Gifts for Knitters: Your 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
We’ve carefully selected the top products from our friends around the industry to brighten your holiday knitting. These perfect gifts for knitters will make someone in your life very happy. That someone might be you! Fly through holiday knitting and beyond with needle sets, inspired kits, and new yarns from your favorite companies.
Accessories & Kits
Colorful Woolstok Worsted Kits from Blue Sky Fibers
Experiment with color and create soft, warm accessories with Woolstok Worsted yarn. Blue Sky Fibers filled these kits with mini-skeins and patterns suitable for advanced beginners. The Ski Trio Hat Kit comes in three color options and offers three crown choices. The 21 Color Slouch Kit and the 21 Color Mitts Kit both showcase the full lineup of beautiful Woolstok colors. Made with 100% Peruvian fine Highland wool, these kits are a must-have this season. (Pictured in our featured image, above: Blue Sky Fibers mini-skein sets. Left to right: 21 Color Slouch hat, 21 Color Mitts Kit, Ski Trio Hat Kit.)
Nordic Sleigh Ride Mittens Kit from Dale Garn
Even if you’ve never been on a sleigh ride, you can still show off your colorwork skills in these beautiful mittens! The traditional colors in these two yarns, Eco Fur and Eco Wool, create a classic and sophisticated color combination that keeps the wearer warm and stylish. Dale Garn produces these yarns to Global Organic Textile Standards, so you know the fiber has been responsibly produced, processed, and dyed. Kits include the pattern and yarn to make one pair of mittens.
Available exclusively through www.heartofthemitten.com, your Dale Garn source.
Eucalan & Wrapture from Eucalan
Treat your handknits and delicates right with Eucalan. All of their scents include lanolin to naturally condition fibers, and the no-rinse formula means less agitation for fine fibers. Shown here are original Eucalyptus (a natural moth and flea inhibitor) and Wrapture, scented with night-blooming jasmine. Also available in Lavender, Grapefruit, and Natural scents, Eucalan is available at yarn and quilt shops as well as through online retailers.
Lineaz Interchangeable Needle Set from Plymouth Yarn
Plymouth Yarn has just released a new interchangeable set as part of their exclusive needle line, Lineaz by Igknite. Lineaz needles combine solidified birch wood with brass metal tips, providing you with the perfect knitting experience. You’ll love their look and feel, and they’ll perfectly complement your craftsmanship and creativity. The wooden boxed set contains sizes U.S. 4–11 [3.5–8.0 mm]; cords in three lengths (24″ [60 cm], 32″ [80 cm], 40″ [100 cm]); and a zippered pouch with accessories.
ChiaoGoo Mini Needle Set
Meet the world’s smallest interchangeable set! This next-generation mini set comes with solid stainless steel tips (sizes 000, 00, 0, 1, and 1.5 [1.5 mm, 1.75 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.25 mm, and 2.5 mm]) and superflexible red cables to make 16″ [40 cm], 22″ [55 cm], and 30″ [76 cm] circulars with seamless joins.
Denise2Go Sharp Short Tips from Denise Interchangeable Knitting & Crochet
The Denise Interchangeable needles you love are now in short tips! Each set contains circulars in sizes 5 [3.75 mm] to 15 [10 mm] and cords in six lengths—ideal for hats and other small projects worked in the round. The palm-size cotton case is perfect for travel. Made in the United States.
Signature Sock Series
Signature Needle Arts has just launched a new line of sock needles. The Sock Series features translucent cables that are a bit tougher than the black ones on their convertible needles, with no rotation of the needle stalk and cable. The new line is crafted from aircraft-quality aluminum and has the same lifetime warranty as their other needles. Currently, the series includes a size 1 [2.25 mm] circular that will be followed by sizes 2 [2.75 mm], 1.5 [2.5 mm], and 2.5 [3.0 mm] at a later date.
Yarns for All Occasions
Oh! yarn from HiKoo (distributed by Skacel)
HiKoo said they named this yarn for what people will say once they touch a skein. They chose well: we did all gasp “Oh!” when we saw the rich color and felt the amazing softness. Think of Oh! as the big sister to HiKoo’s SimpliCria—featherlight chainette construction and 100% super baby alpaca, now in an Aran/chunky weight. Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter chose this gorgeous yarn as the muse for her upcoming October KAL!
Serpentina yarn from Manos del Uruguay (distributed by Fairmount Fibers)
Handspun from handpainted merino tops, Serpentina is a truly artisanal product. Each skein is unique, and the colors are totally random—they will not stack or pool. The ultrasoft superwash merino, in a quick-knit gauge, is ideal for next-to-the-skin projects such as cowls and hats.
Dalia yarn from Omega/Hilos Y Marcas
Omega manufactures some of the finest yarns and threads in the world, and Dalia is no exception. Available in solid and self-striping colors, you’ll love this 100% mercerized cotton for holiday knitting. Made in Mexico.
Shetland Spindrift yarn from Jamieson’s (distributed by Simply Shetland)
Explore the exciting design possibilities of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, available in 225 colors! Spindrift is a 2-ply fingering-weight yarn uniquely milled on Shetland Isle from native Shetland sheep. You’ll love this yarn for stranded colorwork, especially if you’re steeking: the cut ends will grab onto each other for a firm finish.
Léttlopi yarn from Lopi (distributed by Berroco)
Stay warm this winter with traditional Icelandic yarn! Léttlopi is a worsted-weight single-ply yarn spun from Icelandic sheep, a primitive breed that came to Iceland with Viking explorers in the ninth century. With its wide range of colors, Léttlopi is ideal for colorwork projects of all kinds.
Touchdown yarn from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Football fans rejoice! Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts and River City Yarns have teamed up to introduce Touchdown, an RCY-exclusive yarn line that celebrates Canadian football teams! Pick from nine inspired colorways: British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Touchdown is made from 80% superwash fine merino and 20% nylon; each skein contains a whopping 578 yards!
Vermont Organic yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery
This lovely 2-ply yarn is a delicious treat for your hands and your wardrobe. The spinnery’s GREENSPUN processing preserves the natural qualities of the medium and medium-fine fibers, making this yarn perfect for Aran sweaters and other textured projects. You’ll love the certified Vermont organic wool, spun from Tunis/Dorset sheep from Open View Farm in New Haven, Vermont, and organically processed in Vermont.
Cashmere Tweed yarn from Rowan
Something special made from Rowan’s new Cashmere Tweed yarn would be a hit on anyone’s gift list. A blend of merino wool and cashmere, this supersoft DK-weight yarn flows through your hands to make the perfect holiday gift. Spun in Italy and available in eight shades, this yarn is perfect for creating holiday memories.
Haley yarn from Echoview Fiber Mill
This yarn has a great backstory: it’s named for a beloved Shiba Inu owned by the founder of Echoview Fiber Mill and spun from alpaca, merino, and mohair raised on the founder’s farm. We love the incredible softness and quick-to-knit chunky weight. Haley gets its beautiful range of colors from the natural colors of the alpaca blended in to each colorway (with the exception of Black Diamond, where the wool has been dyed black).
Luminosa yarn from Cascade Yarns
New from Cascade Yarns this fall is Luminosa, a luxury alpaca yarn. Each hank of Luminosa has 240 yards of Aran-weight glamour. Black alpaca fibers are stuffed into a rayon tube: the alpaca provides softness and body, and the rayon lends an elegant shimmer. Luminosa works up beautifully into elegant accessories.
Prairie Spun DK yarn from Brown Sheep Company
Meet the newest yarn from Brown Sheep Company, a family-owned and operated spinning mill located in Nebraska that produces high-quality, U.S.-made yarns. We love Prairie Spun DK for its 25 beautiful colors (including some prints) and its generous put-up (256 yards in each skein). When you want a lofty 3-ply yarn spun from 100% U.S.-grown wool, you can’t go wrong with Prairie Spun DK.
Motley yarn by Sugar Bush Yarns
Blending superfine alpaca and merino wool into a DK-weight self-striping yarn, Motley is an embraceable yarn that caters to your sense of touch. With a range of fourteen bursts of striping colors, Motley adds innovative flair to any project.
Happy holidays from Interweave!
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