Learn to Crochet

Check out the new Learn to Crochet Companion and related First Project patterns from Churchmouse Yarns. Just released today, they are a great way to expand your skills!  

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Westknits Mystery KAL

This year’s Westknits Mystery Knitalong starts today! With recent shipments from Meadowcroft Dyeworks, One Twisted Tree, and Malabrigo, there are lots of options in the sock yarn department. I auditioned a few different combos, but this was the one that stuck.

Bonus, if you need some tips for wearing your shawls, check out this instructional video from Westknits alter-ego, Stephen Eastknits. (It features several previous Mystery KAL shawls.) “Boom, you’re in Paris!”


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Oink Pigments 

New shipment from Oink Pigments this week, so we have this great Seahawks colorway in three weights–worsted, bulky, and sock! Go Hawks!


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Q: What’s more fun than unpacking three boxes from Malabrigo?
A: Not much. (Well, knitting with it…)

PS–included is Mora: new yarn base, 100% silk. 



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Cross Creek Sock

Some new skeins of Cross Creek Sock from Meadowcroft Dyeworks!

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Learning to identity, fix, and ultimately prevent the inevitable mistakes that crop up in your knitting is so empowering. Imagine finding an error and calmly formulating a plan to correct it, instead of a) deciding to leave it or b) starting over and losing hours of work.
Call, email, or stop in to enroll in Saturday’s class!

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Shawl Pins 

New from One of a Kind Buttons–these are great!


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Foolproof Cowl KAL

If you were thinking about joining in the Foolproof Cowl KAL starting tomorrow, the suggested yarn arrived yesterday. It is Scrumptious 4ply from Fyberdpates, and it is aptly named! It is 1/2 merino and 1/2 silk (hence the amazing luster).


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New books!


Top Row

The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting, Faina Goblestein & Simona Merchant-Dest
30 Slippers to Knit & Felt, Arne & Carlos
Unexpected Cables, Heather Zoppetti

Middle Row

Sock-Yarn Accessories, Jen Lucas
Short Row Knits, Carol Feller
Simple Color Knitting, Erika Knight

Bottom Row

Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, & Socks, Fiona Goble
One-Skein Wonders for Babies, ed. Judith Durant
150 Scandinavian Motifs, Mary Jane Mucklestone

So much inspiration!

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I have been working on Spectra, from Stephen West, and it’s so much fun to knit. Dream In Color Jilly for the main color, and Noro Silk Garden Sock for the wedges. 


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