close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Monday, January 21, 2019

Eye Candy

How about a little Retrosaria eye candy this morning? More to come on this yarn soon!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Plump DK

We have a sweet fresh batch of Plump DK from Mrs. Moon on the shelves. The colors are so calm and soothing, and the single-ply texture is soft as can be. This pretty yarn is 20% baby alpaca and 80% superfine sustainable merino wool.
Look at the plumpness of that deep purpley-red.
We are using this lovely yarn for some of our crochet class samples, including this perfect Granny Shawl.
If this looks like your jam, stay tuned for the new crochet class schedule and sign up for class. I'll let you know when the next round is open. You too could be enjoying a Plump Granny Shawl in no time!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Artifact Totes and Bags

Wowza! These totes from Artifact are so sturdy and well-made. They are the perfect size for a day bag with room for books, water bottle, lunch, tablet or computer, and of course knitting...all the things you might need for a day of getting stuff done. The insides are so well finished, too. Not a raw seam in sight.
Artifact is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and all of their products are made in the USA from domestically-sourced materials whenever possible, and they even use some vintage hardware. They offer a lifetime guarantee against defects in workmanship and materials. We have the totes in several colors and these cool pouches made from painted awning cloth. They are super sturdy and water resistant.
This company is doing so really cool stuff and all of their products look well-made with classic design and timeless style. We are so happy to have their products in our shop!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Eye Candy

We have a fresh and fabulous batch of Wool Wash from Farmer's Daughter Fibers. This stuff gets your woolies clean without having to rinse and wring them out, avoiding the fear of ruining your precious handmades. And the scents are heavenly.
At last check we had them all in stock, but they go fast. Bergamont Chamomile is my favorite, but the Pepper Pine is pretty tempting, too.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Go Sports!

Some of us are sports people, and some of us are not. But if you have sports people with cold heads in your life, we have these cute kits for you!
We've packaged them up in a variety of color combinations of Cascade 220 Superwash, so they will be just the thing for pretty much anyone who might like a cozy hat. The design is fun and not-too-flashy for folks who might want a good basic, but still interesting to knit with the textured stitches and stripes. Stop in and see if we have your team kit ready to go!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Every time I see these little buckets of FlexiFlips out of the corner of my eye, I think they are plants. But they are cool needles from Addi! 
These cool tools allow you to knit in the round without having to muss around with double-pointed needles. Instead of using four or five DPNs to knit a small circumference, you can use just three of the FlexiFlips. 
Check out tutorials and videos on the website if you don't believe me. It's a lot like knitting on DPNs but with only two needle changes. And you don't have all the extra needle cable hanging out like you do with two circulars or magic loop. 

It's a great way to try socks if you've been resisting because of the DPNs. We have them in metal and bamboo, so you can choose your favorite and get knitting!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Eye Candy

I just wanted you to all see this gorgeous colorway of The Fibre Co Arranmore Light. I feel like I never knit with black yarn, but I love wearing black sweaters. Hmmmm.