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29 May 2018

Sweaters -- simple and stylish

Sweaters simple and elegant

Sweaters - simple and stylish

We had a great time in our Sweater Quantity Stash Series Class. It was interesting to see the yarns and hear the story of each. Many of the stash piles were originally destined to be a particular sweater, but the knitter changed her mind. Have you ever done that? I sure have. It happens a lot because what we like to knit isn't always the same as what we like to wear. When we knit, we like to learn new and interesting techniques, work fun stitch patterns, or use playful yarns. The sweaters we like to wear, on the other hand, are often simple and unfussy - plain stockinette or ribbing. Not the most exciting fabrics to knit, but they're elegant, easy to wear, and they work day in and day out.

Knitting accessories, though, that's the time to play and go wild. Whip them up and wear them when you need a dose of color or something otherwise thrilling. Fabulous shawls, bold cowls, and lace wraps! They're so much less more

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Ice Cream Party Scarf

June First Friday - Ice Cream Party Scarf

This project is so much fun! Happy colors, clusters of sprinkles and easy knitting. It's everything you want to welcome the warmer weather. It's a perfect summer accessory.

Come see the swatch and get started on your own party with us First Friday, June 2nd from 5 to 8 pm. Can't make it to the shop? Order your kit online here

More fun projects


Maras Copycat Cardigan KAL

I'm doing my best to reverse engineer this gorgeous cardigan from Peruvian Connection. My version uses Amy Herzog's Curlew as a base, with a few changes. Bring yours and knit along most Saturdays at 1:30. If you're a little late to the party, no worries.

We're expecting a fresh shipment of Medina from Berroco any day, and I'm typing up my note so you won't miss a thing. Click here for more info and to see the colors - they're all coming - I promise!

Honey Honey Honey

This gorgeous shawl by Lisa Hannes has been on Jenny's list for quite a while - waiting for the perfect gradient set to come along. We got tired of waiting and asked Angela for Willow Tree Yarns to create the perfect set just for us. And she did not disappoint! Join us Sunday to kick off this beautiful project. The knitalong will meet 6 consecutive Sundays at 1:30. Kits should be in this week - you'll want to grab one when you can because when they're gone, they're gone!

Honey Honey Honey L 01.1 s medium2
Honey Honey Honey L 04.1 s medium2
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Stash Series - Sweater Quantity

Stash Series - Entropy Throw

The second our Stash Series, What to do with what you've got, this class is about leftovers. In this class we'll look at single skeins and partial skeins in in different gauges, textures, and colors. You'll find a way to bring this disparate collection of treasures together into a fabulous throw that's fun to create, compelling to knit, and fabulous to display in your home More info and to register

Drift away

Drift Away -- Boo Knits Lace Shawl

The easiest pattern in Boo Knits' In Love Collection is Drift Away, and that's where you'll start your Boo Knits journey. In this class you'll learn the tabbed cast on, as well as a simple hack you can use instead. You'll also learn the 2-row 6-stitch increase and the lace pattern. More info and to register

Featured projects

395 Davit-1

Davit, this cute criss-cross back top, is probably my favorite piece from the collection - clean, modern, and wearable, it's the kind of garment that's comfortable in a casual day setting, or a little more dressy for evening. Terrific in white, wouldn't it also be spectacular in black - or maybe red!

395 Breakwater-3

If you're more of a tee-shirt type, you'll love Breakwater, a fresh take on tees. With a clever side to side construction and a flattering vertical lace inset, Breakwater is a perfect summer go-to top.

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Bra Salon Trip

Mark your calendars for our next trip to the best bra salon I have ever experienced - a la mode Intimates. You deserve a great bra. A good bra will make your handknit sweaters and accessories look better, of course, but more importantly, a great bra will make you feel better. A quality bra that fits properly takes the pressure off your shoulders, neck and back, and improves your posture. A good bra will make you look 10 years younger and 10 pounds thinner. Your clothes will fit better and hang better too. Especially your sweaters. If you look great in your sweaters, that's a win for both of us, which is why you're invited to join us on a fabulous excursion to an honest to goodness bra store for a presentation on bras, how they should fit, and what they can do for you. Click here for more info and to register

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