When Andean wool knit kit purveyors We Are Knitters first got in touch with me, I had a little chuckle to myself: the last time I knitted anything was in the first year of Senior School (age 13). It was a Square for Oxfam, in a delightful shade of cowpat brown.
Unfortunately, by the time I had finished, it was more of a Parallelogram for Oxfam, complete with a macramé effect, due to the amount of dropped stitches. Even my form teacher Miss Young, a ninja knitter, couldn’t rescue it.
I used to sew lots of my own clothes when I was a teenager, and I do actually love to knit, but as I have no idea what I am doing, have no one in my family who can help, and lack any hand to eye co-ordination, really I am on a hiding to nothing. So when I told the lovely We Are Knitters people that me and knitting didn’t get on, they kindly offered to send me a ready made up piece instead.
So here I am wearing a pre-made up Empire Snood, one of their extremely nice neck scarf thingies — it is particularly welcome, given that it is minus 5C in London tonight, and feels like it might be –5C in my study too.
(Although I don’t knit, I know lots of my readers do and, if I *did* knit, I’d definitely be using their kits, as I like their eco-credentials — wooden needles, recyclable packaging, no acrylic yarns, and the styles are fantastic.)
Empire Snood in a kit EUR47
The kit contains:
*1 ball of 200gr. each of 100% Andean wool.
*A pair of wooden 15mm knitting needles
*A little sewing needle