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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Zen Yarn Garden: In Exclusive Tahoe Colors!

Did you know that Zen Yarn Garden dyes a collection of yarn exclusively for The Knitting Nest? These gorgeous colors are inspired by the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe, and are a dream to work with!

One of our customers recently created this lovely shawl from a Stephen West pattern on Ravelry, called Clockwork. It’s a striped, garter-knit shawl with a unique arched shape. It looks stunning in Zen Serenity Silk (in Tahoe Oak and Tahoe Splatter)!

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Happy knitting!

Drea Renee Trunk Show!

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As a yarn shop owner, I come across many, many, many blogs, posts, pictures, trends, etc., each and every day… but when I stumbled across Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits I was awed and inspired. Her unique style, not to mention the photography and scenery on her website, are amazing–both artistic and professional. Her knits are absolutely beautiful but also contemporary: fashion-forward, modern and something that I want to both knit and wear.  

It was difficult to chose my first project… but I settled on “Goldfinch” and decided to use Zen Yarn Garden’s “Serenity Silk Single” (a merino/cashmere/silk blend, which are available in special Tahoe colors available exclusively at The Knitting Nest).

As you might imagine, I have many (many) works-in-progress, so I don’t often finish a new one right away. But this is one I couldn’t put down. The instructions were detailed, well-written and left me with no questions. It’s already completed, and I love wearing and showing off my truly one-of-a-kind work of art.

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Here at The Knitting Nest, we’ll be offering a Drea Renee Knits trunk show through October 14th. All of her patterns (and the yarns you use to create them) will be 15% off through that time. So stop by and check out something new!

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Happy knitting!

Knitting the Colors of Lake Tahoe: A Quick Winter Knit & Free Pattern!

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Did you know that Zen Yarn Garden dyed a selection of yarn in Tahoe-based colors exclusively for The Knitting Nest? We absolutely love these colors, and recently knit up this Cherry Garcia cowl using only one skein of the Zen Yarn Garden cashmere. It’s beautiful! Stop by, check out the gorgeous colors, and get the pattern for FREE with purchase of the yarn.

For Tahoe locals and visitors alike, these special yarns are a wonderful way to connect your knitting with the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe.  Enjoy, and happy knitting!

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