Christmas Resources-Help for the Knitwit and Spin-ster

 

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We’re off to help the knitter Tis the season!

Learn to Knit!

The complete Beginners Guide to Knitting-by Nici Beason. retails $20 Amazon(prime)

I learned to knit from this DVD….AMAZING.  This video shows the process in slow motion and has trouble shooting.  I can not recommend this enough! A++

Tools- Needles and Yarn!

Knitting Needles-Straights or Circulars

-This will become a personal preference of the knitter I suggest buying one of each if its in your budget.  I quickly gravitate to the circulars since I commute and knit that way I wouldn’t “bump” people or lose my project since its on a cable.

 

 

Bargain Bundle-Beginner

Clover size 8 Straight Knitting needles or Clover Circular*caution the cable may need to be placed near a light bulb as the cable on clover needles can be stiffer than other local yarn store brands*

Loops and Threads Yarn from Michaels(chunky)

Garter Stitch Pattern by Nici Beason plus the video!

 

Splurge Bundle-Beginner

Size 8 fixed Circular from local yarn shop-*most cables on LYS needles are really flexible*

Cascade 220 superwash-great workhouse superwash wool around $10.50 a skein

Beginner Knitting Class at your Local Yarn Shop My Local Shop SIFU Design Center has a learn to knit 5 week workshop $160 at the time of this post.

 

Seasoned Knitter…this list could possibly never end!

Tools-

Signature Needle Set ($$$$$)

Kniiters Pride Karbonz($$$)

Knit Picks Harmony Straights or Circular interchangable($$)

 

For sock Knitters

Source Etsy

Source Etsy

( Addi Turbo Sock  rockets-THESE ARE A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  You can never have enough.($)

Yarn Bowl

Source: Etsy

Source: Etsy

DPN Holders

For those how have access to a computer!

(ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)-Tin Can Knits Simple Collection

Source: Tin Can Knits

Source: Tin Can Knits

A Craftsy class ($$)

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Stashbot App-Hannah Fettig

Knit to Flatter Membership-Amy Herzog

 

Too overwhelmed with what to get!!!!!  Simply

A class/gift card to your local yarn shop ($Varies)

Project Bags-Here, Here and Here

And don’t forget YARN!!!  You can support independent dyers or your local yarn shop.

Some of my favorite Indie dyers :

Bluemoon Fiber Arts

Invictus Yarns

Expressions Fibers Arts

Turtlepurl Yarns

Into The Whirled

Fiberstory

Most of these sellers also have giftcards as well.

 

Off to the Spinners!

LYIN LION (28)

Is your recipeient a Spindle or Wheel Spinner?  Lets start with Spindle Spinning

Budget-Several Etsy seller sell handmade spindles

Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont

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Fiber-Undyed for practice here, here, here

 

Splurge!-Bosworth Spindles

 

Wheel Spinner or want to be a wheel spinner

Wheel:

Budget-Honey Bee Sit N Ply This is my wheel and I learned to spin on it with no help it Real Wood-red oak, and cost efficient for a beginner.

Fiber-Undyed for practice here, here, here

Craftsy Class-Drafting from Worsted to Woolen (priceless)

Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

Spinning class at yarn shop or local Guild.

I hope this helps you with your holiday shopping!

Toodles!

Emonie

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