Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Knitted Cowls

With holiday knitting in the works, cowls are a great last minute gift to knit up and they're really popular! Here are a few of my favorite cowl patterns and the inspiration for them:

The Look: Gap seed stitch cowl

Knit It: Como Cowl using just 2 balls Debbie Bliss Como yarn in lilac. This is a great seamless pattern for quick Christmas gifts. This is a free Yarn Garden pattern with the purchase of the yarn and can be done in an evening on US 17 needles!

This cowl is knit using 1 ball of Rowan Drift in color Plantation and the Como Cowl Yarn Garden pattern.

The Look: Anthropologie Infinity scarf

Knit It: Creek Cowl using Moorland by Classic Elite in color blue jay.

The Look: Burberry Cabled Cowl

Knit It: Burberry Inspired Cowl pattern by Julianne Smith. We used 3 balls of Latte by Ella Rae in color russet brown. This is a simple cabled cowl knit flat and seamed together using the kitchner stitch.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Hours

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd 10am-7pm Knit Night Canceled
Wednesday, Nov. 24th 10am-5pm
Thursday, Nov 25th CLOSED

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hand Painted Knitting Yarns Show

This Saturday from 10am-5pm we're excited to have an exclusive Hand Painted Knitting Yarns show!
Hand Painted Knitting Yarns or HPKY is an American based business in Missouri run by Bjorn Coordt, an established artist and master weaver.
We will have many of their different yarns, including more colors of our favorite Scarf-in-a-scarf kit. Come in and look at their gorgeous opera and seasonal inspired colors and see what all the fuss is about!

Scarf-in-a-Scarf Kit

Great timing for Christmas gifts!

-Annie, Yarn Garden Sales

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Winter Warmth Transitions Project

We just sent off our first collection of donated hand knits and crochets for the 2010 Winter Warmth Transitions Project.
Our challenge is to create handmade items to provide warmth for the homeless and our goal is to collect 100 items for men and 60 for women to distribute at local shelters. This winter is going to be a cold one so every bit helps.
Today we sent out 127 hats, 14 scarves and 2 pairs of mittens! All donated by wonderful charity knitters and crocheters. Thank you!

Continue to drop your items off at Yarn Garden until our deadline, December 11th, 2010.
You can find patterns and yarn suggestions for the Winter Warmth Project here.

So many hats!

Scarves and scarves...

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Friday, November 12, 2010

Debbie Stoller

Well, somehow we fit over 50 knitters into one room for a super fun lace workshop with Debbie Stoller, followed by a book signing to promote her new book Sitch 'N Bitch Superstar Knitting.
Thanks to everyone that made it and a big thanks to Debbie!
Sorry about the blurry pics...

Emily and Debbie

Debbie and Michelle

Debbie's lace workshop

So many knitters!

What a fun night

We have a bunch of her new book in stock as well as old favorites. Great for Christmas gifts!

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Picks From Lana Grossa

New from Lana Grossa, Teddy and Teddy Print. A soft, worsted weight washable baby yarn that has a subtle chenille look. A blend of 62% Nylon and 38% Wool with 160 yards.
This would make the sweetest blanket, stuffed animal or sweater. Can't wait to use it!

Wonderful colors.

Next is Cento, a variegated bulky 53% Merino,47% Acrylic blend. This yarn is so squishy and soft, it's perfect for making accessories that will be right against your skin. It's machine washable too!

Cento colors

Scarf in Cento from the new Filati Magazine, Issue 40.

Filati Issue 40

Last is Metoo Print. This yarn has subtle color fades and is machine washable. (We're loving all these machine washable yarns!) The pattern book is full of stylish, quick chunky knits from scarves to over sized comfy sweaters. A blend of 80%, Merino 15%, Acrylic5% Nylon.

These are just some of our favorites from Lana Grossa's new Fall/Winter line. Come in and check them all out!

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff