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New Spring Yarn

March 20, 2017

cascade anchor bay fly swatter hat amy miller
As we longingly look forward to Spring, we start thinking about yarns that will be a little cooler for the warming weather.  Cascade introduced Anchor Bay to its Spring line of yarns.  It's an easy-care blend of Superwash Merino and Cotton.  The wool helps the yarn keep beautiful stitch definition while the cotton lightens it up and makes it incredibly soft and breathable.  We knit Fly Swatter Hat by Amy Miller for our store sample and love how the cables pop and hold their shape!  We also think Sunshine Coast sweater by Heidi Kirrmaier would look so good knit out of it for a nice multi-season garment.

March KAL

March 09, 2017

sycamore star shawl notsorryknitter

We have a super special KAL this month!!  Meaghan Schmaltz, the unapologetic knitter and a resident teacher at Nitro Knitters, designed a shawl with one of our new lines, Candy Skein Yummy Fingering.  Sycamore Star Shawl is a combination of three beautiful colors worked in a mix of stitch patterns - different lace patterns mixed with thick and thin stripes.  The tonality of the yarn and the texture of the stitches work perfectly together to highlight each other but not compete.  With 21 beautifully tonal colorways, the creative possibilities are endless!  We can't wait to what everyone comes up with. Join us Friday from 4-6 and Sunday 3-5 for our KAL.

sycamore star shawl notsorryknitter


Gina Chunky Project Inspiration

February 19, 2017

plymouth gina chunky slip stitch hat


We all love colorful self-striping and self-patterning yarns because they make even the simplest of patterns have a lot of visual interest.  Gina Chunky is just that!  It is 100% wool that creates stripes as it knits up in beautiful color combinations.  It is great for accessories and will also felt nicely since it is not superwash.  Chunky yarn knits up quickly, and since it's still winter around here, there's time to make your own colorful creation.

Our store sample is a Slip Stitch hat with a really fun button detail.


Weekend of Fun!

February 10, 2017

All trunk shows will be from 10am to 4pm

 

knit graffiti lesley anne robinsonThursday March 2: Designer Trunk Show with the talented Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti hosted by Meaghan Schmaltz, the Unapologetic Knitter.  Lesley is known best for her amazing brioche designs.  We will have a large selection of her designs available for you to touch, feel and squish - there's nothing quite like the squishy fabric of brioche.  Meaghan and Rachel will be teaching classes on Lesley's classes in April so that you can create your own masterpiece.

 

grace's casesFriday March 3: The ever-popular Grace's Cases.  If you've been to Grace's Trunk shows before, you know that she and Jamie make the best needle cases and bags ever!  If you've never been to one, get here at 10am for the best selection because her cases fly.

 

candy skein

fat man candy

Saturday March 4: Candy Skeins yarn and Fat Man Candy (notice our candy theme for today!)  Tami from Candy skeins dyes the most beautiful tonal yarns.  She will be bringing Yummy fingering, which we carry, and Luscious Fingering which is a merino/cashmere blend that she designed to be soft and pill less than average cashmere. She's also going to bring some of her worsted weight yarn, Juicy Worsted.

Fat Man Candy is a Portland based candy company that hand makes chocolate bark to die for by hand in small batches!!  They have a handful of delicious flavors to choose from along with some seasonal ones.

We will also be starting our Spring Cleaning Sale.  This is a the time to get some great yarns at 30% off!