Knitting kit: the Knit Kit Company challenge (and giveaway)
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A little under 2 months ago The Knit Kit Company set me a little challenge to complete a knitting kit. Now if you follow the blog then you will know that I LOVE knitting and adore a knit kit. Being able to create beautiful things for my family and friends gives me the warm and fuzzies. The catch with this particular challenge though was that I needed to bring my husband along for the ride.
WHO ARE THE KNIT KIT COMPANY?
Specialising in contemporary knitwear that you knit yourself, The Knit Kit Company help people learn now to knit using thoughtfully put together knitting kits.
British based, The Knit Kit Company is a small business filled with passionate people. With a wide selection of products available from hats to blankets and from scarves to ponchos there are options to suit everyone’s skill level and budget.
OUR KNITTING KIT
We were sent the Fala Pom Pom Hat kit – the friendship set to be exact. Each knitting kit contains beautiful merino yarn, smooth bamboo needles, a clear and easy to follow pattern as well as anything else you may need such as a darning needle. All this is packaged in a fabulous Knit Kit Company project bag.
I loved this knitting kit. It is really easy to follow, and the wool is beautiful. The chunky weight and 10mm needles meant that it knitted up lovely and quick.
As for hubby….well I won’t lie, I don’t think he will be knitting anything else in the future. He managed to follow the pattern easy enough which is a great indication of how easy they are to follow, but he didn’t settle into the easy rhythm that I find while knitting. I tried to assure him that it came with practice, but he didn’t seem convinced.
For me though, I find knitting incredibly relaxing and I love the sense of pride you get when you create something really lovely. There is no doubt that knitting is my happy place. When things get stressful and I feel overwhelmed, there isn’t much that the click of needles doesn’t calm.
THE KNIT KIT COMPANY KNITTING KIT – OUR THOUGHTS
But enough about the benefits of knitting and back to the Knit Kit Company.
This is a great kitting kit to learn with. With easy to follow instructions and beautiful, quality materials you get a really lovely item along with the sense of achievement from creating it yourself. I love that this is an experience which allows you to create something for yourself or as a gift for other people. With Christmas just around the corner, a knit kit would be a great gift for experienced knitters and beginners alike.
The materials are ethically sourced and of a really lovely quality. The colours are beautiful and there’s a great range of choices in each of their kits. As Knit Kit Company themselves say, it’s time to “shun fast fashion and plastic fibres: start living slow.”
Now I’d love to say we managed to keep hold of our hats but I have two little Bears that had different ideas on the matter! And as for that bag….I just love it! It’s my new favourite bag to use when knitting on the go.
The team from the Knit Kit Company are giving away a Fala Pom Pom knit kit to one lucky Tippytupps reader. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.
This giveaway is open to UK residents only, is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Sunday 22nd December 2019 at midnight. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by the Knit Kit Company who will be responsible for posting your book out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.
If you enjoyed this review, they why not check out our other reviews over on the blog.
DISCLOSURE: I was sent this kit for the purposes of this review. However – as always – all thoughts and opinions remain my own.
Iain maciver says
no but my wife does
what a lovely giveaway, I really enjoy knitting and miss doing it.
Nicola S says
Yes, I can cast on and off, and knit and purl but if I lose a stitch, that’s it, I’m stuffed! I once tried to make a basic scarf for my husband’s mum but it was such a disaster that it went to the knitting basket in the sky!
Lorna Ledger says
Yes, and I love it, but can only do the basics
Helen Rawlinson says
We designed our kits to make the most of only knowing the basics! The designs are simple but nice and if you’re a beginner you should be able to do them! Helen @ The Knit Kit Co
ADEINNE TONNER says
I really enjoy knitting and do it when ever i have a spare minute
Yes, I knit regularly.
Susan B says
Yes and I wasn’t very good. However, a member of my family knits prolifically and perfectly.
Sheena Batey says
Yes I do enjoy knitting
Maria F says
I’ve never tried knitting but would like to! I imagine it is great for mindfulness!
Susan Smith says
I love to knit, find it very relaxing, till i go wrong haha
Angela treadway says
no not yet! x
Claire Ginn says
Yes, I’m currently knitting a baby cardigan for our upcoming new addition
Ruth Harwood says
it’s been a long time since I knitted, but I’m pretty sure I could pick it up again easily – a bit like riding a bike!!
charlotte isobelle says
my mum taught me to knit although im better at crochet
Margaret Gallagher says
Yes – its so therapeutic
Rachel Craig says
Andrea Upton says
I love knitting but don’t do it that often. I think these knitting kits are a good idea, must be a sense of satisfaction once it is completed
Debbie smith says
i adore knitting ive just mastered a pair of baby pants it took like 10 tries but its so nice when you finish a project x fab giveaway x
Rachel Roach says
I have tried and failed many times!
Amy Bondoc says
yes but im a begiiner cant say im great at it just yet
michelle o'neill says
Its the one thing i am good at lol my nan taught me when i was a child, i can knit just about anything! its so relaxing
Blondie B says
what a lovely prize, I love knitting
Amazing! Its really amazing paragraph, I have got much clear idea regarding from this piece of writing.
I enjoy knitting, it’s very relaxing
jo liddement says
I love to knit and would really like to teach my daughter-in-law, so this kit would be perfect for her.
Heather Haigh says
Yes, I love knitting.
lorraine kirk says
I love to crochet but I’m a bit rusty with my knitting, the last thing I knitted was a scarf for my son’s teddy!
Carole Nott says
Yes, i have knitted many things
Maurice Haigh says
My wife is teaching me to knit
lynn neal says
Yes I am ok with the basics but nothing too fancy!
Joanie S says
I love knitting, its’ therapeutically lovely
Yes I enjoy knitting socks and would like to knit something different for a change
Emma England says
No, but I’ve always wanted too.
Anthea Holloway says
I knit a lot and would love to teach my granddaughter how to knit too.
Debbie Dale says
I love both knitting and crochet, am happy surrounded by wool and my head buzzing with ideas of what I’m going to do next.
Rachel White says
No… I’ve never tried.. I’ve often thought about knitting & crochet this is a great starter kit! Fingers crossed
Wendy Jones says
Yes I’ve been a knitter well over 50 years. I started when I was 5, by the time.I was 7 I could make up my own patterns (only for my Sindy doll though)
A.E. ADKINS says
Can manage basic knitting which I have enjoyed for years I have just learnt to crochet though
Lisa Wilkinson says
Yes I enjoy knitting but I can only do easy patterns
paula cheadle says
I love knitting
Sue Carter says
I love to knit, it’s a great way of relaxing
Melissa Lee says
I have a long time ago. My nan was really good at it and tried to teach me, but somehow I always ended up with huge holes in things. I would love to try it again now!
donna l jones says
im only a beginner but getting quite good at it
Sheri Darby says
Yes I have just resumed after a long gap
Alison Johnson says
I just started knitting again after about 20 years & knitted a scarf for my son.
Sarah Roberts says
l have started back to knitting, due a grandaughter any day so been making lots of goodies for her 🙂
Rich Tyler says
A long time ago
Kirsteen Mackay says
I used to knit as a child and my daughter has recently taken an interest in knitting. She’d love this kit.
Denise walton says
Yes I love knitting,my granddaughter has just started too
Sandra Fortune says
Yes I love knitting one of my favourite hobbies
Kirsty Taylor says
I’ve just started with a beginners set to make a Frozen Olaf jumper. I’m halfway through but only done the easy back so far. I used to knit a lot hen I was little but got out of the habit during my teenage years.
jennifer turnbull says
I’ve always loved knitting, started when I was 5 and I’m now 68.
Jeanette Leighton says
My late nan taught me how to knit when I was a girl I haven’t done it since i was about 15
Rena Plumridge says
No but my best friend does
Kim Neville says
I used to do knitting when I was younger with my gran showing me
Amy Jo McLellan says
Yes! I’m still at a beginner’s level but I’ve really enjoyed started it.
sarah robertson says
Yes but i always struggled to finish