Please Bear in Mind
Working with unspun Merino wool is a complete joy when you do it right, it is so delightfully soft and once it has been knitted up and processed it becomes an amazingly tactile and malleable soft furnishing, however it isn’t without it’s quirks….
Talk About Tension
Tension is vital when it comes to all knitting, as I’m sure you know. As mentioned above, unspun wool is wonderful to work with but it’s important to remember that it is literally just a lot of loose fibres clinging on together. If you put too much pressure on it, it will pull apart. When you are knitting with it, please keep your tension loose! It will make the process much easier and really reduce the risks of pulling the wool apart – if this does happen, overlap the two ends like you normally would and roll them together a bit to help bond the fibres slightly then continue knitting carefully.
Each is Unique!
Everyone will naturally knit differently and therefore create different finished pieces. If you are after exactly the same blanket you have seen in a picture, it’s probably best to just buy that blanket. But if you are up for creating something of your own and enjoying the process then you will have a ball! Don’t worry that it’s not like the knitting you are used to, enjoy that this is something totally different and totally yours.
First Time Lucky
We all pick things up at different speeds so don’t panic if you need a few practice goes before you get it. The only thing to consider is that the more you use the yarn the more it felts – this will normally not show through in the finished product once it’s been processed but I can’t guarantee that as I don’t know how much you may felt it!
This is Your Baby
When you purchase the knit kit it becomes your baby instead of mine. The instructions within it are guidelines and of course you can change them as much or as little as you like. Whether or not you follow the instructions, if something goes wrong/doesn’t turn out how you expected that is not my responsibility. All measurements and calculations are approximate but I can assure you that these kits have been tried and tested on a number of people without any extra help from me, and each time were a success, therefore I am unable to accept any responsibility for the outcome of your blanket.
Same Rules Apply
Please refer to my Care page to see how to take care of your blanket once it’s been knitted. Most importantly, please remember that these are natural products made from un-spun wool which means pilling may occur. Pilling is a natural result of friction so the more you use the blanket, the more it will wear – just like if you have a nice woollen jumper you would avoid wearing it all day every day so that it can have a longer lifespan. When cared for properly, unspun wool blankets can have long lifetimes and keep you cosy for years. Spot clean any spills and dry clean when necessary.
Just for you
Just one final point to mention and that is that I’m a small business trying to spread the joy of Giant knitting and I really hope you love it but please do remember that the patterns and instructions included in this Kit are made for personal use only, and should not be used or replicated for resale in any capacity as that would be an infringement of copyright.