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Archive for August, 2014

impressive custom fit sweaters…

We’ve just launched a program called CustomFit that helps design sweaters tailored to your body measurements and style specifications.  We did a test run with some of our loyal customers, and their results were fantastic!

See for yourself.

Here’s Jeanne in a cardigan made with double stranded Zealana Air.  Wish you could see her buttons up close.  They’re varied and unique, and make the sweater so special.


Here’s Olia in a cardigan out of Pepperberry DK Cashmere.  Pure luxury and comfort, and the fit is great!


Here’s Mary in a pullover out of HiKoo Kenzie.  It looks so nice on her!  And the different colored edging frames it beautifully.


Here’s Amy in a cardigan out of Malabrigo Rios.  Her green buttons are a fun accent on the purple!  And the lace panel along the button band is a nice detail.


Here’s Mary in a short sleeved pullover out of Fibre Company Road to China Light.   This was her very first sweater, and it came out perfectly!  She even added a sweet keyhole button closure to the back neckline.


Here’s Rachel in a cardigan out of Pepperberry DK Cashmere.  It’s an elegant everyday wardrobe staple.  She finished it off professionally by sewing a ribbon along the inside of the button band.


And here’s Tami in her soon to be completed cardigan out of Pepperberry DK Cashmere.  It’s sure to keep her warm and cozy this fall.


Stop by or contact us to schedule a CustomFit consultation.  You’ll get help with measurements, yarn selection, swatching, pattern design, motivation through KAL’s, and guidance for seaming and finishing.  There’s a small fee for this consultation package, but it’s great for a first sweater knitter or a seasoned garment maker.

Finally you’ll make something that truly fits!

yarn bombing party part 2 – this sunday!

We had a great Yarn Bombing Party last Friday!  We invited customers to join us for margaritas and stitching, and the result was some funky new street art outside our shop.


Thanks to everyone who helped make patches and embellishments.  We sewed them together into a long blanket, and wrapped that around the tree.  Then we embellished with pom poms and tassels!

It was so much fun that we want to do it again!

We know many of you missed participating – so join us for a Yarn Crawl Finale Party this Sunday, August 10th from 2-5pm.

Stop by, have a margarita with us, and make more patches for our next Yarn Bomb creation.

If you have large needles (size 15, 17, 19) and large crochet hooks, please bring them.

fun with stephen west

Thanks for visiting our shop last night and spending time with Stephen West!

It was great to see his latest designs and learn more about what inspires him.  Lately he’s been experimenting with color combinations and with garments.


impromptu event with Stephen West!

Join us Wednesday, August 6th from 5-8pm for drinks and bites and an impromptu event with designer, Stephen West!

Stephen will be at our shop from 7-8pm revealing his latest designs.



Come see his new book and patterns, and samples of his shawls and garments.


If you’ve already visited our shop during the Yarn Crawl, you should come back for this event.

If you haven’t gotten your passport stamped yet, this would be a great time to start the Crawl, take advantage of our storewide discount, and meet Stephen West!

Hope to see you Wednesday!

The shop occasionally hosts special events, book signings, trunk shows, and sales. Private events can also be arranged at the shop by request.

Perhaps you'd like to have a birthday party centered around a knitting lesson. Or a baby shower during which everyone learns to knit a square for a baby blanket. Or a corporate networking event that features knitting instruction. Or a book club that encourages participants to knit while discussing the book. Nina: a well-knit shop is available for these and other special events.

Contact us to learn more.



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