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Top Ten Gift Sets

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

If you haven’t passed your wish list over to the desk of the jolly red elf yet, there is still plenty of time before he does his shimmy down the chimney.  This season we have a stunning array of holiday gift sets to suit the various styles and preferences of both knitters and crocheters alike.  Take a look at our favorite selections from Knitter’s Pride and ChiaoGoo.

Top Ten Gifts Sets-

 

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The Royal Treatment begins with a Parisian-themed Double Pointed Needle Set by Knitter’s Pride Royale in the most popular sock knitting sizes ranging from 2.00 mm to 3.25 mm.  This luxury set combines the warmth of laminated birch with brass tips for speed.

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Wrap up a little eye candy, its sugar-free!  This Sock Needle Kit features a half dozen double points all six inches in length by Knitter’s Pride Marblz.  Neatly packaged in a faux leather case, with sizes from 3.50 mm to 5.50 mm, this ensemble works well with winter’s heftier sock yarns.

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Lace knitters will ooh and aah over the Twist Mini Interchangable Set by ChiaoGoo which includes five tips (1.50 mm to 2.50 mm) and three cables in a black mesh pouch with a separate storage sleeve.  A BONUS case comes with an assortment of accessories.

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Tis the season for chunky knits!  Whip up a winter’s worth of warm and cosy accessories with the Interchangeable Chunky Trio Set by Knitter’s Pride Symfonie Dreamz.  This snazzy set includes colour-coded 9.00, 10.00 and 12.00 mm needle tips finely-crafted from laminated birch complete with three cords, four end caps and two cord keys.

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NEW from Diamond’s Own, a Learn to Knit Kit to inspire little hands to get started on a holiday project with a pair of ChaioGoo wooden needles, one ball of Fine Merino Superwash Aran, a Sidekick knitting bag, and a page of instructions all in an attractive box! The perfect gift!

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For the crochet enthusiast who delights in stylish organization, this lovely set of hooks is the cat’s pajamas!  The Waves Crochet Hook Set by Knitter’s Pride, comes complete with nine hooks featuring soft-grip handles in a choice of pink or green zippered case.  (Sizes: 2.75mm to 9.00 mm).

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A practical gift for the traveling knitter, the Interchangeable Midi Set by Knitter’s Pride Karbonz consists of the most popular sizes from 4.50 mm to 6.00 mm with two cords (1 cord each of 24″ & 32″), 4 end caps, 2 cord keys & 1 set of size markers.

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The jewel in the crown this season is the Royale Single Pointed Needle Set by Knitter’s Pride Royale, available in either a ten inch or fourteen inch selection of nine sizes (3.00 mm to 8.00 mm).  These premium grade needles are well designed in a mixture of wood and brass.

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Sleek and sophisticated, the Interchangeable IC Deluxe Set by Knitter’s Pride Nova Cubics delivers when it comes to top notch speed.    Housing seven pairs of the most popular size tips from 4.00 mm to 8.00 mm with added accessories, this set offers true performance without all the bells and whistles.

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Put the WOW under the tree with the all-new limited edition Melodies of Life Box Set by Knitter’s Pride.  The Cadillac of tool kits!  This eye-popping gift set consists of vibrant aluminum needles with clear laser-marked sizing from 3.50 mm to 8.00 mm, four color-coded cords, and an assortment of fabulous accessories stored in a matching monogrammed pouch.  If that isn’t enough to sweeten the pot, Knitter’s Pride has also thrown in two pairs of dressy wooden earrings.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

A fresh bouquet of flowers will certainly brighten a mother’s special day but the way to truly warm her heart may be as close as a trip to your  local yarn store.  If knitting or crocheting is her thing, here is a selection of our favorite tools and gadgets, all proven winners when it comes to making moms smile with delight.

 

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The ultimate dream set for any new or experienced knitter, this sleek and sophisticated selection of Symfonie Dreamz laminated birch needles (nine pairs in all) comes conveniently arranged in a stylish black jacquard case.  Choose from either the shorter ten inch set or standard fourteen inch length.

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Surprise!  Its not a toaster.  Watch mom’s face light up as she unwraps this practical and time-saving gift, a yarn winder from Knitter’s Pride.  Designed to clamp on to a straight table edge or counter top, this is a must-have tool for any knitter.

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This compact faux leather case is as cute as a button and a great gift idea for on the go crafters.  It comes complete with a viewing window to admire the pretty selection of easy grip crochet hooks.  Knitter’s Pride Waves Crochet Hook Set contains nine hooks (2.75 mm to 6.00 mm) in two fashionable colours, bright lime and pink.

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Diamond’s Own Mini Grab ‘n Go may be the smallest in our new line up of quality handbags, but it is surprisingly spacious when it comes to holding all the essential tools along with a sock or shawl project and can be ready in a flash whenever its time for a road trip.

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Our popular Amish-style wooden yarn swift, is a favorite gift item.  Cleverly designed to sit securely on any flat surface (no clamping required) and outfitted with four adjustable peg positions to accommodate all sizes of skeins.

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A rainbow that is hard to resist, Knitter’s Pride Trendz Interchangeable Deluxe Set includes nine pairs of needle tips with four cords ranging from 24 to 40 inches in length neatly packaged in a lipstick pink case.

TOP TEN GIFT IDEAS FOR KNITTERS

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

‘Tis the season for gifting all things shiny and bright.  Still not quite sure what to get the knitter on your list?  We have you covered with the latest and greatest tools plus gadgets that will make a knitter swoon with delight.  From winding yarn efficiently and quickly to knitting with comfort and ease, Knitter’s Pride and ChiaGoo offer quality and ingenuity in a full line up of accessories.

Make a knitter’s wish come true this Christmas with one of our TOP TEN GIFT IDEAS-

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What dreams are made of…the premium classic starter set from Knitter’s Pride includes nine pairs individually contained in a sturdy black jacquard case.  Symfonie Dreamz needles are finely-crafted from laminated birch, colour-coded for easy size identification and range from 3 mm to 8 mm.  Pick your preferred length of ten or fourteen inch straight needles.

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Kris Kringle’s top pick for sock knitters- the Karbonz Sock Kit holds six of the most popular sizes for keeping toes toasty warm in sizes from 2 mm to 3.25 mm.  These needles are made from ultralight carbon fibre with finely-tapered brass tips, and best of all….will not snap under pressure.

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With more and more of our favorite luxury yarns being sold in skeins, this is a must-have tool.  The Yarn Winder from Knitter’s Pride clamps onto any straight table edge or counter top, and with the flip of the handle will merrily whip a skein into a cake.

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Did you know that Knitter’s Pride originally designed and manufactured paintbrushes?  That gave the company a leading edge when it came to comfort and form in the knitting needle industry.  The Marblz Interchangeable Deluxe Set is much more than just a box of calorie-free eye candy.  This set flashes nine pairs of rainbow-coloured tips sized from 3.50 mm to 8 mm, plus four cords, and eight end caps to hold your stitches in place.  Securely tucked inside a stylish faux leather case, Marblz needles are engineered in small batches of glossy acrylic, hand-mixed to create one-of-a-kind patterns.

 

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Knitter’s Pride takes care of the budding knitter on your gift list with a Beginner’s Craft Kit  featuring a pair of acrylic knitting needles, a crochet hook, scissors, darning needles, tape measure and a wooden dolly to spark a youngster’s creative spirit.

 

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ChiaGoo offers their uber-popular Spin Bamboo Interchangeable Set with the new 10 cm needle tips.  This versatile set allows a knitter to switch over from a twenty-four or thirty-two inch cord right down to a sixteen inch cord without having to buy additional tips.  Choose from the smaller range or step up to the complete collection which houses every size from 2.75 mm to 10 mm and includes extra bonus tools in a well organized fabric case.

 

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One of the most-requested items on a knitter’s wish list, ChiaGoo’s Yarn Swift, makes the task of winding skeins so much easier.  Crafted from durable hardwood, this Amish-style swift assembles easily without screws or glue and features anti-slip pads to keep it sitting securely on any table top.   Four adjustable pegs accommodate all skein sizes.  When not in use, this yarn swift folds up and can conveniently be stored in a flat box.

 

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Another beauty from Knitter’s Pride, the Symfonie Rose Crochet Set is a gift for those who enjoy holiday bling.  Packaged in an attractive cigar-style box, each hook is crafted from birch with a rich mahogany finish and finely-detailed with a Swarovski Crystal.

 

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Avoid eye strain with the Magma Pattern Holder from Knitter’s Pride.  It folds up just like a book cover when not in use and has an adjustable easel-style setting.  Lightweight and portable, this popular tool comes complete with one large magnet strip for easy chart reading, three small but powerful magnets for holding a pattern in place (especially great while knitting outside on windy days) plus a pen and large pouch pocket for storage.

 

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The Cadillac of all needle sets, and a NEW addition from Knitter’s Pride just in time for holiday giving, the Royale Interchangeable Needles Collection merges all the top design elements and streamlines them into one truly gorgeous gift set.  Each needle is crafted in their popular laminated birch base, colour-coded in a fancy new striped pattern and well-honed with shiny brass tips.  The combination of wood and metal together will give a truly unique knitting experience, lightning quick while staying warm to the touch.  Cords and connectors are stored in a luxurious silk pouch and the gift box is decorated with a Parisian image in a lovely pearlescent finish.

Gifts For Mom

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Flowers may brighten her day and chocolates may tempt her sweet tooth…… better yet, make mom swoon with delight on her special day with any one of these cleverly-designed products from Knitter’s Pride.  Take a peek below at the crème de la crème of knitting tools and gadgets, and wrap things up nicely with a bright pink bow for Mother’s Day-

 

Cable Needle Set

Dreamz Cable Needle Set

Easy on the eyes and well-constructed to meet a knitter’s expectations, these cable needles are crafted from laminated birch with grooves to keep stitches from slipping off.  Packaged in a handy little pouch including three sizes from 3.25 mm to 5.50 mm.

 

Magma Pattern Holder

Magma Pattern Holder

Help to keep mom organized and reduce her neck and eye strain at the same time with the Magma Pattern Holder.  Available in two sizes, this clever gizmo folds flat when not in use and snaps easily into place as an easel-style pattern reader complete with three super strong magnets for holding the page and one long magnetic strip for row-by-row reading.  A  large bonus pocket is attached to the back with a pen for marking rows or making quick notes.

 

Lace Blocking Mat

Lace Blocking Mat

With lace knitting quickly rising in popularity, mom might just require a portable blocking mat.  This one is lightweight and flexible in a set of nine twelve inch squares that fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

 

Symphonie Dreamz Needle Set

Symphonie Dreamz Needle Set

Replacing mom’s mismatched needles is a lovely gesture, especially with the Symfonie Dreamz set, easy to keep in order in a black jacquard zip case.  These needles are extremely durable in laminated birch, and sized from 3.00 mm to 8.00 mm in zesty crayon colours.  Choose either ten or fourteen inch lengths.

 

Exotica Daisy Shawl Pin

Exotica Daisy Shawl Pin

A piece of jewelry is the crowning touch on mom’s newly-finished handknit shawl, vest or cardigan.  Knitter’s Pride has a full range of shawl pins crafted from wood and horn.  Exotica Daisy (shown above).

 

Cubics Deluxe Interchangeable Set

Cubics Deluxe Interchangeable Set

Give mom’s hands a break with the Cubics Deluxe Interchangeable Set, packaged in a clear vinyl case, these are shaped more like a pencil for an easy grip.  Set includes four separate cords up to 40 inches long with 8 end caps, a set of markers and 4 cord keys.  Sizes 4.00 mm to 8.00 mm.