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September KAL

September 01, 2017

Rose City Rollers September KAL

It's time for a new KAL!  With the weather forecasted for this weekend in the high 90's we thought we would pick a cool, small project that will travel with you if your holiday weekend includes travel.  Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner (aka orangeknits) are the third most popular sock pattern on Ravelry, and for good reason.  It is a well-written pattern, and the sock has just enough cuff to stay in place.  This is a great project whether you've knit many socks and you're looking for a new pattern, or wanting to venture into sock knitting - you learn all the technical aspects of socks without having to knit all that leg!  

Since they are stockinette, they're the perfect background for a colorful skein of sock yarn like NanoStitch Lab or Three Irish Girls, or self-patterning like Cascade's Heritage Prints.


New Years Knitting Resolutions

January 11, 2017

It's hard to believe it's 2017 already!  For us, 2016 was an amazing year.  There were some big, exciting changes at Nitro Knitters.  We're thankful for all of the wonderful customers that support Nitro.  We have a lot of fun inspiring you by having new store samples and yarns that feed our knitting addiction!  We're planning some fun things in 2017, so stay tuned! 

January is often called selfish knitting month - holiday knitting is over and we get a chance to knit things just for the fun of it.  Maybe there's a new skill you want to learn or a yarn you've been dying to try.  We have some amazing teachers that teach on a weekly basis at the store.  If you're looking for help on a project of your choice, check out our A-Z classes.  We have project based classes to expand and push your skills.  Want help with socks?  Meaghan teaches socks every Tuesday.

My January knitting will be all about finishing some projects that have been on the needles too long!  I view it as a personal responsibility to try out all the new yarns that come in to the store!  How else can I recommend them to you?  But that also means a lot of projects turn into UFOs.  

All of us at Nitro Knitters wish you a happy, healthy 2017 full of knitting!!

https://nitroknitters.com/products/12-01-knitting-a-z-for-socks-tuesdays-10-12pm    nanostitch lab scientific sock