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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Atenti Bags & Other Holiday Gifts!

If you’re looking for gifts for the knitters and crocheters in your life, we have wonderful options, including many that are under $30. From project bags, to needle cases, to interchangeable needle sets, knit wear wash and books (not to mention yarn, because we all need more of that!), we have something for everyone. And if you aren’t sure just what they’d like, we’d be happy to email you a Gift Certificate.

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We’re also featuring one of our favorite items, Atenti Bags, at 15% off through the month of December (with mention of this blog post). These unique creations make wonderful gifts, for knitters and non-knitters alike.

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Please note, we will be closed from December 17th-25th, so come visit us soon!

Happy holidays and happy knitting!

We’re Open Sunday!

To celebrate the snowy Tahoe weather (and to help you with your holiday shopping), The Knitting Nest will be OPEN the next 3 Sundays, beginning this weekend! We’ll be open from 11:00-3:00. Come and check out our beautiful yarns, needles, bags, kits and more!

*Due to winter weather and road conditions, we do recommend you call ahead to make sure we’re here. Call us at 775.588.4015.

Happy knitting!

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Rainy Weather = Cozy Knitting!

With cold temps and rainy weather, the best thing to do is grab some yarn and needles and KNIT! So come up to the Nest these next few rainy days and get inspired for a new fall pattern. We’re open extra hours this week: Friday 10:00-3:00 and Saturday 12:00-3:00. 

With cloudy skies rolling in, I decided to start a new warm weather wrap, Range by Andrea Mowry, which knits up quickly on size 8 needles. My color combinations: Tahki’s Vermont (50% Alpaca/50% Merino) and Lana Gato’s Class (80% Merino/20% Angora). A fun knit using short rows, and my new favorite Brioche. Sure to be fun!

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I recently started a new sweater pattern from Drea Renee Knits: Spin Raglan by Andrea Mowry — a quick worsted weight sweater that will be perfect to wear in these fall months. Using Tahki’s Tara Tweed, it’s a super soft tweed yarn to snuggle up with!

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PS. It’s your last chance to check out all of Drea Renee’s Knitwear samples before they travel to their next show!

Drea Renee Trunk Show!

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As a yarn shop owner, I come across many, many, many blogs, posts, pictures, trends, etc., each and every day… but when I stumbled across Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits I was awed and inspired. Her unique style, not to mention the photography and scenery on her website, are amazing–both artistic and professional. Her knits are absolutely beautiful but also contemporary: fashion-forward, modern and something that I want to both knit and wear.  

It was difficult to chose my first project… but I settled on “Goldfinch” and decided to use Zen Yarn Garden’s “Serenity Silk Single” (a merino/cashmere/silk blend, which are available in special Tahoe colors available exclusively at The Knitting Nest).

As you might imagine, I have many (many) works-in-progress, so I don’t often finish a new one right away. But this is one I couldn’t put down. The instructions were detailed, well-written and left me with no questions. It’s already completed, and I love wearing and showing off my truly one-of-a-kind work of art.

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Here at The Knitting Nest, we’ll be offering a Drea Renee Knits trunk show through October 14th. All of her patterns (and the yarns you use to create them) will be 15% off through that time. So stop by and check out something new!

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Happy knitting!

New Sale Items!

IMG_0084The sale corner at The Knitting Nest is now offering more yarn and kits than ever! Here are a few of the latest additions:

At 75% off, we have two different kits from Classic Elite Yarns, featuring Gisele and Kumara yarns. Perhaps it’s time to get started on some holiday presents?

At 50% off, we have many luxury yarns by Blue Sky Alpacas, Swans Island and ArtYarns, as well as other yarns by Louisa Harding, Debbie Bliss, Sublime, Rowan and Be Sweet.  (And many of these are available in multiple skeins, not just in one-off, orphan skeins!)

Also available are pattern books, $1 patterns and other kits. And don’t forget we also offer a growing $1-$2/skein “remnants” basket, available to all customers with any purchase.

The Knitting Nest is fully stocked with all kinds of wonderful yarns and projects! Come explore the sale items and help us make some room!