ultimate Gift Guide
There are so many beautiful things to share with loved ones this Christmas. This can be anything from a useful little tool to an experience enjoyed together. We have a range of gift ideas perfect for giving or putting on your wish list.
Well made tools are a great addition to any knitters collection and will prove useful time and time again.
Cocoknits Tape Measure - Cocoknits is committed to avoiding plastic wherever possible, they manufactured the tape measure from PLA, a 100% biodegradable plant fiber.
Thread & Maple On the Go - Always be prepared for an impromptu knitting or crochet session with the On the Go notions fold.
Yarn Snip - This rustic, one-piece snip is made of forged black steel.
Opening Stitch Markers - These colourful opening stitch markers help you mark rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Easily add or move the markers by putting them on your needle, crochet hook, or directly on stitches.
Kitchener Stitch - Enamel Pin - This enamel pin features a unique hinged, two-layer design. Lift the cover to reveal easy step-by-step directions for the Kitchener Stitch engraved on the interior.
Hey Mama Wolf Wool Soap - This amazingly scented Wool Soap Bar is the ideal care for your woolens and skin.
Gleem Lace Embroidery Thread - Perfect for mending, stitching, Sashiko and Embroidery.
Gifts up to £25
A precious skein of yarn or a useful accessory makes a great gift and there is plenty to choose from.
Navy Corozo nut button with laser pattern - I think buttons make a sweet gift for a crafter that makes cardigans or just likes to collect buttons! Most cardigans require around six.
Printable Gift Card - A gift card is a great idea if you are not sure what to get someone. You can choose any amount and they can put it towards something they really want.
My Knitting Notes - From the creators of the much loved Laine Magazine comes an elegant journal for knitters – My Knitting Notes.
Yarn Kit - Rosafolia Hat by Marina Skua - A gorgeous little one hank wonder, the Rosafolia hat is a beanie with a close fit and beautiful cables inspired by emerging rose leaves.
Sortulyng Sock Blocker - These beautiful wooden sock blockers have been specially created by Hélène Magnússon to ensure your handknit socks fit perfectly, making all those stitches properly come to life and shine!
Yarn Kit – Eventyr Hat by Skeindeer Knits - A perfectly manageable first stranded knitting project, or a swatch for trying out some new colour combos, a last minute gift or an immediate solution for your own cold ears, the Eventyr Hat is a quick knit with instant gratification as the result is not only cosy and warm, but beautiful too!
G-uld Embroidery Thread - G-uld Embroidery Threads are robust, hardwearing and naturally handdyed in 100% wool. Use it double or single, for embroidery, mending, sewing, weaving, crocheting and knitting.
Riverknits Chimera - Chimera is a magical hand-dyed marl entirely unique to RiverKnits! It is a smooth, 4Ply, worsted-spun 2-fold yarn with a lot of lustre and amazing softness. The Bluefaced Leicester breed produces wool that is strong and next-to-skin soft, making it ideal for a wide range of projects.
Pocket Book of Crochet - From best-selling author and crafting queen Claire Gelder, this gorgeous mini guide is packed full of crochet know-how, practical illustrations and comes with four simple projects.
Gifts up to £75
Here are some ideas for those wanting to push the boat out. Maybe a yarn kit or a jumpers quantity of yarn.
Thread & Maple Phone Stand - Keep your digital patterns in sight and small notions within reach, while you work on your next needle-craft project.
Hey Mama Wolf Ceramic Pincushion - Handmade by Jule herself in her Hey Mama Wolf Studio. Each one unique in itself as there will never be two the same.
Yarn Kit – Mushroom Cowl by Lotta H. Löthgren - Taking inspiration from the Mushroom Raglan and Mushroom Hat featured in her book Observations, Lotta H. Löthgren just released the Mushroom Cowl as an individual design - and we are in love with this textured, highly squishable little thing of beauty.
Makers Board - The Maker's Board is a simple but genious invention, a folding stand for following patterns and instructions of any kind while keeping your progress notes and tools at hand. The Maker's Board Kit provides a convenient way to follow charts, patterns, recipes and more.
Flight of Stitch Markers - Cocoknits Flight of Stitch Markers. For anyone who's not sure which style of Cocoknits stitch marker to try first, here's a collection to offer a wide variety of style and sizes to experiment with!
Thread & Maple Leather Notions Zip - These beautiful and super practical mini zip pouches are perfect for safekeeping your needlework tools.
Natural Wood Yarn Swift - With the Knit Pro Yarn Swift you'll get your neat balls rolling in no time, and so much easier than using the back of a chair.
Canvas Needle Case - Interchangeable Needles - The Twig & Horn Canvas Interchangeable Needle Case is an essential utility for knitters, providing a convenient and compact place to hold your most indispensable knitting tools. Designed with 12 spaces for interchangeable knitting needle tips, these cases can fit almost any brand of interchangeable sets. The largest pocket can even accommodate for other tools like scissors and gauges.
Double Pointed Needles Page - This handmade leather case is ideal for storing your double-pointed needle sets, but can also be used for crochet hooks and specialty needles. It is fitted with 8 distinct compartments, each able to house up to 4x 5mm / US8 or 5x 3.5mm / US4 DPN needles.
Fixed Circular Needles Page - This compact carrying case is designed to store up to 12 pairs of fixed circular needles. It has 6 slip pockets, 3 on each side, all secured with a snap or flap to ensure your needles and cables can be neatly tucked away. Slip it into your Needle Binder to keep your fixed circulars together with the rest of your collection, or fold and snap it closed to take on the go as a standalone carrying case.
Yarn Kit - Jenny Flower Tee by Julie Knits in Paris - Jenny Flower is a light, bright Summer Tee. In a satisfying striped knit, its yoke eyelets and deliciously drapey fabric will put you in the mood for sunny day shenanigans! We think that the Fybrespates Gleem Lace is the perfect yarn choice for this design, in a BFL/silk blend its shine and crisp stitch definition will properly show off the beauty of this design.With its generous meterage, 2 hanks are enough to complete the largest size, or even two of the smaller sized tee.
Twisted Ambitions Sweet Sock - Ross has a special eye for bright, fun, popping colour combos, his palette range from the fantastical multicoloured speckles, to eye-lusting semi-solids - all goregously complemental to each other.
Gifts up to £100 and over
Wanting to treat a very special person, this selection of gifts are really distinctive.
Maple Tablet Tray - Watch your favourite crafty podcast or tutorial, and keep your digital patterns in sight, while keeping your cuppa and notions at hand with this beautiful tablet tray.
Thread and Maple Needle Binder Shell - With their unique binder system Thread & Maple invite you to create your own bespoke needle organiser, perfectly tailored to fit your personal needle collection. Designed for knitters, by knitters, the needle binder offers an elegant solution to all your needle storage needs.
Notions Clutch - As you open this beautiful case, it brings the feeling of calm and togetherness, seeing your essential tools of the craft laid neatly before you. Handmade from genuine quality leather, it feels remarkably soft and pleasant to the touch. There is just something so satisfying with seeing all your bits and bobs so organised.
The Boundless Bag - the Boundless Bag, is destined to become your most used tote, travelling from city to countryside to beach, its versatility is truly boundless! Designed as a knitting project bag, it unzips at both sides to lay near-flat to serve as a delicate bed for your large project while knitting on the go. Its ability to unfurl like this is extremely practical when searching for a small item within and the zips give it a stylish flair to boot!
Maker's Folio - Create order from chaos with this beautiful organiser folio. Handcrafted from soft genuine leather, we designed it for storage versatility, be it for knitting, work, study or personal use. Designed to fit an A5 notebook, phone and mini tablet, it promises to keep your analogue and digital tools elegantly organised.
Yarn Kit – Frozen Lake pullover by Kay Hopkins - Kay Hopkins's pullover Frozen lake is knit in Tukuwool DK with a stunning stranded colourwork yoke, reminiscent of trees and icicles or a frozen lake. Worked in the round this top-down seamlessly knit pullover starts at the neck. With a rolled garter edge neckline as seen in the pictures or choose a turtleneck, double-crew, or funnel neck options. After the colourwork yoke is completed the body and sleeves are divided. The body and sleeves are then worked separately in the round and sleeves can be knit long or short. A colourwork motif is worked at the cuff that echoes the yoke.
Why not gift an experience with a workshop. They are a great way to inspire a new crafter or a chance to learn something new. Books also make a great gift for makers wanting to learn a new craft or expand on their knowledge.
Workshops and Events - With an ever changing series of workshops and events there is sure to be something to inspire.
Darning - Repair, Make, Mend - Learn the skills you need to repair your clothes. 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 Modern Natural Dyer - Perfect for inspiring a dyer. Expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs.
Knit How: Simple Knits, Tools, and Tips - From the needles of your favourite magazine comes the ultimate learn-to-knit book! The only guide a novice will need to start a journey through the world of yarn, Knit How is a friendly and easy-to-use introduction to knitting.
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible - This stitch bible is great for those who like beautifully detailed designs. Ideal for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results.