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malabrigo event & sale: wed sep 9th



Help us welcome Tobias and Antonio, the owners of Malabrigo,

a very special yarn company from Uruguay.

They'll be visiting our shop on Wednesday, September 9th from 5 – 8 pm.

Come meet them, learn about their new products,

and enjoy 20% off all Malabrigo yarns.



Above:  Breathe Deep Mittens  knit with Malabrigo Worsted

Below:  Daybreak Shawl  knit with Malabrigo Sock 


Wear something you've made with Malabrigo yarn

or bring a project you're working on and we'll enter you in a prize drawing.

Above:  Entomology Mittens  knit with Malabrigo Worsted

Below:  Little Girl's Shrug  knit with Malabrigo Silky Merino


Stock up on Malabrigo yarn for all your fall projects. 

You'll find many choices of Lace, Sock, DK, Worsted, Chunky and Bulky

all 20% off for the evening.




Hope to see you on the 9th!

labor day weekend schedule

Open on Saturday, September 5th 

Open on Sunday, September 6th

Closed on Monday, September 7th

Closed on Tuesday, September 8th

louisa harding’s samples

We so enjoyed having Louisa Harding at our shop last week.

Here are just a few of the samples she displayed.


Silk top is from "Deco."  Angora scarf is from "Knitting Little Luxuries."


Gloves and mittens are from "Knitting Little Luxuries."


Wrap is from "Knitting Little Luxuries."


All of these sweet baby knits are from "Bizoo Bizu."

louisa harding event – june 17th


We're thrilled to welcome Louisa Harding to our shop on Wednesday, June 17th!

Come from 11-2

for an informal discussion, book signing, trunk show, and light refreshments.

Discover our collection of Louisa Harding yarns. 

Learn about Louisa's design background (including her past experience with Rowan). 

See samples from her knitting books (such as Knitting Little Luxuries)

and other pattern publications. 


You'll be enchanted by Louisa Harding's creative spirit as she signs books

and helps you select your projects.

Don't miss this very special event!

meet ysolda teague – wednesday june 10th

We're so excited!

Scottish designer, Ysolda Teague, is spending an evening at our shop while on a whirlwind tour of US yarn shops.

Stop by anytime from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, June 10th to meet her,  chat with her,  knit with her, and admire her lovely designs.



Her patterns have appeared in Knitty, Twist Collective, and on her own great website

She'll have a suitcase full of samples – including projects from her new book, Whimsical Little Knits.  

You can purchase the book here and have it signed by Ysolda. 

We'll offer a special discount for her book and any yarn you purchase for her projects. 

Hope to see you Wednesday, June 10th! 

celebrate earth month

                     Special Sale

Saturday April 18 & Sunday April 19

20% off all sustainable plant-based fibers

Earth friendly yarns on sale this weekend include:

Blue Sky Cotton

Rowan Pure Life

Be Sweet Bamboo

O~Wool Balance

Hemp for Knitting

Louet Linen

Bring your own reusable bag to be entered in our prize drawings.

We look forward to celebrating Earth Month with you!

closed sunday april 12th for easter


Happy Easter!

join us march 29th – as we knit & crochet for charity



Thanks to Sarah for the suggestion to organize a charity knitting/crochet event, and for creating a website to help coordinate the effort (  

Join us at the shop Sunday, March 29th from 2-4 pm as we knit & crochet for children in foster care and animals in shelters.  We're donating the yarn and patterns (such as this cute bonnet & bone).  So just bring your needles and other supplies.  

Please come for a fun afternoon of stitching, snacking, meeting new friends, and contributing to some important causes.

Hope to see you Sunday, March 29th form 2-4 pm.

be sweet trunk show & sale











We're so excited to welcome Nadine Curtis, the owner of BE SWEET, to our shop.

She'll be visiting Saturday, March 14th from 2-4 pm

Stop by to meet her and to see her lovely yarns, totes, and knitted samples.

Enjoy 20% off Be Sweet products – all day Saturday, March 14th from 11-6

Proceeds from Be Sweet products fund a variety of projects and empower South African women with a means to support their families in an economically depressed region.

Please join us for this special Be Sweet Sale and help support a great cause.

can you cable?


Cables are much easier to knit than imagined.  Sign up for a 2 hour session on Sunday, January 11th, and we'll teach you this new skill.  Soon you'll be adding cables to all your hats, scarves, sweaters and other projects.

Cable Class:  Sunday, January 11th from 2-4 pm ($25 plus supplies)  Call the shop to register.  773.486.8996

If you're not available January 11th… organize a group of friends or schedule a private lesson. In 1-2 hours we'll get you cabling.   Call the shop for details.  773.486.8996   

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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