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Wool and the Gang, cool knitting kits

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I’ve been feeling so much like knitting lately, so the Wool and the Gang kit I ordered came right in time! I’m going to be knitting the Mini Tartan Hula Hoop for Sara, and if I hurry a little I might just be able to finish it before Christmas.

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Do you know Wool and the Gang? It’s a super hip company, providing über cool knitting kits with everything one might need for one project — wool, needles, the pattern, and very easy-to-follow instructions. (If you love the Wool and the Gang designs but are not so into knitting, you can also purchase a ready-made piece, knit with love by one of the ‘Gangstas’, a global-wide team of knitters.)

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I love their branding, the quality of their materials, and their belief in handmade and sustainable fashion. Knitting their projects is so fun!

In spring, I made the Sailor Jumper (modeled by Pim below, after a rough and dirty game of football!) and I love how easy it was to knit that jumper and how nice it turned out when it was finished.

pim_WATGThe Wool and the Gang knitting kits make really great presents too — everything comes wrapped in a cool paper bag, and anyone who has an interest in knitting (even if they’ve never knit before!) I’m sure would love to receive a kit like this.

xxx Esther


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Comments (14)

Nina
December 16, 2014

I’m with you… I have that same urge to knit this time of the year! Love the tartan style! Which colours did you choose?
xxx


Esther in Amsterdam
December 16, 2014

Dark blue, dark green, and off white! (Maybe I’ll look through my yarn for an accent colour, I think a warm terra cotta orange would be nice!) x


Maria
December 16, 2014

Please could you let me know where that beautiful wooden Xmas tree is from? It’s awesome! Thanks so much!


Esther in Amsterdam
December 16, 2014

I got it in a little boutique here in Amsterdam a few years ago… Sorry I can’t be more helpful!! x


December 16, 2014

I really need to get knitting while my girls are still young so that they might wear the item I have slaved over! At least by the time they are at school there would be more wool than holes…hopefully! x


Esther in Amsterdam
December 16, 2014

Haha, yes!! It’s not as difficult as it seems, really! x


December 16, 2014

I love how they supply everything! I’m a beginner knitter and I have not done it in a few years. Are the instructions very complete? Jen


Esther in Amsterdam
December 16, 2014

Very much so! The yarn is very thick and the needles too, so it’s also a very ‘thankful’ knit : ). x


Claire
December 16, 2014

Hi Esther,

These pieces are beautiful. I really want to learn how to knit. Would you suggest starting to learn on a knitting loom or just with wool and needle and YouTube tutorials?

Thanks so much!
Claire


Esther in Amsterdam
December 16, 2014

Just start with needles! It’s really not so difficult, you will figure it out (I learned how to crochet watching YouTube tutorials!). And these kits from Wool and the Gang really are great to start, thick wool and thick needles and fast results. x


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enirak
December 17, 2014

Really really cool idea!! Although a bit pricey… I do not offer (not even to myself) gifts that expensive… But still love the idea. Lucky you!!


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really its good to start


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