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Knit Your Own Shit: 25% Discount off WAK, Baby!

Shit That I Knit | Knit your own Wool and the Gang Sweater

Ten years ago, I remember Googling “cool knitting patterns” on my first laptop and scrolling through pages and pages of floral afghan throws, boxy turtlenecks, and dreaded dollies. “Cool” and “knitting” didn’t seem to go together. I’m actually surprised that Google search didn’t correct me, suggesting instead, “Did you mean how do I tell I'm a loser?"

At the time, the Internet was relatively new, and anything that had to do with knitting at my local library was targeted to the stereotypical knitter—an octogenarian with varicose veins and a graying topknot perched in a weathered rocking chair (think the grandma emoji). So as an awkward high school freshman, I had no way of knowing that there were other people out there like me—people wanting to learn more about the craft and knit something exciting.

But there are. I’ve found them.

Companies like We Are Knitters are making knitting easy, accessible, and cool.  Check out this backless Cranberry Sweater. It’s bangin’. The pattern, yarn, needles, and everything else you could possibly need to make the sweater (including happiness) was waiting for me on my doorstep as I got home from work last Friday afternoon.

As I opened the package, I felt giddy. Other people out there GOT IT. I’m in my mid-twenties. I don’t have children (or grandchildren for that matter) to knit little booties or hats for. When I pick up my needles, I want to create something I can wear and feel proud of and good in.

When I scroll through their designs on weareknitters.com, when I like their pictures on Instagram, or when I finally pull my finished sweater (in a sassilious mint color) over my head, I feel like I’ve found a company that understands me.

It’s a revolution, and we knittas have got to stick together!

That’s why we’ve collaborated with We Are Knitters for a 25% discount at weareknitters.com so that you can knit your own shit using their knit kits. These kits are stupid easy to follow with amazing video tutorials on their site that are super helpful (not to mention beautifulI'd almost watch them even if I didn't have an issue with the pattern).

Use the promo code SHITTHATIKNITxWAK at checkout to get 25% off!

This discount is good until Wednesday at midnight. Don't be a pumpkin and let it run out.

Get your cool knitting on!

XOXO, 

--The STIK Team

BREAKING NEWS

Not only is Ben Higgins AKA the Bachelor, AKA every American woman's dreamboat, wearing our beanie, he also posted the nicest thing in the whole wide world about us and it shows that his beautiful exterior matches his golden interior and it gives us the feels. 

Shit That I Knit | Ben Higgins

"So this was sent to me by @shitthatiknit just out of the goodness of their heart. They weren't expecting or asking me to post anything and simply because of that I am posting it. So @shitthatiknit thank you for the gift, the hat is incredible! I will encourage everyone to at the least check them out because I appreciate them and their present."

Now, we know Christina is not technically on the show (…yet…I may have just submitted an application for her) but can you think of anyone who would be better suited for a first impression rose?

Thank you for the support, Ben! You look SO GOOD IN THAT SHIT.

We love you.

XOXO, 

--The STIK Team <3

Brioching Stitches, Bitches

Shit That I Knit Blog | Stephen West

So there are some characters that I follow on Instagram. I, admittedly, know when baby North West wears a leather jacket. I have considered buying The Fat Jewish’s White Girl Rose. But my favorite, by far, is Stephen West @westknits. Oh, he’s a weirdo to be sure (if you’re reading this, Stephen: #1 I’m sorry. #2 I love you) but he’s boundlessly creative, inspirational, and the type of carefree spirit that I greatly admire.

Recently, Stephen has been on a brioching binge. Brioche knitting is not be confused with the traditional brioche bread, a sweet yeast bread--although this also sounds divine and may be an excellent pairing. Brioche knitting refers to a type of slip, knit-together stitch that makes your project reversible, squishy, and lovely. It’s weird to learn at first, and I had to watch dozens of YouTube videos full of acrylic nails to figure it out, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a fast knit that is super fun to do.

That’s why Stephen West does it everywhere.

Although he uses too many colors that would make my eyes and head ache, the traditional, two-tone brioche can create a cool stripe pattern that looks unique without being too stuffy.
I’m currently working on this cowl by the Purl Bee. I took it to the beach, BART, and an outdoor play in an amphitheater hoping to one day be as fabulous as this man.

What are y'all currently working on? Comment below.

Until next time, knittas...

Shit That I Knit Blog | Stephen West