The AUGfKL (or Augfickle, as I just decided to call this) started with what I will admit was solicitation, but only on the part of my husband. He wanted to have a list of yarns and things that I like so that if he decided to get me a knitting related gift he’d have something to go on. I decided that if I was going to make a list, it might as well be a blog entry. Then, the year after, I decided that pretend shopping had been fun, and by gum, I was going to do it again. Now it’s a tradition, so here it is.
Last year’s list was limited to gifts that cost $30 or less, which I think is a good bet for a tough economic year, so I’m imposing the same rule for myself this year. Everything on this list is, prior to tax and shipping, $30 or under, and prices reflect the current prices at the stores linked, rather than an average.
- Black Water Abbey Worsted Weight Yarn ($13.00 per 4 oz.) – A heavy worsted weight wool with depth and character, perfect for cable work. 22o yards per 4 oz.
- Madelinetosh Tosh Lace ($24.00) – A generous 950 yards of laceweight superwash merino per skein combined with Madelinetosh’s incomparable colors makes Tosh Lace a great gift for the lace knitter in your life.
- Malabrigo Merino Worsted ($9.75) – Malabrigo comes in an endless variety of bright kettle dyed colors. It’s super soft, and a single skein has enough yards for a hat or cowl. Those who love Malabrigo will never be unhappy to receive a skein or two.
- orangeflower 2 ply merino ($22.00) – 440 yards of superwash merino in sock weight, with beautiful hand dyed colors that make me think of antiques and coloring books. The link is to the color Vintage Plum, but there are other lovely shades in the shop.
- Wool Candy Meringue Merino ($25.00) – Sock yarn, like laceweight, gives a lot of yards for less money. Wool Candy Meringue has a smooth, springy superwash base and comes in a variety of beautiful candy colors. One skein is ample to make a small shawl, a pair of socks, baby clothes, or a hat.
- Addi Turbo Needles ($13.12 and up) – Addi needles are smooth and fast, and make a great gift.
- Darn Pretty Needles ($13.99 to $27.99) – Gorgeous slant cut wood needles stained in bright and beautiful colors.
- Demented Betty Acrylic Needles ($12.00 to $15.00) – Most needles look alike, but these brightly colored needles from Demented Betty are a kick in the pants.
- Chelle Initial Needles ($14.00 to $16.o0) – Knitting needles with your first initial on the end! Fun!
- Knit Picks 6″ Nickel Plated Double Pointed Needle Set ($24.99) – A nice gift for the sock knitter in your life. Six sets of double pointed needles in U.S. size 0 through 3.
- Little Mary Moo bag ($13.00 to $18.00) – Graphically interesting bags, some with knitting specific images.
- piddleloop triangle bag ($18.00) – A great bag for sock knitting projects.
- sarahkincheloe straight needle organizer ($29.00) - A fun selection of fabrics – check out the birds!
- Slipped Stitch DPN Storage ($20.00 to $30.00) – I just love the fabrics used for these organizational tools, and as someone who constantly is losing needles, I can absolutely see the need for something of this sort.
- Stitchy McYarnpants Knitting Project Bag ($12.00 to $24.00) – Retro kitschy awesomeness for containing and hiding knitting.
Patterns and Books
- Cayuga Set ($7.00) – (Link is to Ravelry) Matching hat and mitten set from Connie Chang Chinchio. Too often we end up with beautiful but clashing accessories, and a set is just the remedy needed.
- Flora and Fauna ($14.00) – Three lovely patterns from Laura Chau.
- Moch Cardi ($6.00) – A gorgeous cardigan from Gudrun Johnston that would work well as a layering cardigan with a lot of different outfits.
- Ori Ami Knits ($24.00 to $30.00) – Still in subscription form, but this promises to be a particularly lovely knitting book by Olga Buraya-Kefelian and Vanessa Yap-Einbund.
- Whimsical Little Knits 2 ($14.65 to $19.54 at current conversion rate) – A dozen beautiful patterns from Ysolda Teague. All wonderfully laid out and easy to follow.
- Bunny Safari Yarn Bowl ($30.00) – A beautiful ceramic yarn holder to keep that errant wound ball from bouncing all over the place.
- Makekrake Needle Gauge Man ($10.00) – A useful little tool for unmarked needles that also happens to look like a little neon stick man being stabbed. Yeah.
- Scarymerry Bagel Stitch Markers ($13.00) – Bagel stitch markers. ‘Nuff said.
- Spotted Sheep Studio Pattern Tamers ($10.00) – Magnetic bookmarks that snap around your pattern to mark the line you’re on. Great for charted patterns!
- Velvet Hippo Top Down Raglan Stitch Markers ($7.50 to $8.75) – Sets just for top down raglan knitting.