Gifts for Knitters

The holiday season is upon us! Make sure that your wish list has lots of options to help your loved ones find the perfect gift you’ll use again and again this year. Many non-knitters have a hard time picking things out for their crafty friends & family members, so we’ve made things easy by sharing some universal advice and creating this handy gift guide featuring some of our most popular products. All you have to do is the share this link as a subtle hint!

Louet Gift Guide

Idea #1: Pattern Books

Most knitters already have plenty of yarn, so an interesting book of patterns can help them put all of it to good use! This year, we published She Made Them Her Own: The Best of Trudy Van Stralen as an homage to the founder of Louet North America. Trudy’s timeless garments are sure to keep them knitting all year long!

We also have many more patterns available to purchase individually; we recommend checking out our collection of Gems patterns for wearable garments and accessories using our easy-care Gems superwash Purl & Loop Placemat Weaver, distributed by Louet North America.yarn!

Idea #2: Purl & Loop Weaving Looms

These user-friendly looms are a great introduction to weaving! As previously mentioned, most knitters have a LOT of yarn in their stash, and weaving is a great way to use up that stash to make room for more pretty skeins. Purl & Loop looms are the perfect way for knitters to give this craft a try. Check out this post on our blog which shares a few project ideas using these clever little looms!

a11f6140aae2a5ce_mediumIdea #3: Kollage Needle Sets

A well-crafted set of knitting needles can provide a lifetime of pleasurable knitting. Kollage needles (and crochet hooks!) come in a variety of options, from Double Pointed Needle (DPN) sets to Mini and Full Interchangeable sets, which ensure that they always have the size of needles they need for their next project.

For that special someone, you can go the extra mile by treating them to our Needle of the Month Club, which allows you to personalize their needles with their name or a special saying. Each month, a new pair of interchangeable tips will be delivered to their doorstep for their knitting pleasure. Click here to learn more about our 2017 Needle of the Month Club – but hurry, spots are limited!

Kollage Needle of the Month Club

Idea #4: A Little Spa Treatment

Soak Wool WashEvery crafter has use for a good wool wash, and Soak‘s no-rinse formula comes in a variety of wonderful-smelling scents to delight their senses! Handknits shouldn’t be the only thing enjoying the spa treatment, though: go the extra mile with Soak’s Heel and Handmaid to provide luxurious care for hardworking hands and feet.

From all of us at Louet North America, we wish you a happy holiday season!

 

GEMS Pattern Round-up + Holiday Fiber Pack

Our GEMS yarn is an excellent choice for handmade holiday gifts: not only is it resistant to pilling, but it is durable and machine-washable without sacrificing softness. The countdown is already under way for those of you knitting or crocheting your holiday gifts this year, and we’re here to help with some great accessories designs to knit and crochet with our GEMS yarn!

L-R: Mint Chocolate Mitts by Sarah Jordan, pattern appears in the Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2013 issue and uses 2 skeins of GEMS fingering; Rosehip Scarf by Robin Melanson, pattern appears in the Louet Fall 2012 Collection and uses 4 skeins of GEMS fingering; TARDIS Socks by Kelandry B, pattern is available as a free Ravelry download and uses 2-3 skeins of GEMS fingering for the main color; Cimarron Shawl by Alexis Winslow, pattern appears in the Free Spirit Shawls book and uses 4 skeins of GEMS sport.

L-R: Picea Hat by Sue Perez, pattern appears in the Interweave Crochet Accessories 2014 issue and uses 2 skeins of GEMS fingering weight; Basic Mitten Recipe by Karen Whooley, pattern appears in the Interweave Crochet Winter 2013 issue and uses 2-4 skeins of GEMS sport weight; Morticia Chevron Cowl by Erin Chastain-Harris, pattern is available as a free Ravelry download and uses 1 skein of GEMS worsted; Emma Stole by Amy Depew, pattern appears in the Inside Crochet March 2013 issue and uses GEMS worsted.

Our 2013 Holiday Fiber Pack is sure to spoil the spinner in your life! Our Silk for Christmas fiber pack features the most luxurious silk spinning fibers: cultivated silk, tussah silk, blue faced leicester/silk, camel/silk, muga silk and eri silk.

 

Ask for it at your preferred Louet retailer this holiday season!