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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A Perfect Spring Capelet

The Tribeca Capelet is a perfect transition piece to take you from spring, to summer nights, to fall (and it’s a quick knit, too)! With only 4 balls of a lovely Merino-silk blend striated tape yarn, this fashion-forward piece is a delight to both knit and wear.

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Happy knitting! 

P.S. Please remember that our hours are shortened while Lauren is caring for her new baby! We’ll also be closed from May 5th-13th. You can always find our most current schedule on the website, or by calling 775.588.4015.

Knit Club & Learn to Knit are Back!

 

Calling all knitters and those who want to be! It’s time for another session of Learn to Knit and Knitting Club at LTCC!

Classes run April 25th — June 13th on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 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!

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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!

Last Call for Yarn!

This is it! The Knitting Nest will be temporarily closing while Lauren welcomes a baby girl into the world. We expect to be open this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and then closed through the rest of the year. So if you need any new projects, holiday gifts or other supplies, come see us now!

Please check the website or call us at 775.588.4015 to confirm our hours (and to make sure our new baby girl hasn’t decided to come early).

Happy knitting and happy holidays!

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Silk & Suri Scarf by Blue Sky Fibers

Cool weather calls for soft, luxurious knitting… and we love this simple scarf pattern by Blue Sky Fibers. Knit in silk and suri, this easy knit feels wonderful in your hands and is a pleasure to wear. It would also make a lovely gift!

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Happy knitting!

P.S. Don’t forget:  we’ll be closed the month of December, while Lauren welcomes a new baby girl into the world of knitting! Be sure to visit us before then to stock up on all of your holiday needs, and to see the baby bump!