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Archive for January, 2016

in love with our new shop sample!

ombre cowl at nina

So smitten with our new shop sample!  Kristine knit this Ombre Cowl, a free pattern designed by Hilary Carr, with Shibui Silk Cloud (in the colors, cove, fjord and pool).


ombre cowl at ninaBeautiful!!

what are we knitting now?

Our January Knitalongs have gotten off to a great start!

It’s not too late to join!  You can still cast on with us.

fair isle kal at nina


Fair Isle with us every Saturday from 3-5 pm (1/23, 1/30)


Come Cable every Sunday from 3-5 pm (1/24, 1/31)

And we just might continue through the month of February.


cable KAL at nina


These Knitalongs are happening during our regular open knitting and crochet times, Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 pm.

It’s a great way to make friends, maintain momentum with your projects and receive quick help from our staff.

Participation is free when working on projects purchased at Nina!


Need an idea for a new project?

Here are some of the fun things we’ve been making…

paige mitts

Nina’s Paige Mitts out of Swans Island All American Collection Sport.


mazza hat at nina

Janet’s Mazza Hat out of Fibre Company Knightsbridge.


lusekofte-sque mitts at nina

Anne’s Lusekofte-sque Mitts out of Swans Island Washable Sport.


lusekofte-sque mitts at nina

We love Jeanne’s pop of color on the inner cuff of her Lusekofte-sque Mitts out of Tosh Merino Light.


friendly fair isle hat at nina

Maura’s Friendly Fair Isle Hat out of Malabrigo Mecha.


en blekksprut beret at nina

Rachel’s En Blekksprut Beret.


cabled vase at nina

Maura’s cabled vase out of Berroco Vintage.


nick in kismet dk at nina

Maura’s Nick out of Kismet Sleek DK.


Distinction at Nina

Kristine’s Distinction out of Malabrigo Mecha.


Mesh-enger Scarf at nina

Lauren’s Messenger Shawl out of Swans Island Washable Sport.


easy folded poncho at nina

Mary’s Easy Folded Poncho out of Hikoo Kenzie.


volna at nina

Suzanne’s Volna out of Tosh DK.


column sweater at nina

Hilary’s Column Sweater out of Shibui Dune and Shibui Cima.


Knitted pillow at nina

Stefanie’s pillows (free shop pattern) out of Knit Collage Castaway and Spud & Chloe Outer.


jen's turnberry sweater

Jen’s Turnberry Sweater out of Fiberstory Fave Sock.


Cepa at nina

Amy’s Cepa out of Fibre Company Meadow.


Slip Stitch Cowl at nina

Janice’s Drop Stitch Cowl out of Malabrigo Rasta.



Annemarie’s Simple Bulky Hat (free shop pattern) out of Malabrigo Rasta.


vineyard potter's cardiganMaura’s Vineyard Potter’s Cardigan out of Funky Chunky.


livie at nina

Lindy’s Livie out of  Big Bad Wool Weepaca.


field rib hatKelly’s Field Rib Hat out of Shibui Dune and Shibui Pebble.

new year, new knitalongs…

Start the new year right by learning new skills and making new friends!

On the weekends this month, we’ll be hosting two Knitalongs (KALs) during our regular open knitting and crochet times, Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm.

KALs are a great way to stay motivated by working on projects together!


Ready to try Fair Isle?

Join us for a Hat or Mitt-Along

Saturdays: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30  (3-5pm)

Come to one or all 4!

We’ll guide you through stranded colorwork on a pattern such as one of these:

endpaper mitts

endpaper mitts


lusekofte-sque mitts

lusekofte-sque mitts


Paige Mitts

paige mitts


mazza hat

mazza hat


baa-ble hat

baa-ble hat



Curious about Cabling?

It’s easier than you think (and more fun too)!

Join our Cable Club

Sundays: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31  (3-5pm)

Come to one or all 4!

Try one of these patterns:

cable scarf

super bulky cable scarf


burberry inspired cowl

burberry inspired cowl


cable boot cuff

cable boot cuff


sand bank hat

sand bank hat


Participation in our Fair Isle and Cable Knitalongs is free when you purchase your project supplies at Nina.

There are so many great pattern possibilities.  What will you choose?

We look forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

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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