As any experienced knitter knows, some knitting kits are very poor value for money – beware anything where you seem to be paying a fortune for fancy packaging and low-quality acrylic yarn. But there are some brilliant knitting kits on the market, which make perfect gifts for knitters or wannabe knitter friends – or, of course, for yourself. You do pay a little more for a kit compared to just buying the wool yourself and using a free online pattern, but kits take all the guesswork out of matching yarn to a pattern, making the whole process stress-free. The best knitting kits give you high-quality yarn and help you achieve what you think you can’t – your first jumper, or lace project, for instance. Here are our favourite knitting kits for all levels of ability.