Rowan Cotton Cashmere

New at The Knitting Nest: Rowan Cotton Cashmere! This lightweight yarn is made up of 85% cotton and 15% cashmere. It’s soft, strong, creates a beautiful drapey fabric and feels wonderful in the hands. It’s also a perfect yarn to transition into the cooler months of the year.

Here are some of the gorgeous colors we have in stock:

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There are lots of fun patterns to use with this yarn. Come in and explore!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

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10,000 New Knitters

 

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On Saturday, November 10th, 2018, skacel (maker of some of our favorite knitting needles), is partnering with local yarn shops around the country to create 10,000 new knitters! We love sharing knowledge about this amazing craft, and so are excited to participate.

How does it work? Special new knitting kits, created by skacel, will be districted to yarn shops and, through those shops, to customers who are willing to teach a friend to knit. These kits include a ball of Special Edition HiKOO Sueno Worsted yarn, a pair of addi knitting needles (size 8) and a pattern for beginner-friendly fingerless mitts. Best of all, these kits are FREE!

If you have a friend who would like to learn how to knit, this is a perfect time to induct them into the world of knitting. Or, if you don’t yet know how to knit, register to learn at our shop on November 10th, and receive the kit for free! Please let us know as soon as possible if you’d like a kit (either to teach a friend or to learn yourself on November 10th), as limited supplies are available.

Let’s join together to promote our favorite hobby and celebrate the creation of new fellow-knitters! Come join the celebration on November 10th and, until then, happy knitting!

 

 

 

Free Magazine with Purchase!

Now through the end of November, receive a FREE magazine of your choice with any $40 purchase! Select from our back-stock of Debbie Bliss, Vogue Knitting, Noro and Knitscene magazines. These classic patterns never expire (or fail to inspire!), so come in soon for the best selection.

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Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

Knitted Knockers

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one wonderful way to help this important cause is by creating and donating Knitted Knockers. These soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors are far preferable to traditional prosthetics. As the Knitted Knockers website explains:

“Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.”

More information and patterns can be found on the Knitted Knockers website. Here at The Knitting Nest, we’re proud to lend our support by offering 50% off all pink yarns purchased through the end of October with the intention of making a donation to Knitted Knockers.

Thank you for your support, and happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

 

 

Halloween Hat

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Looking for a quick knit that’s perfect for Halloween? Try this adorable black spider hat! It’s a fast knit in beautiful Lena yarn by Tahki Stacy Charles, and will help you create a unique (and warm) look for an evening of trick-or-treating.

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Happy Halloween, and happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

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Knitting Needle Sets & addi EasyKnit Circular Needles!

Have you invested in an interchangeable needle set? We love the flexibility they provide, as well as the comfort that we’ll always (well, almost always) have the needles we need when it’s time to start a new project.

We have some beautiful sets here at The Knitting Nest. Whether your style is classic or more modern, these lovely needles will be a cherished companion for your projects for years to come.

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In other needle news… we also carry the new addi EasyKnit circular needles, which feature one short tip and one long tip. This makes the needles easier to manage and more comfortable. They’re perfect for sleeves, baby hats and other small projects. Come in and try them for yourself!

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Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

Rowan Magazines & Books on Sale!

In celebration of Rowan’s 40 year anniversary, we’re currently offering allĀ of our back-issues of Rowan magazines, and some pattern books, at 40% off! This special pricing will apply through the end of the year, while supplies last, so hurry in to see what’s available!

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We’re also introducing an additional Rowan yarn to our inventory: a gorgeous cotton cashmere. It’s a perfect time to explore some new knitting patterns.

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Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!