Snuggly Bunny

New in the shop: Sirdar’s Snuggly Bunny yarn! This fluffy yarn comes in a range of beautiful pastel colors and is perfect for quick, simple stitches. It’s also great to use for trims! There are many adorable baby patterns available, but we also love it in this cozy cowl. This free pattern knits up quickly in the round and has a wonderfully vintage-inspired look.

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This yarn feels so cuddly and wonderful, you may to make cowls in multiple colors! Or perhaps move on to a faux fur pillow (another free pattern)… The yarn is machine washable, so snuggle away!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are sometimes shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, and due to winter road conditions, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

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Bachi Shawl

The new oversized yarn balls from Noro are perfect for these quick, bulky shawls! Using just two balls, this asymmetrical pattern knits up quickly on size 13 US needles. And we love the vibrant color options. Wrap yourself up in color and warmth with a design that’s fun to knit and fun to wear!

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And don’t forget — until the end of February, ALL of our books are 50% off, so stop by soon!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are sometimes shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, and due to winter road conditions, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

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Zen Yarn Garden & a Quick Cowl!

One of our most popular yarns is the custom-dyed “Tahoe” colorway by Zen Yarn Gardens. This gorgeous yarn is unique to The Knitting Nest, and makes a fabulous gift or keepsake. We love this quick, go-to cowl pattern to show off the vibrant colors (and it knits up so quickly, there’s still time to make at least one for the holidays!). This Fisherman’s Stitch Cowl is FREE with purchase of the yarn!

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The pattern also looks beautiful in this Malabrigo Rios yarn:

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Happy knitting, and happy holidays!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, and due to winter road conditions, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

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Quick Knits for Holiday Gifts

There’s still time to make some beautiful, quick knits for your holiday gifting! Here are some of our favorites (these also make wonderful gifts for the other knitters in your life):

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Kits! We adore this slouchy hat and matching mittens.

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This 1 skein project also makes a gorgeous and unique gift!

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Beautiful colors options!

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The Blue Sky Fibers Lilydale sock would also make a truly special gift.

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We have many other quick projects and other gift ideas for you, so stop by soon!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, and due to winter road conditions, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

More Designs by Knit Collage!

These beautiful creations by Knit Collage are quick to knit and so fun to wear! We have gorgeous¬†colors in simple, fast designs — perfect for these chilly winter days (and fast enough to finish and wear before spring)! Here are just a few ideas:

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One skein of Wanderlust yarn, on size 50 needles!

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Spun Cloud + Twirl yarn

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Happy knitting!

How to Use Left-Over Yarn

So you have left-over yarn, perhaps remnant skeins from two (or twenty) completely different projects? We understand! And we’ve found the perfect solution: knit them into a cowl!

This is “Jenny’s” Cowl, created with¬†our friend and customer Jenny. By alternating rows of knits and purls in the round, she created a woven-like fabric that is as soft as it is beautiful. (Her cowl used Classic Elite’s Chalet and Fibre Company’s Terra.) Come in to receive the pattern with any purchase!

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Here are some other yarn combinations we think would be lovely:

 

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Happy knitting!