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Make your own contemporary knitwear for little ones from the finest merino wool.
Make your own contemporary knitwear for little ones from the finest merino wool.
Make your own contemporary knitwear for little ones from the finest merino wool.
140 backers pledged £5,583 to help bring this project to life.

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Knitting Kits by Button and Blue

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Making it simple to knit your own contemporary knitwear for babies and toddlers.

I am Amy Philip, Brighton based mum of three, knitwear designer and lover of all things handmade. Button and Blue is my award-winning brand of contemporary knitwear for babies and toddlers, known for its use of the finest natural fibres and for its minimal, modern and sweet designs. 

I'm now launching a new adventure for Button and Blue here on Kickstarter. I would like to make my patterns available in a range of knitting kits. Each kit comes with everything you need from start to finish to make your own contemporary knitwear for the little people in your life. The knitting patterns are accompanied by online video tutorials making them perfect for a complete beginner, or just about anyone who loves knitting for babies and toddlers. 

This next chapter for Button and Blue begins during British Wool Week as I’m passionate about finding the best natural fibres for little ones. My kits contain 100% merino wool, chosen because it’s beautiful soft, non-irritating for sensitive baby skin, insulating and breathable helping to regulate body temperature and it is machine washable.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to my first collection of kits; 

The Winter Collection 

Penguin Mittens
Penguin Mittens

 

Polar Bear Mittens
Polar Bear Mittens

 

Cloud Mittens
Cloud Mittens

  

Snowball Beanie
Snowball Beanie

 

Mono Stripe Beanie
Mono Stripe Beanie

 

Mono Stripe Cardigan
Mono Stripe Cardigan

Kit details

Each kit comes in a project bag (25x35cm) and includes:

  • one pattern booklet covering all sizes (0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y)
  • 100% merino wool
  • 4mm bamboo needles
  • 3.25mm bamboo needles
  • tapestry needle
  • coconut shell buttons (for cardigan kit)
  • access to online video tutorials of techniques used
Kit Contents
Kit Contents

Button and Blue Award and Features

Kit Delivery

Mitten and hat kits will be ready to post at the beginning of December making them a perfect Christmas gift and the cardigan kit will be ready early 2018. Design choices can be made once the campaign ends.

Mix and match
Mix and match

 

Each pattern caters for sizes 0 - 3 years. Sizes 0-6M and 6-12M are thumbless and sizes 1-2Y and 2-3Y have little thumbs
Each pattern caters for sizes 0 - 3 years. Sizes 0-6M and 6-12M are thumbless and sizes 1-2Y and 2-3Y have little thumbs

 

So many matching possibilities!
So many matching possibilities!

Why Kickstarter

My first collection of kits are almost ready to go, however there's only so far my personal savings can take me. I now need to buy the items needed and produce the kits. I would also like to release future collections (I've got a notebook full of ideas!). In order to do this I need to do a big preorder here on Kickstarter. By pledging you are preordering a kit(s) and once the campaign ends the kits can be produced and then popped in the post. Look out for the EARLY BIRD pledges for kit prices exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign. There are wholesale options too and three Kickstarter supporters have the opportunity to name the mitten patterns!

Thank you!

Thank you so much for supporting my campaign and making this new adventure possible!

Risks and challenges

Timing
The knitting pattern for the mittens is written and ready to go and the pattern for the beanies is in progress but will be written ready for delivery in time for Christmas. I've allowed plenty of time to write the cardigan pattern which will be ready for March. There could be timing issues outside of my control such as delivery of the merino wool or needles. However, I will be ordering these as soon as possible to make sure that I can deliver the kits on time.

Pattern Testing
To ensure the knitting patterns are easy to read and free from mistakes, I will be getting the patterns tested.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.32

    Thank you!

    To thank you for your support I'll keep you updated on this knitted adventure. I'll also send you the links to my video tutorials so you can start a knitted adventure of your own.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD Mitten OR Beanie Kit

    *Price exclusive to Kickstarter* | Retail Value: £30

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make a sweet pair of mittens OR a beanie from the winter collection. Item and design choice can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y. Delivery in time for Christmas!

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    EARLY BIRD Mittens Kit

    *Price exclusive to Kickstarter* | Retail Value: £30

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make a sweet pair of MITTENS from the winter collection. Design choice can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y. Delivery in time for Christmas!

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    EARLY BIRD Beanie Kit

    *Price exclusive to Kickstarter* | Retail Value: £30

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make a BEANIE from the winter collection. Design choice can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y. Delivery in time for Christmas!

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    EARLY BIRD - Mittens and Beanie Kit

    *Price exclusive to Kickstarter* | Retail Value: £40

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make a pair of MITTENS and a BEANIE. Mix and match from the winter collection. Design choice can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y. Delivery in time for Christmas!

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    Mittens Kit

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make a sweet pair of MITTENS from the winter collection. Design choice can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y. Delivery in time for Christmas!

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    Beanie Kit

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make a BEANIE from the winter collection. Design choice can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y. Delivery in time for Christmas!

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    EARLY BIRD Cardigan Kit

    *Price exclusive to Kickstarter* Retail Value: £45

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make the Mono Stripe CARDIGAN from the winter collection. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $53

    Mittens and Beanie Kit

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make a pair of MITTENS and a BEANIE. Mix and match from the winter collection. Design choice can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y. Delivery in time for Christmas!

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    Pledge £45 or more About $59

    EARLY BIRD Mittens, Hat and Cardigan Kit

    *Price exclusive to Kickstarter* | Retail Value: £54

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to knit a pair of MITTENS, a BEANIE and a CARDIGAN. Mix and match from the whole collection. Design choices can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y.

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    Cardigan Kit

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to make the Mono Stripe CARDIGAN from the winter collection. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y.

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    Mittens, Beanie and Cardigan Kit

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to knit a pair of MITTENS, a BEANIE and a CARDIGAN. Mix and match from the whole collection. Design choices can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y.

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    Mittens, Beanie and Cardigan Kit

    You get one knitting kit with everything you need to knit a pair of MITTENS, a BEANIE and a CARDIGAN. Mix and match from the whole collection. Design choices can be made once the campaign ends. The kit covers sizes 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y and 2-3Y.

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    Custom Knitting Kit

    Do you have an idea for a pair of mittens, a hat or a cardigan that you would love to make? You choose the design and the colour and I'll make a custom made knitting kit for you including the knitting pattern and everything you need from start to finish.

    Colours available: https://www.yarnstories.com/yarns/merino-dk
    Sizes available: 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y, 2-3Y

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    WHOLESALE: 5x Mitten or Hat Kits

    Each kit comes with a swing tag showing the finished item, what the kit contains and other essential information for the customer. The tag is secured using the wool from the kit so the customer can have a feel and see the exact colour. The kits could be hung from their drawstrings or would look cute sitting on your shelves.

    Please get in contact for more information. Priority delivery for early December.

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    NAMED BY YOU - Penguin Mittens Kit

    These lovely mittens are currently called Penguin Mittens and they need a proper name. I'm giving one Kickstarter supporter the chance to name the design. It could be after your baby or for a friend's baby for that extra special gift or it could be anything you like. The choice is yours!

    p.s. no rude words allowed!

    Includes:
    • Mittens Knitting Kit - Penguin Mittens
    • The pattern to be forever named with the name of your choice
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    NAMED BY YOU - Polar Bear Mittens Kit

    These sweet mittens are currently called Polar Bear Mittens and they need a proper name. I'm giving one Kickstarter supporter the chance to name the design. It could be after your baby or for a friend's baby for that extra special gift or it could be anything you like. The choice is yours!

    p.s. no rude words allowed!

    Includes:
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    • The pattern to be forever named with the name of your choice
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    NAMED BY YOU - Cloud Mittens

    These mittens are currently called Cloud Mittens and they need a proper name. I'm giving one Kickstarter supporter the chance to name the design. It could be after your baby or for a friend's baby for that extra special gift or it could be anything you like. The choice is yours!

    p.s. no rude words allowed!

    Includes:
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    • The pattern to be forever named with the name of your choice
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    Pledge £180 or more About $237

    WHOLESALE :10x Mitten or Hat Kits

    Each kit comes with a swing tag showing the finished item, what the kit contains and other essential information for the customer. The tag is secured using the wool from the kit so the customer can have a feel and see the exact colour. The kits could be hung from their drawstrings or would look cute sitting on your shelves.

    Please get in contact for more information. Priority delivery for early December.

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    Pledge £270 or more About $355

    WHOLESALE: 10x Cardigan Kits

    Each kit comes with a swing tag showing the finished item, what the kit contains and other essential information for the customer. The tag is secured using the wool from the kit so the customer can have a feel and see the exact colour. The kits could be hung from their drawstrings or would look cute sitting on your shelves.

    Please get in contact for more information.

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    WHOLESALE: 20x Mitten or Hat Kits

    Each kit comes with a swing tag showing the finished item, what the kit contains and other essential information for the customer. The tag is secured using the wool from the kit so the customer can have a feel and see the exact colour. The kits could be hung from their drawstrings or would look cute sitting on your shelves.

    Please get in contact for more information. Priority delivery for early December.

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    WHOLESALE: 20x Cardigan Kits

    Each kit comes with a swing tag showing the finished item, what the kit contains and other essential information for the customer. The tag is secured using the wool from the kit so the customer can have a feel and see the exact colour. The kits could be hung from their drawstrings or would look cute sitting on your shelves.

    Please get in contact for more information.

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