New: Fibres by Ramona

We’re thrilled to announce that The Knitting Nest is now carrying Fibres by Ramona, a local company that produces hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn.┬áBoth kits and single skeins are available, in a variety of beautiful colors. Stop by and explore these new additions!

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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!

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Ponchos!

One of our favorite, easy projects for fall is the ever-popular (and easy to wear) poncho! With so many gorgeous designs and yarns to choose from, it’s simple to create something unique and practical that you can enjoy for years to come. They also make wonderful holiday gifts! Here are a few ideas from Blue Sky Fibers:

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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 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!

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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