So we said we were looking at everything else but yarn, but how could we resist! This post though is dedicated to kits. Carefully curated bundles of yarn to complete a whole project. These are not just random skeins, but the whole project potential. Is there something a knitting friend has been dreaming of making but not had the yarn for? Let us take all the worrying about quantities, yarn types or colour combos out of your hands. Read on for some of our favourite kits.

Yarn Kit - Hapisk by Hélène Magnússon -

It is difficult to describe Hapisk by Hélène Magnússon without using emotional connotations, as this is a nurturing, soul-warming hug of a wrap - an embrace of all the woolly goodness in the world.

The design echoes the basic structure of the Shetland hap, with its stripes and shell-like lace border, but Hélène Magnússon also incorporates Icelandic and modern elements. While the central square harks back to Icelandic long shawls with its sequence of stripes, undulating lace, and crochet bind-off, the wrappable shape of this hap gives it a modern, wearable feel.

Made in the softest most light weight Icelanding yarns - Hélène Magnússon's Gilitrutt Tvíband, we have come up with 5 colour options for you. The kit contains all the yarn you need to knit up your own woolly hug!

In addition you'll need 4mm / US6 circular needles at least 100cm / 40in long, a spare needle and a crochet hook of simmilar size, stitch markers and a darning needle to complete your project. It is reccomended to use blocking wires when blocking the finished wrap.

Yarn Kit - Meadow Hat by Dee Hardwicke -

Another gorgeous design by Dee Hardwicke, inspired by and spurred on from the much loved Meadow Wrap, made in the wonderful yarns of John Arbon, what more could one wish for!

⁠The inspiration behind Dee's gorgeous Meadow stitch pattern is a meadow filled with wild flowers and grasses that Dee came across unexpectedly one day and couldn't resist sketching. Dee describes the strong vertical lines in the design as having a contemporary energy, and the pattern has an intuitive, rhythmic quality that makes it so lovely to knit.⁠

Knit in John Arbon 100% organically farmed Falklands Merino Knit by Numbers DK yarn. Dee describes knitting as being similar to painting in yarn, with each stitch becoming a brushstroke of colour. As Dee explains, 'this John Arbon yarn is a dream to knit with, and as an artist I find the colour palette irresistible!' 

⁠The yarn kits contain 8 wonderful colours especially curated for you by us here at Knit with attitude, each provided in 25g hanks, 2 hanks for the colour also used in the brim - so 9 mini hanks in total. Included in your kit is a colour card, to keep track of how your colours correspond with the chart. The kits can be bought with or without the pattern, if included this will be provided for you digitally.

In addition you will need a set 3mm (US 2-3) double-pointed needles or 80cm circular needle, if using Magic Loop method and a set 3.5mm (US 4) double-pointed needles or 80cm circular needle, if using Magic Loop method. Other notions are stitch markers and a darning needle .

Yarn Kit - Hilja Mitts by Aleks Byrd -

A project developed and born through the collaboration between the seven iKnit7 shops and designer Aleks Byrd, culminating in a knit-a-long engaging more than 300 enthusiastic knitters through February 2021. Now available as individual kits with access to all the tutorials and video resources provided during the event.

Aleks named these long wrist warmers after her grandmother who was a masterful knitter. A discovery of a little booklet with motifs she had created and copied from traditional patterns back in 1930s Estonia inspired these embroidered looking wrist warmers. This is a wonderful project introducing you to the Estonian inlay technique called “Roosimine”, with tutorials and videos by the designer to hold you by the hand learning this fascinating technique.

Notions needed in addition: 3mm needles (dpns or for magic loop), stitchmarkers and a darning needle.

Yarn Kit - Jenny Flower Tee by Julie Knits in Paris -

Jenny Flower is a light, bright Summer Tee. In a satisfying striped knit, its yoke eyelets and deliciously drapey fabric will put you in the mood for sunny day shenanigans! We think that the Fybrespates Gleem Lace is the perfect yarn choice for this design, in a BFL/silk blend its shine and crisp stitch definition will properly show off the beauty of this design.With its generous meterage, 2 hanks are enough to complete the largest size, or even two of the smaller sized tee.

In addition you'll need 2.75mm and 3.5mm circular needles, stitch markers and a darning needle to complete your project.

Yarn Kit - Planetary Sweater by Melanie Berg -

Melanie Berg aka Marilynd might be more known for her shawl designs, but her sweaters are no less stunning neither less fun to knit! We've been waiting for news like this, and finally she once again delights us with a gorgeous sweater, one of those that you just can't get onto your needles quick enough!

The planets align in perfect orbit around the yoke of this lovely sweater. Lines, dashes, and dollops of color playfully encircle the collar, and the seamless, top-down construction makes for a simple knit.
When you use Amble by The Fibre Co., the wonderfully soft fabric will make for a sweater you’ll love to live in, and we have a wonderful collection of kits in Amble 100g and Minis.

Needles needed: 3.25mm and 3.5mm / US3 and US4.

Yarn Kit - Moonlight Socks by Joji Locatelli -

Moonlight Socks by Joji feature a simplistic structural stitch pattern, gorgeous in itself, beautifully matched up with the stunning Norne Yarn Mini Skein Set. Specifically developed for this design, by Tuva of Norne Yarn, the colourway Tussmørke, is a set of 5x 20g BFL Sock in gradient grey tones that literarily make the Moonlight Socks beam!

Joji says about the design: Whenever I look at these socks I feel like they are lit by the moonlight beaming through the clouds, fading every detail but also letting me see what’s important. I live in a city where moonlight can’t be appreciated, so I am mesmerized every time I can escape to a quiet place and can observe the mystery and romance present in a nightscape. 

These socks are worked from the top down in the round with a heel flap and gusset using 5 colors and striping them together to achieve the faded effect.

⁠In addition you will need a set of 2.25mm (US 1) double-pointed needles or 80cm circular needle, if using Magic Loop method. Other notions are stitch markers and a darning needle .

Yarn Kit - Filigree Hat by Julie Knits in Paris -

It began with a wrap, with such popularity others would soon follow, the sweater of course, and now the Filigree Hat! All members of the Filigree Family feature a party-proof tiara-inspired lace motif, perfectly designed by Julie Knits in Paris to showcase the handdyed and luxurious Merino/Silk/Yak yarns from Norne Yarn.

The Filigree Hat is gorgeous in itself, and the perfect companion to the other Filigrees, but also since knitted in DK weight yarn it offers a quick fix and will be worked up in no time, with a stunning result. Yarn and design a true match in heaven.

In addition you will need a set 3.5mm (US 4) double-pointed needles or 80cm circular needle, if using Magic Loop method. Other notions are stitch markers and a darning needle.

Yarn Kit - Viv Sweater by Renée Callahan - Knit with attitude a 10-year celebratory collection -

Viv is made using the stunningly naturally dyed Hey Mama Wolf, Sockyarn #04, which the wonderful Jule will dye up specifically for you creating a unique yarn kit for an equally unique sweater.

Viv is a sweater designed to be worn with all the attitude of a punk and all the grace of a duchess, because you shouldn’t have to choose! The pullover is knit from the top-down with a seamless, set-in sleeve construction, i-cord neck trim that is worked as you go and decorative ‘slashes’ along the sleeves.

The pattern for the Viv Sweater is not available as a single pattern, it is part of our Knit with attitude a 10-year celebratory collection and you will need the book to complete this project.