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!

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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!

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Wurm Hat in Mirasol/Paqu Pura

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Hat in Delicious Yarns

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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:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fiberarts16.

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

Happy knitting!

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The Fiber Arts Community Needs Your Feedback!

Calling all fiber artists! The fiber arts community needs your feedback. Plus, when you participate in this TNNA survey you could win a $100 gift card!

Please take ten minutes to complete the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fiberarts16, part of a major study of U.S. knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, cross-stitchers, weavers, and spinners. The survey closes February 15th.

By taking this survey you will…
– Help fiber arts organizations and businesses serve you better
– Tell retailers and brands what you want
– Explore your fiber arts life
– Get the chance to win one of five $100 fiber arts store gift cards

TNNA is an association of hundreds of independent and family-owned fiber arts brands and retailers. This survey is anonymous – you will not receive marketing spam.

Please take the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey today:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fiberarts16

Knitting Club starts today!

Come join a fun group of ladies while we knit and chat.. Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 at LTCC.  Lauren Zebo, owner of The Knitting Nest, can offer help and advice.  And you’ll definitely be inspired by the projects the ladies in the group are working on.  6 week session runs today thru February 16th.  Sign up at LTCC Connect while there are still spots available.

Quick Knits to gift or wear!

Just like Knit Collage‘s blog says – “Quick Knits to Wow!”.  Beautiful hand spun yarns in all different colors and textures, knits up impressive accessories in a few hours.

 I started this cowl yesterday before heading to my knitting class/club at our local college – LTCC/Connect – and finished it first thing this morning.  Less than 2 hours!!  Love me some quick knitting 🙂  My friend, and fellow knitter Jenny said to me last night – “I’ve been knitting non stop on gifts for the holidays, but I want to make something for myself”.  Well here you go!

Cocoon Pixie Cowl

Look at all the colors The Knitting Nest has in Pixie Dust!!


Many more pattern options too…


Free patterns to go with your yarn purchase!

Happy quick knitting! 🙂

Snowy winter days are coming….

Or maybe they are here!

 Beautiful view from just outside The Knitting Nest this week, inspires me to grab my chunkiest yarn, large needles and bust out some quick and warm winter accessories!  One of my favorite companies – Knit Collage – has got the chunky, funky, yet elegant knits down.  I’m starting with something small for those cold mornings…

Knit Collage - Ribby Turban Headband in Castaway

Knit Collage – Ribby Turban Headband in Castaway

And – planning on adding these to my winter projects:

Keep Me Cozy Fringe Scarf Marled Cocoon Scarf Marled CowlWrapped Cocoon Scarf

Come up and grab some Knit Collage yarn – patterns are complimentary 🙂  Mention this post – receive a 20% discount! – thru the end of the month.

Always best to check our website The Knitting Nest or call 775/588.4015, for our up-to-date store hours.

Happy Winter Knitting!