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  • We're here to help you stitch sustainability into every aspect of your making.

    With our carefully curated selection of non-superwash, plastic-free yarns and notions, we have everything you need to get started on your next project - and the one after that.

    Here's to a wardrobe of knits we love and want to wear for years to come!

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  • Explore Our Kits!

    February 17, 2022 3 min read

    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 PDF pattern, 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!

    From left to right: Schneeflöckchen, Altocumulus & Multitudes

    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!

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