Maybe you've noticed, but around here, we love kits! We know you love them too, so over the past few weeks, we've been running some fun votes over on Instagram to see which of our patterns you'd like to see as part of a kit. Today, I thought it would be a fun idea to look at the latest kits we have added to the shop, plus do a little overview of some of the others we are currently offering. But before we start discovering your next cast on, let's take a look at what you get in a Making Stories Kits:
Enough yarn to make the pattern, including a little bit extra so that you can swatch comfortably without worrying about running out of yarn.
Your choice of the PDFpattern, a print version (if available) of the issue or collection, OR a digital version of the issue or collection, OR if you already have the pattern, you can also purchase the kit without the pattern.
Pattern support in the form of our Resource Page, extensive articles on our blog and videos on our YouTube channel. If you are struggling, we are also just an email away and happy to help you out!
So now that you know what our kits are all about, let's take a look at which ones we have in the shop!
Yoki is a gorgeously textured sweater with a top-down drop-sleeve construction and an oversized, boxy fit - ideal over your favourite pair of high-waisted jeans or with a dress! The cable pattern that covers the front is simple and easy to remember and it can be done without a cable needle.
After putting it to the vote, Yoki kits are back by popular demand, and we have more colour options than ever! We've separated them into colour categories to make it easier to work our which you prefer. Check them out below:
Pinks & Reds
Yellows & Caramels
Bindweed has been one of our most popular patterns, and it's easy to see why. With its stunning cabled sleeves and thoughtful details, it's a totally wearable statement piece.
Bindweed is knit from the top down in a seamless raglan manner. The front sections and the back are worked in stockinette, and balloon sleeves are richly decorated with a pattern of intertwined cables and nupps. It may look a little complex, but our flock reports it's a dream to knit, and to wear when you are using Knitting For Olive Merino and Soft Silk Mohair held double!
At the time of writing this post, our Bindweed Kits are available as a pre-order, to bring you a larger range of colourways to choose from. Knitting For Olive has some stunning colours, just check out our options below!
Looking for less of a time commitment?
Do you love kits but haven't the time to commit to a larger project like a sweater? We have you covered! We currently have several of our gorgeous accessory patterns as a kit for when you are craving something less of a time commitment. Take a look!
What do you think about kits? Do you have a favourite from the ones above, or would you prefer to see one of our other patterns from our Indie Pattern Marketplace featured in a kit? Let us know in the comments below!
I hope you are well, and making a dent in your gift knitting (if you are gift knitting this year, that is!)
I am back here today with something a little different: A question for you.
Over the course of the last year, I took over writing most of our blog posts again, and while I love it very much, I also noticed that I tend to gravitate towards posts that I like to read – pattern inspiration posts, FO roundups, that sort of thing.
As I was finishing up Aurin's Joy Cardigan over the weekend, I started thinking about what I could cast on now that one of my current WIPs is almost done. And then it hit me - the holidays are just under two months away, and I have this dream of knitting a few sweaters for my nephews. Will I manage it in time? Who knows. But it would be nice to gift them the promised sweaters in time for the end of the year so that they actually get a little wear out of them still this winter!
Are you already deep in gift knitting mode or, like me, just starting to plan? If the latter (or the former, if you still need a few ideas!) I might have just the thing for you: Three super quick gift knit ideas!
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