Valentine's Day Project

February 08, 2018

sweetheart hat  isobar-hat


Every year we go on a hunt for a Valentine's Day hat that has a nod to the holiday but isn't so obvious that it can't be worn other days of the year!  This year we have two ideas.  The first is Sweetheart Hat by Deepika.  Knit out of worsted weight yarn, utilizes cables to form very soft hearts.  And then we topped it with a fabulous red Pom Pom.  We have an assortment of pom pom colors to suit any taste. 

The second one is Isobar by Plucky Knitter.  It is a garter stitch hat that is not Valentine's, but by using red yarn it becomes more festivecan be made valentine by using red yarn.  We knit ours out of Baby Llama chunky


Giftmas #3

December 22, 2017

 malabrigo caracol  malabrigo rasta bulky mobius

It's three days till Christmas which means it's time to break out the Super Bulky yarns!  Our perennial favorites are Malabrigo Caracol and Rasta.  They are both extremely soft and knit up quickly and we have a beautiful selection of colors for those last-minute quick knit gifts.  We chose Marian by Jane Richmond for the Caracol and Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg for Rasta.

Giftmas Week #2 - His & Hers

December 15, 2017

giftmas #2 his and hers hats

For week number 2 we have chosen his & hers hats, both of which knit up quickly for last-minute gifts!  The hat on the left is Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli.  Written to use worsted weight, it has the perfect amount of simplicity for the men in our lives.  It would also look great for a female.  The hat on the right is Fidra by Gudrun Johnston.  It is written for bulky and accessorizes beautifully.  We put a felted flower pin from Tres Chic, but a pom pom on top looks equally as well.  We have an assortment of colors in faux fur pom poms to finish it off.

Giftmas Week 1

December 08, 2017


It's that time of year!  Including today, there are three Fridays until Christmas, so that means we are starting Giftmas - our three-week series of knits that can be done before Christmas!  Our first selection is a pair of mittens by tincanknits called Maize.  It knits up quickly in worsted weight and is sized for toddlers through adults to fit everyone on your list.  It uses a mix of ribbing and reverse stockinette.  We chose Cascade 220 Wave that has a gradual color shading to make it interesting to knit and adds visual interest to the finished mitten.