the kiltie cowl and mitts design first appeared in our december 2012 installment of the fall in full color club and what a reception it got at the time!
this adorable set has it all—kick pleats, “plaid” textured fabric, and super special button detailing—all in easy-to-work knit/purl combinations that are worked in the round. seriously simple and cute, am i wrong?
coupled with the yarn pick of that month—a gorgeous luxury fiber blend by spirit trail fiberworks in evening blue—and topped off with a set of custom designed glass buttons by moving mud, the set was a showstopper and one of the most coveted club packages we’ve created.
extras of the exclusive club colorway were sold within hours of the release and kiltie projects began popping up in the FO threads within days. even now, i see members searching in our trading/gifting thread for spare skeins of this yarn and sets of the buttons.
which got me thinking when the time came to release the pattern on its one-year anniversary—how cool would it be to offer this pattern as one of our special kit opportunities? we contacted jen to see if she was willing to dye more of the holda yarn in colorway yule time and sarina to see if she’d be up for making more buttons and they both said yes!
together again, swoon . . .
(i promise, i will not make a bad reference to creating beautiful music together)
and while we were at it, we decided to try an experiment . . . we sent sarina some swatches knit from various colors of our bare naked wools yarns and asked her to design some buttons that could be used with them.
squeeee! how gorgeous are these??
our idea is to order them in batches of different shapes and sizes, allowing her artistic license to come up with new, collectible color combinations for each fresh batch.
these first ones look like drops of honey swirled with cream and work terrifically well with any one of the BNWs yarns.
this is a round style button, which allows a lot of light to pass through and reflect; we will also be stocking some of sarina’s flat buttons in the near future.
shown below, the set also in size medium, knit in spirit trail holda, a 12-ply lambswool/cashmere/angora blend, in exclusive colorway, yule time.
while supplies last—i think we have about 100 skeins on hand—this combination may be purchased in our online shop in two kit sizes (one skein or two). don’t forget, mother’s day is just around the corner and whether she knits or not, this might be just the thing for your mom.
click here to view more information or to purchase a kit.
to purchase patterns or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the kiltie page in the knitspot pattern shop or visit the kiltie page in our ravelry pattern shop. please click here to purchase the kiltie kit.
kiltie is also included in the FIFC 2012 eBook collection—14 terrific accessory patterns, each one multi-sized and suitable for gifting or keeping; many will have universal appeal for women, men, and children alike. purchase the eBook collection from the knitspot club website or in our ravelry pattern shop
another fun thing to do—click here to view the project page for the kiltie set. see more examples knit by club members and photographed on a variety of people and in alternate yarns. or better yet, join us in our swinging’ knitspot mothership for a KAL!
this club installment and project were so much fun for all of us to put together; erica and i were squirming in our seats to hear and see those first squeals of delight as the packages landed. jen and sarina really outdid themselves in creating special materials for us to work with.
nothing gives me greater pleasure than to relive the whole experience again with this special kit release. thank you everyone who participated in making it such a success!