Shawl Kits by Artyarns!

These gorgeous kits by Artyarns give you everything you need to make a stunningly unique shawl.

First up is the Drama Queen kit, which 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. They come with 3 downloadable patterns (a Chevron Shawl, a Triangle Shawl and a Chain Link Shawl).

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Next is the Taj Shawl Kit. It 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!

Wonderland Yarns… Part 2!

If you saw our last post about Wonderland Yarns, you know we’re very excited to be featuring this new-to-us company! In fact, we had so many exciting patterns and photos to share with you, we couldn’t fit them all in one post. So here are a few more patterns and colors we love:

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The Which Way Shawl

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We also recently discovered another great pattern on Ravelry for these yarns: the Flashdance Shawl! It’s very beginner-friendly and would look great with any of these kits.

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If you’re searching for a new project for spring, there couldn’t be a better time to come in and explore! Happy knitting!

DanDoh Trunk Show: May 7th-15th!

Mark your calendar: we have an exciting trunk show coming to The Knitting Nest between May 7th and 15th!

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Here’s the story: Each year, we attend a yarn show in January, to discover all the latest designs and fibers. As you might imagine, we are surround by absolutely gorgeous knit and crochet items–in the company booths, on displays and on the shop owners and designers who are attending the show. This year, one woman’s knit cover-up was so gorgeous we stopped her to compliment it. And we’re so glad we did, because we discovered that it was her own design, and that she is the owner of DanDoh, a truly unique and modern yarn company!

DanDoh projects are perfect summer knitting, featuring yarns in cotton, linen and silk. We think you’ll love all of the patterns, and we’ll be featuring many knit and crochet samples (as well as a large array of color choices) during the trunk show.

Hope to see you there!

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Introducing… Wonderland Yarns!

There are lots of new things in the shop this spring, and one of our favorite new lines is Wonderland Yarns by Fabjous Fibers! We love the color combinations as well as the simple (and fun) patterns. Many of the kits come with patterns to choose between, such as a shawl or hat and gloves. Here are a couple of our favorites:

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Orbit Shawl / Mad Hatter Mini Skein Kit

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Messenger Kit / Hat Pattern

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So many colors to choose between!

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Messenger Kit / Shawl Pattern

Come see for yourself why we’re so excited about this new addition!

Happy knitting!

Interweaves Escapes Knitting Retreat

500x500_ie_store_image_02-17This May, Interweaves Escapes is hosting a 4 day knitting retreat in our own beautiful Lake Tahoe! This will be a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive knitting event, featuring two workshops with designer Chris Bylsma, accommodations at Sunnyside Resort, gourmet meals… and an excursion to The Knitting Nest!

The retreat will take place May 5-8th; more information can be found here. But don’t delay: registration closes April 1st and there are only a few spots left! 

Hope to see you there and happy knitting!

Knit-A-Long With Knit Collage!

Join Knit Collage on their latest knit-a-long! Choose either the Sanctuary Pillow or the Dash Shawl (or both!). To really kick things off, we’re offering all Knit Collage yarns at 20% off now through Wednesday, March 22nd (just mention this blog post to receive the discount). Stop by and check out all of the beautiful colors! You can also find more information about the knit-a-long — including prizes you can win and ways you can share photos of your knitting — on the Knit Collage website. Happy knitting and come knit-a-long with us!

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