JP Knit & Stitch 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us which means it’s time to get serious thinking about what to get that special stitchy person in your life (or, let’s face it, what subtle/not so subtle hints to drop in the company of family and friends). Today we’re excited to be sharing with you the 2016 edition of JP Knit & Stitch’s very own Holiday Gift Guide to help you get those gift lists squared away! Whether you’re looking for small and lovely tokens, simple items big on impact, or hardcore hits for hardcore knitters and sewers, we’ve got you covered!

Stocking Stuffers!
Small but lovely, these items are sure to delight without breaking the bank or your stocking:

  1. Enamel Skein Pin in Coral/Copper by artist Morgan Hale $10.00
    We’ve all been oggling these fantastic yarn skein pins. They really do make the perfect stocking stuffer or sweet and small gift for friend.
  2. Studio Carta Fine Sewing Pins $8
    If you’re an avid sewer, you know that you can never have enough pins at the ready. Grab this pretty little tin of fine metal pins for your next project.
  3. Katrinkles Knitter’s Rule Swatch Ruler $10
    We love the design of this very handy ruler for measuring your gauge swatches. It also happens to be made in New England by Katrinkles Knitting Jewelry.
  4. JP Knit & Stitch Retractable Measuring Tape $4.00
    Retractable measuring tapes are a game changer for any sewer worth their salt. Show your neighborhood spirit with this custom JP Knit & Stitch tape that’s a convenient size for your workbag.
  5. Studio MME Zakim Bridge Embroidery Kit $25.00
    Complete with hoop, floss, and needle, this kit has everything the stitcher needs to show off their hometown pride.
  6. Fix-It Knit/Crochet Bone Tool $5.75
    This is one of the most handy tools for any knitter and this particular one also just so happens to be beautiful to behold and use too.
  7. People Knitting by Barbara Levine $16.95
    A attractive and touching tome that contains incredible historic photos and knitting-related ephemera accompanied by spirited ruminations on the value and nature of knitting.

For the DIY Crowd!
Do you have someone on your list who likes to dabble in ALL THE CRAFTY THINGS? Or are you looking for a quick knit that will shine as a statement piece perfect for gifting? Check these out:

  1. Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit from Heather Lins $26
    This all-inclusive (and beautifully packaged) kit is easy to follow and makes a unique gift. It also glows. in. the. dark. So, there’s that bit of awesomeness.
  2. Making Magazine $20.00
    This new magazine by the incredible Carrie Bostick Hoge includes projects and inspiration for stitchers of every stripe from embroiders and knitters to sewers, felters, and cooks too! It’s the volume you’ll want to curl up with by the fire after all the festivities have faded.
  3. Loopy Mango $28
    This super bulky yarn is your go-to solution for quick holiday knits that are big on impact and warmth. They come in a number of fun modern colors and are also great for the beginner knitter for satisfying project. PLUS you get a free custom Loopy Mango pattern with your purchase. Done and done!
  4. The Modern Natural Dyer by Kristine Vejar $29.95
    This anticipated volume on working with natural dyes for fiber at home is a pleasure to peruse and sure to please the adventurous spirit.
  5. On the Loom by Maryanne Moodie  $27.50
    This new book on contemporary tapestry weaving explores a variety of techniques and and projects in addition to the fundamentals of the art form. Great for fiber enthusiasts and contemporary crafters interested in weaving on a scale that’s just right for the modern home.

For the Knitters!
Of course we’ve got loads of special things for special knitters! Whether they’re just starting out, looking for a unique skein, or inspirational book, here are a few ideas to get you going:

  1. Hannah Fettig’s Home & Away $24
    Fettig’s patterns are as timeless as they are contemporary and easy to follow. We love this new volume full of inspirational photos and well-written sweater and accessories for your everyday adventures.
  2. Madeline Tosh Merino Light $22.50
    Skeins of Madeline Tosh are highly sought after so grab one while you can for the savvy knitter in your life!
  3. Brooklyn Tweed’s Arbor $12.62
    One of the freshest yarns on the knitting scene in an array of scrumptious colors is sure to please the hardcore fangirls and boys.
  4. The Fibre Co.’s Arranmore $28
    Brand new in the shop, this incredibly snuggly tweed yarn is a fresh take on a traditional favorite.
  5. Manos del Uruguary Maxima in Shocking $17
    A fresh batch of this versatile yarn just arrived in a plethora of colors, it’s great for beginners and experienced knitters alike.
  6. Ito Kin Gin in Silver $10.50
    Because what knitting project are you NOT going to want to add some sparkle too?!
  7. Rosewood cable needles $8.25
    We love the feel of these fine rosewood cable needles and understand how much beautifully crafted tools add to the enjoyment of knitting. Pair these with #8 below for a knockout gift.
  8. Knitted Cable Sourcebook by Norah Gaughan $29.95
    This book is great resource that is beautifully photographed–perfect for the hardcore knitters on your list!

For the Sewers!
We’ve got an array of fine tools, fabric, and books for the sewers on your list whether they are into embroidery, garment sewing, quilting, or home dec projects!

  1. Stylish one-of-a-kind zipper pouch designed and made by our very own Crista Jaeckle $32.50-$48.50
    These stunning bags feature hand printed motifs inside and out and flat bottoms of waxed canvas and leather that allow them to stand all on their own–perfect repositories to keep your tools organized and handy on the go or at home.
  2. Studio Carta Gold Scissors $44
    Direct from Angela Liguori in Brookline via Italy, we promise we have not drooled all over them with longing  😉
  3. Rifle Paper Co. Curated Bundle $18
    This fat quarter bundle includes six different prints from renowned designer Anna Bond’s first fabric collection, which became one of our favorites of this past year. These highly sought after fabrics are sure to please the stylish sewist in your life.
  4. Tulip Hiroshima Sashiko Needles $8.50
    These exceptionally crafted needles are just right for sashiko stitching and mending, but are also fun to use for big stitch hand quilting. They come in a wonderful glass vial with a cork top that’s great for gifting.
  5. Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter $30
    Chock full of versatile and really fun clothing patterns and accessories for all ages, this fun book allows beginner and experienced sewers alike to craft a wearable and stylish wardrobe using simple techniques and great fabric combinations.
  6. Sarah Watson’s Bird’s Eye View Curated Bundle $18
    This fat quarter bundle features select prints from this gorgeous collection that ranges from small repeats to big bold abstraction with a magical combination of candy coated earth tones you’ll want to gobble up.
  7. Cotton + Steel’s Print Shop Curated  Bundle $27
    If you polled our staff, most would list this as their favorite fabric line of 2016. Bright and chic, it’s stunning in its simplicity and we’ve got all the best prints in one handy fat quarter bundle for you and yours.

Still not sure?
Fear not! We always have gift cards in-store and online for every crafty person on your list you may be unsure about. These can be applied towards any of our classes, workshops, or merchandise. Seemingly small, the impact of a gift certificate can be a lasting reminder throughout the year of that something special you share.

Stop in soon, enjoy some friendly local shopping, and knock that gift list off your to do list. We’re always happy to help you put together just the right gift for you and yours! And Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!




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