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Everything Beginners Need to Start Knitting (and Stay Entertained) at Home

A homemade knitted scarf or hat makes a thoughtful gift perfect for birthdays and holidays, while being a fun, creative activity you can do in your free time. To get started on your knitting journey, you really only need three things: Knitting needles, yarn, and scissors — but there are many other handy tools that can make knitting even easier and produce expert level results.

The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab has evaluated sewing machines and other crafting supplies for your ultimate DIY home station. From our expertise, we found the best knitting supplies for beginner and advanced knitters alike, helping you master a new technique or perfect every type of knitting project. Shop the best knitting supplies of 2020: