My friend Heidi Gustad has designed the cutest, funkiest, most funkasonic set of mittens and mukluks for the January PostStitch box kits and she's hosting a knit-along! Look how awesome they are. You should join! Hi Heidi!
What you need to know for the KAL
The Funkasonic Knit Along (#funkasonicKAL) will take place on Heidi's website called Hands Occupied, featuring regular tutorial posts to help you build your knitting skills in the new year with helpful video tutorials by yours truly. There is also a Ravelry thread that will have resources along the way to help if you get stuck and is a great place for sharing pics of your finished knits!
The KAL schedule
- Mon. 1/4 – cast on tutorial
- Wed. 1/6 – how to knit the mittens’ and mukluks’ cuffs
- Mon. 1/11 – jogless stripes & linen stitch tips
- Wed. 1/13 – help with working a short row heel turn
- Mon. 1/18 – vertical knit stripes two ways
- Mon. 1/25 – how to work a kitchener stitch bind off
- Mon. 2/1 – wrapping up the #funkasonicKAL, including favorite FOs!
Funkasonic KAL Supplies
You can absolutely knit along with just one of the two Funkasonic patterns. If you’re new to garments, you might want to try your hands at just the mittens. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, maybe the mukluks are for you. Simply a knitting fiend? Challenge yourself to finish both patterns this month!
Until January 15, both the Funkasonic Mittens and Mukluks are available exclusively through PostStitch. PostStich puts out two boxes a month, each of which includes everything you need to make a given pattern from start to finish (including notions, needles, pattern and even some extra treats too).
The Funkasonic Mittens and Ewe Ewe's own Ewe So Sporty yarn are January’s featured BigStitch Box pattern. A BigStitch Subscription is $60/month and features an adult woman’s accessory project – in this case, my mittens! I have it on good authority that this box includes adorable stitch marker, a stitch holder and two fun extras.
PostStitch’s SockStitch box features an adult woman’s sock pattern every month, and the new Mukluks pattern is the star this time around with Ewe So Sporty yarn. At just $40/month, this is a great deal. The box includes: the printed pattern, yarn specified by the pattern, and special notions.
Once you sign up you’re automatically enrolled in PostStitch and will be rebilled on the last day of the month and box will ship the following day (unless of course you purchase a multi-month subscription). Subscribers can cancel at any time, skip a month, or toggle back and forth between BigStitch and SockStitch.