As the days grow darker, we love to dive into new, colorful knitting projects. This Messenger Shawl by Wonderland Yarns is a shop favorite: the pattern is include with the yarn, and is both simple and fun to knit. And there are so many colors to choose from! The kit also comes with patterns for a hat and gloves, if cozier knitting is calling to you…
Either way, you’ll love these vibrant colors — perfect for chilly fall days!
P.S. Don’t forget: we’ll be closed the month of December, while Lauren welcomes a new baby girl into the world of knitting! Be sure to visit us before then to stock up on all of your holiday needs, and to see the baby bump!
Knitting season is here! It’s time to grab a cup of tea, settle in by a warm fire and start working on those holiday gifts!
One quick project, for yourself or a loved one, is this simple hat by Blue Sky Fibers. The kit comes with 21 different colors in the new Woolstok yarn. This easy project will add a burst of color to your fall wardrobe, or make a lovely gift.
*Please note: we’ll be closed the month of December, while Lauren welcomes a new baby girl into the world of knitting! Be sure to visit us before then to stock up on all of your holiday needs, and to see the baby bump!
The DanDoh Trunk Show has been extended through Monday! The AMGEN Women’s Race is currently traveling around our lake and through our mountains, closing some roads during the next few days. So we’ve decided to extend the trunk show, and to update our store hours. Check the website for the latest information, but be sure to come in by Monday to catch all of these beautiful samples and yarns!
Between May 7th and 15th, The Knitting Nest will be hosting a DanDoh trunk show, featuring many yarns and patterns from this exciting company.
Perfect for hot summer days, these lightweight projects shine in beautiful cotton, silk and linen. Many of the patterns look much more complicated than they really are, so don’t be afraid to explore some new styles of knitting or crochet!
Find more information here, or just stop by and explore! Hope to see you there!
Did you know that Zen Yarn Garden dyes a collection of yarn exclusively for The Knitting Nest? These gorgeous colors are inspired by the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe, and are a dream to work with!
One of our customers recently created this lovely shawl from a Stephen West pattern on Ravelry, called Clockwork. It’s a striped, garter-knit shawl with a unique arched shape. It looks stunning in Zen Serenity Silk (in Tahoe Oak and Tahoe Splatter)!
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:
The Which Way Shawl
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.
If you’re searching for a new project for spring, there couldn’t be a better time to come in and explore! Happy knitting!