10mm Short, 20mm
Pick Up and Knit, Shaping, Knit, Rib (Knit & Purl)
This Knit Kit Head in the Clouds sweater is inspired by hot air balloons because of the incredible balloon-like sleeves. It is oversized, slouchy and such a dream to wear! It knits up super quick due to the 20mm needles used.
Using mainly knit stitch, this is a perfect knit kit for beginners. It also has a ‘pick up and stitch’ ribbed neckline if you’re an intermediate knitter, but beginners can stick with the boatneck style. Available in sizes UK 6-28 and styled in three delicious colours (although you could always add more).
Our knit kit Head in the Clouds sweater comes out very oversized with a fluid feel. If you’d prefer it a little smaller, we recommend going down a size. If you measure a current favourite sweater then you can decide which size to go for.
We’ve knit ours waist-length but you can decide which length you go for. Choose cropped, waist or hip length – but please be aware that you may need more yarn the longer you go.
The knit kit contains everything you need to make this stunning sweater, including needles if you’ve not got the right size at home.
When choosing your yarn colours, please note that the main colour is the bottom colour on the body and the main sleeve colour. The accent colour is the top part of the body.
Small (UK 6-12) approx 50cm wide
Medium (UK 14-20) approx 66cm wide
Large (UK 22-28) approx 83cm wide
The length is determined by you.
Size small in Mustard, Natural White & Black
Size medium in Soft Peach, Cinnamon & Scarlet
For knitting tips, how to’s and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.
I now have a Facebook group for those of you who have bought a kit or pattern from me, so please do come and join the community! We’re always happy to talk knitting and offer any advice if you have questions.
All kits come in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;
- Lauren Aston Designs Super Chunky Yarn (available in hanks or balls)
- Small: 400g main colour / 200g accent colour / 100g sleeve stripe colour
- Medium & Large: 500g main colour / 200g accent colour / 100g sleeve stripe colour
- Tapestry needle
- (optional) 10mm knitting needles
- (optional) 20mm knitting needles
We source our Merino yarn from happy sheep.
Merino sheep are not native to this country so the wool itself is provided from farms around the world, however, we are very careful where we do source our fibre from. Our Merino is from South America and the South African Cape and we don’t buy from farms that mules their sheep.
The best quality of wool comes from happy sheep. If a sheep has a poor diet and general poor health its fleece will suffer. Both the quality of life for the sheep and the quality of wool it produces are hugely important to us. We have strong relationships with our suppliers to ensure that we can trust them and their practices. Merino shearers are all trained well to do it as efficiently and kindly as possible and the sheep are a lot happier once their 5kg fleeces are off!
You can now choose to have your yarn in a hank or a ball!
Our Great Balls of Yarn are beautifully wound so you can start knitting straight away. Instead of spending your valuable time winding them yourself when you could be starting on your latest project, or having the worry of tangling up while you’re knitting, these balls are expertly and beautifully wound by us, for you.
Each hank/ball is around 200g (and 130m) and is best knit on 10mm-15mm needles.
If you choose to stick with hanks of yarn, most of our customers find it easier to wind them before knitting. Snip the ties holding the hank together and you’ll find the end of the yarn. Pop it over the back of a chair, a door handle or your knees and wind into a ball, before starting your knitting.
In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then the customers right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at the customers own expense. This does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.
If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. The customer is to notify us within 7 days of receipt if unsatisfied with the product for any reason.
When returning an item, it is recommend that the customer use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain the customer’s responsibility until they reach us.
Delivery within the UK is free for all orders over £60 and costs £3.95 for orders under £60.
Large items/orders are sent by courier. Everything else will be sent via Royal Mail.
Please double check your delivery address is correct to ensure your parcel is delivered to the right address.
Subject to wool stock availability, we aim to despatch DIY goods within 1-7 working days from receipt of your order and Made to Order goods within 2 weeks.
Every effort is made to keep stock levels updated, however, levels can be subject to some fluctuation. Should an item sell out before levels are updated, you will be contacted as soon as possible to advise of the delay.
If you have an urgent request, please get in touch and we may be able to offer an express service.