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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Out With the Old and In With the New!

The weather is perfectly summery here in Portland, but we are already thinking ahead to autumn at Close Knit. Sally has been meeting with yarn reps and ordering so much great stuff, we can’t even begin to list all of it.

We received a shipment of the gorgeous Malabrigo Sock. Just look at these colors:

Malabrigo Sock is ideal for shawls and socks, and it has found a new life with the recent sock-yarn-for-sweaters trend. Many Ravelers have used it for the Featherweight Cardigan, Tempest, Cecilia and the Whisper Cardigan. Just two or three skeins and you have a sweater!

Audrey, a silk/merino blend from Schaefer Yarns, arrived this month as well.
Knitty’s First Fall 2010 features this yarn for Mythos, a lightweight wrap cardigan. We are also expecting a shoulder scarf pattern from Schaefer written specifically for one skein of Audrey. The semi-solid colors that Sally chose are beautiful, and silk gives this yarn a beautiful luster in the sunlight.

The books and magazines are rolling in, too. I paged through the newest issue of Knitscene recently and noticed that we carry the recommended yarn for more than half of the projects.

The Blume Hat and Glove set knit with Blue Sky Alpacas Royal would make such a nice gift.
Gifted from Mags Kandis is also full of projects for giving.
I love this cute little short row baby hat knit with Louisa Harding Grace Silk and Wool.
The much-anticipated New England Knits from Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa La Barre just arrived as well. These two designers are putting out some of the most popular patterns right now, and their new book does not disappoint. They even have a blog for the book!

With all of this great stuff filling up the shop, we need to free some space. So, mark your calendars and join us next weekend for our big summer sale. There will be discounts throughout the shop, as well as a table of deeply discounted yarns. The sale is Saturday, July 24th from 10-5, and the sale table will continue through Sunday. Come on by to snag some great deals and help us make room for our new and exciting fall fibers!

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