close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Monday, January 16, 2017

Eye Candy

Free blanket pattern! This is a mash up of my 1966 Blanket and the Noromania blanket, worked up in Noro Kureyon Air. You'll need just six skeins and a US17 needle to make this awesome blanket.

Here's the free pattern. Enjoy, and stay warm!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Open Thursday!

Hey y'all! Sally will be opening the shop at 11 today, and she will stay open as long as it seems wise. If you are thinking of coming in after 4 or so, give a call to make sure we are still open. We will be making a decision about tonight's Beginning and Beyond class later on today, so stay tuned if you are signed up for that.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We Are Open!

Intrepid knitters and crocheters! We are open in the snow! The sidewalks have since been shoveled, and we are ready to set you up with new project for this snowy day. Open Knit Night is cancelled this week, and we might be closing up a little early today. Give us a call if you are planning to make the trek later this afternoon after 4 or so. Stay safe and warm!

Bumblebirch Forage

You all know we love the Bumblebirch Heartwood sock yarn, but the worsted weight Forage is amazing, too! I used the Dandelion colorway for my beloved Advanced Beanie. (It wasn't too advanced, I promise.) I added a few repeats to make it fit, since the pattern calls for a heavier yarn.
Forage is ideal for baby sweaters, too. Just one or two skeins would do the trick, depending on the size of the baby. It works up so nicely in textured stitches and cables...very squishy and satisfying. This yarn is soft and cozy and so beautiful!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Eye Candy

Pic borrowed from Ravelry pattern page.
I ran across this awesome bulky hat on Ravelry, and I knew you all would love it. The Reverse Snowball Fight would be amazing in Rasta, Magnum, Macro...any super bulky. I'm casting on today. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pink Hats!

If you are participating in the Pussyhat Project, we have pink yarn for you! There are pussyhat patterns to knit, crochet, and even sew. There are free patterns written up for several gauges, so pop in and we can set you up with the right yarn for you. The march is coming up in a few short weeks, so let's get knitting. Go pink!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

More Jawoll!

My toes are cold. I finished those awesome Arne and Carlos socks and gave them away to my lucky mother. Now I want some socks for me! Fortunately, the Lang Yarns Jawoll is restocked.
I'll need two skeins for a pair for myself, and I'm leaning toward the marled/tweed look. But maybe with bright, contrasting toes and heels and ribbing. Decisions, decisions.
Each skein comes with a little spool of reinforcing tread for the heels and toes. I have never worked with this sock yarn before, but it looks pretty sturdy. Do you all have any experience with how it knits and wears? I'll let you know what I think.