This yarn is now being stocked by shops in the UK and there is a beautiful
range of different colours and textures. Unfortunately apart from a few free
patterns for hats and shawls there doesn't seem to be any other patterns.
I've looked on the website and that doesn't mention patterns being
available. Does anyone here know if patterns are available?
I'm not saying you're wrong - but here's the info from their shipping page
on their web site, and this info is for their on-line customers. It says
nothing about stores outside of the U.S. I actually got some Knit Picks
yarn sent to me to send to a friend in Australia because she said she
couldn't get it there. If you know the name of the store in Australia, I'd
love to be able to pass it on to her. Thanks
"We regret to inform you that we do not offer international shipping for our
customers. We will continue to ship to all of the United States, Canada, all
and all Military addresses that include an APO or FPO.
Our primary reason for this is that we are not able to provide our
with the same superior service we provide to our North American customers.
not been able to locate satisfactory shipping options that will work for all
we were servicing for our other companies.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. You can still
from Knit Picks if you have a US or Canadian shipping address, such as a
a mail forwarding service. All payment is via credit card and our prices are
in U.S. dollars only. In this case, we can accept your order using your
address for billing, but a domestic address for shipping.
Again, please accept our apologies for not providing this service."
I guess I should have looked before I sent the previous post. They say they
have international distributors, but only mention their Options needles.
Here's what it says:
"We are working dilligently to bring our exciting Options needles to our
international customers. The list below provides links to our partners in
each of the countries listed. Please check back as we plan on many additions
to the list in the near future.
a.. Australia/New Zealand:
I see some patterns on the UK website, but none for (adult) hats.
Make some swatches, cast on and get started. A cap is just a tube with
decreases at the closed end, you can fake something up.
A shawl ought to be easy enough as well: cast on 7, increase on one side
at either end and center (four increases per right-side row) until it's
wide enough, then decrease at center only until it is long enough, then
you're done. Garter stitch will probably show off the yarn best,
considering most of the yarn appears to be quite busy novelty stuff.