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Archive for May, 2016

exclusive pattern debut & cast on party!

Square-ish at nina


Introducing Square-ish, the perfect summer sweater designed by our very own Hilary!


hilary in square-ish at nina


Square-ish is the simplest knit ever and it looks great on everyone!

All of these different women are modeling the very same piece.


shari in square-ish at ninanina in square-ish IMG_7099santa in square-ish at ninanorma in square-ishkelly in square-ish at ninaSarah in Square-ish at nina Tracy in Square-ish at ninalauren in square-ish at nina
Catharine in Square-ish at ninaJordan in Square-ish at ninaJen in Square-ish at nina Kristine in Square-ish at ninaDeb in Square-ish at ninamaura in square-ish at nina Chris in Square-ish at nina Lindy in Square-ish at nina


Simply two rectangles with easy seams, Square-ish is the perfect first garment and travel project.

Let’s knit this breezy linen top together!

Join us Saturday, June 4th from 3-5 pm for a Wine Tasting and Square-ish Kick Off Party!  You’ll get 10% off your project supplies and Hilary will be available to answer any questions you have about the pattern.




The pattern is free for the Knitalong and exclusive to Nina until July.  It’s not even available on Ravelry yet!

If you’re not local, or wish to join this Knitalong without coming to the shop, we’ll be happy to ship the yarn and pattern (and we’ll offer the discount too).  Just email us at

Here are our favorite colors of Shibui Linen.  It takes just 3-4 skeins!



Maybe you prefer Shibui Twig.  That yarn will work too!


shibui twig


The Square-ish Knitalong will continue each weekend in June and most of July, Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 pm.  Come whichever days work best for you – every weekend or just a few.

Eager to cast on right away?  Since it’s an easy garter stitch project, perfect for every level of knitter and everyday wear, feel free to come in anytime to get started.  The discount applies immediately.


Here’s Nina’s started project.

nina's square-ish top


We can’t wait to see everyone in this incredibly versatile top!

Stop by to show us yours whenever you finish.  Or send us a pic!

We’ll have a Fashion Show and Prize Drawing at the end of our KAL

Saturday, July 23rd from 3-5 pm.

Please join us!



bootie camp

booties at nina


Announcing our new Knitalong…

Join us for BOOTIE CAMP!

We’re hosting this KAL during Open Knitting and Crocheting on Saturdays and Sundays in May from 3-5 pm.


slipperbootie 3booties at nina


Whether you’re interested in knitting or crocheting baby booties for a little one or cozy slippers for yourself, Bootie Camp will get your stitching in shape!

We’ve found some great bootie and slipper patterns!

Can’t knit with double-pointed needles? Never fear!  We have options that can be knit flat as well.

Please join us any weekend afternoon that works for you!

happy mother’s day weekend!


Come by Saturday or Sunday to enjoy mimosas while you shop or knit.

We are giving a $5 gift card for a future visit with every purchase.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend!

may project of the month

eriko's ellen scarf


Oh hey May!

Our Project of the Month is the Ellen Scarf by Nancy Ricci. We knit our sample with Shibui Cima on size 6 needles.

Want to make this chic, flowing scarf! Mention you saw our post any time this month, and receive 10% off your project supplies!  (That’s just under $32 for the yarn)

Remember, we are happy to ship.  Give us a call at 773.486.8996 or email us at


ellen scarf

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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