close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Closed Monday!

Close Knit friends! I am not even sure what day it is...this week is so weird. But we are open regular hours all weekend, closed Monday for New Year's Day, and then open again regular hours starting Tuesday. See you soon!

Everyone Loves the Sparkles

We have the ever-popular Plymouth DFM Baby Alpaca Glow back in the shop. This yarn is a favorite...perfectly snowy white with just a little frost-kissed sparkle. The DFM stands for Dye For Me, since this yarn is intended to be a base for hand-dyers to create their own lovely colorways. That would be fun, too, but I love it just as it is!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lucky You!

Did you receive a lovely Close Knit gift certificate in your holiday loot this year? (I did!) Pop in to the shop and choose something you'll love to make and use. Nothing like having a new project ready for the new year! 
We are open 10-6 today (Wednesday), but no Open Knit this week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be regular hours this week as well. See you soon!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Holiday Hours

Hey fiber friends! We are closing up a little early today, and we will be closed tomorrow. Come in and see us today for any last minute gifts or supplies. Or just because you want more yarn for yourself!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

IK Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of Interweave Knits is gorgeous. Especially if you love to knit sweaters. Or cables. Or colorwork. Here's a look.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lopi Knit-a-long

Pic borrowed from Ravelry page.
Any Lopi lovers out there??? We are hosting a knit-a-long for this gorgeous Kate Davies sweater, Ásta Sóllilja. The knit-a-long starts January 10 during Open Knit Night, 6-9PM. If you want to use Lopi, come in before Christmas to order your colors. If you aren't a Lopi lover, you can make it out of any Aran weight yarn. Adrienne will be hosting the knit-a-long, and is even willing to help you steek this into a cardigan if that's more your jam. Give us a call with any questions, and come join us for the knit-a-long!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Eye Candy

Take a look at this cozy Wave sock! Worked up in the worsted weight 220 Superwash Wave, you could crank these out as a gift for yourself or someone you like. The pattern is a sort-of-made-up one by Emily. Give us a call or stop in to get the details. Love the way the colors worked up!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Quick Cowl

It's the time of year for warm and quick projects! How about the Paco Cowl? One skein and some US19 circular needles and you (or someone you love) will be warm and toasty. We have a nice range of lovely neutrals for you to choose from!
And here is the comprehensive pattern ;)

Monday, December 11, 2017

Eye Candy

It's a tub full of Knitted Wit Smarties for your Monday morning. Perfect for sock heels and toes or striping anything with lots of different colors. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

It's Time for Blankets!

Hey knitters! It's time to sign up for the 2018 Blanket Class!
In this class, you'll meet up once a month on Monday or Tuesday nights, depending on which sessions you choose. Each month, you'll work on a new square using an interesting stitch pattern that Adrienne will teach you. At the end of it all, she will show you how to put it all together into your new favorite blanket. And just like that, you have a blanket!

We are gearing up to order yarn for the class, which starts in January. This class is really fun, and your blanket will be awesome! If this sounds like fun to you, please give us a call or stop in to sign up and pre-order your yarn. You can use a solid color or mix it up with whatever you like. Sally needs to get the orders in soon, so please call or stop in this week.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wool Wash!

Do your woolies need washing? The Farmer's Daughter Wool Wash is just the ticket! With lanonin to replenish and tea tree oil to protect, you wool items will be so happy. All of the scents are amazing, but I think the bergamont chamomile is my favorite. Pop in for a sniff and choose the ones you like best!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bounce Baby Blanket

We are not big kit people at the shop, but sometimes a really good one comes along. Like this Bounce Baby Blanket kit from Knitted Wit and tincanknits

These blankets kits use Knitted Wit Victory DK, a sproingy and bouncy machine-washable merino. We have a rainbow variegated kit called Happy Birthday. Look at all of those bright and fun colors!
We also have a more muted option for your hipster baby called So Hip it Hurts. Love that olive brown background colors. And all of the accent colors. This would be so cool!
They were difficult to photograph in the bags, and I was afraid I'd lose a wee skein if I started unpacking. So come on by and see the lovely colors for yourself!
P.S. There are several gorgeous examples of this knit up on Ravelry using these kits! Aghh, now I want one, too!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Eye Candy

Look at the stunning fade shawl one of our lovely gals is knitting up with the Spun Right Round Fade Kits. Thanks for sharing, Amanda!