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Christmas is around the corner, so we’ve compiled a gift guide for any stitchy friends / family / significant others in your life.

Beginner Knitter Gift Set

To kick things off, this year we’ve made our own Beginner Knitter Gift Set. This comes with Knit How –  a friendly and easy-to-use introduction to knitting. The book includes ten knitting patterns for accessories and garments, along with illustrated techniques and essential top tips for the beginner knitter.

The set also comes with two skeins of Malabrigo Chunky – enough to make one of the lovely snood patterns in the book, and a pair of 8mm straight bamboo knitting needles.

Price: £49


Beginner Crochet Gift Set

Similarly to the previous set, we also have the Beginner Crochet Gift Set. This comes with Hip To Be Square. In this book you will learn how to transform five simple granny squares into 20 bold and bright designs featuring size-inclusive garments, stylish accessories, and beautiful homewares. It’s perfect for a beginner crocheter as all of the garments are made purely from granny squares.

The set comes with three balls of Kremke Soul Wool Merry Merino, and a 6.00mm crochet hook – enough to get started on a project or complete a smaller one like a hat or a pouch.

Price: £45


Gingham Knitting Needle Set

Next up in our Christmas Gift Guide is our knitting needle set. This handy set comes with eight pairs of 33cm straight bamboo needles, in sizes 3.00 mm, 3.50 mm, 4.00 mm, 4.50 mm, 5.00 mm, 5.50 mm, 6.00 mm, 6.50 mm.

The case itself is a lovely black and white gingham, lined with a polka dot material. It wraps up making it convenient to transport (because who can go anywhere without their knitting needles and some yarn?!).

Price: £48.95


Crochet Hook Set

Our crochet hook set comes with 9 hooks in sizes 2.00 mm, 2.50 mm, 3.00 mm, 3.50 mm, 4.00 mm, 4.50 mm, 5.00 mm, 5.50 mm, 6.00 mm. It comes in a beautiful floral case that rolls up and ties, keeping all of your hooks in one place and also making it easy to transport.

Price: £36


YAK Tool Tins

Perhaps your yarny friends already have all the needles / hooks / yarn they need? Our YAK tool tins are here for the rescue!

We have two tins available: the Essential Tool Tin and the Deluxe Tool Tin. The Essential Tin (left) comes with snip scissors, darning needles, row counter, needle gauge, stitch markers, and tape measure.

Price: £25

The Deluxe Tool Tin (right) comes with parrot scissors, Tulip darning needles in a range of sizes, Chiaogoo heart stitch markers, complete with tin, shimmery tape measure. Both come in a sweet metal tin with our beloved Yak lady.

Price: £32


The penultimate gift idea in our gift guide line up is kits! We have something for everyone here. These all come with the pattern, yarn (you can choose your own colours), needles and any tools and notions the pattern requires.

For the newbie knitters we have the Learn To Knit – Beginner Mitts kit. This is a very simple pattern designed for people with little to no experience of knitting. It’s perfect for this time of year too.

Next up is the Classic Hat kit. This is an ideal kit for people with some knitting knowledge but would like to learn new skills such as knitting in the round.

The Workaday Socks kit is a great kit to dip your toe (!) into the world of sock knitting. The pattern itself is very simple, but the yarn it comes with is self patterning making the finished socks look really fun and unique.

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Lastly we have the Sandnes Barn Kids Knitting kit. Perhaps your little one or any niece / nephews / god children you might have have expressed an interest in learning to knit? This kit comes with knitting needles, 2 balls of wool and a booklet with lots of simple patterns that are easy to pick up.

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Gift Card

And of course – if none of this is right or the yarny person in your life is very fussy – we sell gift cards! These can be purchased and used in our Brighton shop and online.

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas 2023 gift guide and found some inspiration for gift giving season!

Happy knitting!

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