Gorgeous Shawl Kits by Artyarns

We love these gorgeous kits by Artyarns. They give you everything you need to make a stunningly unique shawl!

The Drama Queen kit 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. It comes with 3 downloadable patterns (a Chevron Shawl, a Triangle Shawl and a Chain Link Shawl).

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The Taj Shawl Kit 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!

Happy knitting!

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Beautiful Yarn by Malabrigo

Have you had a chance to work with the gorgeous colors and fibers of Malabrigo? This family-owned company, located in Uruguay, features hand-dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful, rich color variations. Here are just a few of our favorites:

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Fun fact: the name “malabrigo” roughly translates to “bad shelter.” This is from the Malabrigo website:

How did you get the name ‘malabrigo’?

  • “Mal abrigo” roughly translates to “bad shelter”, which is by all accounts a curious name for a yarn company.The name partially comes from the small village of Mal Abrigo in Uruguay. It was named as such because it is extremely windy and back when people rode horses and too often had to take shelter for the night, it was renowned for being a terrible place to stop.There are several towns of that name in South America (in other countries) but that was the one we had in mind.

    We were also inspired by novelists like Garcia Marquez, Juan Carlos Onetti, and William Faulkner, who set their novels in the magical but imaginary towns (Macondo, Santa Maria, and the towns in Yoknapatawpha County, respectively!). In our minds, malabrigo is an imaginary and chilly place where the weather drives everyone inside to knit, or to cozy up to the fire, where wool sweaters, hats, and scarves are always useful!

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Stop by to see these stunning colors in person!

Happy knitting!

A Perfect Spring Capelet

The Tribeca Capelet is a perfect transition piece to take you from spring, to summer nights, to fall (and it’s a quick knit, too)! With only 4 balls of a lovely Merino-silk blend striated tape yarn, this fashion-forward piece is a delight to both knit and wear.

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Happy knitting! 

P.S. Please remember that our hours are shortened while Lauren is caring for her new baby! We’ll also be closed from May 5th-13th. You can always find our most current schedule on the website, or by calling 775.588.4015.

Silk & Suri Scarf by Blue Sky Fibers

Cool weather calls for soft, luxurious knitting… and we love this simple scarf pattern by Blue Sky Fibers. Knit in silk and suri, this easy knit feels wonderful in your hands and is a pleasure to wear. It would also make a lovely gift!

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Happy knitting!

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!

Wonderland Yarn: Messenger Kit

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!

Happy knitting!

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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!