I was introduced to We Are Knitters at a recent bloggers event where I also got reacquainted with knitting. I first learned to knit some years ago and somehow never quite got past making scarves and for that I blame my short attention span. Anyhow, I now have a renewed interest in getting past scarves. We Are Knitters makes it easy to complete new knitting projects with fully assembled kits that come with everything you need from start to finish. We were supplied with kits for a beginner level Braille Beanie and we commenced knitting our beanies with some expert guidance from an experienced knitter at the event which was really helpful. It had been so long since I last knit that I had some issues with properly controlling the tension on the stitches so I actually had to restart it a few times to get it right. I haven't had much time to work on my hat but I'm hoping to be able to finish it before the end of the year. I got the pretty aquamarine colored yarn and the petite Peruvian wool is really soft and easy to work with.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, We Are Knitters has created the Solidarity Diva Beanie Kit with 10% of the proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) throughout October. Sadly with the odds that one in eight women may develop breast cancer in her lifetime, most of us either will be touched by someone battling or who has battled the disease. It's really important to promote awareness through education to increase survival rates through early detection and improving treatments and technology.
The Diva Beanie kit which is $51, is an intermediate level project that includes everything you need including one ball of bubblegum pink 100% Peruvian wool yarn, a set of knitting needles, pattern with directions, a knitter's sewing needle and an embroidered label. It is also available for $36 without the knitting needles.
It is always wonderful to show support through purchases with charitable incentives and what sets this product apart is how meaningful it is since you can cheer up a patient with a gift of this kit or you can knit the hat yourself to give to someone to lift her spirits. A hat is thoughtful and practical especially for those who are dealing with hair loss during chemotherapy treatments.
We are Knitters is a fantastic resource for knitters. Along with knitting and crochet kits for a variety of projects of all levels of difficulty, they also carry a full range of sustainable knitting and crocheting supplies as well as a colorful selection of yarns. The brand is based in Spain and they ship internationally. They also have a community to support and inspire knitters and a great blog with the latest news, tips and free patterns. To learn more, be sure to visit their website.
Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what you do to help in the fight to end breast cancer.
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