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!

 

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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!

Sale! Sale! Sale!

img_0203Come on in and check out the amazing deals! Many of our summer yarns are currently 30% off, and we’ve also added more great yarns to the 50% off bin. There are even a few kits left at 75% off, and pattern books starting at just $1 each.

We’ll be stocking up on new yarns soon, so come check out the sale and help us make some room!

Happy knitting!

*And don’t forget, new sessions of Learn to Knit and Knitting Club are starting January 11th at LTCC! More information can be found here.

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Cozy Up to Woolstok!

One of our favorite yarn companies, Blue Sky Fibers, recently introduced a gorgeous new yarn: Woolstok. This worsted weight yarn has excellent stitch definition, is easy to work with, and comes in an array of rich, beautiful colors!

There are so many exciting patterns to choose from…

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And the colors are beautiful!

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The Hat on a String kit is flying off the shelves — come in soon and grab  yours!

Happy knitting!