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A new yarn has arrived

Last week our long awaited shipment from UK based Baa Ram Ewe arrived and Titus is now available at My Sister Knits!

This wonderfully soft fingering weight yarn is a blend of 50% Wensleydale, 20% Blueface Leicester, and 30% Alpaca.  It is all  fiber that has been raised, sheared and spun in Yorkshire England.  Each 100 g skein contains 350 yards and knits up beautifully on US 2 and 3 needles.

 

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It has been voted “Favorite British Yarn by Knit Now magazine and has received rave reviews from designers, Ravelers, and other yarn enthusiasts.

What makes this yarn so special is the delicious blend of the two wools it includes.  Wensleydale wool is renowned for its silky luster and Bluefaced Leicester is soft and wonderfully fine.  With just a touch of alpaca added for softness and a bit of historical reference, this yarn is a pleasure to work with.

(You can read more about Sir Titus Salt — the namesake of these skeins – here).

 

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Along with the lovely skeins, we received new patterns as well as a booklet that is chock full of beautiful ideas for great knit accessories.  Above is a selection of the 10 patterns that are included in the Coop Knits Toasty Volume One booklet designed by Rachel Coopey.

And that’s not all!

 

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Julie also received a few tote bags that she’ll be giving away FREE with a Titus yarn purchase on a first come first served basis while supplies last.  We hope that you can pop by soon to see for yourself how special this beautiful yarn is.

 

Fibre Co.’s Knightsbridge has arrived

The gals of the Fibre Co. have created a new yarn this summer to add to their line of luxurious fiber blends that we know and love.  We’d like to introduce you to Knightsbridge.  Our skeins arrived in the shop just last week.

 

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This beautiful and delightfully soft worsted weight yarn is a plied blend of 65% Llama, 25% Merino, and 10% Silk.  It has wonderful drape, stitch definition and shine.  We were sent a care package earlier this summer so that we could preview a few skeins and try out the yarn.  Kate cast on for a chic pullover sweater designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge: Bronwen.

It features a very simple bottom up construction with picked up stitches for the sleeves.  It is a perfect pattern for those who haven’t yet tried sweater knitting.  Our sample is so luxurious that Theresa is considering casting on for one of her own this fall.  It would be her first sweater, and we know that this simple v-neck will look terrific on her.

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This pullover is part of a new pattern collection that has been released by Kelbourne Woolens.  The Knightsbridge Collection brings together 15 patterns from some of our favorite designers that all highlight this beautiful new yarn.  You can have your choice of all kinds of projects from sweaters to accessories.

We hope that you can visit us at the shop soon to take a look at our Bronwen sample, as well as the beautiful skeins of Knightsbridge. It is possible that they just may convince you to start a sweater of your own!

A special evening…

We are celebrating the shop’s 10th Birthday with an exclusive Habu Trunk Show, and we would love for you to come be a part of the festivities!

Our friend Takako of Habu Textiles will be joining us on Tuesday Sept. 9th from 5 – 7 pm.  She will be bringing dozens of samples with her giving you a unique chance to see how magical garments made from these yarns are.

You’ll find sweaters and accessories of all kinds from a variety of our favorite designers.  You’ll even have a chance to try them on, and decide how these beautifully modern pieces work for you and your wardrobe.

 

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We’ll be offering  a 15% discount off of all of our in stock Habu yarns this evening, so it will be a perfect chance for you to select your next project!

And that’s not all.  Takako will also be bringing select items from the new Ripins clothing line.  You’ll be among the first in the US to see these beautiful garments and enjoy their clean austere aesthetic.

We can’t wait to share the fun with you on the 9th.

Hope Lives collection

We are proud to be a collection site for Hope Lives! again this fall.

 

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The Hope Lives Breast Cancer Support Center was founded in 2001 by Lydia Dody, a Ft Collins businesswoman who had battled breast cancer. After her recovery, Lydia wanted to ensure that the approximately 200 women in Larimer County and Windsor, CO diagnosed each year receive complete post-diagnosis support and care. Their Mission is to support and strengthen those touched by Breast Cancer by providing Care, Guidance & Education.

We will be collecting knitted and crocheted items for local breast cancer patients to enjoy while undergoing chemo.  We currently have a bin in the shop and will gladly receive:  scarves, shawls, lap blankets/afghans, slippers, and hats.  Your hand knit items will warm and comfort women in the Fort Collins area who are in need of our support.

Please contact us at 970-407-1461 if you have any questions about a donation.  We would love your support with this cause that is near and dear to our hearts.

Wow

Every once in a while a sample comes to the shop that is so beautiful, and so much fun to wear that it deserves to stand on its own.  This week a sample of Strata designed by Diane Greenfield arrived and we wanted you to see the myriad ways in which we can imagine wearing it.

 

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Stunning, right?   “Knit on US Size 5 needles in a collection of Shibui Silk Cloud, Cima and Pebble, Strata features soothing transitions through a range of shades. Yarns are held double or triple throughout the progression of this gently textured scarf — a background of twisted stockinette makes this knit meticulous but not difficult.”

Those twisted stitches are what create that stunning texture that you can see in the photo above.  This shawl is a showstopper and the care taken every stitch is apparent.
Stop on by the shop when you can, you should wrap this around you to feel how wonderfully luxurious it is.  Who knows, you may find yet another way in which to wear it beautifully.