Wool and the Gang: High Quality Peruvian Wool Yarns and Knitting Kits and Ready to Wear Items.
I recently discovered an online retailer of high quality wool yarns, knitting kits and ready to wear items, Wool and the Gang. Wool and the Gang was founded by DIY fashionistas, Lisa Sabrier and Carolyn Main in 2008. They offer stunning ready to wear pieces that have been handmade in the mountainous regions of Peru using their lovely yarns.
Not only are they an online retailer, they are also a community. The company describes itself as, “Wool and the Gang is the first DIY fashion brand, it Is the story of a family, it’s a tradition passed from generation to generation, re-invented, self taught, a bond between gang members, a gang of knitters, guys and girls from 7 to 77 years old, all tied together by a piece of yarn…”. On their website you can find many video tutorials for those who are still learning to knit. You can also request a lesson if you do not see the video tutorial you need.
If you are familiar with knitting, Wool and the gang offers a variety of DIY knitting kits. Some of their project kits include hats, scarves, vests, sweaters and many more. The kits come with everything you will need to make the project, even the needles! The projects are all labeled as to their level of difficultly. With the holidays right around the corner, these knitting kits would make the perfect gift for the knitter in your life or buy one for yourself and use it to make a homemade gift.
If you are unfamiliar with knitting, their beautiful wool yarns would also work well in any crochet project. They come in a variety of vibrant colors. They carry Peruvian wool, prima cotton and baby alpaca yarns.