Knitting kits are a great way for the amateur knitter to get started or the already seasoned knitter to stay on top of their game. These kits come with everything you need to begin work on your next scarf, blanket or if you are so bold, beanie.
Knitting and crocheting aren’t only a great means to an end (don’t buy a snuggly blanket — make it!), but are also a relaxing hobby. Knitting can be a form of meditation and help give users a chance to quiet their mind and focus on something tangible. The repetitive rhythm of knitting can act as a way to de-stress.
We also like knitting as a way to give back. Making blankets and caps for newborns, warm hats and scarves for the homeless, or large blankets that foster children can keep with them when being moved between homes all serve as ways that knitters and crocheters can turn their craft into a more purposeful practice.
Whatever your reason for picking up the needles and getting your fingers moving, these knitting and crochet sets will help you turn your ideas into beautiful creations.
1. WooCrafts Knitting Plus Crochet Hooks Set
The WooCrafts Knitting Plus Crochet Hooks Set comes with everything you need to get started including nine large-eye yarn needles, nine ergonomic crochet hooks, and stitch markers. These crochet hooks have an extremely comfortable grip and come with soft rubber handles to reduce and eliminate arthritis, carpal tunnel, and cramping in your hands, wrists, and fingers while knitting. This kit is also ideal for travel with its convenient and compact case which keeps all your knitting supplies and accessories organized.
Pros: The hooks come with color-coded handles and are printed with both letters and numbers to avoid confusion.
Cons: The needles do not include size markings.
2. Knit Picks Options Square Wood Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set
If you’re ready to take on more intricate projects, we recommend the Knit Picks Options Square Wood Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set. The nine pairs of 4.75-inch interchangeable wood needle tips make it possible to create a variety of needle combinations. Sizes range from four to 11 and include eight black end caps and two metal tightening keys. The needles have an ergonomic design with comfort in mind. The four smooth, flat sides of the needles provide a secure grip and the laminated birch is durable and attractive. The set also includes a flexible memory-free cable that connects to the tips for snag-free knitting.
Pros: The set comes with a vinyl case with a secure snap closure that keeps the contents safe and makes it easy for users to bring their needle set with them on the go.
Cons: The Knit Picks comes with a big price tag. If not tightened properly, the need and metal end can separate while in use.
3. Readaeer Round Knitting Looms Set
Knit hats, scarves, socks, shawls and more small projects with the Readaeer Round Knitting Looms Set. The set includes four loom rings in 5, 7, 9 and 11-inch diameters. The looms are color-coded for easy recognition and are made of durable ABS plastic. One yarn needle and one soft-grip pick are also included in the set, which is safe for use by children and adults. The pegs on the looms aren’t adjustable, but users can loosen their yarn to create bigger stitches if necessary.
Pros: The Readaeer comes with four pom-pom makers that are ideal for hats and slippers.
Cons: Instructions on how to use the looms and pom-pom makers are not included and users will likely need to search for these online.
4. Exquiss Knitting Needles Set
For a massive set that is ideal for beginner knitters and crochet enthusiasts, we recommend the Exquiss Knitting Needles Set. The 75-piece set comes with almost everything you will need to get started with both knitting and crocheting. The set features 15 bamboo double pointed 8-inch needles with three sizes, 12 bamboo crochet hooks sets, four cable needles in various sizes, four plastic sewing needles, three sizes of cable stitch holders, scissors and measuring tape. The bamboo double-pointed needles are best used for smaller items, including socks. The crochet hooks are designed to pick up dropped stitches and are ideal for working with decorative edgings.
Pros: The stitch holders are bent in a flying-bird shape and have grooves to keep the stitches in a hold, which helps to ensure they will not slide off. The needles are suitable for slippery material, like silk or bamboo.
Cons: Some needles may need to be sanded and could catch on fabric.