An increasing number of professional women, housewives and students are becoming “gangstas.”
By that we fortunately don’t mean they’re going to ruin as an inner-city underclass. Rather they are getting together in groups to chat and knit.
It’s all part of Wool and the Gang, a fashion site for inspired knitters, new “Knit Parties” for spring/summer.
Interested Knit Party hosts simply sign up at the Wool and the Gang website and select their project–the necklace (“Knitting Me Softly Necklace”) or the clutch (“Tender Loving Clutch”).
Wool and the Gang does the rest, sending knit kits for all attendees in their preferred colors, including the jersey yarn, chunky needles and easy-to-follow patterns. Making it even more foolproof, Wool and the Gang also sends a “Wool School” video tutorial to watch during the party, complete with a music playlist.
What’s more, each Knit Party project offers three different difficulty levels, making it perfect for those who have never tried their hand at the needles and also those who know their moss stitch from their twisted rib. (A great idea for friends, coworkers, baby showers, etc).
“Our knitting revolution is growing — our makers are involved in every step of our process from design and production through to passing on knitting skills at our Workshops,” says the company, which supplies kits for hats, mufflers, gloves, vests–just about anything that can be knitted.
“Anyone can be a Gangsta —simply purchase a Kit and learn to knit, support a fellow Gangsta by buying their handmade pieces, or pass on your skills to others. Get involved, join the Maker Revolution.”
Retail: $27 for each attendee