Hat Challenge 2018: January

January 24, 2018


Anyone up for a challenge? This year I thought it would be fun to knit one extra hat a month. It will be a great way to try new patterns, a new yarn and maybe find your new favorite hat pattern. At the end of the year you’ll have 12 hats for gifting, donating or wearing. I will pick a fun hat every month but feel free to knit whatever hat pattern you’d like.

For January I picked Mullspice by Alicia Plummer. The name sounds so warm and cozy for our dreary weather.  Bumblebirch's DK weight will pop the cable and textural stitches.  As always, we would love to see your finished projects.  Post on Instagram and tag us, @nitroknitters and use #nitroknittersfo

Lykke Needle Sets

January 19, 2018

Lykke Interchangeable needle set

Lykke (Norwegian for happiness) Interchangeable Sets are a weathered grey styling that’s fittingly called Driftwood, although they are made of birch, a hardwood whose durability is on par with maple in terms of density and bending strength.  It allows for tip integrity (no fraying or splintering) while also still yielding ever so slightly in your hands, specifically among the smaller sizes.

The grey shading on the needles varies from tip to tip, giving the illusion of having been carefully rubbed and finished by hand.  The glossy finish allows the yarn to slide smoothly, without much friction or sticking.

There are  two Lykke Driftwood interchangeable kits available. The standard kit shown here retails for $125 and contains 5-inch tips in sizes from US 4 to US 17, along cords, keys and connectors.

We have a good amount in stock now, but they sell quickly, 

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.