Reminder: (End of) Summer KAL!

Don’t forget: through the month of September, we’re hosting a Blue Sky Fibers Knit-a-Long! Buy the yarn for the Lilydale Footsies (available in both solid and striped colors), and get the pattern (and adorable tote bag) for FREE!

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.


Knitting Needle Sets & addi EasyKnit Circular Needles!

Have you invested in an interchangeable needle set? We love the flexibility they provide, as well as the comfort that we’ll always (well, almost always) have the needles we need when it’s time to start a new project.

We have some beautiful sets here at The Knitting Nest. Whether your style is classic or more modern, these lovely needles will be a cherished companion for your projects for years to come.


In other needle news… we also carry the new addi EasyKnit circular needles, which feature one short tip and one long tip. This makes the needles easier to manage and more comfortable. They’re perfect for sleeves, baby hats and other small projects. Come in and try them for yourself!


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!

Shawl Kits by Artyarns!

These gorgeous kits by Artyarns give you everything you need to make a stunningly unique shawl.

First up is the Drama Queen kit, which 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. They come with 3 downloadable patterns (a Chevron Shawl, a Triangle Shawl and a Chain Link Shawl).



Next is the Taj Shawl Kit. It 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).


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!

Introducing… Wonderland Yarns!

There are lots of new things in the shop this spring, and one of our favorite new lines is Wonderland Yarns by Fabjous Fibers! We love the color combinations as well as the simple (and fun) patterns. Many of the kits come with patterns to choose between, such as a shawl or hat and gloves. Here are a couple of our favorites:


Orbit Shawl / Mad Hatter Mini Skein Kit



Messenger Kit / Hat Pattern



So many colors to choose between!




Messenger Kit / Shawl Pattern

Come see for yourself why we’re so excited about this new addition!

Happy knitting!

Color Block Bias Wrap: The Ideal Winter Knit

Looking for a warm and cozy knit for these snowy days? We absolutely loved knitting (and now love wearing) the Color Block Bias Wrap using Chalet yarn. Although this project has a luxurious drape to it, it knits up quickly on size 13 needles. Classic Elite’s Chalet yarn is a blend of Alpaca and Bamboo that uses a unique lofty chainette construction that feels like a cloud… this is fireside knitting at its best!



Come check out this beautiful knit for yourself!

Happy knitting!

Caps for Kids–Knitting for Charity

The holiday season is a wonderful time to share our love of knitting with those who could use a little extra warmth in their lives. Two organizations in particular, Live Violence Free and the Tahoe Resource Center, are currently supporting Caps for Kids, an effort to give warm knit hats to the kids who need them.

Want to use your knitting needles (or croquet hooks) to help? Create a cap using any yarn, in any style, and donate it by December 10th to the South Lake Tahoe Public Library. Any size hat is welcome; there is a special need for hats for older kids.

Need help finding a pattern or selecting a yarn? Stop by and let us help!

Happy knitting!


Wurm Hat in Mirasol/Paqu Pura


Hat in Delicious Yarns


Baker Street Hat

Reminder: The Fiber Arts Survey Closes February 15th

Have you had a chance to fill out the 2016 TNNA Fiber Arts survey? You could win a $100 gift card; in addition, this survey will help the fiber arts community learn how to serve you better. Plus, it’s quick and easy!

Please take the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey today:

Or you can read our original post about the survey here.

Happy knitting!