introducing: Over the Moon, an original sock kit

Yarn from Must Stash Yarn in the exclusive colorway, "Over the Moon." Pattern is "To the Moon and Back," by Megan Williams, and green grass courtesy of a warm San Francisco "winter."

Yarn from Must Stash Yarn in the exclusive colorway, "Over the Moon." Pattern is "To the Moon and Back," by Megan Williams, and green grass courtesy of a warm San Francisco "winter."

I am delighted to introduce Over the Moon, a new kit from littleskein in my “Read Together~Knit with Love” series. Over the Moon will be available for sale beginning Sunday, March 16 in my Etsy shop, and preorders will continue to be available through mid-May, so that everyone who wants one of these delicious new kits can get one.

The centerpiece of the kit is a gorgeous sock pattern designed by Megan Williams of the Stockinette Zombies. The inspiration is Sam McBratney’s classic children’s story, Guess How Much I Love You. This story is a favorite of Megan’s kiddos, of my son’s, and most likely of your kiddos, too! Megan has interpreted this whimsical competitive tale (who loves who more?!) into an addictive, traveling cable pattern.

The yarn she used was created exclusively for this kit by Must Stash Yarn and the colors are scrumptiously reminiscent of the pastel palette of the original story, plus with some modern twists. The kit has two yarn options: Over the Moon, the variegated original which is pictured here, plus a beautiful semi-solid sparkle yarn, Midnight Sky. Stacie from Must Stash Yarn also created a stripey option, which is an “add-on” product, in the Chocolate Bunny Cake colorway – beautiful chocolate brown stripes, intermingled with handpainted stripes in the same variegated colorway as Over the Moon.

The yarn and pattern are perfect matches!

Original fabric, designed by me, printed by Spoonflower: Stargazing at a Handknit Moon.

Original fabric, designed by me, printed by Spoonflower: Stargazing at a Handknit Moon.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a littleskein kit without a handcrafted project bag. I created an original fabric for the kit: a knitted moon rising over a midnight plum sky. It's printed by Spoonflower on my favorite cotton-linen blend, which gives it a beautiful hand -- substantial and luxurious feeling -- and when washed, has this lovely weathered appearance. The kit also includes all the notions you’ll need to make these socks, plus an awesome sweet treat.

 

Kits are priced at $80 (variegated yarn) or $84 (sparkle yarn) and include:

  • Original pattern PDF
  • 1 skein of Must Stash Yarn “Perfect Sock” in the selected colorway
  • Drawstring project bag, handcrafted by littleskein in my exclusive “Knitted Moon” fabric
  • Stitch markers designed for this kit, in commemorative tin
  • Handcrafted cable minder clip
  • A sweet treat

Also available for sale beginning on Sunday will be:

  • Larger size, zipper project bags in this exclusive “Knitted Moon” fabric
  • Stripey sock yarn by Must Stash Yarn in the Chocolate Bunny Cake colorway

I’ll be listing a good number of ready-to-ship kits in the shop right at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, along with the add-ons (Chocolate Bunny Cake, I’m looking at you!). When these sell out, the listing will convert to a pre-order, which will go straight into my sewing queue on a first-ordered, first-made basis. Preorders will be open until mid-May.

The downside of waiting to order is that you might be farther down in the queue and thus have to wait longer to receive your kit.

The upside is that everyone who wants a kit will be able to order one. You’ll also be able to order kit items “a la carte,” so that you can create your own kit, with exactly the pieces you want, in a way that fits your budget.

Follow me on Instagram (I'm @annielightknits) to see preview pictures of this gorgeous new kit!

 

Hello Red winner

Thanks so much to everyone for playing along with me and offering knitterly sayings! It was great to read so many favorite sayings and to hear lots of new ones. Some of them will definitely be showing up on the new fabric design!

Congratulations to Triciau for posting the winning comment! We had 60 entries, and the random number generator astounded me by picking number 60. So, last in was the winner.

FYI, I'll be making a few extra Hello Red bags and they'll be in line for next week's shop update on Sunday, March 9.

contest: win a Hello Red drawstring project bag

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I'm developing a new fabric for my shop, and could use your help so it's time for a contest!

Here's what you can win: one of my signature Little Red Riding Hood drawstring project bags.  I am nearing the end of my stash of this awesome Kokka fabric, so your bag will truly be a limited edition.

Here's how to enter: Leave a comment on this post, and answer the question:

What is your favorite knitterly saying?

It can be funny, helpful, snarky, sweet ... whatever you like saying about or while knitting.

I may end up using your saying on my final fabric design, which will have a variety of knitterly sayings on it. (So, your entry means that it's OK with you if I use what you write.) The fabric will have inspirational words on it like "create," or something your bestie might say to you like "it'll block out" or a handy reminder of how to kitchener stitch.

To enter the contest, please leave a comment below with your own favorite knitterly saying, along with your Ravelry ID and/or email address so I know how to contact you if you win. Just one entry per person, and please comment by Thursday, February 27. I'll draw a winner on Friday morning.

Thanks for playing along with me!