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Knitting kits: best kits to buy in 2021

Find your next knitting project and get all the supplies you need in one easy package with our guide to the best knitting kits around.

Knitting kits Sincerely Louise Moose Head

Sometimes the hardest part of being a knitter is choosing what to knit next, so with our round-up of the best knitting kits for 2021 we’re here to help! Take all the fuss out of matching the right yarn to the right project and the right tools with these knitting kits, which have done all the work for you. We have everything from relaxing weekend projects to skill-stretching heirlooms, and plenty in between. Clothing, toys, accessories, homewares… they’re all here in our list.

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Apart from the big knitting kits, which use super-sized yarn and simple stitches, the projects in this round-up are best suited to intermediate knitters and beyond. However, confident beginners could still give some of them a try. Head over to our how to knit section for help with any techniques you’re stuck on, including how to cable knit, lace knitting, intarsia knitting and more. Or for kits perfectly suited to newbies take a look at our guide to knitting kit for beginners, which includes project ideas and tips on all the essential tools you need to get knitting.

Are you ready to cast on your next project? Let’s go!

Best big knitting kits

When we say big, we mean BIG! Add a touch of luxury to your home and wardrobe with these beginner-friendly supersized knitting kits.

1. Lulu blanket knitting kit

Knitting kits Wool Couture blanket

Snuggle up in pure luxury with this super-chunky blanket kit from Wool Couture. We’re not kidding about the ‘super-chunky’ – you’ll need 40mm needles to make this one! There are dozens of colour options to choose from, so you can perfectly match the blanket to your home decor. Your kit includes:

  • 1-7 kilos of Extreme un-spun Merino yarn
  • A pair of 40mm knitting needles
  • Lulu blanket pattern

Get the Lulu blanket knitting kit from Etsy.

2. Rainbow Sweater knitting kit

Knitting kits Wool and the Gang Rainbow Sweater

Super-chunky garter stitch makes this stripy sweater from Wool and the Gang a doddle to knit and so cosy to wear. Choose your rainbow shades and whip it up in around 12 hours. It would make a great first jumper or a fun break from more complex projects. In the kit you get:

  • 2 – 3 balls of Crazy Sexy Wool in colour A
  • 2 balls of Crazy Sexy Wool in colour B
  • 1 – 2 balls of Crazy Sexy Wool in colour C, D, E & F
  • The Rainbow Sweater pattern
  • A pair of 15mm knitting needles (optional)
  • 1 sewing needle
  • 1 sew-in label

Get the Rainbow Sweater knitting kit from Wool and the Gang.

3. Nick Blanket knitting kit

Knitting kits We Are Knitters Nick Blanket

Simple is best with this blanket knitting kit from We Are Knitters, which lets their gorgeous yarn shine. Choose from a range of colours, including solid shades plus confetti, hand-painted or tie-dye colourways at a small extra cost. The finished blanket measures 66 x 134cm, making it perfect for cosying up under on the sofa. Your kit contains:

  • 4 x 200g skeins of wool
  • A pair of 15mm knitting needles.
  • The Nick Blanket pattern
  • A knitter’s sewing needle
  • The embroidered label
  • We Are Knitters packaging

Get the Nick Blanket knitting kit from We Are Knitters.

4. Cushion seat knitting kit

Knitting kits Hoooked cushion

Ideal for relaxed living spaces and teen bedrooms, knit your own cosy pouf with this kit from Hoooked. Made in their Zpagetti T-shirt yarn, it measures 30-40cm high and 65-70cm across. The kit also includes crochet instructions, so you can have your choice of crafts! Note that you need to provide your own filling, and the kit includes:

  • Four bobbins of Hoooked Zpagetti yarn
  • A pair of 12mm knitting needles
  • A 12mm crochet hook
  • Knit and crochet patterns
  • Portable gift box

Get the cushion seat knitting kit from Amazon.

5. Nursery Blanket knitting kit

Knitting kits Woolly Mahoosive blanket

These cosy Merino blankets by Woolly Mahoosive are perfect for baby snuggles! Choose from three sizes and ten colours to brighten up a little one’s nursery. All you need to know is how to cast on knitting, how to cast off knitting, and how to do a knit stitch. The blanket knitting kit features:

  • 200-800g of chunky Merino yarn
  • Nursery Blanket pattern and knitting guidance
  • A pair of 15mm knitting needles (optional)

Get the Nursery Blanket knitting kit from Woolly Mahoosive.

6. Snood knitting kit

Knitting kits I Knit Pretty snood

Every knitter needs a cosy snood in their wardrobe, so make it this one from I Knit Pretty. The super-chunky yarn means this Humbug knitting kit can be completed in just a few hours, so it’s ideal for when you want the satisfaction of a quick and easy make. In the kit you’ll receive:

  • 2 x 100g balls of super chunky yarn
  • A pair of 12mm knitting needles (optional)
  • Humbug Snood instructions
  • How to knit instructions
  • A sewing needle
  • A cotton project bag

Get the Snood knitting kit from Etsy.

7. Rowan knitting kit: hat

Knitting kits Rowan hat

Whip up a cosy accessory in a flash with this Mode At Rowan Dusk Beanie knitting kit. Worked in Big Wool and adorned with chunky cables, it’s sure to turn heads! If you’re learning how to cable knit, this is a great way to boost your skills. Simply add a pompom of your choice to the kit, which includes:

  • 1 ball of Rowan Big Wool
  • A pair of 10mm needles
  • Downloadable version of Dusk Beanie Pattern

Get the Rowan knitting kit from Quail Studio.

More knitting inspiration

Need more stash? Of course you do! Go shopping with our buyer’s guides on the best British yarns and the best yarn for baby blankets, plus the best knitting needles to knit them with, and the best knitting bags to store everything in.

British yarn Blacker Yarns

Best knitting kits for 2021

Ready to go beyond beginner kits? Treat yourself to a new project with our pick of the best knitting kits from the UK and beyond. Whether you’re looking to update your home, your wardrobe or the kids’ toy collection, we have a kit to suit…

1. Rowan knitting kit: baby jumper

Knitting kits Rowan baby jumper

If you’re looking for a sweet kit to make for a precious new arrival, look no further than this boat-neck baby jumper from Rowan. Made in luxurious Baby Cashsoft Merino, it’s embellished with embroidery for a sweet finishing touch. You’ll need a pair of 3mm knitting needles and two buttons to make this kit, which provides:

  • 4 balls of Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino yarn in Silver (0106)
  • 1 ball of Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino yarn in Heaven (0111)
  • 1 ball of Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino yarn in either Blue (0107) or Pink (0105) for the embroidery
  • A digital copy of the Unisex Boatneck Sweater pattern

Get the Rowan knitting kit from Deramores UK or Deramores US.

2. Kaffe Fassett knitting kit – shawl

Knitting kits Kafe Fassett shawl

Challenge yourself with this Kaffe Fassett knitting kit, which makes a stunning 59 x 199cm shawl in the designer’s famously bold style. The mohair/silk blend lace-weight yarn is the height of luxury! You’ll need pair of 3.25mm and 4mm knitting needles, plus everything you get in the kit:

  • 7 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze yarn in Turkish Plum (660)
  • 7 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze yarn in White (612)
  • A digital copy of the Contrast Squares pattern

Get the Kaffe Fassett knitting kit from Deramores UK or Deramores US.

3. Rowan knitting kit – cardigan

Knitting kits Rowan cardigan

Hand-knitted cardigans are a must-have for every season – you never know when you might need an extra layer! Make this textured cardi from Rowan using cosy Felted Tweed DK. The pattern includes bust sizes 32″ to 46″. It requires 3.25mm and 4mm knitting needles and a cable needle, plus the yarn and pattern from the kit:

  • 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Carbon (159)
  • A digital copy of the Textured Cardigan pattern

Get the Rowan knitting kit from Deramores UK or Deramores US.

4. Kaffe Fassett knitting kit – scarf

Knitting kits Kafe Fassett scarf

We couldn’t resist featuring another Kaffe Fassett knitting kit – he’s just too good! This Circle in a Square scarf is worked in seven shades of Rowan’s Felted Tweed DK yarn, and we think it’s a real showstopper. Grab a pair of 3.25mm and 4mm knitting needles, and cast on using the contents of this kit:

  • 2 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Kaffe Fassett Electric Green (203)
  • 2 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Kaffe Fassett Turquoise (202)
  • 2 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Kaffe Fassett Lotus Leaf (205)
  • 2 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Kaffe Fassett Iris (201)
  • 3 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Seafarer (170)
  • 3 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Peony (183)
  • 2 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK yarn in Seasalter (178)
  • A digital copy of the Circle in a Square pattern

Get the Kaffe Fassett knitting kit from Deramores UK or Deramores US.

5. Unicorn knitting kit

Knitting kits Crafty Kit Company Unicorn

Make this majestic creature using The Crafty Kit Company’s Knit Your Own Unicorn kit, which contains all you need to make a 35cm-high unicorn toy. It’s suitable for crafters aged 10 and up, and involves casting on and off, knitting and purling, and simple increases and decreases. The kit includes:

  • Acrylic yarn
  • A pair of bamboo knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing needle
  • 100% cotton fabric polyester toy stuffing
  • Full colour instructions

Get the unicorn knitting kit from Create And Craft.

6. Edith Cardigan knitting kit

Knitting kits Wool and the Gang Edith

Embroidered flower details take this Wool and the Gang cardigan to the next level. A sweet spring knit, its cropped length makes it perfect for layering, and the cables will keep you interested as you go. Choose your own buttons for the perfect finishing touch. Each kit includes:

  • 7-9 balls of Feeling Good Yarn in colour A
  • 1 ball of Feeling Good Yarn in colour B
  • 1 ball of Feeling Good Yarn in colour C
  • 1 ball of Feeling Good Yarn in colour D
  • Edith Cardigan pattern
  • A set of 3.5mm 100cm/40’’ circular knitting needles (optional)
  • A pair of 5mm knitting needles (optional)
  • A 5mm cable needle (optional)

Get the cardigan knitting kit from Wool and the Gang.

7. Leopard print cushion knitting kit

Knitting kits Lauren Aston Designs Cushion

Brighten up your living space with this animal print cushion knitting kit from Lauren Aston Designs. Choose your favourite colour combination and follow either the written pattern or the colourwork chart to knit up an eye-catching leopard print design. Lauren reckons it will take about six hours – so you could make it in a weekend! The kit features:

  • 1 x 200g ball of 100% Merino super chunky yarn (background colour)
  • 2 x 50g balls of 100% Merino super chunky yarn (spot colours)
  • Leopard print cushion pattern and instructions, including colourwork chart
  • A pair of 12mm knitting needles (optional)
  • Tapestry needle (optional)
  • 15 x 15″ duck feather cushion pad (optional)

Get the cushion knitting kit from Not on the High Street.

8. Domino Shawl knitting kit

Knitting kits West Yorkshire Spinners Shawl

Designed by Emma Vining using West Yorkshire Spinners yarn, this colourful shawl is inspired by the game of dominoes. It’s made up of knitted tiles featuring eyelet patterns reminiscent of the dots on a domino – so clever! Grab some 4mm knitting needles and a stitch marker and cast on with this knitting kit, which contains:

  • 1 ball of West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab DK yarn in Aqua Green
  • 1 ball of West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab DK yarn in Moonlight Grey
  • 1 ball of West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab DK yarn in Deep Teal
  • 1 ball of West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab DK yarn in Harbour Blue
  • The printed pattern

Get the shawl knitting kit from Create and Craft.

9. Thread Sweater knitting kit

Knitting kits We Are Knitters Sweater

Dainty lace sleeves and shoulders in a light and airy yarn give this sweater from We Are Knitters the wow factor. Their gorgeous Finita lace-weight yarn is made from a luxurious blend of Merino and baby alpaca, meaning this knit is warm, soft and comfy to wear. In the kit you’ll find:

  • 3 x 100g skeins of Finita yarn
  • A set of 3mm circular needles
  • The Thread Sweater pattern
  • A knitter’s sewing needle
  • Embroidered label
  • We Are Knitters packaging

Get the sweater knitting kit from We Are Knitters.

10. Moose Head knitting kit

Knitting kits Sincerely Louise Moose Head

Sincerely Louise is known for her faux-taxidermy creations, and now you can make your own with one of her fabulous knitting kits. There are so many to choose from (including a dragon, unicorn, fox and tiger), but we couldn’t resist this mini moose head. Got space for more? Go large with the Giant Moose Head knitting kit! The mini moose kit contains:

  • Mini Moose Head pattern booklet
  • A pair of 5mm knitting needles (optional)
  • 2 x 50g balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed XL yarn in Obsidian
  • 1 x 50g ball of Scheepjes Stone Washed XL yarn in Boulder Opal
  • A small amount of black yarn for embroidering the nostrils
  • Sincerely Louise mini backing board
  • 2 x 80cm strands of florist wire
  • Sewing needle
  • 50g toy stuffing
  • 2 x 12mm toy eyes and washers
  • Sincerely Louise project bag

Get the moose head knitting kit from Etsy.

11. Woolly Hat knitting kit

Knitting kits Alabare hat

A knitting kit that really makes a difference! With this kit from Alabaré, a charity supporting people who are vulnerable, homeless and marginalised, you get everything you need to make a woolly hat. Not only does your purchase help the charity, but you could also choose to donate your finished hat to someone in need. The kit includes:

  • 3 x 50g balls of 100% acrylic yarn in Ecru, Charcoal and Mustard
  • A pair of 4mm knitting needles
  • Instructions on how to download your knitting pattern
  • Information on other ways to help end homelessness

Get the Woolly Hat knitting kit from Ebay.

12. Lace wrap knitting kit

Knitting kits Amara shawl

Treat yourself to a beautiful wrap with a touch of sparkle, a pretty lace pattern, and gorgeous variegated colours. At a generous 200 x 50cm it’ll keep you cosy whatever the weather. All you need is a pair of 5mm knitting needles, plus the contents of the kit:

  • Shawl pattern
  • 75% acrylic, 20% wool, 5% metallic yarn to complete the pattern

Get the lace wrap knitting kit from Ebay.

13. Sock knitting kit

Knitting kits Pick 'n' Stitch socks

Discover the fun of sock knitting with this beginner-friendly kit from Pick ‘n’ Stitch. It features everything you need to make your first pair, including a basic sock pattern you’ll want to use again and again. The self-patterning yarn means you can focus on your stitches while the yarn creates the design for you! Here’s what you’ll find in the kit:

  • A ball of James C Brett Funny Feetz or Funny Feetz Bamboo yarn
  • Bamboo double-pointed needle set
  • The basic sock pattern

Get the sock knitting kit from Ebay.

14. Octopus knitting kit

Knitting kits Wool Couture Octopus

If you don’t have space in your home for Wool Couture’s Giant Robyn the Octopus, why not make this mini version? With the Mini Robyn the Octopus knitting kit you can create a cute cephalopod that measures 40cm from head to tentacle tip and is made in Wool Couture’s own 50% Merino/50% acrylic Beau Baby DK yarn. The kit features:

  • 2 x 50g balls of Beau Baby DK yarn in main colour
  • 2 x 50g balls of Beau Baby DK yarn in second colour for the inner side of the tentacles
  • Black yarn for facial features
  • Robyn the Octopus Knitting Kit pattern
  • Needle for sewing
  • 40g toy stuffing
  • 3.25mm knitting needles
  • Wool Couture gift box

Get the octopus knitting kit from Create and Craft.

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