they’re up! 10 yard cuff kits! a little later than planned because it took freakin forever for that huuuge shop update, but i’m so excited about them!! so, here’s the deal…
a standard kit comes with one mini-skein and 2 buttons, for making one cuff. so $10 gets you 10 patterns, 10 yards of hand-dyed recycled yarn, and the vintage/recycled buttons to match. they are packaged together using a piece of recycled cardboard and cotton yarn, which comes off the booklet easily.
by default kits come with the printed pattern booklet (which has all the same content/photos as the pdf, and is printed in color on 100% recycled greenpix photo quality presentation paper), but you can choose to get the pdf emailed to you instead if you prefer digital. (getting the pdf means you can view it on any computer if you save it in your email, you can print it out as many times as you need, and only the pages you need, no risk of loosing the book, and it’s much easier for me, but the booklet means it’s more of a real kit, so it’s the way to go for gifts, or if you’re a zine collector…) if you want the pdf in your ravelry library, or if you’ve already gotten it, you also have the option of buying the kit without the patterns – meaning the mini-skein and matching button pair only. this option also means you can get one full kit, then extra no-pattern kits to make more cuffs.
and speaking of making more cuffs, there are also 3 cuff kits. ordering a 3 cuff kit means i will choose 3 different yarns for you, but you can let me know if you have color requests. a 3 cuff kit is packaged all together like this:
then there’s the 10 cuff super kit! it’s called super for a reason! you get 10 mini-skeins (mostly different, probably a few overlaps), each with a different pair of matching buttons, the pattern book, and a pair of vintage knitting needles, all packaged together in a handmade or recycled gift bag or box! i made up 3 bags today with recycled fabrics – you may get bags like these, or maybe you’ll be surprised with a whole different kind of package!
as for the needles – i used size 10 needles on all the cuff samples, but i know i’m a tight knitter and many would be better off with 9’s or 8’s. the 10 cuff kits will have needles sized 8, 9, or 10, so let me know if you have a preference (although i can’t make guarantees about what i’ll have on hand).
the shipping prices are included in all cuff kits (the silly reason for this is that i really wanted to sell the ten 10 yard cuff kits for $10 even, hah!) and i don’t have options for international shipping on my site. here’s info pasted from my shop’s home page: my shop is kind of lo-fi so i don’t have shipping options for outside the states – i will ship anywhere, but i may have to bill you extra after you order if necessary. the easiest thing to do is to email me with international shipping inquiries before ordering and i can send a bill for your total. thanks! so, the same goes for the cuff kits – it’ll probably be just an extra dollar or two (more for 10 cuff kits); just email me and i’ll send a paypal invoice.
one other thing – because the yarn is all hand-dyed by me on a small scale, not all mini-skeins will be alike, since the dye sometimes hits only one side of the skein or the other. so, a cuff i knit with a yarn may have more or less of a color than the skein you get in your kit; every mini-skein is unique!
if you have any questions or special requests about any kit stuff, feel free to email me, or comment here, and i’ll get back as soon as i can.
also added to the shop today, which go hand in hand with the cuff kits, are a bunch of new bracelet kits! all the same yarns as the cuff kits, on a smaller scale, good for if you just want a tiny sample of the yarn, or if you’re a super new knitter – the bracelets are a great first project!
the new bracelet kit patterns are now printed on the same fancy recycled greenpix photo paper as the cuff books, with color photos (they used to be all black and white). i’m a big fan of that paper! (for full disclosure, a few of the kits are still the old booklets that i had left from before, so there’s a slim chance new orders could get old booklets.)
yay knit kits! hope i didn’t forget anything important…
oh one last thing… i am starting to work on a big website makeover, which will include a shop redesign. i have a few specific plans, but i could definitely use any suggestions you might have. any constructive criticism of the shop would be great, so i know how to make it better when i redo it. thanks!