close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Friday, November 17, 2017

Spun Right Round Fade Kits

Have you all jumped on the fade bandwagon? You can fade hats, shawls (so many shawls), sweaters (for kids and grown ups) many possibilities. Basically, you choose a range of yarns that all play nicely together and knit them into something that makes you happy.
This seems to work really nicely with hand-dyed yarns. Lucky you! We have a bunch of gorgeous sets all ready for you from Spun Right Round
We have some neons, some earthtones, some pastels, and some black and whites with a pop. These have been packaged up in sets of six or five, so you can choose what you need based on the size of your projects. 
These will make great gifts (hint, hint) and they are going fast! Stop in and find your favorite fade!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jagger Heather

This Jagger Heather yarn is such a dream all knit up. We have this gorgeous hat sample in the shop...look at all that beautiful variation. It's a weighty Aran weight, but I can't figure out which yarn it is on Ravelry! Regardless, it's amazing. Look at these colors! (Especially that red...oh my.)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Eye Candy

Silk and wool? Yes, please. The DK Zephyr is something to love.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cestari is Here

I'm so excited to see this rustic barny wool in the shop!
I've been oggling the Cestari Traditional Collection 2 Ply online for some time now, and I am beyond excited that I now have easy access to it. Look at all that marled goodness.
This yarn is 100% Targhee/Columbia wool, and it's crunchy and rustic and made in the USA. Cestari claims that it will hold up to a cold machine wash, as the yarn does not felt easily, but I don't think I'd chance it. Avoid dry cleaning to retain the lovely natural lanolin. Your knitted garment will soften up as you wear it and with each cold hand washing.

We have a pretty little swatch to show off how nicely this Aran weight wool knits up.
Sally is working on some nice cozy Hyak socks with the Cestari. They are going to be perfect for staying cozy by the fire at home.
Photo from Rav pattern page.
I've been holding on to this Sounds of Life Cardigan pattern for awhile now, looking for good alternative yarns in our shop. But now I can just knit it with the intended Cestari.
Photo from Rav pattern page.
If you like rustic and marled, this yarn is calling your name. Pop in and take a look!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Eye Candy

We are already planning...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Herriot Fine

Look at this gorgeous yarn.
Herriot Fine is a light fingering weight alpaca with a touch on nylon for strength. This pretty stuff from Juniper Moon Farms has such a lovely halo and sheen at the same time. And the colors.
The yellow acid green is stunning, and I love that deep purple in the lower photo. The soft camel and baby blue are pretty fabulous, too. We received a nice collection of patterns for Herriot Fine, including the Otono Shawl, the Mossery Wrap, and the Clematis Cardigan.
We also have the Everyday Cardigan and the Tangled Lace Scarf.
This yarn knits up into a lofty, light weight fabric, perfect for light layers and cozy wraps. And it's just so beautiful! Stop in and let us know what you think.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Eye Candy

You know how much I love a good marled yarn! Tahki Vermont is just the thing for all of your cozy sock monkey dreams. (Check out these awesome fingerless mitts.) It's a 50/50 alpaca/Merino blend, and the natural shades are all beautiful. This one won't last long, friends!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cotton Merino

Sometimes you really need to see the swatch, you know? The Katia Concept Cotton Merino looks really pretty in the ball and on the shelves, but the swatch is really the thing here. I love how the brushed wooliness creates such a nice halo around the lighter core. The knitted fabric ends up looking hand-dyed and visually interesting. 
We have a nice range of shades, from dark and stormy to light and springy. This yarn would be great for hats and scarves and cowls. I want to stripe that pale pink and spring green and creamy white into a cozy stockinette stitch cowl. Maybe this one. Or this one. Or something with fisherman's rib or brioche...this would do nicely with some plump ribbing. Any inspiration from you in blog land?

Monday, October 23, 2017

Eye Candy

Do you all know about our 2018 Blanket Class? It's a year-long extravaganza of blanket making that culminates in your own amazing finished treasure! Take a look at the class schedule and logistics and all the details of how to sign up. We will have Monday AND Tuesday night sessions to fit your busy lives. Come knit a blanket with Adrienne!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Spun Right Round

Look at all of this gorgeous yarn from Spun Right Round! More details to come, but for now, please enjoy this beauty!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Eye Candy

Have you sniffed the Wool Wash from Farmer's Daughter? Each bottle contains lanolin to help refresh your knits, and the scents are all fabulous. The Bergamont Chamomile is my favorite.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oh, Sweet Gerorgia!

Look at this gorgeous yarn from British Columbia! Sweet Georgia Yarns has been around for quite awhile. I remember ordering from her Etsy shop at least ten years ago! The business has grown, and we are so excited to welcome these beauties to Close Knit. We have a shelf full of Tough Love Sock right now, including a range of multis and semi-solids.

This yarn is perfect for long-wearing socks, but it would also make lovely shawls, hats, baby sweaters, even adult sweaters if that's your thing. At 425 yards per lovely skein, you are getting a generous amount of gorgeous. This yarn won't last long, so pop in and find your favorites!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Arranmore Light

Hello, beautiful Arranmore Light from The Fibre Company. These hanks contain 328 yards of merino, cashmere, silk in a perfectly crisp DK weight yarn. Just the thing for a tweedy sweater, a drapey shawl, or cozy scarf. The Bibbe pullover looks fabulous! In fact, the whole Pop Collection from Kelbourne Woolens looks really cool. They do a great job of taking a classic yarn and making in modern with some really great designs.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Eye Candy

Luminosa! Shimmery jewel tones and baby alpaca. The name makes me think wizards and wands, how about you?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Naturalia (Also With Alpaca!)

Do you like big yarn? Especially when it smells at bit like a barn? Then this Naturalia is your stuff. It has a rustic odor, I can't lie. The shelves are fully stocked with the solid, marled, and alpaca blend versions of this awesome stuff. 
I would knit a 1966 Blanket if I were you...

Monday, October 2, 2017

Eye Candy

In my other life, I'm a preschool teacher, and the kids often come up with the coolest color combos. I know grellow was all the rage for a while, but maybe grorange is the new thing? All the kids are doing it!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Alpaca Silver

Take a look at the sparkle! Sally is knitting up the new Alpaca Silver from Katia using two shades of gray. We do love our neutrals at Close Knit. She's working on a simple garter striped cowl, and it's going to be so lovely!
If you like shades outside of the neutral range, we have those, too. Pop in and choose your favorite!

Thursday, September 28, 2017


It's always fun to open the boxes from Binkwaffle! Project bags galore!
Right now we have some really cute Dumpling Bags, both large and small, and some wristlets for smaller projects or notions. Alpacas and campers and kitties, oh my!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


There's nothing quite like a little cashmere, and Eden is a lovely choice. It's 77 yards of 30% cashmere and 70% merino for only $11.25 a ball. It is soft and lightweight and really just the perfect thing for a hat or scarf. 
Emily used it to design her Wintery Mix Hat. The stitch pattern is fun, and the two-color pom pom tops it off nicely! Which color combo catches your eye? Blue and grey? White and yellow? Black and white? So many choices!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Eye Candy

Look at the pretty Cascade 220 Superwash Wave. It knits up in a cool handspun-ombre sort of way. Take a look at the Cascade site to see swatches of each pretty shade!