Septmeber KAL

September 02, 2016

Hard to believe it is September already!  Fall is around the corner and the weather will be cooling down so we can wear our beautiful knitting items!  

Our KAL for September is Close to You by Justyn Lorkowska.  This stylish shawl is knitted from one end with gradual increases to form a triangular shawl and it's customizable in size. The zigzag border with eyelets gives a nice touch and makes the knitting interesting.  This pattern works up beautifully in a highly variegated hand dyed yarn.  Our store sample is knit out of Scientific Sock from NanoStitch Lab.  It would also look beautiful in yarn from our trunk show with Savvy Skeins.

Savannah Bee

August 12, 2016

Savannah Bee Lotions

What's worse than knitting with rough, dry hands?  Savannah Bee Body Lotion combines the moisturizing and softening properties of beeswax and honey in a luxurious while the Hand Cream seals in moisture and creates a protective barrier with bee propolis and royal jelly.  A small dab will leave your hands soft and smooth in their non-greasy formula so you can treat your skin and keep right on knitting!
We have a couple different fragrances for you to enjoy!

Malabrigo Caracol

August 11, 2016

Malabrigo has done it again with its introduction of Caracol, a truly unique yarn! It starts with a bulky thick-and-thin single ply made of delightfully soft superwash merino wool, which is then criss-crossed with a binder thread that contains the "poof" of single ply and adds a fabulous texture.  The yarn is dyed in Malabrigo’s signature kettle-dyed colorways to make a spectular yarn, reminiscent of a hand spun. Caracol knits up into a cozy, fluffy fabric with a ton of texture and visual interest, letting simple stitch patterns really sing! 

We knit Marian by Jane Richmond for the store sample.  The drape and texture of this popular cowl is absolutely beautiful and will quickly become a go-to choice for quick holiday gifts!
                           Malabrigo Caracol Aniverario Nitro Knitters     Malabrigo Caracol Archangel

Project Inspiration: Sallah Cowl

March 28, 2015

Sallah Cowl by Bristol Ivy is a project fit for hand painted sock yarn.  This cowl is knit with two sizes of needles -  the right side is knit with a size 5 and the wrong side is knit with a size 10.   The resulting fabric is very textural and squishy.  Knit on a bias with an applied i-cord, Sallah is fun to knit and easy to wear, adding color and texture interest to any outfit.  There are so many yarns that would knit up beautifully in this pattern.  To name just a few would be Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye, Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock, Araucania Huasco.