Trunk Show: Extended Through Monday!

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!

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This Week: DanDoh Trunk Show!

Between May 7th and 15th, The Knitting Nest will be hosting a DanDoh trunk show, featuring many yarns and patterns from this exciting company.

 

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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!

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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!