Knitting Kits: everything you need to know

Knitting is a fun and relaxing hobby that can also produce beautiful and practical items. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, a knitting kit can make your knitting experience easier and more enjoyable.

But what is a knitting kit and for that matter a crocheting kit too how do you choose the best one for your needs? Here are some answers to these questions and more.

What is a knitting or crochet kit?

A knitting or crocheting kit is a package that contains everything you need to complete a knitting project, such as the correct amount of yarn and a pattern to follow. Many kits are sold in boxes or organza bags ideal to use as a gift but most times is superfluous. At Knit One Kits I've adopted the greener and more cost effective option for the environment and for you, my kits comprise simply of the yarn and a printed pattern. On my site you can also add needles and accessories if you don’t already have them. And if you do want the kit presented in a box then you can request this at the checkout.


Different types of knitting and crocheting kits

Blanket knitting and crocheting kits

Blankets are great go to projects when you don't need anymore sweaters, cardigans, shawls or scarves! Often appreciated as a leaving home present when someone is off to university or to a new job and great to have around for when someone is poorly and wants to snuggle up in the settee to feel better.

Our blanket kits come in different types, sizes, and levels of difficulty, depending on the project you choose! They don't need to be expensive either, starting at £21 you can make a pretty lap blanket, here are two ideas - garter stitch blanket and textured blanket. Using Sirdars Jewelspun aran acrylic yarn the multiple colours create a beautifully vibrant and interesting piece of work. Being acrylic gives it a price and wash ability advantage. Acrylic has come a long way since the itchy yarn of the 70s that some of you will remember so don't write it off! 

Some of you will prefer a wool blanket; using West Yorkshire Spinners Colourlab double knit and Ricos 100% Merino aran we have created two gorgeous patchwork heirloom pieces. Wool is a natural fibre from sheep's fleeces and is a very warm yarn. The tiny wool fibres that make up knitting yarn trap air which in turn heats up as they come in contact with the wearer. Wool is also a greener fibre as it's production doesn't use chemicals or fossil fuels. WYS yarns are all made from UK fleeces, manufactured all in the UK making them more carbon neutral. 

Patchwork blanket knitting kit This magical blanket project uses eight different stitches but you only ever have 25 stitches on your needles. Knitted in strips then sewn together this blanket can be worked on in short bursts of time if that's all you have! 


 Domino knitted blanket kit Using WYS Colourlab double knit yarn with the domino or modular knitting technique you can create this lovely blanket with NO sewing together at all! Each new square is attached to the previous by picking up stitches.

I also have a small range of baby blanket kits for knitters and crocheters all created in soft snuggly machine washable yarns click here

To browse all our knitted blanket kits click here and crochet blanket kits click here


Clothing knitting and crocheting kits

These are more challenging and rewarding, as they involve more advanced skills such as shaping, seaming, and picking up stitches. Using some of my suppliers patterns for yarns like Jewelspun, Wonderball aran and Creative melange chunky and with some of my own creations my kits offer a diversity of shape but are always nice and simple designs to create. There are even a couple of designs from Sirdar for those of you who prefer to crochet.

The kits include the right amount of yarn and a clear pattern for you to follow. You can choose from different styles, sizes, and patterns of sweaters, such as cardigans, pullovers, or tunics.


Jacket crocheting kit               Sweater knitting kit

Crocheting kit in 3 sizes                  Knitting kit in 6 sizes

This crew neck jumper is a lovely simple knit and available in many colours there are shades to suit all pallets.

Crew neck chunky sweater 

Crew neck jumper, available in 5 sizes price from £33.00


Scarf and shawl knitting kits

These are ideal for beginners, as they usually involve simple stitches and techniques. Scarf knitting kits typically include one or two balls of yarn and a printed pattern. You can choose from different colours, styles, fibre content such as wool or acrylic and yarn weight, such as aran, 4 ply or chunky.

Chunky cowl knitting kit A favourite of mine just for £17

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Hat knitting kits

These are also suitable for beginners, as they usually require basic skills such as casting on, knitting, purling, and decreasing. You can choose from different shapes, and designs of hats, such as beanies or berets.

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The benefits of knitting kits

Knitting kits have many benefits, such as:

  • Convenience: Knitting kits save you time and hassle, as you do not have to shop for individual items or worry about running out of, or having too much leftover yarn. 
  • Quality: Knitting kits ensure that you get high-quality materials and tools, as they are carefully selected and tested by us. You can also trust that the yarn is suitable for the project, as they are matched by tension and size.
  • Creativity: Knitting kits inspire you to try new things and express your personality, as they offer a variety of options and possibilities. You can choose from different colours, textures, and patterns of yarn, as well as different styles, sizes, and designs of projects. You can also customise and personalise your knitting kit, by adding your own touches and embellishments.

How to choose the best knitting kit for you

To choose the best knitting kit for your needs, you should consider the following factors:

Your skill level

 You should pick a knitting kit that matches your current skill level, as well as your desired level of challenge and learning. You can find knitting kits that are labelled as beginner, intermediate, or advanced, or that indicate the skills and techniques required.

Your budget

You should pick a knitting kit that fits your budget, as well as your expectations and preferences. You can find knitting kits that range from cheap and cheerful to luxurious and splurge-worthy, depending on the quality and quantity of the materials and tools included.

Your taste and style

You’ll naturally be drawn to the knitting kit that appeals to your colour taste, as well as your mood and occasion. Browse our kit collection to find knitting kits that cater to different themes, seasons, and trends, such as cosy, festive, or fashionable.

Wrapping up

We think knitting kits are a great way to enjoy and improve your knitting hobby, especially if you’re a beginner or coming back to knitting. A kit gives you everything you need to complete a project. Explore our range of knitting kits in different types, sizes, and levels of difficulty, to find the perfect project for you.