KNITTING WITH WOOL AND THE GANG

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Do you have any resolutions or goals for the new year? One of my goals for 2016 is learning how to knit. This has been on my list for a long time but life was too hectic the past years that I just could not find the time to do it. But lately I have been seen some cool designs and I can’t wait to knit these myself. I did some research on where to start and I found Wool and the Gang. This ground-breaking fashion company, which has started a knitting revolution, offers some very cool patterns and beautiful yarn. You can buy a kit that has everything in it and these are available for various levels. Even if you are completely new to knitting (like me) there is a knit is suitable. Thick wool and needles are used in most of their pattern which makes knitting easy to learn and you don’t have to spend days to finish your design. Wool and the Gang also offers some online (free) tutorials which are very easy to follow. For those who don’t have the time to knit, you can also buy the finished piece that has been hand-knitted by what they call one of their gang members. Good to know, Wool and the Gang ships world-wide and you now get a 15% discount on a first order if you sign up to their newsletter.

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I am starting with the Foxy Roxy scarf (the red one pictured above) and the Zion Lion hat (red hat in the image above and the black one in the image below) and then I will move on to the Love U beanie (the hat with the heart – above). When I have mastered the basics and want to make a jacket/cardigan like the one in the top image. I will keep you posted about my knitting progress in 2016!

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Wool and the Gang: “We’ve all done it, purchased low quality, cheap fast fashion made in factories abroad and wondered “how do they make it so cheap?” The reality is not good. There has to be a better way to produce, one that allows us to wear with pride and sleep soundly. So Wool and the Gang was born — pioneering fashion production that’s made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as a viable means of production for generations to come.” The benefits of knitting: Reduced stress and anxiety levels. Just what the doctor ordered. Improved dexterity as you give your hands and mind a work out at the same time. You’ll unleash your creativity and you’ll soon be glowing with pride once you’ve finished. Your memory will improve. (Some even say it can reduce chances of dementia.) You’ll be able to meet new peeps, knitters are everywhere!

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11 Responses to KNITTING WITH WOOL AND THE GANG

  1. Hello and so happy to have found your divine site! I have just started exploring your posts and love your content! Looking forward to many more visits and Happy New Year!
    JoanMarie

  2. I’d start with the hat. Then move on to the scarf. I’d try the cardigan next year. Make it easy on yourself.
    Another inspiring place for tutorials and designs in all different techniques (and for the needed materials) is Purlbee.com.
    Have a great New Year!!!

  3. Thanks for introducing me to Wool and the Gang, love all of the patterns they have! Definitely want to order something! As the other reader mentioned purlbee.com is another great site too. Happy Knitting in the New Year!

  4. Hello, knitters are everywhere…yess! I’m one of them, knowing wool and the gang already… anyway, inspiring post, thanks! Where is the red cardigan from, can’t find it on their site… ?!
    Happy new year, Anja

  5. If you like wool and the gang check out We Are Knitters! They have tons of kits for knitting projects and the styles are so great.

  6. Lovely! I can’t seem to find a pattern or kit for the cardigan in your top picture though… Do you have a link? Ta! Caroline

  7. where are your cute sunnies from?!

  8. Lovely post!
    Sorry to repeat others question, but just asking in case your responses doesn’t show up publicly: do you have a source for the orange cardigan? I asked WATG but it isn’t one of their patterns sadly.
    Would be much appreciated, just love it!

  9. thanks for your website, I love it.
    I also looking for the pattern for the orange cardigan, is it the one from WeAreKnitters?
    many thanks

  10. so so sorry girls to have found this orange cardigan here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-selling-Women-Cardigan-Knitted-Long-Sleeve-Batwing-poncho-Sweater-Cardigans-Fashion-Girl-s-Coat-Solid/32548658844.html?spm=2114.40010308.4.105.PgnALe. it is always worth a second look in the www and it is more then ever worth to do our work ourselves. let’s knit & peace Verena

  11. Update: I found the first image through Wool and the Gang but apparently it is not one of their patterns. Their Isobella coat looks a bit similar (http://www.woolandthegang.com/product/isobella-coat/knit-your-own). So does the Martina cardigan from We are Knitters (http://www.weareknitters.co.uk/knitting-kits/cardigans/martina-cardigan). I tracked down the image to a shop that was apparently selling the cardigan but it was sold out and I doubt that the image was theirs as the cardigan looks hand-knit and this was a cheap shop. I hope this info helps! Best, Danielle – The Style Files

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