Thursday, September 29, 2011

Judy's Magic Cast On

Our Inside-Out Neckwarmer begins with Judy's Magic Cast On. This is a great technique for seamless knitting like grows from the center our like toe-up socks or, in this case, the center of a neckwarmer.

Here is one of the many videos on Youtube that demonstrates this technique.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Inside-Out Neckwarmer

Hannah created a nifty little neckwarmer pattern for you all. The Inside-Out Neckwarmer is knit, as the name suggests, from the inside of the oval and works its way out. Knit entirely in the round with only a single skein of Odori, the construction highlights the yarn's striping. It will give your wardrobe a cheerful shock of color on a cool, gray day. And Odori with its blend of wool, mohair and angora is lovely to snuggle against your neck.

We are offering the Inside-Out Neckwarmer as a free pattern. Pick up a copy the next time you visit.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Sale of the Week

Haiku is the newest yarn from Anzula Luxury Fibers, a California-based indie dyer. A fingering-weight blend of Superwash Merino, bamboo and nylon, it has strength and loads of shine. It's put up in big skeins of 450 yards so it will make great shawls, scarves and light-weight sweaters as well as sturdy socks. The color palette is bright and cheerful, lightly variegated semi-solids.

Haiku is 15% through October 2.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Are You Ready to Knitalong?

Our newest knitalong begins this Saturday, September 24, at 5 pm. We considered choosing from a new designer but we all loved Vonica, by Chicknits, so much that we decided it had to be our fall project. Bonne Marie Burns, the designer behind Chicknits, also created Cassidy, our spring knitalong pattern.

Vonica is an extremely flattering, open-front cardigan with a simple lace pattern and interesting construction. Knit in a light worsted or DK yarn, it's a great lightweight sweater that will get a lot of wear in our Pacific Northwest weather. We have knit our shop sample in Rowan Felted Tweed. It's soft and fluffy but still shows off the lace pattern nicely.

To participate in our knitalong simply come by the shop and pick up the Vonica pattern and select your yarn. Then join us for our kickoff celebration on Saturday for prizes and pattern support. Continue at our on-going pattern support sessions (dates and times are on our Classes page). Be sure to come to the final wrap up party on January 7 to be included in our grand prize drawing.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Sale of the Week

Colourspun is a lovely wool and mohair blended yarn, from Rowan, which is sublime to knit. Each shade is produced by blending two printed and two solid colors together and then twisted with a printed binder. The result is the creation of 10 beautiful shaded colors in which the tones subtly blend from one to the other.

Colourspun is 15% off through September 25.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Sale of the Week

Sleek, stylish, urban, modern.

Namaste creates affordable bags and accessories with the knitter in mind. You'll never find Velcro in one of their bags to snag your yarn and there's always room for a project on the go.

With great accessories to keep you organized and amazing colors, what's not to love?

All Namaste products are 15% off through September 18.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Closure

Just a reminder that we will be closed on September 5 for Labor Day.