4 knitting must-haves for your first project

Taken up knitting? Here are four brands offering useful products for your knitting needs, from carry-alls to gorgeous embellishments.


This calming and rewarding hobby has garnered followers from all backgrounds, with a surge of interest on social media and groups forming across the UK during lockdown in response to restrictions on in-person social activities. Black Girl Knit Club is one such group, whose following has increased dramatically over the past two years, with many drawn to the collective'sethos surrounding empowerment and inclusivity.

If knitting has piqued your interest, here are four brands to help get you started on your journey from scarf to sweater and beyond!

Merchant & Mills Glass Headed Pins
Merchant & Mills Glass Headed Pins, £6

These pins come with glass heads in a range of colours, making them easy to find when you're putting together multiple parts of a knitted creation.

Royal Opera House Costume Buttons bundle
Royal Opera House Costume Buttons bundle, £12

These buttons are perfect for finishing off a piece of knitwear, or just for adding as decoration to soft furnishings.

Leopard Print Craft Bag, £20

Ideal for tucking away your knitting tools and wool somewhere safe, or even taking supplies away with you on holiday or wherever!

Stitch & Story Daydreamer Yarn Ball in Duck Egg Blue, £5.50

With 50g of yarn per ball, this wool by Stitch & Story will help you start off your first creation.

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