Beautiful Yarn by Malabrigo

Have you had a chance to work with the gorgeous colors and fibers of Malabrigo? This family-owned company, located in Uruguay, features hand-dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful, rich color variations. Here are just a few of our favorites:

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Fun fact: the name “malabrigo” roughly translates to “bad shelter.” This is from the Malabrigo website:

How did you get the name ‘malabrigo’?

  • “Mal abrigo” roughly translates to “bad shelter”, which is by all accounts a curious name for a yarn company.The name partially comes from the small village of Mal Abrigo in Uruguay. It was named as such because it is extremely windy and back when people rode horses and too often had to take shelter for the night, it was renowned for being a terrible place to stop.There are several towns of that name in South America (in other countries) but that was the one we had in mind.

    We were also inspired by novelists like Garcia Marquez, Juan Carlos Onetti, and William Faulkner, who set their novels in the magical but imaginary towns (Macondo, Santa Maria, and the towns in Yoknapatawpha County, respectively!). In our minds, malabrigo is an imaginary and chilly place where the weather drives everyone inside to knit, or to cozy up to the fire, where wool sweaters, hats, and scarves are always useful!

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Stop by to see these stunning colors in person!

Happy knitting!

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Springtime Knitting

Spring is here, and we’re ready to celebrate with new projects that are perfect for warmer weather. Here are just a few of the colors and designs we’re loving right now:

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Stop by and see what’s new!

Happy knitting!

Learn to Knit & Knitting Club Start Tomorrow!

It’s time for another session of Learn to Knit and Knitting Club, starting tomorrow at LTCC!

Classes run February 28th – April 4th on Wednesday nights from 5:00-7:00 at the college, and are taught by Lauren Zebo, the owner of The Knitting Nest.

Whether you’re a beginner ready to dive into the exciting world of knitting, looking to expand your skills or just want to meet other knitters and have a lot of fun, this is the place to be! As usual, all enrolled members receive a special discount at The Knitting Nest throughout the session. For more information and to sign-up, visit the LTCC Connect website.

Happy knitting!

Learn to Knit & Knitting Club are Back!

Image 8-0It’s once again time for a new session of Learn to Knit and Knitting Club at Lake Tahoe Community College! Starting January 11th, these classes will run on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 at the college.

Whether you’re a beginner ready to dive into the exciting world of knitting, looking to expand your skills or just want to meet other knitters and have a lot of fun, this is the place to be! As usual, all enrolled members receive a special discount at The Knitting Nest throughout the session. For more information and to sign-up, visit the LTCC Connect website.

Happy knitting!

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! 🙂

Infinity Cowls & Scarves… Love!

I enjoy knitting, but more importantly – wearing – Infinity Cowls/Scarves.  Usually a 300 yard project, knit on any size needle, with any yarn.  Then drape, wrap, and love!

Natural Suburbia's Forest Glade Cowl

Natural Suburbia’s Forest Glade Cowl

Stumbled across this one today – free download on Ravelry… with quite a few yarn options!

I’m knitting mine in TSC Artyarns “Tranquility” – Merino, Cashmere, Silk.  Quite lovely!!

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Special discount on this yarn 20% off – thru the holidays.. (think: great gift!!) Be sure to mention the post.

Happy luxurious Knitting!