Hurray for the North Shore Yarn Crawl!

"Done Roving" Yarns at Sit n Knit Melrose
Save 20% on all yarns in stock, enter raffles and watch demos on techniques perfect for knitting socks using the Magic Loop techniques all this weekend during the North Shore Yarn Crawl. We’re debuting Done Roving’s hand painted Frolicking Feet yarns.

The fun begins Thursday and continues through the weekend. We’ll be open from 10 – 5 Thursday through Saturday and 1 – 5 on Sunday. Stop by for fun, freebies and of course, great deals on yarn!

Cute Baby Hats

Quick, cute, and fun to knit, Janet’s been making baby and kid hats these days. Adorable.
Knit cute baby hats with yarn from Sit'n Knit Melrose
We have two Leisure Arts books full of seasonal baby hats. Maybe the baseball hat is next… or will it be the bunny?
Stop by and see which one you can’t resist!

Snow and Sun!

My goodness, what a wild winter it’s been!  For those of you new to the shop, know that we take snow days whenever Melrose Public Schools does. On Saturday, February 22, 2014, however, we’re taking a sun day off.  The shop will be closed but will open again on Tuesday, February 25 (provided there isn’t a snow day!).

 

yarns at sit n knit Melrose, MA
We’re expecting a large shipment of Cascade yarn any day now, so stop by next week and shake off those winter blues. We’ll be glad to see you!

Throughout February, we are participating in the Melrose Chamber of Commerce Shop Local raffle. Spend more than $25 and you can enter a drawing to win an Apple iPad. The drawing will be in early March.

Don’t forget the North Shore Yarn Crawl on March 15-16. We’ll have give aways, sales and raffles galore, so get ready to stash up for spring knitting.

Snug and Quick Knit: The Oregon Vest

The Oregon Vest by Oat Couture has been a stalwart project at Sit n Knit for more than ten years.  Janet’s version in super bulky yarn has worn beautifully… ready for a skate on the ice in the park.

Oregon Vest
Not only is it warm, but it has handy pockets knit into the lower sides. This is a great project for a first sweater and TV knitting. The twisted rib edging looks sharp, don’t you think?
Oregon Vest by Oat Couture

Welcome 2014!

A new year, a new baby blanket!

Janet sits down and starts another Anna Norling Fantastic Eyelet blanket.  This time, she’s using Cotton Supreme and making the crib size.
knitting at Sit n Knit Melrose

This pattern is great because it includes both an eyelet and feather and fan pattern. In addition, the pattern has 3 different sizes and directions for five different yarn gauges.  Talk about a pattern that does it all!

A Family Celebration!

s many of you know, we’re delighted to celebrate a wedding in the family on September 14, 2103. In honor of this occasion, we will close the shop all day on Saturday. Never, fear, we’ll be open next Saturday with the fall hours from 10 am- 5pm. Honk your congratulations if you see this 1940 Buick driving around Melrose!Antique car at Sit n Knit in Melrose, MA

Cascade Sunseeker

Just what we need after all this rain! Cascade’s newest yarn, Sunseeker
sparkle yarn at Sit n Knit Melrose

This sport weight mix of cotton and acrylic has a firm twist and a lovely metallic sparkle running through it, making it perfect for lacy, airy scarves, stoles and shells. The sparkle just doesn’t shine in this picture, so you’ll have to come down and see for yourself.  There’s 237 yards in the 100g ball, priced to be irresistible at $8 s skein.  Aren’t we all sun seeking these days?

Cascade has a number of fun free patterns to get your ideas flowing.

Free Scarf Patterns for Ripple

Finally! Time to play with Ripple! Since it first arrived in March, everyone has toyed with ideas about how they want to use it. Alanna knitted up the large version of Acapella, adding a garter stitch ruffle to the large size. It’s perfect for air conditioned restaurants and supermarkets, when you just need a bit of something to cover your shoulders. No picture yet, but it’s on the shop table now.

Yesterday, we discovered Tara Miller’s “Swing Scarf” which is a free pattern from fabric.com. cotton knit scarf pattern

Janet printed it out. When Christine came in, she immediately chose the lavender Ripple and set to work. Meanwhile, Alanna was in today and started an olive version as well. Here’s the side by side this afternoon.  It’s fun to see how everyone’s gauge varies, even with the same yarn and pattern!
olive lavender Ripple yarnDon’t forget that our Saturday summer hours kick in this week!  We are open on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm.  Tuesday through Friday, our regular 10 am to 5 pm continues year round.

Wingspan shawlette in Zauerball

Totally addictive TV knitting that is easy to carry around… that’s Wingspan! You can download the wingspan pattern for free. Here’s a photos knit in Zauerball, but any sock weight yarn will work. knit sock yarns at Sit 'n Knitbuy sock yarns at Sit 'n Knit
As of today, 7,377 projects are listed in Ravelry.. I’d call that a viral pattern. Maylin Tri’Coterie created a beautiful piece that is perfect to keep in your bag for cold restaurants, supermarkets and movie theaters! We have a variety of colors in Zauerball and other sock yarns to suit your style.