close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

National Parks

Have you seen the National Parks line from Knitted Wit
I don't know what it is about the clever, thematic names, but they get me every time! This is all Victory Sock, which is a fabulous yarn. It's thick and squishy with vibrant colors.
Want to know more about these yarn colors and their inspiration? The Knitted Wit blog has more to tell you about all of these beauties! Stop in to choose your favorites. You will want to have some of this in your knitting bag as soon as possible.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Eye Candy


Pretty stuff in the new Knitscene
 
A few great articles, too, I especially love the slow fashion movement. 

Come by and take a peek at the mag. We will need to knit for cold weather eventually!

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Modern Gingham

Have you all seen Emily's latest design?
Her Modern Gingham cowl seems like just the right kind of thing to be knitting in this heat! It's designed with Berroco Remix Light, a mix of all kinds of recycled and non-wooly fibers in a DK weight. The yarn has a really nice and interesting hand to it, and it's just right for this cowl.
The mix of fibers also gives the yarn a little bit of a tweed or faded denim look, which I really like, and I think it looks really cool in this low-key colorwork pattern. I love the gold, charcoal, and natural shades that Emily used for her sample...strong contrast and so classy.
If you want to try out some nice beginner colorwork this summer, the Modern Gingham is a great place to begin! Emily's pattern is for sale on Ravelry, and we can always help you purchase it in the shop if you prefer. We have a nice array of colors in the Remix Light, so stop by to choose your favorites!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sparkle Sock Yarn

My youngest daughter was delighted with this new yarn from Anzula Yarn Company.
She wanted to make sure you could see the sparkles!
Are you loving all of the beautiful sock yarns, but sock knitting just isn't your thing? Stay tuned for a few fabulous suggestions!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Eye Candy


We have lots of cute bags in the shop!
Tote bags and notions bags, graphic prints and waxed canvas...everything your heart desires.


Stop in and choose your favorite!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

New Class Alert!

You all know about our awesome teachers, right? They are so talented and clever and they want to make YOU an even better knitter or crocheter. Take a look at the sidebar for the whole list of great classes and flexible options.

Our newest offering from Emily is a drop in class called The Devlin is in the Details! This class will be Friday afternoons from 1-4PM. It works a little bit differently since it's a drop in class: one hour is $12, two hours is $20, and all three hours will be $30. You can come by anytime during the time window and you only pay for the time you are here. 

The focus will be getting unstuck on a project or learning how to finish your projects, but really anyone with any project is welcome. The first class is tomorrow, Friday, July 6. We are excited to try out this new format and see if it works for you all!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Holiday

We will be closed today to spend time with friends and family. We wish you all a few quiet moments of knitting.
Sally's adorable Polkagris Kerchief in the Jilly Petities is a perfect summer project, don't you think? Just two tiny skeins! We have a lovely selection of colors with more on the way! See you all soon.