December 02, 2020
Connecting with other knitters is a unique joy. Spot a knitter in the wild and you'll soon find yourself bonding over yarn stores visited and patterns enjoyed all because one of you recognised the careful hand stitching in the wearer's hat. It's this special connection that we've had in mind as we put together this year's gift boxes.
Each box is beautifully packaged and ready for gifting, with space to add your own special note on the seal. (If you'd like us to fill this out and send it directly to your recipient without including an invoice in the package simply leave a note at checkout.) Our gift boxes contain items from some of our favourite independent producers that we just know knitters will love. Whether it’s hand poured candles from Scottish small business owners Our Lovely Goods, breed specific, small batch wool from Rauwerk or the definitive learn to knit guide from the team Pom Pom, we’ve included a special mix of Scottish, British and worldwide knit community.
Give the passionate knitter or crocheter in your life a gift they're sure to love with this inspiring yarn gift box. For the perfect introduction to small batch wool production, we've combined Clara Parkes' deep-dive into American wool production, Vanishing Fleece, with a skein of beautiful Bavarian merino yarn and added a bar of special wool wash – made from wool to care for wool!
The Wool Lovers box includes:
Give the busy knitter in your life the gift of a little indulgent me time. For the Knitter's Night In box we've teamed up with some of our favourite small businesses to put together everything we'd want, as knitters, for a really cosy and luxurious night in. We've included our favourite candles to set the mood, a delicious local chocolate to snack on, and a precious skein of beautiful hand dyed yarn. All you need to do is choose the perfect combination of scent, flavour and colour.
The Knitter's Night In box includes:
Give the gift of knitting this winter with our beautifully packaged learn to knit gift box. We've included a copy of Knit How, a fantastic introduction to both the craft and community of knitting, a ball of our favourite sustainable yarn for beginners, and a pair of easy to handle bamboo needles. They'll be casting off their first project in no time!
The Learn to Knit box includes:
We hope that this range of gift boxes will help you make more of those knitterly connections with either the small producers we're included, family who love the craft like you do or a friend you haven't been able to teach to knit in person. You can browse our full gift guide here, we have lots of ideas for gifts that we think knitters would love to unwrap, because we would too!
Find even more gift inspiration in our Gifts For Knitters post. You might want to send this post to a friend or loved one that needs to know about these or pin it for later so you can find it easily again.
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Tombreck - a free chevron beanie pattern
Working the brioche neck detail on the Polwarth sweater
Decorative Channel Island Cast-on
3 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs (p2tog bind-off; k2togtbl, k1 bind-off; Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off)
Tubular Bind-off for brioche stitch
Paired increase methods compared
How to work into double yarn overs
Brioche stitch double decreases
How to Knit in the round using Magic Loop
How to Knit in the round using DPNs
Avoiding ears when binding off
Tighter purl stitches for neater cables and ribbing
Cabling without a cable needle
Understanding "continue in pattern"
Joining the body and sleeves on a seamless bottom up sweater
How to pick a garment without a model for you (specifically addresses finding garment patterns when your gender identity isn't represented and the styles you want to knit might not be sized to fit your body)
How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?
Identifying and fixing mistakes in lace knitting
Getting started with stranded colourwork
Understanding colour dominance
Working stranded colourwork over small circumferences
Decreases in stranded colourwork
Holding the yarn for stranded colourwork
Ladderback Jacquard (a neat way to deal with long floats)
Cabling without a cable needle
Cabling without a cable needle on the wrong side
How to knit cabled decreases
Closed ring cable increases and decreases
How to work brioche stitch in the round
How to begin your first large cross stitch project
How to finish a cross stitch project with an embroidery hoop frame
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