Quick, cute, and fun to knit, Janet’s been making baby and kid hats these days. Adorable.
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!
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!).
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.
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.
A new year, a new baby blanket!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Don’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.
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.
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.
A scrumptious worsted weight delight, Cotton Supreme debuts here! Janet loves the way it feels while you knit. She’s whipped up a cocoon and baby blankets in it and reports that it washes up beautifully (especially if you don’t wash it in a load clothing with velcro closures!). With a 180 yards at $8.50, the price point is quite nice, too.
A rainbow of colors in Ripple, a new shipment of Zauerball and the luscious Manos Serena.
Did you enjoy the Noro magazine last summer? We’ve got this year’s edition as well as Interweave Press summer Knits. New books include Carol Sulcoski’s “Sock Yarn Studio”, which is filled with non sock patterns for those fine yarns that suddenly popped out of your stash closet. You’ll also find Sally Melville’s classic “Knit Stitch” and Lily Chin’s “Knitting Tips and Tricks.”
The colors are blooming inside and outside here!
The sun is shining and we can’t wait to welcome you this weekend! Grab your “passport” online or at one of the 12 shops participating and get ready for a yarn extravaganza. The third North Shore Yarn Crawl begins on Thursday and continues through the weekend.
Have your passport stamped at each store and drop it off at the last place you visit (don’t worry if you can’t hit them all) to participate in the raffle for a fabulous yarn lovers prize. For the yarn crawl, we offer 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. For everyone who spends more than $25, you can enter our store raffle as well..
What a great time to let this shine, as we have a new yarn in the shop! Ripple, by Tahki Stacey Charles, is 100% cotton with great texture that makes stockinette or seed stitch shine and is perfect for TV or ball game knitting! Use it in your favorite scarf or shawl pattern, or choose one of the pattern books or leaflets that feature Ripple.