April 18, 2021 5 min read

MY TOP GIFT IDEAS FOR KNITTERS

Are you a mom who has a knitting project in every room? Or perhaps you have a mother or grandmother who loves to knit? Either way, I'm excited to list my top knitting kits that would be perfect to purchase for a knitting lover... or to treat yourself any day of the year!

 

♥ FINAL DESTINATION SHAWL

The minute I saw this pattern I knew I had to make it, and the finished project didn't disappoint! I've kitted it up in Smooshy with the help of Dream In Color and their stunning hand-dyed fibers. The kit comes with just the right amount of hand-dyed yarn for the various sections.

A feast for the senses, you won't be able to take your eyes off it and the feel of the fiber is a delight. Finally, the design is simple enough to be able to work on it whilst "Knitflix and chilling" and it changes things up enough as you go to keep you interested.

Oh, and one more reason to love this beauty... the shape curves beautifully and wraps around your shoulders naturally which minimizes slipping. 

 

♥ DOROTHEA TANK TOP

Knit from an Israeli Mako Cotton with just a teensy bit of nylon to keep your garment in shape, this very popular, soft-as-a-cloud simple tank top will be your go-to top from spring all the way until leaves begin to fall.

Because the front and back are knit the same with minimal armhole and neck shaping, this is a perfect first sweater for beginners.

 

♥ LOVE NORO SCARF KIT

Wear your heart on your... scarf! Noro released a gorgeous blanket with similar intarsia hearts and it was so popular they were inspired to create a scarf with the now iconic Noro heart design.

The scarf is knit in two pieces and joined with a three-needle bind off at the center back. Each side features three hearts knit in Kureyon. Ribbed edges prevent rolling.

This would make a lovely Holiday gift for someone special.

 

♥ Coral Sunrise Shawl Kit

I can't get enough of this beautiful Geshi fiber by Noro! And knit up in this lovely shawl with a big swath of lace work... heavenly.

A joy to knit and perfect for summer, it's far too pretty to put away. I want to look at it and enjoy all day long! Choose from 6 lovely colors and knit a wearable heirloom to brighten your day.

 

♥ CASHMERE COTTON SWEATER KIT

Our perennially popular kit in a lovely cotton-cashmere blend, this is the perfect sweater to ease you from summer to fall or winter to spring! Wear it with white jeans or dress it up with grey trousers. 

The bicolor pattern is achieved by knitting alternate rows in three colors: white and two shades of grey. The resulting pattern is both striking and subtle. This will be a sweater you choose again and again for many occasions!

 

♥ LOUISA SUMMER TOP

Okay, so I can't decide, but I'm thinking this might be my favorite summer top of this year! Beautifully self-striping colors, simply scoop-necked with short sleeves... and those lovely bits of lace... Ah yes, it'll look great on Zoom calls... or wherever you may go this summer... we are going out a bit more this summer... right?!

It's knit in pieces and seamed in lightweight no-wool Noro Mirai yarn - a lovely cotton, silk and bamboo blend perfect for those sensitive to animal fiber. This sweater is sized XSmall to XLarge.

 

♥ NEST & BURROW COWL KIT

No list would be complete without this delightful cowl in a hand-dyed wool/cashmere blend. It's been a favorite since it debuted in the shop. Plain stockinette with a lovely lacy inset, it's just right for a bite-sized project.

The kits come with:

  • One full skein + two half skeins of hand-dyed Smooshy Cashmere
  • One cute little wooden stitch marker
  • Owl-themed fabric project bag

What's not to love?! 🦉

(Oh, do remember that when these are gone - they're gone. We won't be able to get any more of this exact kit.)

 

♥ ZINNIA SLIPOVER

Are you looking for the perfect project for summer? Put away those heavy knits for a little while and knit up something you can wear through the warmer months!

In fisherman's rib, and paired with light-as-air, soft-as-a-cloud Cumulus cotton, you'll pop this Slipover Top on over your jeans and tank tops, your swimming suit and strappy summer dresses.

 

  

♥ CAPE TOWN PROTEA SCARF

This scarf has been a huge hit and sells out as soon as I get more yarn in stock! I finished knitting it in the morning and popped it on over my t-shirt before hopping on a Zoom call that afternoon. The first two people to see me immediately commented on how cute it was, it's just that special!

Knit up in a really special fiber from Dream In Color, it's hand-dyed Smooshy Cashmere and you'll want to wear it year-round! In a boomerang shape and much of it garter stitch, there's just enough lace work to give some interest.

 

 

♥ SIDE SLIT TEE

There are a few reasons that this lightweight summer tee should be on your list of future WIPs. One is that it's great for a first sweater. It's simply knit in pieces with minimal shaping involved. 

Another reason is that the yarn is knit with Noro's Mirai. Mirai is a soft blend with no animal fiber - primarily cotton, silk and bamboo. This single ply is a great choice for warm weather garments or any time you're avoiding wool.
Finally, the sizing is all-inclusive. It's sized for everyone from small to 3XL.

  

♥ VICTORIOUS SCARF KIT

This striking wrap is truly special. It's generously sized at approximately 6 feet long and 20 inches wide with three brilliant colorways joining in a riot of color and graphic design. This wrap will keep you interested from cast on to bind off as it keeps changing from a lace to chevron and back.

If you've knit with or worn anything made in hand-dyed Smooshy Cashmere, by Dream In Color, you know what a pleasure it is to work with and have touching your skin. You'll reach for this wrap again and again all year around! 

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I hope you've enjoyed these extra special knitting kits! Shop any of them by clicking on the photo or the title.

Also, we have two special Mother's Day gifts for all you knitters:

1. FREE shipping with the code LOVEMOM through May 9, 2021!

2. The first 50 purchasers will receive a FREE bonus cowl pattern. It's lacy and is the perfect stash-buster - you only need 200 yards of a worsted or light worsted weight fiber.

Happy Mother's Day to all knitters - mum's, grandmum's and children alike!

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