close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sunny Friday

It's a beautiful sunny day in Portland.  I hope have all had a chance to take advantage of the lovely weather.  Don't forget that Close Knit is participating in Little Boxes today, along with dozens of other local Portland shops.  We will be open until 8 PM tonight, so please come by to see us!

We have received lots of new stuff this week.  Here's the rundown.  From Malabrigo: Rasta, Worsted, and Rios.


The Worsted is the same good stuff you all know and love, but the Rios is new to Close Knit.  It's a plied worsted weight, and it is machine washable!  Come see it...I think you'll love it.

I used one skein of Rasta (and about two hours of my life) to make the lovely little shawlette, Ovate.  She has a larger version using two skeins, as well, and the pattern is available on Ravelry.

We have also loaded up on Cascade Magnum, as you can see above, and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, DK, and Baby Cashmerino.

We also received a few new books from Debbie Bliss: Simply Glen, Time for Tweed, and The Charleston Collection.  I'm loving this Two-Tone Sweater from Simply Glen.

They released new Glen colors, as well.  Check out that dark bottle green.

We have a few new colors of Twinkle Soft Chunky, including the gorgeous cranberry that many of you nabbed up the first time around.

We loved Cascade Eco Cloud so much that we order the dyed version, too, Cloud.  Love that squishy chained texture and those deep colors.

Misti Alpaca Chunky Handpaints are back, too, with some of the best variegated colorways for you.

Last but not least, a whole slew of beautiful bags from Lantern Moon...perfect gift ideas.  Drop a few hints at home, and we'll make sure they get you a good one.

Have a great weekend!

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