Small Business Saturday: Free Patterns!

In honor of Small Business Saturday (November 24th), one of our favorite yarn distributors is offering a special gift with purchase: for every $10 in yarn per brand that you spend, you will be entitled to a free pattern, of your choice, from that brand. Patterns will be available on Ravelry with a coupon code after your purchase. We carry the following brands that are participating: Noro, Gedifra, Concept by Katia, Lana Gatto, Juniper Moon and Araucania.

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Come visit us on Small Business Saturday to explore these beautiful yarns and to shop our holiday gifts and sale items!

Happy Thanksgiving, 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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Reminder: 10,000 New Knitters Event this Saturday!

 

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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!

 

 

 

10,000 New Knitters

 

1000newknitterslogo_flat

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Trunk Show: Sister Yarn by Knit Collage!

Now through the middle of October, we’re featuring a Sister yarn trunk show by Knit Collage. This chunky yarn is one of our favorites, and it’s so much fun to see it knit up in so many of the always on-trend Knit Collage patterns. Here are some of our favorites (but of course they always look even better in person!):

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Come see these beautiful designs in person!

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!

 

Knit Club & Learn to Knit are Back!

 

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 April 25th — June 13th on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 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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Reminder: Learn to Knit & Knitting Club Start Tomorrow!

 

Come join us at the next session of Learn to Knit and the Knitting Club at Lake Tahoe Community College! Classes run September 27th-November 1st on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 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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