Our final list of best yarn-related gifts ever is for all of you last-minute gift buyers… We hope it helps- just so you know, we’ll be here until 5pm on Christmas Eve!
Stocking fillers for $15 and under:
- A Lilly Brush for removing pills and hair from your hand knits- and other things! $13.95
- For the plumpest and most beautiful pompoms, you need Clover pompom makers, which come in a variety of sizes (even a heart-shaped one!) and make the process of making pompoms super easy; sets of 2, $9.50-$18.95
For $30 and under:
- A large bottle of Soak, our favourite for washing all your woollies- this stuff is so gentle that you don’t even need to rinse it out. 4 options for scents, including one scentless: 375ml, $22
- For the newbie knitter, a Clover accessories set with everything you need to move on from basic knits, including double-ended stitch holders, a tape measure, stitch markers, needles for seaming, a needle gauge and a pouch to keep them all safe: $29
- A skein of gorgeous hand-dyed Skein Top Draw Sock yarn, enough for a pair of socks for you or a loved one: super wash merino/ nylon, 400m/ 100gm, $28
For $50 and over:
- Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle knitting, the bible for this style of colourwork knitting with sections covering history, colour, motifs, materials and techniques, as well as some classic 1980’s designs! $46 (you even get some change back on this one!)
- Everything you need to make Shibui’s No.6 Hat– for you and a friend! Simple and super-wearable, this slouchy beanie is knitted with a strand each of Silk Cloud and Baby Alpaca DK held together, making a super luxurious and soft fabric: $55 for the pattern and yarn (since Baby Alpaca comes in 100gm skeins, you get enough yarn to make two hats).
- And, finally, the old favourite, a Sunspun gift certificate. We know a voucher can seem a bit of an easy way out but most knitters would rather use a voucher on something they’ve been coveting for ages than try to find a use for the yarn you thought they’d like!