You people are wicked, wicked enablers. When I have to buy a new shoe rack just for my red shoes, I’ll know who to blame.
Ok, does anyone remember these:
I made these a few years ago, pre Posh Yarn actually. And I’ve been promising for ages on Ravelry that I would chart the pattern up and make up mitten kits. I’ve been waiting for fresh stock of Lucia to come in, but it’s almost ready now, so it’s time to start organising myself to get the mitten kits done (I’m aiming for end of November).
We’re going to offer them in a range of colourways, including:
Woodland – moss green, brown, rust, flashes of gold
Fairground – purple, saffron, orange, hot pink, cobalt
Baltic – slate grey, sky blue, apple green, silver
Bonfire – orange, gold, chocolate brown, scarlet
Pansies – plum, violet, rose, lavender, deep blue
Each colourway will have several colours in it, but with subtle changes between the shades, so that as you knit it, the background of the mitten will shift between the colours in a gradual way. The contrast colour will be ivory.
The kits will be limited edition. We’re going to sell them on a sign up basis – on a certain date I’m going to announce that sign ups are open, and everyone who wants a kit can request the colourway they want. The mitten kits will go out in order of sign up, first come, first served, and only one kit per sign up. If there are still a lot of people who wanted kits and didn’t get them, we may be able to squeeze out a few more, so there’ll be a ‘reserve’ list for when the first run of kits have sold. The kits will be priced at £18 plus p&p, and will include a printed copy of the pattern (but no needles). We will need you to pay for the kit when you sign up. The mittens are knitted in the round, and even if you are new to stranded knitting, they really aren’t difficult at all (this was my very first attempt at stranded knitting!).
I think that’s everything. I’ll be announcing when sign ups open on here and through the Yahoo! list and also on the Posh Knitters group on Ravelry. I’ve thought long and hard about how to sell the kits, and I think this is the fairest way. If you think you will be interested, leave me a comment, because it will help me judge how many people may want kits. Remember, you aren’t signing up for the kits, just saying you might be interested.
PS. You don’t have to make your colour selection yet; when sign ups are ready I will post photos of the colourways offered so that you can make your selection then.