Bold & Brave luxe sock kit | preorder

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    These kits are a preorder and will ship in approximately 2 weeks and sooner if we can.
    Also, please note that the "Pippi Goes to the Circus" colorway is sold out.

    Bold and brave, a loyal friend. Irrepressibly funny and straightforward. That's Pippi.

    To a natural rule-follower like me (and like Annika from the books), Pippi is magnetic. Bold and Brave is a kit to remind us to add a little Pippi to everyday life. Play more, have adventures, speak up, and be comfortable with who you are.

    The Fierce, Freckled Friend socks, designed for Little Skein by Megan Williams, are the centerpiece of the kit. They are undeniably Pippi-like, with a fierce braid down the center of the foot. But, this braid will surprise you, just like Pippi. It's not cabled, but a slip stitch detail, easy to do and easy to memorize. Knit a matching pair of socks, choose a kit with purposefully mismatched yarn, or choose your favorite self-striping yarn. Make this kit your own!

    There are three types of kits, with something at all price points. Choose the one you want and customize your options in the menus above. Your kit will arrive beautifully packaged and ready to delight you, in a hard-sided box.

    Luxe kit | starting at $100

    The Luxe kit includes:

    - Fierce, Freckled Friend sock pattern (PDF download when your kit ships + Ravelry code). These socks are knit toe-up and have six different sizes, from child to adult extra large as well as instructions for traditional mid-calf socks and knee socks.

    - One skein of Two Sisters Yarn Company fingering weight yarn (Big Sky Base) in your choice of an exclusive Pippi-inspired colorway. Please note: If you would like to knit knee socks, you will need two skeins.

    - Your choice of project bag in an original fabric created for the Bold and Brave kit: our handy sock zip bag is included at the base price or upgrade to a shawl-sized zipper bag or our new sock n' book tote.

    - Your choice of stitch markers in one of 7 new Pippi-inspired designs.

    - A handy sock gauge ruler in durable bamboo and etched with Pippi illustrations to encourage you to be both bold and brave with your knitting!

    - Pippi-mint sock soap, created for this kit by Tuft Woolens, to help you keep your socks sparkling fresh, wearing after wearing.

    - Laser-cut bamboo zipper pull of the delightful Pippi and Mr. Nilsson to add a bit of whimsy to your project bag.

    Luxe kits have a built-in discount when compared to the individual price of each item.

     

    Yarn & pattern kit | starting at $34

    The yarn & pattern kit includes:

    - Fierce, Freckled Friend sock pattern (PDF download when your kit ships + Ravelry code).

    - One skein of Two Sisters Yarn Company fingering weight yarn (Big Sky Base) in your choice of an exclusive Pippi-inspired colorway. Please note: If you would like to knit knee socks, you will need two skeins.

    Knit from Stash kit | starting at $50

    The Knit from Stash kit includes:

    - Fierce, Freckled Friend sock pattern (PDF download when your kit ships + Ravelry code).

    - Your choice of project bag in an original fabric created for the Bold and Brave kit: our handy sock zip bag is included at the base price or upgrade to a shawl-sized zipper bag or our new sock n' book tote.

    - Your choice of stitch markers in one of 7 new Pippi-inspired designs.


    Knit together, read together

    Little Skein will be hosting a readalong of Pippi Longstocking and sock school knitalong for the Fierce, Freckled Friend socks, beginning May 15 in the Little Skein Ravelry group. There will be support for first-time sock knitters as well as challenges and encouragement for experienced sock knitters. Details about the readalong/knitalong will arrive with your kit.


  • The Bold and Brave collection, inspired by the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking, is a mix of preorder and ready-to-ship items. If your order contains only ready-to-ship items, it will be on its way in 2 to 3 business days. Preorders ship in 3 to 4 weeks, and sooner if we can. If your order contains both ready-to-ship and preordered items, it will ship in one package when the preordered portion is ready.

    Please feel free to be in touch with us at any time if you have questions about your order or when it will be ready to ship. We're delighted to help!


  • I am delighted to introduce you to the artists involved with the Bold and Brave kit and collection:

    Knitwear designer and podcaster Megan Williams created the Fierce, Freckled Friend socks exclusively for our Bold and Brave kit. These beautiful toe-up knee socks are a tribute to the irrepressible Pippi and a reminder to add a little Pippi to your life – to always speak up, to be creative, and to be yourself and no one else.

    Two Sisters Yarn Company created three beautiful colorways for this collection: two self-striping options and a speckled (or freckled!) yarn. Anne and Jolene's Big Sky Base has become one of my favorites; it's soft and light and creates a beautifully hard-wearing fabric. Their dyeing styles are perfectly whimsical and clever, just like Pippi.

    Chamisa Kellogg is the talented artist who created the beautiful drawings that capture the spirit, joy and delight of Miss Pippilotta Longstocking and her Swedish world for the kit. Chamisa's drawings have become the Bold and Brave kit fabrics, laser-cut etchings on the sock gauge ruler, our "Follow Your Own Rules" greeting card and more.

    Tuft Woolens created a sparkling fresh sock soap in a Pippi-mint fragrance for this kit, so you can have as much fun washing your socks as wearing them. I am a fan of Martha's soaps and wool washes and am delighted to partner with her again.

    and me, Anne of Little Skein in the Big Wool. I'm the curator of the Bold and Brave kit: I bring everything together and share ideas with each of the artists so the kit becomes a cohesive whole. I create the stitch markers, sew the project bags (with our team) and hand-pack each order.

    We hope you love our creations!



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