Want to learn how to knit? These fantastic at-home knitting kits are all you need to get started — they include high-quality knitting needles, easy-to-read patterns, and all the super-cozy yarn you’ll need.
Kits for Knitters
Are you interested in starting a knitting project, but not quite sure where to begin? If you’ve never knitted before, you may be overwhelmed trying to figure out what supplies and patterns you’ll need to buy.
If so, keep reading. I’ve gathered up 12 of my very favorite knitting kits that will help you learn how to knit in no time. The kits I’ve listed below are specifically designed with beginners in mind: they include easy-to-understand patterns and all of the required materials.
After you learn to knit and purl, you’ll be able to create cozy sweaters, blankets, scarves, hats, and more. As a bonus, either the kits themselves or the final product would make great gifts for friends and family.
What to Look for in a Knitting Kit
A good knitting kit will include all the materials necessary to complete a finished project. That is so much easier than having to figure out every piece you will need to make various knitting items.
At a minimum, a kit will have:
Quality Needles in the correct size.
Quality Yarn in sufficient quantity to finish the project
Easy to follow pattern with clear instructions. Tutorial videos are a nice bonus!
Some kits may include extra items, like scissors, stitch counters, stitch markers, or a project tote bag.
12 Best Knitting Kits for Beginners
The best beginner knitting kits will all of the essential supplies and materials to learn how to knit.
This beginner knitting kit is a great place to start for someone who wants to learn to knit.
The "How to Knit" manual included in this kit will teach you how to cast on, cast off, knit, purl, and sew up your knitted scarf. No matter if you don't have a lot of experience with knitting, as long as you're eager to learn, you can create a beautiful project with this kit.
Everything you need to create the snood or triangle scarf is included in the kit. You can choose which color yarn you would like and whether you need to add on the 9mm knitting needles.
This scarf knitting kit also makes a great gift for friends or family!
One 5 star reviewer writes, "Absolutely love this kit, which has got me into knitting! The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and I am thrilled with the finished product!"
Make a classic reversible hat that can be worn slouchy or with a folded brim. Learn how to knit "in the round" to make a seamless hat from the bottom up.
This kit includes everything you need to get started, including 2 balls of luxurious yarn, double-pointed bamboo needles, cable needles, stitch markers, a printed knitting pattern, and a cotton project bag made to hold everything together.
One reviewer raves, "Beautiful pattern, I bought this to knit a hat for my friend and she was thrilled with the results! The instructions and pattern chart were easy to follow and the whole project was an absolute pleasure to knit."
Learn to knit a sophisticated and polished beanie pattern with the Learn to Knit Club Kit from Knit Picks.
This is a great choice for your first knitted garment project. The included pattern is knit flat and seamed at the end, so beginning knitters won't have to worry about complicated decreases and shaping.
Detailed instructions and photos will help you every step of the way.
This kit includes 2 balls of DK weight yarn in your choice of color, straight knitting needles, a yarn needle, and an instruction booklet.
The Evelyn sleeveless top may look impressive, but it's actually a great choice for a first sweater project. It's a well-written, easy pattern to follow. I love that it has multiple sizes so you can size up the pattern.
This pattern uses a few simple stitches, shaping, and the "pick up and knit" technique.
The kit includes a pattern booklet, 100% cotton yarn, knitting needles, a darning needle, and a reusable muslin storage bag.
Hi! Thank you so much for this list. What is the stitch called in your hero image - the loose open stitch in the thin multi-colored and white yarn? And do you have a kit to recommend for that? ;) Thank you!
Tuesday 7th of September 2021
Sorry, no kit for that. Though I agree, it's beautiful yarn!
Friday 15th of May 2020
Hi sarah, thank you so much for this article!
I'm an etsy person and a stay at home mom and am starting a knit/ crochet kit company. I wondered if you might be willing to review one of my kits. Im launching in june and every bit helps a newbie!
I appreciate what you do!
Sunday 13th of December 2020
Tuesday 29th of September 2020
How did your kits work out? I am afraid to try , so am looking at kits. Let me know what you have found works.
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