Zen Yarn Garden & a Quick Cowl!

One of our most popular yarns is the custom-dyed “Tahoe” colorway by Zen Yarn Gardens. This gorgeous yarn is unique to The Knitting Nest, and makes a fabulous gift or keepsake. We love this quick, go-to cowl pattern to show off the vibrant colors (and it knits up so quickly, there’s still time to make at least one for the holidays!). This Fisherman’s Stitch Cowl is FREE with purchase of the yarn!

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The pattern also looks beautiful in this Malabrigo Rios yarn:

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Happy knitting, and happy holidays!

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

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Quick Knits for Holiday Gifts

There’s still time to make some beautiful, quick knits for your holiday gifting! Here are some of our favorites (these also make wonderful gifts for the other knitters in your life):

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Kits! We adore this slouchy hat and matching mittens.

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This 1 skein project also makes a gorgeous and unique gift!

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Beautiful colors options!

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The Blue Sky Fibers Lilydale sock would also make a truly special gift.

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We have many other quick projects and other gift ideas for you, so stop by soon!

Happy knitting!

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

Halloween Hat!

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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Last Reminder: (End of) Summer KAL!

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Fall may be here, but there’s still time for a quick end of summer knit-a-long! Buy the yarn for these adorable Lilydale Footsies (available in both solid and striped colors), and get the pattern (and adorable tote bag) for FREE!

Hurry in by the end of the week for this special offer!

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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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(End of) Summer KAL!

Summer is quickly ending, but there’s still time for a quick knit-a-long! Through the month of September, come grab the yarn and FREE pattern, and join us in making these beautiful Lilydale Footsies from Blue Sky Fibers.

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We have beautiful colors to choose from, in both solid and striped. Purchases also include this adorable free bag!

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Hurry in, offer ends September 30th!

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!

*The First Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl is coming! From September 19th-22nd, 11 yarn shops throughout the Lake Tahoe and Reno areas will be featuring special yarns, free patterns, prizes, trunk shows and more! This is a wonderful way to tour the scenic Sierra Nevada mountains while stocking up for your fall knitting.

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New in the Shop: Gedifra Yarn

The Knitting Nest is proud to announce that we now carry Gedifra Yarns and patterns! This unique company was founded in Tuscany in 1922. Here are a few of our favorite new yarns, and a beautiful scarf design:

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Stop in soon to see more of these gorgeous designs, and other new items! 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!

Coming this fall: the First Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl! From September 19th-22nd, 11 yarn shops throughout the Lake Tahoe and Reno areas will be featuring special yarns, free patterns, prizes, trunk shows and more! This is a wonderful way to tour the scenic Sierra Nevada mountains while stocking up for your fall knitting. More details coming soon!

Knit Collage Mini Skein Sampler Kits!

Here’s an easy way to try FIVE of Knit Collage’s beautiful yarns at once, without having to buy the entire skein: mini skein sampler kits! Free patterns for a knit cowl, a crochet cowl and a hat are available (other patterns are available as well). These kits are also ideal for weavers!

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Here’s what’s included:

Yarn A: Spun Cloud ~ 100% wool ~ 17 yards

Yarn B: Wildflower ~ 100% cotton ~ 17 yards

Yarn C: Daisy Chain ~ a mix of wool/mohair and sparkly fibers – content varies based on color ~ 17 yards

Yarn D: Cast Away ~ 100% wool – content varies based on color ~ 17 yards

Yarn E: Gypsy Garden or Rolling Stone ~ a mix of wool/mohair and sparkly fibers – content varies based on color ~ 17 yards

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Happy knitting!

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

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