Dress up your knitted gifts with tags that show how Knitworthy the recipient is. Encourage them to stay on your list by including instructions for properly caring for the item!
And if you end up giving a project on the needles or a single sock and a ball of yarn (I’ve done both of those!) at least the tag will dress things up a little.
Thanks to Mary Heatherfor the “please don’t felt this line!”. They’re a little silly and a lot useful and I had fun making them so I hope you like these. If you’ve subscribed to Knitworthy you can now download and print tags for all your gifts.
Tomorrow I’m going on a little adventure, taking a train, a ferry and then cycling to the West coast of Shetland for some knitting and exploring. I’m currently watching the weather forecast a bit obsessively — cross your fingers for seas that aren’t too rough and that it’s calm enough to be worth taking the bike.
We have enjoyed seeing people's Joy mitts on Ravelry and Instagram and although the kits are nearly sold out now, it is a pattern that can be done in many different colours, depending on what flag/colour scheme you want to use.
We have made genderqueer, asexual, non-binary and pansexual flag charts.
Introducing the first in an ongoing series of guest posts. I'm honoured that we're beginning with this vital letter from Emi Ito.
Emi has been outspoken about the cultural appropriation of the kimono in fashion and has helped many makers and designers find a less hurtful approach to naming their patterns and products.