I always take notice when I come across a knitting pattern that is effortless in design and that has a fashion-forward appeal. If you’re a knitter like me, you may have been searching for something a bit more conceptual that’s not “just another scarf.” When it comes to practical, wearable pieces, Laurie Gonyea of Knit Outta The Box has found the answer with a collection of knitting kits that just might make life a little easier.
I may be speaking for myself, but when it comes to knitting, I’m looking for patterns that are practical and realistic. I want to make something that I can wear as easily as it takes to make. I have a pretty hectic life (hey, who doesn’t) and I don’t have a whole lot of time to knit a garment that requires an extensive time commitment. Small, fast projects are ideal, but I don’t want another plain-Jane design.
When I first discovered Knit Outta The Box, I was pleasantly surprised to find a variety of patterns and kits that take the legwork out of having to purchase your pattern, yarn and needles separately, because you get it all … outta the box! Designer Laurie Gonyea drew from her own experience as a knitter and a busy career woman. She first envisioned the concept for her company when she found herself stranded at an airport with lots of time to kill and no knitting project in hand. She then had an ingenious thought: “Why not make it easy for knitters to have everything they need in one compact box, complete with all the necessary materials?” As a result, Knit Outta The Box was born.
While we’re all fleshing out our holiday gift-giving lists, here are few new and noteworthy kits from Knit Outta The Box worth considering. You can make and give as a gift to that special someone, or give a kit to a fellow knitter.
If tangled earbuds make you crazy, this clever design by Anne Perkinson will keep those unruly earbuds in place (and help you keep your sanity too). This kit also includes a bonus pattern for a pouch so your earbuds can be stored, when not in use.
Knit Outta The Box offers this kit in two yarn choices. You can select from the Organic Merino Wool kit for $25 or from the Washable Lamb’s Wool kit for $22.
This clever mitten design allows you to conveniently access your iPhone or Droid without ever having to remove your mittens again. These mittens are designed with an opening for your index finger, and a fingerless opening for your thumb, making it so easy to access to text and talk.
All Knit Outta The Box kits come conveniently equipped with the following contents:
- Knitting needles
- Easy-to-follow pattern
- Darning needle
- Yarn cutter
- Canvas project bag
Depending upon your kit of choice, some come with additional items specific to the project requirements.