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.

Little Girl's Shrug

April 14, 2017


little girls shrug berroco comfort

Our Project Inspiration this week is for a really adorable Little Girl's Shrug by Knitting Pure and Simple.  It's a sweater we've had in the store since we opened, but we reknit it in Berroco Comfort in a cheery berry color, and finished it off with a ceramic button handmade and painted by A Merry Heart, a local company run by a customer!  Knitting Pure and Simple writes a really good pattern for sweaters, making it a great option if you're wanting to try your first sweater.  This shrug is very customizable to have longer sleeves or a longer body to make it more of a sweater.   

We chose Berroco Comfort because it is a really good for little ones.  It's blend of Fine Acrylic and Fine Nylon which makes it very incredibly soft and washable.  It comes in a palette of vibrant colors and also pastels. 

Holiday Print Ornament

December 18, 2016

mini sock cascade heritage prints


There's still time to whip up a cute mini sock that is equally cute as an ornament or a clever gift card holder.  We knit this out of Cascade's Heritage Prints in the holiday colorway.  It will be sure to bring a smile to whoever receives it!


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!
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