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!

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Time to Knit!

Knitting season is here! It’s time to grab a cup of tea, settle in by a warm fire and start working on those holiday gifts!

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One quick project, for yourself or a loved one, is this simple hat by Blue Sky Fibers. The kit comes with 21 different colors in the new Woolstok yarn. This easy project will add a burst of color to your fall wardrobe, or make a lovely gift.

Happy knitting!

*Please note: 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!

 

Dyed by the Stitch

Nothing cheers up a cold, snowy day like warm yarn in bright colors… This pattern (Dyed by the Stitch) is a quick, 1-skein project by Misti Alpaca. This chunky yarn is a dream to knit with, and just as wonderful to wear!

We have lots of wonderful colors, and are offering this yarn at 15% off through the end of March! Just mention this blog post to receive the discount. Happy knitting!

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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!

Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul

Announcing a gorgeous new knitting book by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook! You may recall these designers from their previous books, Journey and Island. This collection features hats, gloves, shawls and sweaters — lots of unique designs with fun stitches!

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We’ve already knit the Tread Hat using Classic Elite’s Chalet yarn. So soft to touch and cozy to wear!

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A perfect companion for winter knitting, Within is also a great gift for the other knitters in your life.

Happy knitting!

We’re Open Sunday!

To celebrate the snowy Tahoe weather (and to help you with your holiday shopping), The Knitting Nest will be OPEN the next 3 Sundays, beginning this weekend! We’ll be open from 11:00-3:00. Come and check out our beautiful yarns, needles, bags, kits and more!

*Due to winter weather and road conditions, we do recommend you call ahead to make sure we’re here. Call us at 775.588.4015.

Happy knitting!

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Rainy Weather = Cozy Knitting!

With cold temps and rainy weather, the best thing to do is grab some yarn and needles and KNIT! So come up to the Nest these next few rainy days and get inspired for a new fall pattern. We’re open extra hours this week: Friday 10:00-3:00 and Saturday 12:00-3:00. 

With cloudy skies rolling in, I decided to start a new warm weather wrap, Range by Andrea Mowry, which knits up quickly on size 8 needles. My color combinations: Tahki’s Vermont (50% Alpaca/50% Merino) and Lana Gato’s Class (80% Merino/20% Angora). A fun knit using short rows, and my new favorite Brioche. Sure to be fun!

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I recently started a new sweater pattern from Drea Renee Knits: Spin Raglan by Andrea Mowry — a quick worsted weight sweater that will be perfect to wear in these fall months. Using Tahki’s Tara Tweed, it’s a super soft tweed yarn to snuggle up with!

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PS. It’s your last chance to check out all of Drea Renee’s Knitwear samples before they travel to their next show!