February 24, 2022

Mystery Knit-a-Long Kits are Here for the Fairy Correspondence Shawl!

  • A whimsical, tiny mushroom house sits in a forest. Text reads "Fairy Correspondence Shawl Mystery Knit-a-long" with four yarn kit options.
  • Four groupings of yarn lay on a gray surface, bathed in light. Each group contains two full skeins and one mini skein of different colors.
  • Two purple skeins of yarn, one light and one dark, with a small green mini skein.
  • Two gray skeins of yarn, one light and one dark, with a small red mini skein.
  • Two skeins of yarn, one natural and speckle and one ochre, with a small blue mini skein.
  • Two green skeins of yarn, one light and one dark, with a small orange mini skein.

It’s almost time for the Softyarn Designs annual winter Mystery Knit-a-Long and this year will be more fun than ever! Lena designed the Fairy Correspondence Shawl pattern in my Fancy Sock base and there are FOUR different kit options available for you. There’s totally something for everyone. Which is your favorite?

Fairy Correspondence MKAL Kits will include the yarn needed for the shawl and a pattern download code, too, so you’ll have everything you need.

My kits will also include special postcards I had made JUST for this MKAL. Lena’s offering a special bonus called Correspondence Connections (it’s optional — you don’t have to do it, but it sure will be fun if you do!) and you can sign up to be matched with one to two people to connect with outside of the KAL chat threads and Instagram! We will be sending ACTUAL mail to each other, and you can use these postcards for this extra bonus if you’d like. Of course, you could just use them as regular postcards anytime you’d like, or toss one in with a gift you’re giving… whatever you want!

We hope you’ll join in on this MKAL! Lena always does a great job with the details and her Ravelry chat forum is always hopping. Preorders for the Fairy Correspondence Kits placed by Saturday 2/26 will ship in plenty of time for you to be ready by the MKAL Kickoff on March 21st. Orders placed after that will ship on a rolling basis, so don’t worry — I’ve got you covered. My kits include the pattern at a GREAT discount — if you buy the yarn, I give you the pattern at no extra cost! Check out the Fairy Correspondence MKAL kits in the shop today and learn more about how it works and get a better look at the kit options. I hope you’ll join the Mystery Knit-a-long with us. We’re going to have a total blast!

January 20, 2022

SOS Club open for Spring 2022!

Close-up of tiny white flowers in a green field with a sunny, blue sky above. Text reads Inspired by Nature, Sock of the Season, Mystery Sock Club. Logos shown are for BritStitchery and Jilly & Kiddles.

Want to feel the warm sunshine on your face as we journey through a spring meadow (figuratively, that is)? Join us for our third year of the SOS Club! Jilly & Kiddles is collaborating with knitwear designer Traci of BritStitchery to bring our beloved mystery yarn club with a special “social” twist. The Spring installment ships on Feb 25th, so be sure to sign up now and enjoy this fun mystery club, full of individually-wrapped yarn, sock pattern, and goodies curated just for each season. This club is preorders only, and preorders will be open until January 31st.

Spring 2022 is inspired by a Walk in the Meadow! Won’t you join us for this fiber-filled journey? Details about the kit and the Sock of the Season Club can be found in the shop, and as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all. Read all about the SOS Club and sign up for your Spring Club Kit today.

THE CLUB KIT INCLUDES:
One 100-gram skein of Jilly & Kiddles Fancy Sock base in an EXCLUSIVE club colorway, inspired by the Season
One hardcopy of a brand new EXCLUSIVE sock pattern by BritStitchery, also inspired by the Season
Ravelry Download Code for the pattern
TWO Themed surprise treats (We love to share products from our favorite makers or hand make something special ourselves)
Attendance to our Virtual Makers Social the week after kits ship

November 18, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide

  • Gifts wrapped in red and gold paper and the words Jilly & Kiddles Holiday Gift Guide.

Looking for ideas for your favorite fiber artist? Need some cool items to add to your own holiday wish list? Check out these gift ideas! Whether you’re looking for something large or small, for a new stitcher or a seasoned pro, there are so many great options. Let’s pick out the perfect gift for your recipient — they’ll know you are an uber-thoughtful Gifter and you’ll feel like the Hero of the Holidays!

…And of course, feel free to share this page with the people who love YOU so you know they’ve got some great ideas for your gifts, too. 😉

You’ll find everything from inexpensive stocking stuffers to pampering splurge items, the supplies to hand make a gift full of love, and even ideas for putting together an amazing, personalized gift basket!

September 23, 2021

Life is a Mix Tape

  • An illustration of a tape casette and the words Holiday Mix Tape inspired Advent box.

We can't wait to share our take on a Mystery Yarn Advent kit with you! This year's theme is Holiday Mix Tape, and it's all inspired by our family's favorite holiday music. Turning on the holiday music while we decorate, wrap gifts, bake cookies, and spend time together is a huge part of the season for us and I want to share some of that with you. Each colorway is inspired by a different holiday tune, and the entire box vibe is inspired by those mix tapes I used to make in years past.

Preorders close soon for the Jilly & Kiddles 2021 Advent Box. This box will ship to be received in November 2021, so you will have it to start opening on Dec 1st. Your Advent Box will have everything you need for a holiday season full of Fibery Fun!

Advent Box includes:

– 24 Mini skeins the the base of your choosing, one to open each day, starting Dec 1st through Dec 24th.
– Exclusive xix tape-inspired project bag
– Extra surprises from me to open on days of your choosing or all at once – all themed, of course!
– U.S. shipping is Free!
– Each item will arrive individually wrapped for you, and the minis will be marked with the date to be opened. It's like getting a special surprise gift every day during Advent–isn't that fun?
– You'll receive access to my Holiday Mix Tape playlist so you can listen along too!

Want to join me on this festive trip down memory lane? Order yours today so you don't miss out. Photos of yarn and goodies are examples of last year's box to give you an idea of what could be included — please keep in mind that this year's box will be completely different and is a mystery. That's part of the fun!

September 16, 2021

Trick Or Treat Yo’Self!

  • An illustration of a ghost holding a pumpkin basket in front of an orange ball of yarn and the words Trick Or Treat Yo'self 2021.

Why should the kids have all the fun? Let’s Trick-or-Treat for Yarn!

Last year, I wanted to do something fun for grownups too, and it was such a hit that I’m bringing it back! I’m offering a special Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bag so you can trick or treat yo’self.

Here’s what you can look forward to:
You’ll get one full skein of mystery yarn. You can choose the weight you prefer or embrace the fun and let me surprise you. Each skein comes with a fun “Trick-or-Treat” Surprise just from me. Shhh… it’s a secret! I’ll also throw a special prize into every seventh one ordered, so maybe you’ll be one of the lucky recipients! Each Trick-or-Treat Bag is packaged separately, so feel free to add as many as you’d like to your cart. You can get one or two for yourself, one for a friend… whatever you’d like! You could even hedge your bets and order seven, so you’ll be guaranteed an extra prize. Plus, these are a great deal on a full skein of yarn, even without the extra goodie, so grab one while you can!

Feel free to leave me a note when you check out with a little direction to help me choose your colorway. That adds to the fun on my end, and helps you get something you’re going to LOVE! (Here of some examples of great hints: I love green, prefer brights, not a fan of pink, etc) I cannot fulfill requests for specific colorways or guarantee an exact match to your hints, but I’ll definitely do the best I can. You know I want to make you guys happy! I’m so excited to send out some special mystery packages so my customers can feel like kiddos on… well, on Halloween! 🎃

These will be offered while supplies last, and fulfilled in the order they are received. The earlier your order, the better I’ll be able to find the perfect match for you. Trick-or-Treat Bags begin shipping Oct. 5th, so be sure to treat yo’self! Find Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bags in the Clubs and Kits section of the website.

July 29, 2021

Mystery Yarn Club – Fall 2021

  • A monarch butterfly.

It’s that time again — time for another installment of our favorite mystery yarn club! The Fall Sock of the Season Club order close on Monday (yup, THIS Monday) so be sure to go read more about these at jillyandkiddles.com and see if it’s for you. Traci of BritStitchery and I always have such fun putting together this themed mystery club kit for you, and it seems everyone loves receiving them as much as we love making them! The only thing is you need to order by Monday to get your hands on one. The kit will ship a few weeks later and then we host a Makers Social for everyone who purchased that season’s club installment. It’s such fun, and I hope you’ll join in!

This season is inspired by the photo you see here of a Monarch Butterfly. Did you know they fly and stop in Rhode Island (where we both live) during their winter migration? This kit will be themed all around these gorgeous butterflies and each item will coordinate and be wrapped up just for you. Did you order yours yet? Orders close Monday…

We have two options: you can do just the kit, and try it out (don’t worry, I know you’ll love it and be back for the next season) OR subscribe and you’ll get an early option to purchase the next season before orders open to everyone else. BTW, the subscription doesn’t mean you’re automatically charged for anything — just that you get an email with an early bird purchase option for the next season. There’s no commitment and you can opt out of getting the next season if you’d like… no worries at all.

The Sock of the Season Club is a collaboration between Jilly & Kiddles Yarn and BritStitchery Design. Read more about the club in the shop or peek at past seasons on IG. These are so much fun that we had to offer subscriptions because no one wanted to forget to order a season!

What could be better than a curated, nature inspired, mystery sock kit? It’s like a special treat just for you. So go ahead, treat yourself.

June 25, 2021

Summer Fun Boxes going FAST!

  • Boxes with yellow tissue paper labeled summer fun box.

Our first ever installment of the Jilly & Kiddles Summer Fun Boxes are almost gone! I've enjoyed every second of planning and curating this box for you and it's such fun to watch everyone receiving them. Thank you for the great reviews! If you forgot to purchase one or haven't heard of it until now, it's not too late to check them out. Each Box is full to the brim (does a box have a brim? …you know what I mean) of summery fingering weight mini skeins and extra-special extra goodies, including a custom tote bag you can put everything in. Want to get in on the summer fun and knit or crochet along with us?

June 17, 2021

Summer Fun Boxes Ship Monday!

Dreaming of a relaxing summer getaway? Need to feel the sun🌞 on your skin and your toes in the sand? We’ve got you! I can already hear those calming ocean waves… can’t you? Let me bring those lazy day vibes to you. (Don’t worry—no seagulls to swoop down and steal your snacks!)

Introducing the Jilly & Kiddles Summer Fun Box!

I can’t wait to share these summery treats with you. This special box will include coordinating minis and some very fun summer/beach-themed goodies with a little bit of sassy flair. Everything in this box is friendly to all fiber arts, so it’s perfect for a knitter, crocheter, weaver — whatever you like to do! You’ll have everything you need to head out and relax somewhere and get your stitch on. These boxes ship on Monday, June 21st. You’re not going to want to miss this one, trust me. Bring the vacation to your own door!

So. Much. Fun.

May 27, 2021

Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday!

Join us for the first Jilly & Kiddles Summer Fun Box Club!

Dreaming of a relaxing summer getaway? Need to feel the sun on your skin and your toes in the sand? We’ve got you! I can already hear those calming ocean waves… can’t you? Let me bring those lazy day vibes right to you. (Don’t worry—no seagulls to swoop down and steal your snacks!)

This special box will include five coordinating mini skeins and some very fun summer/beach-themed goodies with a little bit of sassy flair. Keepin’ it clean, but still having a little fun, you know?

Everything in this box is friendly to all fiber arts, so it’s perfect for a knitter, crocheter, weaver–whatever you like to do! You’ll have everything you need to head out and relax somewhere and get your stitch on. The graphic above hints at the vibe of the box gives you an idea of the sort of colors you might expect.
So. Much. Fun.

Early Bird Pricing ends after Friday May 28th! The price goes up on 5/29, so take advantage of the early bird discount.

The Summer Fun Box includes:
–Five coordinating 15 gram minis of Jilly & Kiddles Fancy Sock base
–Tote Bag – custom themed and made from GOTS certified 100% organic cotton
–FOUR additional Summer Fun themed Extras
a Total value of over $60 in your box!

You can even choose an add-on Upgrade Option for a full skein of yarn in one of the mini colors. See website for details and a closer look.

Everything in this box is friendly to all fiber arts, so it’s perfect for a knitter, crocheter, weaver–whatever you like to do! You’ll have everything you need to head out and relax somewhere and get your stitch on. Don’t forget to snag one before the price goes up tomorrow!

April 22, 2021

Perfect Summer Pick-Me-Up!

  • Pink and peach flowers.

Have you tried the SOS Club yet? The Sock of the Season Club is a collaboration between Jilly & Kiddles Yarn and BritStitchery Design. Traci and I create seasonal mystery sock kits in which all the items are curated around an inspiration photo and theme! Peonies inspire this season’s kit which will ship on May 21st. Your package will feature special goodies, all individually wrapped up just for you to enjoy. It also makes a great gift!

Club installments include:
-100 gram skein of club exclusive Jilly & Kiddles colorway on Fancy Sock base, inspired by Peonies
-Club exclusive, brand NEW sock pattern by Britstitchery
-Two surprise extras (this season features a special collab with a new to me maker from Canada)
-Invitation to join us for an optional virtual Makers Social May 28th
-Everything wrapped up individually just for you and delivered to your door!

Summer 2021 SOS Club ships on 5/21, but orders close THIS Monday, April 26th. Read more about the club in the shop or peek at past seasons on IG. These are so much fun that we had to offer subscriptions because no one wanted to forget to order a season! You can sign up for one kit OR subscribe to have the chance to order first when the next season opens. What could be better than a curated, nature inspired, mystery sock kit? It’s like a special treat just for you. So go ahead, treat yourself.