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The 12 Best Knitting Kits for Beginners

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.

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.

Jocelyn Lovelle

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

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!

Sarah Stearns

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

Sorry, no kit for that. Though I agree, it's beautiful yarn!

Emily Price

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!

Emily Price

Sunday 13th of December 2020

@Bev Riesner, Www.lambshopkits.com

Bev Riesner

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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