After all the excitement of our launch of Knitting Outside the Box comes the next best bit – choosing what pattern to knit first! Thursday 30th November sees the launch of our dedicated Knitting Outside the Box Knit Along, with our kind sponsors Baa Ram EweJulie AsselinSincere Sheep and Sweet Fiber. This KAL will be a year long event, and this quarter our special headline sponsor is Baa Ram Ewe.

Many of you have taken advantage of the generous discount from Baa Ram Ewe already, but if you are thinking of knitting the Sharman shrug, the Baa Ram Ewe website is the place to start. Use the code IVYPOMPOM and get 10% off their Dovestone DK when you purchase 4 skeins or more and a copy of Knitting Outside the Box.

We also have our own offering of yarn and book treats on the Pom Pom shop. We’ve collaborated with talented indie dyer Julie Asselin for our Knitting Outside the Box Gift Sets. As well as a copy of the book, you’ll have a skein of the sumptuous Leizu DK, plus a Knitting Outside the Box notebook and pencil to record all your knitty notes.

Leizu DK is a merino and silk blend, used for the Mailou mitts. You have the option to keep it classic with the soft grey colour way ‘London’ or the exciting ‘Bristol’s Green’ created exclusively by Julie for Pom Pom!

You may have noticed this particular colour is somewhat a theme in the book, starting with the pop of colour from the endpaper. This particular shade came from our collaboration with G. F Smith, eminent papermakers established in 1885. Their 2017 colour of the year, Marrs Green, makes a fitting introduction, complimenting the hand dyed yarns and colour palette. 

Speaking of colours, while your musing on your projects, we recommend having a nosey at Bristol’s Pinterest board that she created for Knitting Outside the Box. You’ll certainly be able to see the starting points for the themes and motifs of the book.

Also, keep an eye out for holiday promotions, kits, and giveaways from our sponsors and the amazing yarn producers featured in the book, from the wonderful Giftapalooza hosted by our friends at IndigoDragonfly to Jemison Cowl kits, coming soon from the dream team of Sincere Sheep and Spincycle Yarns.

‘But if we’re out and about knitting along, we don’t want to have to carry our book with us!’ we hear you cry. Well, very handily on the same day as the start our KAL, the digital version of Knitting Outside the Box will be made live. You’ll be able to redeem the code that is printed on the back cover endpaper here and the PDF will whizz into your Ravelry library.

Join in all the fun on our KAL Chatter thread and when you have your finished knit, all you need to do is post a picture and pop it in our FO thread here. This first quarter of the KAL ends Sunday 25 Feb 2018, and then we’ll choose a winner at random from our FO thread.

We’ll be bringing you more updates about this KAL on the blog, stay tuned!

Pom Pom xxx

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