Holiday Gift Guide 2016! December 9, 2016 – Posted in: Books, Guides, Miscellaneous, Online store
Below you’ll find a few suggestions for all the knitters and makers in your life, including yourself! Our gift guide focuses on notions and accessories because a fiber crafter can never have too many and yarn and project ideas are just too difficult to narrow down to only a few! That said, we invite you to browse the rest of our blog for wooly inspiration as we’re always posting new yarn arrivals and project ideas.
So, here are our favourite holiday gift suggestions for 2016 (click images to purchase products in our webstore):
Bookhou Box Totes
Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints on a beautiful box tote bag. The tote can be left open or you can use the leather tie to cinch in the sides, which also works as a closure. Makes a great project bag! 100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining and leather handles.
Weaving Kits from Nanoukiko & triko
A beautiful ‘learn to weave’ kit from local artist and teacher Natacha Castonguay.
A frame loom (8 in. x 10 in. / 20cm x 25.5cm)
Two wooden dowls
2 tapestry needles
A collection of mixed fibers
Strong yarn / string to warp the frame
Please note: Instructions available only in French.
The Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements. A great product for makers who often find themselves needing to measure things on the go!
LOQI Bags are a strong, eco-friendly, water-resistant, and washable alternative to disposable totes. A fun and stylish on-the-go bag for all your knitting, crafting, and shopping needs! More than 20 styles in stock!
Gentle and lightly scented, Soak is an ideal wash for cashmere, wool, cotton and other delicate fabrics. Available in large (425 ml) and small bottles (90 ml) in the following scents: Aquae, Yuzu, Celebration, Lacey, and Scentless.
Eucalan is an eco-friendly no-rinse delicate wash for lingerie, baby items, woolens and handmade items. Eucalan has a touch of lanolin which is a natural conditioner and dust mite deterrent, as well as beneficial essential oils. Available in a range of sizes, Eucalan is phosphate free, bleach free and highly concentrated.
SNAP ‘N GO NOTIONS CASES
Snap ‘n Go Notions Cases™ have eight little compartments to keep all your knitting and crocheting notions neatly separated. Organize your life in a snap and go!
Digital Row Counters
This digital row counter is the perfect accessory for hands free counting while you knit or crochet. No more stopping to make a mark on a piece of paper or cranking a manual row counter. The electronic counter has a 5-digit LCD screen display that can count from 0 up to 99999 rows with 2 soft touch rubberized silver buttons to control it.
Lykke Interchangeable Needle Sets
Made of strong birch wood, the LYKKE Driftwood needles are smooth and light and a true pleasure to work with. With their warm character, these handsome sets are easy on the hands and the eyes!
Each interchangeable set includes 12 durable pairs of needle tips – sizes 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 – US 17). Each set also contains two cords for 24 in length, two cords for 32 in length, one cord for 40 in length, two connectors, two keys, and eight stoppers. Packed in a beautiful, high quality black faux leather case. The perfect knitter’s gift!
LYKKE STRAIGHT NEEDLE SETS
One of the only straight needle sets we’ve seen, these are long and slender and capped with stylish black metal. Sizes are etched into the metal, not printed. The set includes 12 needle pairs in sizes 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 – US 17) which come in a high quality, black faux leather case. Needles are 10 inches long.
Knitter’s Pride Melodies of Life Zing Interchangeable Needle Set
Melodies of Life – a name that takes inspiration from all those heart-touching lyrics and songs that have enthralled us over the years! The boxed set consists of nine pairs of vibrant color-coded Zing needles , colour-coded cables, and an assortment of knitting accessories, packed in a coordinated monogrammed fabric pouch.
Addi Interchangeable Needle Sets
Addi Interchangeable needle sets are among the best on the market. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release! Sets come with multiple standard tip sizes, cords, a connector, and a needle gauge. Available in metal, bamboo, and olive wood, as well as long and short needle lengths and in regular or lace (pointier) tips.
HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needle Sets
Made of high quality materials, HiyaHiya interchangeable sets features keyless screw-on connections with flexible cords, near perfect joins, and slick (but not too slick), smooth finishes. Metal and bamboo sets available in small and large sizes and with 4″ or 5″ tips. SHARPS also in stock!
Koel is a new quarterly magazine by Studio Bloesem that celebrates crafting with yarns to create a stylish home. Curating a contemporary interior decor with yarns, it brings the “coolness” factor back to decorative crochet, knitting, macramé, latch hooking, needlework, and weaving.
Westknits BesTknits Number 1: Shawls
This new book is a collection of 13 popular Westknits designs by Stephen West – filled with inspiring photos. Stunning!
Woolens includes 11 new patterns by designer Jared Flood, founder and creative director of Brooklyn Tweed. From hats and cowls to scarves, shawls, and wraps, projects suitable for adventurous beginners and seasoned knitters abound.
Pom Pom Quarterly
The Winter 2016 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly features 11 stunning knits by well-known designers, articles, cocktail recipes, and a beautiful set of illustrations.
Fuzzing and pilling are a fact of life with knitted garments and some fibers and blends are worse than others. Regular use of the Gleener will keep your pieces looking new and will even resuscitate some you thought were beyond repair.
GLEENER ON THE GO – TRAVEL FUZZ REMOVER
Tackle fuzz on the fly with the new Gleener on the Go. Smaller than a glasses case, this travel fuzz remover is compact enough to take anywhere that last minute wardrobe touch-ups are needed.
THE KNITTER’S KEEP FROM COCOKNITS
Keep knitting accessories close at hand …
- One silicone slap bracelet in orange, green, blue or grey
- 10 large round stitch markers (accommodate US 15 / 10mm needles or smaller)
- 10 small round stitch markers (accommodate US 9 / 5.5mm needles or smaller)
- 10 opening stitch markers (accommodate US 11 / 8mm needles or smaller)
- 2 cable needles (size US 1 / 2.5mm)
- 2 curved-tip tapestry needles
- One handy 100% cotton pouch to keep everything together in your knitting bag.
COCOKNITS COLOURED STITCH MARKERS
These ring stitch markers are brightly colored and easily seen when marking rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Stitch markers accommodate up to US 13 needle. Included are 10 each of 6 colors.
COCOKNITS ASSORTED NICKEL STITCH MARKERS
Losing your stitch markers? These assorted nickel markers attach to your Knitter’s Keep or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Use them to mark rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Included are 20 each of three sizes.
COCOKNITS STITCH FIXER
This handy little tool is a double-ended crochet hook that can be used to pick up dropped stitches and works for most of your knitting project repairs. The Stitch Fixer is made of nickel plated steel, sticks to your Knitter’s Keep and is always within reach!
COCOKNITS CLAW CLIPS
These little toothed-clips grip your knitting during or before seaming. They are a discreet clear-matte so the emphasis stays on your yarn or project, not on the clip.
THE SWEATER CARE KIT
The Cocoknits Sweater Care Kit contains everything you need for handwashing and blocking your hand-knit items and all of your fine hand-washables. Currently only available in store but telephone orders are welcome – 514-486-5648.
THE KNITTER’S BLOCK
The Cocoknits Knitter’s Block contains everything you need to block your handknits – interlocking foam tiles, stainless steel T-pins, cotton cloth with 1″ gingham, and a sturdy jute carry bag. Currently only available in store but telephone orders are welcome – 514-486-5648.
An original idea guaranteed to make blocking your knitted projects easier! Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers significantly speed up the blocking process and help maintain even tension across a wider area than individual pins.
This all-in-one, patent-pending tool can make pom poms, tassels, a variety of friendship bracelets, cords and small weavings and also convert into a slingshot. Comes with a carved-in ruler to help you track the length of what you’ve made. To learn how to use the Loome, go to http://www.theloome.com/videos.
Stashbot is your yarn shopping companion! If you find a yarn you can’t live without, this guide will help you determine how much you should buy. It will pay for itself over and over as it saves you from purchasing more skeins of yarn than you need.