Knitting Kits for the Adventurous Beginner

The Spinning Hand customers sometimes ask us, "How difficult are the projects?" See a lineup of selected 2022 knitting subscription boxes below, along with difficulty ratings.

🧶 = easy peasy

🧶 🧶 = easy, but with a new technique to keep it interesting

🧶 🧶 🧶 = medium, might require referring to the pattern several times

🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 = someone hold my needles, please, this one is difficult!

Spoiler alert: we aim to please the "adventurous beginner" so that your knitting experience is not too boring, not too difficult - just right!

February - Ahava Hat 

Designed by Jessica Ays

Difficulty Rating: 🧶 🧶

Designer Jessica Ays models the Ahava Hat

To purchase the pattern click here

This easy-to-knit hat begins at the brim with Jess' favorite stretchy cast-on and features a simple repeat of knits and purls that is easy to memorize, making it a soothing project to indulge in. The hat makes for great social knitting if you’re a seasoned knitter and can be enjoyed by a beginner knitter too.

March: Lucky Cowl

Designed by Kari Capone

Difficulty Rating: 🧶 🧶 🧶

The Lucky Cowl Kit, including Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, The Blue Ewe stitch keeper cords, and a candle tin

To purchase the pattern, click here.

Before I learned to knit, cross-stitch was my craft of choice.
I've always loved designing custom charts, whether using graph paper and colored pencils or software.

Maybe that’s why colorwork, and especially Fair Isle, has always captured my interest.

The Lucky Cowl is designed for a newcomer to colorwork, and experienced knitters will enjoy playing with different color combinations and perhaps even riffing off this pattern to create their own designs.

May: Rainbow Market Bag

Designed by Kari Capone

Difficulty Rating: 🧶 🧶

 Rainbow market bag knitting kit from The Spinning Hand

An annual favorite, the knitted summer bag kit features Noro Mirai yarn and faux tortoiseshell handles. (Insider tip: these kits will be offered in a very limited-quantity reissue for the 2022 holiday season!)

June: Linen and Lemonade Table Runner

Designed by Jessica Ays

Difficulty Rating: 🧶 🧶 🧶

Linen and Lemonade Table Runner

To purchase the pattern, click here.

The Linen and Lemonade Table Runner will add a touch of sophistication to your holiday (or everyday) table, with its graceful twisting cables and airy lacy panels. It is knit flat with a length that is easy to customize for a perfect fit for your own style and décor.

The cables are simple and easy to follow, with alternating sections to hold your interest. Pattern instructions are fully written, and a chart is included for the pattern repeat.

If a table runner isn’t your style, the design makes an elegant scarf that will enhance any outfit, from office chic to a night on the town.

July: Popsicle Shawl

Designed by Kari Capone

Difficulty Rating: 🧶 🧶

Kari modeling the Popsicle Shawl, a knitting project from The Spinning Hand

To purchase the pattern, click here.

I designed the Popsicle Shawl to showcase the color changes and textural interest of Araucania Alumco.

Yet, once it was designed, the yarn was discontinued. I knitted the pattern in a wool-alpaca blend, and it looks lovely as well!

The cotton shawl has become a wardrobe staple during cool evenings and while working in overly air-conditioned offices.

You’ll quickly remember this pattern, and the shawl grows at a satisfying pace under your fingers.

NEW: Peridot Cowl

Designed by Jessica Ays

Difficulty Rating: 🧶 🧶

Peridot Cowl by Jessica Ays

This pattern is available only with a Spinning Hand knitting kit subscription!


Doors to The Spinning Hand knitting club open in October 2022.

To be first in line when the Knitting Club is open to new members, click here.

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