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December KALs!

Dustland – by Stephen West
Images and description found here.
Join us on Wednesday evenings in December (starting December 2nd) from 6-8pm for this KAL! Take your knitting to the next level with this textured hat; it’ll keep you interested but won’t take too long! This unisex slouchy hat is a perfect gift for a loved one, if you can bear to part with it! You’ll need between 160-200 yards of a light worsted weight yarn (20sts/4in).

The Love of Spiders – by Melanie Berg
Images and description found here.
If you’ve admired the work of Melanie Berg (designer of Drachenfels and The Joker and the Thief) then you may be interested in joining our KAL in December!
“Friendship, love, and joy are the words woven into this whimsical shawl. It’s designed in collaboration with Little Skein’s line of knitting kits influenced by children’s novels, and is inspired by Charlotte’s Web, a beautiful story about finding love, growing up, and saying goodbye.
The delicate spiderweb lines are made with slipped stitches, as is the two-color section meant to evoke Charlotte’s 514 children ballooning in the wind. This creates a beautiful stitch pattern without the need to work two strands of yarn at a time.
The shawl is knit down and out from the center of the top edge, with increases at the center and sides. It’s finished with a garter stitch border.”
Join us on Thursday afternoons in December (starting Thursday December 3rd) from 1-4pm for this KAL! **If you are interested but cannot attend at the published time, please notify us; we may be able to start another group on weekends. Be prepared to learn the garter tab on this beautiful shawl! You’ll need about 375 yards of two different colors. Solids from Baa Ram Ewe Titus, variegated yarns from Manos del Uruguay Alegria, or saturated tonals from Baah La Jolla would be perfect! 

Get ready for our November knit-alongs (KALs)!!!

This month we’re doing KALs differently! In preparation for the holiday season, we’ll be making one gift each Wednesday in November (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th). All the patterns are free so be sure to check them out in the links below!
1. Braided Headband (November 4th)
The Braided Headband by Callisto Knits is the perfect project for an introduction to cabling! For this project you’ll need one skein of a bulky weight yarn (14 sts/4″). We suggest using CEY Big Liberty Wool, Wynter, Chateau or Chalet, Araucania Huasco Chunky, or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky.
2. Thermal Boot Cuffs (November 11th)
 These Thermal Boot Cuffs by Julie Tarsha are the perfect gift for a friend or relative this holiday season! You’ll need 110-150 yards of a worsted weight yarn for this project!
3. Drop Stitch Cowl (November 18th)
The Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio is a great quick gift because it uses chunky yarn and big needles! We recommend Rowan Big Wool or Big Wool Silk, Cascade Magnum, or our brand new Manos del Uruguay Franca!
4. Cushy Checked Slippers (November 25th)
These Cushy Checked Slippers from the Skacel Magalog are a perfect gift to keep your friends and family members warm this winter! We recommend the CoBaSi DK, which we have plenty of in great colorways at the shop!

Check out our new store layout!!

newstorelayoutTragedy turned into opportunity when a ceiling leak threatened our stock. After emptying our shelves (and we didn’t even lose one skein!) we decided to rearrange the furniture and shelving units to create a more organized display of yarn. We now have a new teaching space, as well as a nursery that displays inspiration for baby projects. Our new arrangement accommodates our regulars, who have been forming groups left and right!