close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tiny Notions!

Look at all the wee things in this basket! Stitch markers, pins, scissors, enamel pins, and hand salve for you. This cute llama(?) wishes to see you soon.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Eye Candy

The neon yellow Malabrigo Rasta is an eye catcher! It's not quite panic time for last-minute gift knits, but this is here for you when the time comes.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Pom Pom Winter 2019

The new Pom Pom Quarterly is gorgeous, as usual. Let's have a peek at Winter 2019, which feels like a sunset on the beach a little bit.

This last one here with the colorblocking and the stripes is my favorite, and it's crocheted, of course...which I don't know how to do. Sigh. They are all lovely though. Pom Pom does it again!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sweet Felix

Look at this sweet snow bunny sweater! Melissa used the light and lofty Cascade Aereo to make this perfectly wintery Felix Cardigan. The raglan details really make this sweater something special.
I made the pullover version earlier this year using orange Lopi. It is light and warm and so cozy, and I'm definitely planning a cardigan version. This is another fabulous pattern from Amy Christoffers, who can really do no wrong when it comes to sweater design in my opinion. Her designs are classic and modern, and always well-written. 

This would make a great first sweater project, and it works up quick like a snow bunny in Aran weight yarn. Thanks for sharing this with us, Melissa!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Eye Candy

I know this basket might not look like much to a non-knitter, but those of us who know can recognize all kinds of awesome in here.
We have interchangeable needle sets from Lykke, ChiaoGoo, Knitter's Pride, as well as addi Flexi Flips, which will essentially eliminate the need for double-pointed needles. These high-quality tools will make knitting even more fun and make great gifts! If you are hoping to receive some of this awesome for the holidays, send your people in and we will make sure they bring home the best stuff for you.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Hats for Months

So it looks like winter is here...threats of snow, frosty mornings, cold ears. Time for more hats, I think, either for yourself or the people around you.
I want to knit all of these hats now. I keep giving my hats away whenever people compliment them, so I think it's justified that I cast on a few more over these chilly months.
These are all from Kelbourne Woolens Year of Hats experience. The patterns are free, and we have the substantial Aran weight Germantown yarn for you to choose from.

If today seems like a day that you'd like to get out of the house and maybe support a few small businesses around town, we certainly appreciate seeing you! Plus, I bet your head is cold, so you obviously need more hats.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Closed Thursday

Fiber Friends! We will be closing up at 6PM on Wednesday (no Open Knit Night) and closed Thursday this week, so come in and get all of your knitting supplies on Wednesday if you can. Back to our regular hours on Friday, opening at 10AM for all of the yarn shopping. We hope you are all enjoying these windy days!
Pic borrowed from Rav pattern page.
If you are looking for a cool project, maybe this Flaked Hat from Amy Miller in Blue Sky Fibers Eco Cashmere. Who could possibly refuse?