Which Knitting Gift Do YOU Want In Your Stocking?

This is scary. scary pumpkinIt’s September 30th. A little more than two months to knit gifts for Christmas. Any knitter knows these things take time! Sometimes, weeks and weeks. Sometimes, a weekend. Either way, if you’ve been thinking about which knitting gifts to give family or friends, better stop thinking and start knitting!

If you need a few ideas, just click over to my post about holiday knitting. And here’s another post for more Christmas ideas.

But . . . which knitting gift do YOU want in your stocking? Christmas stocking by the fireIs it a new knitting book, yarn, needle kits, or something else? Maybe a ball winder, or an all-in-one knitting yarn tote?

I LOVE this time of year. It seems so busy, doesn’t it? Filled to the brim with activities such as football or leaf-peeping; craft shows and knitting events; decorating for Halloween, then Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hanukkah. There’s always SO much to do! Gifts to buy, recipes to bake, a house to transform, that all must be fit in to an already impossibly busy life. But, we do it, because we love to do it.

So, I’ve put together a little list of knitting gifts that you may like! Just a few of my favorite knitting things; and I am sure they will become yours, too. New knitting items for us serious knitters is always well appreciated.  So, the next time your daughter or husband or whoever asks you what you want for Christmas, be ready! After all, we can NEVER have enough knitting stuff!

Here’s things I would love to find in MY stocking — — —

The Principles of Knitting. Here is a book I would LOVE to get! It has everything!

From casting on to advanced techniques, this book will keep you busy for a long time. When I was learning to knit, I wish there had been a book like this! For me, this is a GREAT Christmas gift!

Knitting Needles Set . Admit it, you’re all ready to start a new project, but you can’t locate the right sized needles! You know they’re somewhere; but who knows where that

is! With this beautiful set of knitting needles, everything is in one place. Airplane-safe, lightweight, and ready to go!


Boutique Treasure Yarn.  I’ve knitted scarves with this yarn and it’s one of my favorites. The colors are just perfect and blend with everything else you wear. Comprised of acrylic and wool yarns, it’s soft to the touch and very nice to knit with!  From Abstract to Mosaic to Spectrum, and more, there are color choices for everyone’s palette!


The Bagsmith Knitting Project Bag . What CAN’T you fit in here?? A tote bag with a metal stand, seventeen (!) pockets inside and out, comes in black or white, and can be easily carried over your shoulder.


Great for all your knitting needs from stuffing that almost-finished shawl into it, or keeping all your leftover yarn in one place. You’ll find lots of reasons to want one of these!

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Hopefully, these knitting items will get you thinking about which knitting gift do you want in your stocking? So, pass this post along to your family and see what happens!

As always, take your knitting to heart!  ♥





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  1. Julia Mason says:

    I would love to find a gift certificate to KnitPicks.com in my stocking. Being on a really barebones budget,I have to save a few dollars at a time to be able to get my favorite yarn.Now that we are getting a new grandson in March 2015, I am trying to get some baby items knitted for him and to surprise his mom with them.She already knows about the receiving blankets I make with flannel fabric.I made some for her when her first child was being carried by her before she married my son.

    • Hi Julia,
      Can we ever have enough yarn? KnitPick has some beautiful choices! Congratulations on a new grandchild coming next year! There’s nothing like knitting for little ones is there? I’m always looking for sweater and dress patterns for my two grand daughters.
      You have plenty of time to knit LOTS of baby items. Such a lucky baby!

      • Julia Dawn Mason says:

        Right now I have to finish the sock I am working on. I started on the gussets, then to turn the heel and knit the cuff to the length she requested. These are for my daughter. She bought the yarn at Joann Fabrics and I an not crazy about it, it feels kind of coarse to me . Not smooth like Knit Picks yarn. It is Patons Kroy in Denim Jacquards. After I finish this sock I will be finished with the pair. Then I can start the retirement gift for the custodian at the local elementary school where I am the back gate crossing guard. He will be retiring at the end of this year. I have a hat already knitted but decided to add a pair of knitted gloves to it. I will be using KnitPicks Stroll sock yarn for that. I can’t wait to start the sweater I have planned to knit. The blanket will be added to the sweater and booties and another knitted blanket that she already knows about.

        • Such great gifts!
          The Kroy yarn is partially wool and nylon, but the colors are awesome. Many the time I’ve knitted with yarn that has not been my first choice either.
          All of these are so useful! Thanks for sharing Julia and be sure to let us see pictures when you’ve completed all your knitted gifts!
          I’m still mulling over baby sweater patterns, one for a 1yr old and another size 3T. And always a scarf pattern!

  2. Julia Dawn Mason says:

    On Raverly under the name Christy Hills is the sweater I am going to knit for the new grandson. it goes up to a 3 T if you want to check it out. The name of it it is The Braided Cable Baby sweater. I bought the pattern from her.