Thinking about creating scale mail knitting kits; I’ve heard from quite a few people who are interested in trying it out, but buying in scales can be quite difficult when you’re new to it. Here’s my idea for what they’d include;
Regular Length (6 inch) Glove Kit - £20
Includes instructions and materials to make one pair of regular gloves;
Knitting pattern for regular length gloves in four hand sizes (including picture guide for how to knit scales onto stitches)
300 scales (choice of any one colour - red, orange, gold, green, blue, purple, pink, black, white, silver (frosted, brushed or mirror) or bronze)
100g ball chunky yarn (choice of colours - the range is a bit sporadic so ask to see specific colours, this is enough yarn to knit a gauge swatch and one pair of gloves)
1 large sewing needle (plastic)
Required equipment (not included) knitting needles (3.5-4mm as needed for gauge), scissors
Long Length (9 inch) Glove Kit - £25
Nearly the same, except includes pattern for long rather than regular length, and 400 scales rather than 300.
Each kit would come with materials and instructions safely packaged in a recyclable paper lunch bag (the ones with handles)
Postage is looking to be £3 UK first class and £6 airmail abroad.
In UK and Europe particularly this could really cut down your waiting time and cost (depending on supplier) and all comes together in a nice little package.
So I guess is anybody interested in kits like this?