Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wrap-up for a Wrap

Our summer knitalong is coming to an end. The wrapup party for our Treasure Lace shawl from Classic Elite will be Sunday, July 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. If you're a knitalong participant, bring your finished project and enter to win a gift basket from Classic Elite as well as other prizes. If you're not in our current knitalong, you can look forward to our fall project, the Vonica sweater from Chicknits. We'll have more details about this knitalong in August.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Sale of the Week

Quilt and Cable Blanket
Click the photo for this lovely free pattern.

Last week we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter for a suggestion for a sale yarn for this week. Bev M. asked for Cascade Ecological Wool and we are happy to oblige. In fact, Eco Wool, as well as Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 SW will be seeing some price increases later this summer due to the rising cost of wool so this is the perfect time to stock up on this workhorse yarn. Ecological Wool (a great assortment of natural colors) and Eco + (wonderful dyed colorways) is such a phenomenal yarn. It's soft, incredibly economical and well suited to everything from accessories to blankets. So stock up for fall now!

Ecological Wool is 15% off through 7/31.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Sale of the Week

Finn-ish Socks by Janice King

While we love hand-painted sock yarns in vivid colorways, sometimes a pattern calls for simplicity in yarn. Enter Heritage from Cascade, a 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon sock yarn. Sturdy, well-priced and available in a wide range of solid colors it creates crisp colorwork and texture that pops. Try it also for lace, baby knits and light-weight accessories and sweaters.

Twisted Flower by Cookie A

Heritage is 15% off through July 24.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Your Own TNNA

Ever wonder what it's like to visit TNNA, the needle arts industry's biggest trade show? Here is a glimpse into the fall looks that were presented last month at the fashion show.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Sale of the Week

We can't help it. Every time Noro introduces a new yarn we fall in love. Their latest creation for summer is Taiyo Sock. A lovely blend of cotton, wool, nylon and silk in a fingering weight it works up into stripey socks and shawls, and summer sweaters and accessories.

Taiyo Sock is 15% off through July 17.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Get to Know Techno

Click for this lovely free pattern.

Modern technology makes Techno a feather-weight genius. Baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk for really fast knitting with literally no splitting. Techno is luxuriously soft and incredibly light. It's also wonderfully versatile as it can be knit in a wide range of gauges.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sale of the Week

Over the last few years Spud & Chloe Sweater has become one of our most popular yarns. A soft, machine-washable blend of wool and organic cotton, its versatile gauge and cheerful colors make it great for projects for adults and children. We just received the three newest colors (Beluga is shown above) and are very happy to see this line continue to grow.

Spud & Chloe Sweater is 15% off through July 10.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Holiday Closure

Just a reminder that we will be closed on the 4th of July. Have a wonderful day!