OCTOPUSSSS aka the other neck/wrist piece
I was asked to design a Knit Kit especially for an online yarn shop focussing on environmentally friendly and fair trade materials; HolyWoly!. How could I resist?
And this is what I came up with.
These patterns are unique, versatile and eyecatching. They are not just a neck- and wrist warmer, they’re woolly warm jewelry. Make them for yourself or to give away as a present.
It’s all about the materials with this kit (now also available as just the pattern);
Beautiful pure 100% hand spun fair trade wool from non-profit organization Manos del Uruguay which assembles over 400 artisans in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.
Each piece unique, hand made Venetian glass beads and buttons from the crafty hands of Mei Tan, who lives and works in Italy and the Netherlands. Beads and buttons go directly from the designer into this kit.
Brittany hardwood needles made by a small very environmentally aware company. All wood used by Brittany comes from strictly regulated forests or small woodland owners in the United States ensuring proper environmental logging practices and selective cutting for maximum reforestation.
When all these things come together, they make for a very positive and relaxing knit project.
Octopussss as a kit (€ 27,50) is available through www.sasknitsitagain.blogspot.com. Go here if you want to order the complete kit.