Cashmere on Sale!

“A skein of our Afghan cashmere is not just a lovely thing to cuddle, or the yarn for the nicest cowl you’ll ever own. It is a thread of connection to a community of women in Afghanistan.”

On of our favorite companies, From the Mountain, is currently offering its gorgeous cashmere yarns for sale at 30% off! Sport, DK, worsted and chunky weights are all available, in beautiful, natural colors! Contact Lauren via email at knittingnest@yahoo.com for information on pricing, availability and to place an order.

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.

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!

 

This Week: DanDoh Trunk Show!

Between May 7th and 15th, The Knitting Nest will be hosting a DanDoh trunk show, featuring many yarns and patterns from this exciting company.

 

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Perfect for hot summer days, these lightweight projects shine in beautiful cotton, silk and linen. Many of the patterns look much more complicated than they really are, so don’t be afraid to explore some new styles of knitting or crochet!

Find more information here, or just stop by and explore! Hope to see you there!

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Valentine’s Day Special: Gradient ArtYarns Kits!

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These beautiful gradient yarn kits by ArtYarns would make a perfect gift for someone you love (or for yourself!) this Valentine’s Day. Each kit features 4 skeins of Merino Cloud (135 yards each; 80% fine merino and 20% cashmere). The colors are soft and lovely, and each kit comes with a FREE pattern! Just mention this blog post now through the end of February.

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Not only are ArtYarns’ products a true knitting luxury (such beautiful, elegant yarns and patterns!), but the company is also something truly special. Not every company goes out of their way to help yarn shops select the best products for their unique customers but, in this case, the owner of ArtYarns herself (Iris Schreier) spent extra time with us to help us determine what yarns and patterns were best suited for our location and customers. The result is yarns and projects we know you’ll love!

Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy knitting!

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Luxurious Knitting by Blue Sky Fibers

If you’re looking for gorgeous yarns and simple, modern designs, you can’t go wrong with Blue Sky Fibers (formerly Blue Sky Alpaca). All of their fibers are pure heaven to knit (or crochet) with. Here are a few of our recent favorites:

Bianca Wrap, in Alpaca Suri Merino. There are endless color combinations possible for this simple knit, and the finished product is just as delightful to wear as it is to create (one of our knitters has barely taken it off since she finished it!).

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Etched Rio Wrap in Metalico. A delicate yarn with a subtle sheen. This project features a simple stockinette stitch, with a lace pattern over just the last few stitches–easy and elegant.

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Sasha Wrap, in Techno. Easy and fast, this classic design couldn’t be simpler.

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Silk and Suri Scarf, in (you guessed it) alpaca silk and brushed suri! Another project so soft you won’t want to put it down…

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And don’t forget some of the other Blue Sky yarns and projects we’ve featured recently, including Woolstok and the Chunky Cotton Cowl.

Happy knitting!

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!