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another successful yarn crawl !

We had a wonderful time meeting all the Crawlers during the 6th Annual Chicago Yarn Crawl earlier this month.  Many thanks to all who visited our shop!


Cat made a great impression on us, with her cheery disposition and beautiful smile.

Her dedication to the Crawl was so impressive!   When she came to our shop and got her passport stamped, we were her 23rd stop – meaning she had just 3 more shops to visit before crossing all 26 off her list.  Wow!!


Here’s Amelia, the winner of our First Day of the Yarn Crawl Prize!  She received Royal Alpaca and a Mitini Mitts pattern by Blue Sky Alpacas, a project bag by Fibre Co, and a cowl pattern with yarn by Universal Yarns.


This is Meg, the winner of our shop’s Grand Prize!  She received yarns by Koigu, Hikoo and Alchemy, a Cables Untangled book by Melissa Leapman, and various patterns and accessories.


We got a great response to the special shop patterns we featured during the Crawl. The Chance of Sun Shawl was designed by our employee, Maura.  And the Burst of Clouds Cowl was designed by our employee, Hilary.  We’ll continue to display the samples here in the shop.  So you can still see them and receive a free pattern when you purchase the corresponding yarn.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this year’s Yarn Crawl a success!


final weekend of the chicago yarn crawl

Did you know everything in the shop is 10% off through Sunday, August 9th, as part of the Chicago Yarn Crawl?

Even if Nina is the only yarn shop you crawl to, come by for 10% off our entire stock!

Plus everyone is welcome to a free copy of one of our latest shop patterns (available on Ravelry soon):

the knitted Chance of Sun Shawl

(Swans Island Washable Sport or Wonderland Mad Hatter Superwash Sport)


or the crocheted Burst of Clouds Cowl

(Malabrigo Worsted inside & Swans Island Washable Sport outside)


We’ve been busy making the shop festive for the Yarn Crawl!

Come check out our pom pom Yarn Bombing efforts…


and our fresh window dressing (thanks to Maura & Olia who arm knitted a new hanging for our giant needles in the window).


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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