Year of Mittens

Year of Mittens

We’re delighted to introduce Year of Mittens, a year-long knit-along featuring The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering!

We love knitting mittens, and with the introduction of The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering, we have a mitten yarn we can really stand behind and believe in. 

Launching August 1st, we will be releasing a new mitten pattern on the first of each month through July 2017!

WHAT TO EXPECT
While the mitten released each month will be a surprise, you won’t see anything that you haven’t already come to expect from Kelbourne Woolens patterns. There will be classic cables, interesting colorwork, and unique lace applications, all with a heavy dose of classic inspiration and historical information. Any new techniques will come with detailed photographs and clear step-by-step instructions conveniently linked in the pattern to our Tips and Tricks page.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Option 1: à La Carte
Purchase only the patterns you want from our website or Ravelry, for $7 each. On the 1st of the month we’ll announce the new mitten on the blog, along with some helpful info about the construction of each design.

Option 2: Subscribe to the Year of Mittens
Subscribe to the full Year of Mittens and you’ll receive a special bonus pattern, a basic mitten with three different thumb constructions, right away! Subscribers will receive each month’s pattern as a Ravelry Pattern Update. At the end of the year, you’ll receive an eBook of all of the Year of Mittens compiled into one document, along with an exclusive gift as our way of saying “Thank you!”

Option 3: LYSO Subscription
Host a year-long knit along at your local shop! Yarn shop owners who are Fibre Co. stockists can sign up for the Year of Mittens subscription through Ravelry In-Store Sales, enabling them to utilize the valuable exclusive content to host KALs and teach classes in conjunction with the Year of Mittens. LYSO’s will be able to purchase both individual patterns and subscriptions through In-Store Sales for participating customers. Shop owners will also receive all of the color and skein requirements in advance via our Stockist Newsletter in order to prepare kits if they so choose. Each month we’ll also be hosting a LYS Instagram contest, so if you’re a stockist be sure to follow us on Instagram! For more information on how the Year of Mittens can be a success for your shop, be sure to sign up for our Stockist Newsletter!

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
Purchase a subscription to Year of Mittens via our website here, or on Ravelry here

You’ll automatically be added to our Year of Mittens mailing list, and will receive your free bonus pattern right away.

If you’re not quite ready to jump into a year long subscription, no worries, just wait until August 1st for the first mitten to be released. You can always purchase the patterns individually, or subscribe at any time throughout the year.

We hope you’ll join us for a crazy year of mitten knittin’!

5 thoughts on “Year of Mittens

  1. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    Can you give us an early fyi for how much Cumbria fingering we would need for the upcoming mitten, ie 1 skein or multiple colors for colorwork?

    1. Hi Kate! We’re keeping it a surprise, as that is part of the fun! You’ll know on the first of each month which color(s) are used, and we have lots of stockists playing along who will be well supplied with yarn for you all. We can say, though, that they are mittens, so one skein’s worth (~100g) of Cumbria Fingering is enough to complete one pair.

  2. Sandy Carney says:

    I think I signed up twice — sandinicarney@gmail.com
    Didn’t see the thank you until the second time….

    1. Hi Sandy! I’ll look into that for you and shoot you an email!

  3. Cia Abbott Bullemer says:

    Loving my September mitten! Wish I knew how to attach a photo here. Then I could share my progress.

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