Saturday, July 22, 2017

Project: Wool and the Gang's Wonderwool Sweater

I've had my eye on Wool and the Gang's range for a while, and plunged in when they offered 30% off in their Spring Sale.

For the experienced knitter, Wool and the Gang is probably not going to appeal to you. I'm an amateur and I don't necessarily have all the tools I need for a particular project. It's a great starting point for beginners or occasional knitters such as I, who wish to have a one-stop-shop. It's also for the fashion savvy as they have collaborations with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, and brands like & Other Stories and I love Mr Mittens.

Overall, my shopping experience was pleasant. The personalised label was adorable and I was surprised to see that it was packaged in a box because I typically get yarn mailed either in envelopes or mailing bags. Shipping to Australia took the usual time to arrive: about 2-3 weeks.

As for the price, Wool and the Gang does not offer it cheap. Nevertheless, the quality is good and you get what you pay for. The yarn is soft and easy to work with, and one ball of yarn gives you quite a bit of meterage. Whilst the yarn is single ply, it was not easily pulled apart. However, I wouldn't purchase this yarn again because I seldom use a yarn this bulky and I think it's expensive.

The Wonderwool Sweater pattern is a quick one. This is easily a weekend project if you have some experience in knitting. I used their Crazy Sexy Wool in Purple Haze to create this. I don't think this jumper is flattering on me in real life because I'm short. I thought my sister would enjoy this sweater but it was too bulky for her.

If you are interested in this free pattern, you can visit their website. You can also find a step-by-step tutorial on YouTube and I used this as my guide as I've never knitted a jumper before and I'm a visual learner.

Happy knitting!

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