Knitting is an ancient craft, which is simply making yarn into garments and objects using knitting needles. For many years knitting declined in popularity and has been experiencing a resurgence recently.
Along with the decline in knitting, there has been a flood of 'preloved' knitting needles cast aside. And Square Lemon hates to see a perfectly useful tool discarded in this way, so we have rescued some cute needles (and stitch holders) and will pick a pair to pop into this kit!
- A pair of preloved needles;
- A cake of yarn;
- A preloved stitch holder
(to hold unfinished items)
- A Square Lemon laser-cut needle gauge;
(to measure the size, or circumference of your needles as and when you rescue more!);
- 4 Square Lemon laser-cut stitch markers, in the shape of lemons, engraved with common knitting abbreviations;
- Basic instructions on how to cast on and knit your first few rows of knitting.
This kit contains everything you need to cast-on and knit a tension square*.
This is a great gift to start someone on the road to a knitting obsession. Even better is to sign up for one of the Square Lemon Introduction to Knitting evenings we hold regularly at Square Lemon HQ, at 877 Boyd Avenue, Ottawa, ON.*Tension squares:
Many experienced knitters dislike making tension squares. But they are vital, especially when you are starting out, to let you know how many stitches and rows you are knitting with your yarn and needles. And how that is affected by the yarn, the needles and the stitch you are using