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Knitting Kit Guide: Take Out The Guesswork, For Beginners & Experts

Whether you’re a beginner or knitted for years, there are knitting kits to suit.

In this article, I have recommendations for a knitting starter kit, and a beginners knitting kit.

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Kits For Beginners

Ultimate Dishie Dishcloth Kit

Dishie Yarn Kit

The Dishcloth Kit by Knit Picks contains everything you need to learn basic knitting techniques while creating dishcloths.

The seller also has other great kits to suit many people, like ones for beanies.

What does the kit include?

  • Printed Copies of 52 Weeks of Dishcloths, 52 More Weeks of Dishcloths, and Clean & Crafty
  • 9 balls of Dishie (1 Pomegranate, Fiesta Red, Clementine, Creme Brulee, Honeydew, Jalapeno, Azure, Blue, and Swan)

Learning the basics of knitting stitches, such as knit and purl, can create a lovely first project.

The kits below are specifically designed for beginners, so they include the materials required, including yarn, knitting needles, and patterns.

Boye Beginners Teach Yourself Kit

Boye Beginners Teach Yourself Knitting kit

Founded in 1906, Boye Needle Company was the first American manufacturer in the business of crochet hooks and needles. They know a thing or two about knitting! Perfect beginners knitting kit.

Includes:

  • I Taught Myself Knitting Book (Which shows fun and easy projects for beginners)
  • 2 sets of knitting needles (sizes 6 and 8)
  • Cable stitch needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tally, stitch holder 1/4-inch cabone rings
  • Gauge which will come in handy for your projects

Pros

  • Has everything included to learn the basics of knitting.

Cons

  • Remember, when you are first learning, reading a pattern is not always easy. Be kind to yourself and keep persevering.
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Knifty Knittings Beginners Scarf Kit

Knifty Knittings Beginners Scarf Kit

Knitting a scarf is a simple project perfect for beginners. The pattern uses a simple knit stitch for every row.

In your kit, you’ll find:

  • 2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn (80% acrylic/20% wool) in either Fisherman or Charcoal
  • 1 pair of US 15/10 mm knitting needles
  • 1 jumbo yarn needle
  • Written pattern
  • Video library access

Chunky Knit Headband Kit

Chunky Knit Headband Kit

This kit is perfect for a beginner, a friend, or somebody looking for a fast, chunky yarn project. After you start, you’ll be done in no time!

In your kit, you’ll find:

  • 2 cakes of yarn, enough to make 2 headbands (80% acrylic/20% wool) (regular, not merino wool) in your color choices
  • 1 pair of knitting needles
  • 1 large-eyed tapestry needle
  • Written pattern
  • Link with How To Knit Video Instructions Included

Highly rated with glowing reviews. The store also has fiber packs, perfect for making an interesting basket!

Kits For Kids

These are great ways to get kids into the world of knitting! Maybe it will become one of their interests.

Creativity Kids Quick Knit Loom

Creativity Kids Quick Knit Loom

Easy to use knitting loom product to encourage kids’ creativity and imagination. Create clothing like a beanie hat and scarf. Or a purse, or other fun projects. Perfect for ages 7 and up with a view to increasing their knitting confidence.

What does the kit include?

  • 3 skeins of yarn totaling 90 yards)
  • 1 handloom
  • 1 large circular loom
  • 3 assorted needles
  • Assorted buttons and beads
  • Instructions

Pros

  • Once kids get started with a little help, it is easy to complete projects.
  • Suitable knit kits for kids

Cons

  • Getting started can be tricky, and children will require a bit of help.
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Knitting Loom Kit

LAYOER Round Knitting Loom Set

Darice 1171-58 Set of 4 Round Plastic Knitting Looms

Ever tried loom knitting? It’s fun and worth a look!

What does the kit include?

  • Set of 4 round knitting looms – 5-1/2″, 7-1/2″, 9-1/2″, 11-1/2″
  • Plastic needle and looming hook
  • Instruction sheet

Pros

  • Simple and easy to use instructions.
  • Bright colored looms
  • Sturdy materials
  • Suitable for adults and children for a learn how to knit kit
  • A great technique to learn

Cons

  • You need to buy fiber as it’s not included.
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Boye Round Loom Set

Boye Round Loom Set

Kits for knitting. Make things and projects like hats, booties, a pair of slippers, scarves, and much more.

What does the kit include?

  • Contains one 5-1/2 inch loom 24 pegs
  • One 7-1/2 inch loom 30 pegs
  • One 9-1/2 inch loom 36 pegs
  • One 11-1/2 inch loom 40 pegs
  • One hook
  • One needle

Pros

  • Able to make a range of projects
  • A great hobby to try

Cons

  • Slits on the pegs. They take your yarn under the head of the peg, making it very difficult to grab the loop with your hook.
  • Not suitable for lace weight yarns.
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Readaeer Round Knitting Looms Set

Readaeer Round Knitting Looms Set Craft Kit Tool with Hook Needle and Pompom Maker

What does the kit include?

  • Full instructions included with 4 pompom makers
  • Lightweight & durable
  • Made of high ABS plastic
  • Make scarves, hats, socks, shawls, and much more
  • 4 x loom rings (5/7/9/11inches diameter)

Pros

  • The loom is the perfect size for scarves and hats.
  • Travel-friendly due to its small size
  • Easy to follow instructions with full-color illustrations

Cons

  • Limited usage to small projects like scarves or panels to sew together for an afghan, maybe an infant hat.
  • Instructions included might be confusing without the help of watching Youtube.
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Scarf Kits

Knit Picks Learn to Knit Club: The Scarf – Voyage

Knit Picks Learn to Knit Club: The Scarf - Voyage

Complete a knitted scarf in four gorgeous colors in no time. Easy to do and knits up quickly perfect for beginners.

What does this kit include?

  • 4 balls of Swish Worsted Yarn (1 each in Dove Heather, Marble Heather, Serrano, and Delft Heather)
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) Sunstruck straight knitting needles
  • A yarn needle
  • A handy instruction booklet with photo illustrations helping you every step of the way.

Pros

  • Everything you need to complete a finished scarf
  • Good for beginners and for crafters of all skill levels
  • A fun activity to do at home!

Cons

  • May take a beginner longer than they expected

Kits For Adults

Chunky Blanket Kit

Chunky Blanket knitting kit by Lauren Aston Etsy Store

A great beginner-level kit, make your blankets however big you wish! It looks complicated, but it’s a lot easier than you think.

  • All kits come in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;
  • Super Chunky Yarn in your choice of colour/s – choose your amount of yarn according to blanket size
  • How To Knit instructions
  • Knitting pattern
  • (optional) Tapestry needle
  • (optional) 15mm circular knitting needles

The store sells kits for sweaters.

Muir Throw Blanket

Muir Throw Blanket

This blanket knitting pattern is fun to knit with medium-weight yarn. It creates an interesting, cozy texture.

Another great option of kits for knitting. Perfect to make sitting on the couch at home, lovely and cozy. Find more inspiration on Lion Brand’s blog and in their marketing emails.

What does the kit include?

  • Digital pattern
  • 6 balls – Mandala® Ombre Yarn

Super Chunky Outlander Cowl Knitting Kit

Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with Hook

What does the kit include?

  • 2 skeins of Super soft Silk/Merino by Living Dreams – Color: Ivory
  • 1 pair of US #19 (15mm) Bryspun Needles – big needles with special speed tips
  • 1 printed Pattern with Photo Tutorial and Special Handling Tips for ELEGANCE Roving Yarn
  • Loop is approximately 10″ wide x 60″ (25cm x 150cm).

Pros

  • One Size Fits All – finished Cowl is very stretchy.
  • Craft Instructions are super easy
  • Super soft yarn

Cons

  • Not suitable for beginners
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Outlander Cowl by @knottybykniture
Outlander Cowl @knottybykniture (Image shared with permission)

Urth Yarns Viva Shawl

Urth Yarns Viva Shawl

Just a single skein of Monokrom makes this shawl with a finished wingspan of 60 inches! This project is knit from the top down in alternating sections of stockinette and an easy mesh pattern.

What does the kit include?

  • A skein of Urth Yarns Monokrom Fingering
  • The pattern

DMC Top This Kid’s Hat

DMC Top This! Kitten Yarn Kit

Make a cute hat with a plush frog topper. The products used in this kit are child-friendly.

What does the kit include?

  • 80g ball of multi-colored, multi-textured yarn
  • Colorful plush kitten topper
  • Soft stabilizing grommet
  • Instructions to make a hat for toddlers to teens
  • Fabric type is Polyester

Pros

  • Easy to make.
  • Clever way the animal heads attach to the hat, easily removable for laundering.

Cons

  • Needles are not included.
  • Yarn can fray or include knotted sections
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Koigu Venation Shawl

Koigu Venation Shawl

Designed to make the most of the Koigu pencil box set featuring 10 colours, Venation Shawl has simple shaping also keeps the project interesting.

It is inspired by the venation structure of leaves, and the autumnal colors chosen for the sample reflect this.

What does the kit include?

  • 10 demi skeins Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM)

Sock Kits

Learn to Knit Socks

Kit contains:

  • Knit Bits: Learn to Knit Socks – Printed Version
  • Sunstruck 8″ DPNs Size 5 (3.75mm)
  • Sunstruck 40″ Fixed Circular Needles Size 2 (2.75mm)
  • Sunstruck 24″ Fixed Circular Needles Size 2 (2.75mm)
  • Kitchener Stitch – Project Bag
  • Tape Measure 60″
  • Locking Stitch Markers
  • View Sizer
  • Zipper Pouch – Stone and Quarry

Christmas Stocking Kits

Christmas Stocking Kit – Snowflake

Christmas Stocking Kit - Snowflake

What does this kit include?

  • Yarn and instructions
  • Alphabet Chart included for personalization.

Pros

  • The directions are clear and the graphs are easy to use.

Cons

  • Important Note: Yarn is 100% Pure Wool and NOT intended for the machine washing.
  • Needles not included in this kit.
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Googleheims Christmas Stocking Kit

Christmas Stocking Kit - Snowflake

What does this kit include?

  • A full color chart, close-up photo and illustrated diagram to follow while embellishing the stocking
  • 100% wool yarn, a full-color chart, an alphabet and embellishments
  • Finished size is approximately 7″ wide x 23″ long

Pros

  • The instructions are very easy to follow
  • Gives a link for a video showing how to short row the heel which was very helpful.
  • Nice quality yarn

Cons

  • This kit does not come with needles or other tools.
  • Requires US Size 5 and US size 7 needles, a beading needle, and a large tapestry needle.
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DooLallies Christmas Snowman

DooLallies Christmas Stocking Kit Snowman

Kit includes instructions for the toe to point left or right
Finished size is approximately 7″ wide x 21″ long

What does this kit include?

  • 100% wool yarn
  • Full-color chart
  • Alphabet
  • Embellishments

Pros

  • Easy to follow instructions

Cons

  • Needles not included – Requires size 5 straight or circular needles to create a 7″ wide & 21″ long stocking.
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Gorgeous knitted stockings @woolbaa
Gorgeous knitted stockings @woolbaa (Image shared with permission)

Afghan Kits

Winter Dance Afghan

Winter Dance Afghan

What does this kit include?

  • 9 Balls of Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Yarn
  • Digital pattern
  • Optional needles and accessories if they’re in stock

Ships to almost any country, and makes a great gift!

Baby Blanket Knitting Kits

DMC Hug This! Lamb Double Hearts Baby Blanket Yarn Kit

DMC Hug This! Lamb Double Hearts Baby Blanket

Enough yarn for a baby blanket and kit includes a Lamb plush toy. You may find this item on sale occasionally. There’s only one color available.

These make great gifts.

  • Yarn: 100% Acrylic
  • Weight Category: 2
  • Weight: 7 oz, 764 yds

Looking for more options? Try We Are Knitters and Loopy Mango.

Why Would You Use A Knitting Kit?

For Beginner Knitters

Our lives get so hectic, and we can’t afford to put time aside to knit! It’s very time-consuming, especially a project such as a scarf or blanket for your home. Knitting can also be very tricky! Some days you might be ready to give up.

Trying to balance your responsibilities is stressful! Knitting helps us unwind and relax.

For beginners, these are valuable pieces in a knitter’s repertoire.

  • They save you time. Everything is ready to use
  • Nothing is too complicated or time-consuming.
  • Most projects can be created quickly
  • Patterns included have simple techniques and stitches.

Projects perfect for beginners are scarves. A beginners knitting kit should be fun and enjoyable. Simple and with a repetitive pattern, an easy way to start.

Often they’re small projects, so you can take them out to coffee shops and other places.

For Advanced Knitters

Sometimes you want everything you need to finish a project delivered.

No need for the decisions you usually make – which pattern, yarn, color?

The decisions are made for you. So simple!

What To Look For

  • Quality needles, yarn and other items
  • Easy to follow pattern with clear instructions

These are a great way for beginners to learn how to knit. Hope you found something suitable for your creations.

You can find kits on sale sometimes.

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About Jodie Morgan

Hi. I’m Jodie Morgan, owner and creator of Knit Like Granny. (Yes, I’m real :) ) Thanks for being here.

I started Knit Like Granny to show 1,000,000 people the joys of knitting & highlight alternatives to fast fashion.

I love knitting and have met so many fabulous knitters through this site. I enjoy learning and helping others discover the joys of working with yarn.

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4 thoughts on “Knitting Kit Guide: Take Out The Guesswork, For Beginners & Experts”

    • The details of the kit will give you the size of the baby blanket. A crib size blanket is normally 36″x 52″ Cheers Jodie 🙂

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    • Hello Louis, welcome to the wonderful knitting community. I’d give a bulky scarf a try. It is basic knitting with only knit stitches and the bulky yarn means it will knit up quickly. Happy knitting!

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