For the second instalment of our Christmas Gift Guide, let’s have a look at big gifts for knitters, the more substantial presents that will delight the fabulous knitters & crocheters in your life.
After last year’s success, the gorgeous Beehive Yarn Audrey Sets are back in 5 brand new colourways. These stunning limited edition yarn sets by Beehive Yarns come with 100g (425m) of a main, variegated yarn alongside three complimentary mini skeins each of 25g (85m). All together that’s 680m of hand dyed yarn goodness! These sets are created on Beehive Yarn’s Audrey base – a classic sock combination of 75% super wash Merino and 25% Nylon.
One Audrey Set would be enough to make yourself a couple of knitted accessories, whether that’s a set of socks or perhaps matching mittens and a hat. Two sets would be enough for a S/M jumper. We only have a limited number of each colourway available and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
There’s something so pleasant about working with high quality hooks and needles. Especially when these are conveniently packed in one handy pouch, alongside all your essential tools. The Tulip Etimo Red Crochet Hook Set comes with 8 hooks ranging from size 1.80 mm to 5.00 mm. Their ergonomic and cushioned handle improve grip and help to prevent fatigue from hours of crochet. This would make a wonderful present for a committed beginner who just started building their hook collection or seasoned crocheters who need to update their kit. The set also includes two tapestry needle, a ruler and a case.
The Nostalgia Bucket Hat designed by MeganFaithMakes is a great present for beginners wanting to make their first accessory. It is constructed in the round from the top down using only single crochet, which means this pattern has no separate pieces to sew together. The pattern calls for a 4.50 mm hook worked with an aran weight yarn, which gives the hat a stiff, structured finish. It can be worked up quickly in a few evenings, or an afternoon and evening for those more confident.
What we love about this kit is how accessible yet how effective it is – turning something as simple as a single crochet into a cool and stylish accessory. A lovely present for any beginner crocheter wanting the satisfaction of creating something beautiful.
Back on popular demand, the lovely Arbon Socks Frome Fairisle! A pair of warm woollen socks is a great gift for knitters and non knitters alike. These cozy socks are knitted in a very soft Falklands Corriedale wool with 30% polyamide for stretch and durability. They have been knitted for Arbon Socks in Scotland using traditional fairisle motifs. Note that our new stock from Arbon Socks is currently on the way and should be with us by the end of next week.
5. Pom Pom Books
From the beginner bible Knit How to their latest collection for kids Mini Pom we currently stock all our best sellers from Pom Pom Press. Knit How, Ready Set Raglan and Ready Set Socks include thorough information on techniques and construction methods giving readers a deep understanding of the themes under study in each book. The Shetland Trader and Moon & Turtle will thrill knitters who enjoy complex colourwork and more challenging knitting.
Introduce children to the fantastic world of crochet with Tulip Etimo Kids Grand-Chan Crochet Set. This cheerful kid’s kit makes teaching children to crochet fun and engaging. Crochet is a great way to improve your child coordination and concentration whilst being creative. The Grand-chan helper aids children to keep the right tension, and has a handy suction cup to secure it to any flat surfaces! It also can be used with various thickness of yarn – as indicated on the instruction booklet.
Need more inspiration for your Christmas presents? Check out the first part of Christmas Gift Guide, the stocking fillers edition!