redknitkit Every year we offer a little list of great gifts for knitters around the holidays and this year is no different. It can be difficult to find a thoughtful gift for a knitter, especially if you're not one yourself. If you are a knitter -make it a little easier on your loved ones and send them links to one of the knitter gift round ups. There are a ton of them and this year we offer ours.

What do you get a knitter if you don't actually knit yourself? Doesn't my knitter already have all the things that they need to knit? Yes and no. Knitters can always use more yarn and needles, but a knitter can tell if you just went and bought a random skein of yarn and pair of needles to simply check that off of the gift list. Here's your chance to go the extra mile to find out what will make your knitter squee on the holidays.

 

Here's what we've suggested in the past:

 

Knit Luck's Favorite Holiday Gifts for Knitters 2013

Tudor Roses

Last year our favorite book for knitters was Kaffe Fassett's Dreaming in Color. This year it's Alice Starmore's updated Tudor Roses, which features knitting patterns inspired by Tudor England (and Henry the VII's many brides). It is a true test of a knitter for them to knit a Starmore design and it's something that every serious knitter should tackle in their lifetime. Tudor Roses is the book to help your knitter dream this year.

Other books we recommend for knitter gifts: The Principles of Knitting, Knitting Nature, and Weekend Knitting. These are all classics that deserve a place in any knitter's library.

knittingyarnsbook2Knitting Yarns - Writers on Knitting

You won't just see professional knitters on the author list of this book. World famous writers such as Ann Pratchett and Barbara Kingsolver share their experiences knitting, some of them for the first time.

Another Notions Kit

We love the Knit Kit, it's the best knitting notions kit around, so portable and easy to pack (and TSA compliant!), but every knitter knows that you can never have too many knitting notions kits (they always seem to go missing at just the moment you need them). In case you're looking for something different this other beginning notions starter kit will ensure that your knitter always has tapestry needles, stitch holders, needle protectors and more.

The Go-Knits Bag

I know you must think it's crazy how many knitting bags a knitter can have, but the small project bags do in fact serve a very practical purpose. Project bags protect your knitting within a knitting bag. If you don't use a project bag, your project can become entangled with other projects, with your knitting notions, other yarns and all of your other everyday stuff that you carry in your knitting bag. This can create holes in your knitting, and rough up the yarn you're using.

The Go Knits bags may seem pricey, but that's because they're super durable. Traditional cotton bags

lanternmoonbluesilkcaseLantern Moon Silk Knitting Needle Case

If you want a truly exquisite way of storing your knitting needles, you must try the Lanter Moon Silk Knitting Needle Case. They carry both straight and circular knitting needles and has a small zippered pocket for knitting notions. It's one of those gifts that makes a knitter feel special.

knitterspridekarbonzsetKnitters Pride Karbonz Interchangeable Knitting Needles

As much as knitters love their yarn, they love it even more when they can knit with high quality knitting needles. The texture of a knitting needle can enhance the knitting experience and having a complete set of knitting needles ensures that a knitter has a set for every occasion. This year's big set of interchangeable knitting needles for the holidays are the Knitters Pride Karbonz. They have slick metal needle tips with space age carbon fiber bodies. This makes these needles slick, but not so slippery that your stitches fall off your needles.

If you wrap a few of these gifts for knitters together and create a little knitting gift basket your knitter will be blown over with useful luxury knitting gifts that will keep him or her knitting for years to come.

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