Knitters on your gift list? Looking for great gift ideas for your favorite knitter and your knitting friends and family? We have some useful knitters’ gifts (and maybe you too!) From a knitting tote bag to stitch markers and a travel kit for knitters, we have the very best knitting gift ideas.

I’ve put together a collection of my favorite gifts for knitters. Keep reading if you have a favorite knitter and are looking for some knitting gift ideas! These practical gifts are suitable for both a beginner and an advanced knitter. Please check back as I add to this gift guide often!

Knit tote bag.

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Knitting Bag

Only those ‘in the know’ can decipher these terms! Project bags are great gifts for knitters, who often have several current projects at any given time. But knit tote bags are also a great way to gift any of these other gift ideas! Fill your tote bag with any number of the following gift idea.

Knitting Terms Tote Bag

Knit tote bag.
HOlder for knitting needles.

Carry your needles in style with this lovely Knitting Needlecase. It’s nice that it carries all different sized needles, straight, double-pointed, and circular needles, interchangeable needles, and a handy crochet hook.

If you are looking for a sweet gift for a knitter, how delightful are these Stitch Markers? Tuck a few of these into your favorite knitter’s stocking. This creator has so many different designs for you to choose from.

heart stitch markers.

A stash of labels is good to have on hand for gifting. These personalized leather labels are perfect for some knit items…

leather labels.
Knit label

…while these sweet personalized Cotton Sheep labels are perfect for just about any knitting project.

These lovely and intricate Scissors will make yarn snipping extra fancy and are lovely and thoughtful gifts for any knitter.

small, filigree scissors.
Small scissors for crafts.

While these compact travel scissors are purely utilitarian.

A knit travel kit contained in a macaron!  Mini versions of useful knitting supplies are contained in a very portable macaron!!

Small knit supplies.

A handy, palm-sized Needle Size Gauge makes determining the size of knitting needles easy. These small gauges would make great stocking stuffers.

Knitting Needle gauge.

I can’t even! How cute is this ornament? There are a variety of different yarn colors on this fun ornament. I love these for a Christmas Gift for a knitter.

Small knitting sample inside of a glass ornament.

Make tins of moisturizing hand balm for your knitting friends.

Tin of hand balm with knitting on needles.

A gift card or gift certificate to a local yarn shop is another perfect gift for a knitter and helps local, small businesses.

Knitting Book

Knitting books are good gifts for a beginner knitter as well as for an experienced knitter. Some of my favorites are:

The Vogue Knitting Ultimate Stitch Dictionary is filled with 800+ stitch patterns, not garment or blanket patterns. This is my go-to when I am seeking inspiration. It is broken down into Knit & Purl patterns, Colorwork, Lace, Cables, and Edgings.

The Knitter’s Book of Yarn is a great resource about…yarn. It explains why certain yarn is better for certain patterns and stitches. Patterns that work specifically with certain ply/types of yarn are provided. And if you are stymied with yarn substitutions, this book will help demystify that dilemma for you.

Elizabeth Zimmerman tackles problems and patterns in her fun and lively voice in Knitting Without Tears. This is one of three of her knitting books.

The Knowledgeable Knitter is a fantastic reference book for any questions you might have. So many patterns assume that the knitter has a certain knowledge that many might not. This book explains and answers so many techniques of knitting.

A Yarn Swift easily takes skeins of yarn and transforms them into much more manageable balls of yarn. If there isn’t always an extra pair of hands around, this is a perfect knitter’s gift.

Yarn spinner.
Pattern holder.

This Knit Picks Knitting Chart Keeper is a wonderful gift for a knitter. Not only does it keep your chart free from damage and convenient to access, but the magnets also help you track where you are and pattern changes. It is one of those handy gifts that someone might not buy for themselves but will wonder how they ever survived without! I know I did!

Of course, I must add my little zippered pouches! They come in two sizes, but I like the small at 8″ x 4.7″. It’s the perfect size for small scissors, measuring tape, needle protectors, stitch markers, a crochet hook, darning needles, post-it notes, a pen, nail clippers, emery board, and the other little accouterments that I like to keep handy.

Six different knit zippered pouches.

I was very late in discovering blocking mats, but now I don’t know how I lived without them. They really do make a difference in producing the correctly shaped and proportioned finished garment or project.

Knt blocking mats.

One of our readers suggested this knit gift idea, which is a good one! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself. This Necklight is a great gift for knitters and other handicrafters. I just bought one for my mom, who does needlepoint.

around the neck light for crafting.

When I’m not using this Mollie Ollie tote for my knitting, then I’m using it to hold and transport a different craft or my laptop and planner. It has become one of my indispensable and favorite things.

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Various gifts for knitters.


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Check back, as I will add to these Gifts for Knitters as I come across them. If you have some knit gift suggestions, please pop them in below! I am always on the lookout.

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