Small Business Saturday: Free Patterns!

In honor of Small Business Saturday (November 24th), one of our favorite yarn distributors is offering a special gift with purchase: for every $10 in yarn per brand that you spend, you will be entitled to a free pattern, of your choice, from that brand. Patterns will be available on Ravelry with a coupon code after your purchase. We carry the following brands that are participating: Noro, Gedifra, Concept by Katia, Lana Gatto, Juniper Moon and Araucania.

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Come visit us on Small Business Saturday to explore these beautiful yarns and to shop our holiday gifts and sale items!

Happy Thanksgiving, and 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!

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Free Magazine with Purchase!

Now through the end of November, receive a FREE magazine of your choice with any $40 purchase! Select from our back-stock of Debbie Bliss, Vogue Knitting, Noro and Knitscene magazines. These classic patterns never expire (or fail to inspire!), so come in soon for the best selection.

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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!

Debbie Bliss Paloma Cowl

Dreaming of spring but still enjoying thick, cozy knitting projects? This lightweight, super-soft cowl in Debbie Bliss Paloma is the perfect solution! It’s a free pattern on Ravelry (the GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley). Paloma is a gorgeous chainette blend of 60% alpaca and 40% wool, and it knits up fast!

Just mention this post to save 20% off this yarn for the rest of January!

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Happy knitting!

Easy Cowl in Debbie Bliss Paloma

We love free patterns, and recently discovered this one on Ravelry:  the GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley. It knits up beautifully with Debbie Bliss Paloma, a gorgeous chainette blend of 60% alpaca and 40% wool. This yarn creates lightweight, super-soft knits, perfect for spring!

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This is a great project for beginners wanting experience with knitting and purling, or for experienced knitters looking for a mindless knitting project. And it’s stunning in person! If you’d like to make one of your own, just mention this blog post through the end of April to receive 10% off any Debbie Bliss Paloma yarn.

Happy knitting!

One Skein Projects with Tranquility

Just finished: the Forest Glade Cowl in Tranquility by TSC Artyarns! As you may recall, I recently found this free pattern by Natural Suburbia (it’s also available on Ravelry). Here are some pictures of the original project, which really show off the stitch well:

Another wonderful way to use the Tranquility yarn (a yummy blend of merino, cashmere and silk) is with the Age of Brass and Steam pattern, also available for free on Ravelry. Great one skein projects! Here are some of the beautiful colors available:

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Happy knitting!

 

Knitting the Colors of Lake Tahoe: A Quick Winter Knit & Free Pattern!

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Did you know that Zen Yarn Garden dyed a selection of yarn in Tahoe-based colors exclusively for The Knitting Nest? We absolutely love these colors, and recently knit up this Cherry Garcia cowl using only one skein of the Zen Yarn Garden cashmere. It’s beautiful! Stop by, check out the gorgeous colors, and get the pattern for FREE with purchase of the yarn.

For Tahoe locals and visitors alike, these special yarns are a wonderful way to connect your knitting with the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe.  Enjoy, and happy knitting!

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