July 17, 2017
Every year knitters and crocheters pick up their hooks, needles and yarn to make purple baby hats to help raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome. The campaign starts in early summer and the little baby hats are then picked up the end of September to be sorted and handed out to new parents in November and December. Summer is the perfect time to knit baby hats!! They are small, quick projects that travel well! Visit the Click for Babies
website for finished size specifications.
This year I tried a couple new patterns to keep things interesting.
by Martina Behm is a fun and interesting pattern. It has a very clever construction that is simple yet unique. This one is knit out of Cascade 220 Aran Splatter
And the ever popular Berry Baby Hat
by Michele Sabatier is one of the most adorable hats for babies!! If you've been wanting to try some colorwork, this is a great introduction to get your toes wet, and you will have a great hat at the end!
Ewe So Sporty
has a purple and blue that make a really nice "boyish" purple hat. I used colors Indigo and Sky Blue in the pattern Basic Baby Hat.
We have scheduled a community knitting time on Wednesdays from 3-5:30 where you can join other knitters who are knitting to donate. It's a fun way to spend the afternoon and get to know some fellow knitters.
We've stocked up on purple yarn in many different shades, and when you're finished knitting, simply drop the hats off at Nitro Knitters and we will make sure they get into the right hands!
Have a good summer and happy knitting :)
July 14, 2017
We loved the look of this Boomerang Broomstick Lace Shawl and chose to make it in a mini bundle from Three Irish Girls for a really pretty gradient effect (pictures next week, I promise.) The broomstick row is done using a US 19 needle to create the open elongated stitches. If you've never worked the broomstick stitch, it's fun to watch as it take shape.
May 26, 2017
is a fun and beautiful blend of different textures, tones and sheen. As the name suggests, it is a mix of different yarns that are fused together - not knotted together. It knits up with so much depth and visual interest. It's a blend of cotton and rayon, making it a great option for summer accessories
For our store sample we knit a simple but classic lacy infinity scarf that is light and airy for summer. It would also look pretty in Poppy Poncho
May 19, 2017
At the start of the season, we expanded our offering from NanoStitch Lab to include their Kinetic DK base. It is a lovely 100% Merino Superwash with a bouncy twist, so it gives stitches good definition and feels good to knit with. We've chosen a palette of colorful, fun speckles that are light and perky.
Angela and Heather of NanoStitch Lab are from near Seattle, so they're Pacific Northwest Locals! We are excited to announce that they will be at our store Friday, September 15th for a trunk show.
Anne is teaching a hat class in June, Touch of Noir, with a beautiful cable design that pops with the twist of the yarn.