Learn to Knit & Knit Club Coming Soon!

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Calling all knitters and those who want to be! It’s time for another session of Learn to Knit and Knitting Club at LTCC!

Classes run September 12th-October 24th, and also October 31st-December 12th, on Wednesday nights from 5:15-7:15 at the college, and are taught by Lauren Zebo, the owner of The Knitting Nest.

Whether you’re a beginner ready to dive into the exciting world of knitting, looking to expand your skills or just want to meet other knitters and have a lot of fun, this is the place to be! As usual, all enrolled members receive a special discount at The Knitting Nest throughout the session. For more information and to sign-up, visit the LTCC Connect website.

Happy knitting!

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Cashmere on Sale!

“A skein of our Afghan cashmere is not just a lovely thing to cuddle, or the yarn for the nicest cowl you’ll ever own. It is a thread of connection to a community of women in Afghanistan.”

On of our favorite companies, From the Mountain, is currently offering its gorgeous cashmere yarns for sale at 30% off! Sport, DK, worsted and chunky weights are all available, in beautiful, natural colors! Contact Lauren via email at knittingnest@yahoo.com for information on pricing, availability and to place an order.

Happy knitting!

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Gorgeous Shawl Kits by Artyarns

We love these gorgeous kits by Artyarns. They give you everything you need to make a stunningly unique shawl!

The Drama Queen kit features some of Artyarns’ most luxurious hand-dyed yarns: 1 skein of Merino Cloud and 1 skein of Silk Mohair Glitter for a touch of sparkle. It comes with 3 downloadable patterns (a Chevron Shawl, a Triangle Shawl and a Chain Link Shawl).

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The Taj Shawl Kit includes 2 skeins of Ensemble Light, a Silk/Cashmere blend in hand-dyed coordinating colors, as well as 3 downloadable patterns (a Triangle Shawl, a Rectangle Shawl and a Tunic).

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Artyarns’ patterns are very well-written, with expert guidance and lots of photos to help you along the way. So don’t be shy–this is a perfect time to step-up your knitting and create something unforgettable!

Happy knitting!

Beautiful Yarn by Malabrigo

Have you had a chance to work with the gorgeous colors and fibers of Malabrigo? This family-owned company, located in Uruguay, features hand-dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful, rich color variations. Here are just a few of our favorites:

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Fun fact: the name “malabrigo” roughly translates to “bad shelter.” This is from the Malabrigo website:

How did you get the name ‘malabrigo’?

  • “Mal abrigo” roughly translates to “bad shelter”, which is by all accounts a curious name for a yarn company.The name partially comes from the small village of Mal Abrigo in Uruguay. It was named as such because it is extremely windy and back when people rode horses and too often had to take shelter for the night, it was renowned for being a terrible place to stop.There are several towns of that name in South America (in other countries) but that was the one we had in mind.

    We were also inspired by novelists like Garcia Marquez, Juan Carlos Onetti, and William Faulkner, who set their novels in the magical but imaginary towns (Macondo, Santa Maria, and the towns in Yoknapatawpha County, respectively!). In our minds, malabrigo is an imaginary and chilly place where the weather drives everyone inside to knit, or to cozy up to the fire, where wool sweaters, hats, and scarves are always useful!

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Stop by to see these stunning colors in person!

Happy knitting!