Expand your knitting horizons!

There’s always opportunities to learn when you’re knitting! With the free Cascade pattern for  Lamby, the head is knit using double pointed needles. Dottie has done all kinds of knitting projects, but had never knit with double pointed needles before. She finished not just one, but two of these Pluscious gifts, perfect as a baby shower gift. Hurray for Dottie!
North of Boston knitting Cascade Pluscious Lamby
Go ahead, try something new. The nice thing about knitting is that if it doesn’t work the first time, you can try again.

Cascade Yarn Tasting September 19

Cascade yarns north of Boston Sit n Knit Melrose, MA

From the Melrose City web site

While everyone is running around during the citywide Melrose Yard Sale 2015, you can stop by Sit and Knit for a Cascade Yarn tasting. Try out new yarns recently released, compare them to those tried and true Cascade yarns you already know… and win prizes to boot!

Sit and Knit’s Cascade Yarn Tasting is on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11 to 2... so you can even stop by after the yard sale ends.

All Cascade yarn purchases and orders on Saturday will be discounted 20%.

Delightful new yarns for fabulous knitting!

The packages arrive daily with scrumptious new yarns for all kinds of fall knitting!

New Fall 2015 yarns at Sit n Knit Melrose

Mrs Crosby Train Case, Berroco Folio, Lang Mille Colori, Plymouth Linaza

Whether you like it super bulky, fingering, DK or sport weight, there are new yarns in the shop to get your fingers itching. We’re excited to carry Mrs Crosby washable fingering weight yarns… the sheen, the colors!

Not sure what to do? We’ve got plenty of samples and new patterns (plus the Berroco Portfolio 1 book which features independent designers knitting in Ultra Alpaca and Ultra Alpaca Fine)

It’s not all here yet, so keep stopping by for a scrumptious hand dye merino and silk worsted weight and more fingering and sock yarn that will pop in all season.

It’s a great way to escape from back to school frenetic moments and those hot summer days.

Huzzah for the Stunning Sample Knitters!

Cynthia, Janet, Paula and Alanna knit their weight in yarn before the North Shore Yarn Crawl, showing off some of the delightful new yarns that arrived before spring.

Spring 2015 Yarns at Sit n Knit Melrose Rowan Cotton Lustre and Lang Mille Colori Baby plus New super wash worsted options.

Spring sunshine doesn’t do justice to the gorgeous colors in Rowan Cotton Lustre and Lang Mille Colori! These are just 2 of the new yarns for Spring 2015 at Sit n Knit!

A book of sweater patterns in the bulky weight Rowan Cotton Lustre just arrived, but we’ve got 2 free spring scarf patterns if you’d like to sample the yarn. Alanna swears that this yarn is addictive and is about to cast on Umeko . Others are buying yarn for Misaki. Paula wants to knit the Rowan Straight Top

Lang’s Mille Color Baby looks fabulous in every fingering weight pattern it meets. Its long color changes makes knitting a bit like eating potato chips (but much healthier!). You can’t have just one!

With fun new ways to knit quick shower gifts with Pluscious and Bentley, there’s plenty of spring inspiration blooming here these days!

March 12 – 15: Get Ready to Crawl!

So many new yarns!New spring yarns at Boston Sit n Knit Melrose

This photo was snapped last week, before a big basket full of Frolicking Feet Sock Yarn, new worsted weight superwash merino options, the bulky weight sophisticated Rowan Cotton Luster, new dk washable options, and silky Cascade Ultra Pima Fine... oh, and a new Cascade pattern book with plenty of inspiration. All of this and more arrived just in time for the North Shore Yarn Crawl this weekend. And lovely project bags and aprons made with fun yarn loving fabric by Marimode.
Marimode aprons and project bags at sit n knit Melrose.

We’ve put together marvelous raffle prizes, so be sure to swing by for the fun this weekend.

We’re open during the crawl from 10 – 5 Thursday through Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 5.

See you there!

North Shore Yarn Crawl March 12 – 15, 2015

We know that spring is on its way as new yarn winds up on our doorstep for the North Shore Yarn Crawl, which takes place the second weekend of March. Meanwhile, it’s been wonderful to see all of the beautiful things everyone finishes, such as

sweaters at Sit and Knit Melrose

Mary O’Donnell’s beautiful Melrose sweater

Melrose Sweater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

This pattern is by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Mary O’Donnell modeled her finished Melrose Sweater, which was designed by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.


chicken hat pat lefkovich

Pat Lefkovich knit this adorable chicken hat

Pat Lefkovich scratched among oodles of chicken patterns to find the little peep hat. She did a great job on this! 

December Baby blanket yarns at Sit and Knit MelroseTirzah Deering finished her December baby blanket in time!

Keep on knitting and see you during the yarn crawl. We’ll be open Thursday through Saturday from 10 – 5 and 1 – 5 on Sunday.
Stay warm!

Fine Knitting Snowstorms

If nothing else, these snowstorms bring wonderful opportunities for you to knit!
Sit and knit yarn shop Melrose MA
We’re all stocked up on the lovely bulky and worsted weight Plymouth Gina, more tonal variegated goodness with Berocco Boboli, plenty of Alpaca as well as the ol’ working horse Plymouth Encore and Cascade wools in sock to worsted weights.

As long as Melrose schools are in session, we’re open 10 – 5 Tuesday through Friday and 10 – 2 on Saturday.
Stop on by to see what new samples we have in the shop!

Happy Holidays!

Chr4istmas charity knitting at Sit and Knit Melrose
Best wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday season!

Thanks to everyone who’s been so supportive over the last year. Your knitting goodness is appreciated! Extra gratitude to all of the people who contributed to our ongoing efforts at Beth Israel’s newborns with special needs. We’ve donated so many hats, blankets, booties and sweaters so their staff can prepare helpful packages for families in need.

May 2015 bring you much joy and cheer!

Beautiful Knit Afghans on Show!

Knitting an afghan on a cold evening is an New England pleasure. Ever more pleasing is looking at our customer’s projects done on those New England nights.  Janet Brussard brought in her glorious Ramblin Rose afghan and we couldn’t help but gasp! Isn’t it wonderful?

Ramblin Rose Afghan knit from Sit n Knit Yarns

Thanks Janet for treating us to a sneak peak!