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A few weeks ago I got an email from We are knitters asking if I was interested in a little social collaboration with them. I was over the moon happy about this opportunity! It is a privilege to get to work with such a well-known company as WAK. Initially WAK was looking for Swedish knitters to promote their yarn and kits, but after clearing the small confusion about my origins, (I live in Finland, and not Sweden even though the part of Finland I’m from is bilingual, and about 50% Swedish speaking) I was still welcomed on board.

The slogan of We are knitters is “All the happiness in a kit”. The company’s main idea is that anyone can learn how to knit and make their own clothes, and the patterns range from very beginner to more advanced level. The website has video tutorials for everything you need to know about knitting your own garments: all the stitches and special techniques are explained from casting on to weaving in ends and everything in between.

Everything is made very easy for you: you just go to their website, browse through their beautiful designs, choose your size and the color you want to knit with, and that’s all. The pattern comes home to you with the right needle size and the necessary amount of wool in your chosen color, and everything else you need for knitting your own garment. They have even included a WAK clothing label you can sew on your garment to give it a professional finish.

Another thing I love about WAK is their ideology and concern for sustainability, a cause that is very close to my heart. Their wool is 100 % Peruvian wool and on the WAK website you can find a lot of information about the production of the wool from the sheep to skeins. I wasn’t able to find information on whether the wool is ecological though, so I conclude it probably isn’t even though the mentioning of happy sheep in the Peruvian Andes makes me think of happy thoughts as well.
The idea of sustainability carries throughout the whole kit. There is no plastic anywhere to be seen. The needles are handmade and made of beechwood and the packaging materials are made from recyclable paper. This too, makes me really happy.

I chose to test the Latu cardigan kit. I was happy to notice that some of the patterns had Finnish names, such as Lumi and Suuri, and I thought choosing one of them would be fitting (especially taking the aforementioned confusion about my home country in consideration). Btw, “latu” means the traces the skis make in the snow, “lumi” is snow and “suuri” means big. I chose to knit it in this lovely dark forest green shade, which is my favorite color in the world.

The kit arrived in a week, which was pretty fast in my opinion. It came from Germany, so there were no custom duties involved. I’ve looked at WAK kits quite a many times, but the main reason I haven’t ordered anything has been the fear of having to pay a lot of customs on top of the already quite price-y kit. But it’s a good thing to know they ship within the EU, since ordering stuff from the US can sometimes be slow and costly.

Now, let’s start knitting!


  1. I love the stitch pattern! Can't wait to see how the finished garment turns out.

    As someone who lives in the US I wonder how shipping is to US. Hmmmm.

    1. Hi Kelsey!

      We also ship to the US as we have a warehouse in the US :)
      Our website is

      Happy Knitting <3

  2. Oooh, that colour! Your cardigan will be gorgeous.

    1. It's my favorite color. And it's actually even more gorgeous in reality! The photos don't do it justice!

  3. That color alone is making me drool. I love the swatch you have at the end too.

    I think that whole kit idea is simply fantastic, especially coming with the needles and the finishing touches. And the sustainability is an added bonus :)

    1. Yes! I agree I really like the idea of a kit, it's a perfect gift for someone just starting out their knitting journey. You can also order the kits without the needles, so you don't have to worry about having multiple similar sized needles after a while :)


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