Fearless Knitting: Digging Into Decreases

There’s more to decreases than you think!  In a nutshell, they are two or more stitches worked together as if they were one; they can be hardly noticeable or quite apparent, depending on their use. For our purposes we’re going to focus on single decreases. Decreases pop up in our knitting in all sorts of…

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    Yarn Crawl Sample Sale

    We have been busy planning an extra special event for you during the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl, July 30th through August 14th! In the course of rearranging this summer, we realized that we have oodles of samples that need to go to good homes. Therefore, we are announcing our first-ever Sample Sale!  This is a rare occasion…

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    A Knitting Weekend in the Rockies, 2016!

    Ahhhhhhh, do you hear it? Sounds of knitting needles clicking away, of conversation, and laughter. Ahhhhhhhh, do you feel it? Welcome, relaxation, and connection with fellow fiber enthusiasts. A personal weekend away full of pampering, knitting, kicking back, and fun is exactly what we need before the hustle and bustle of the holidays! This will be yours…

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    Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl 2016

    From July 30th through August 14th, knitters will be flocking to ten LYSs (Local Yarn Shop) across our northern Colorado/southern Wyoming region to participate in the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl. Participants will have a grand time visiting yarn shops from Longmont to Cheyenne, with stops in Estes Park, Fort Collins, and Laramie along the way! This…

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    Summer Elegance

    We have an exquisite, lightweight summer cowl that is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any outfit! The Linen Chevron Cowl is made with one skein of Shibui Linen and calls for a size 5  24” circular needle.  It has a unique chevron design and seed stitch detail on a stockinette body for an…

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    Fearless Knitting: Short Rows

    Short Rows. If those two simple words give you pause when choosing a pattern, our upcoming Fearless Knitting technique demonstrations are for you! Short rows are a way of adding shaping to knitted items, from shawls to socks and everything in between.  They are what the name suggests, a row that isn’t knitted all the…

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    Christmas in July

    When it’s hot outside, we get tired of the heat. When we are tired of the heat, we dream of cold weather soon to come. When we dream of cold weather, we think of Christmas. When we think of Christmas, we see smiles on the faces of loved ones as they open gifts we’ve knit…

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    Special Saturday-Only Trunk Show!

    My Sister Knits is being treated with a personal visit from Marian of Marianated Yarns this Saturday afternoon, July 9th from 1pm – 3pm! If you are a regular reader of our blog, you may remember a recent post about this new yarn. We love the fact that Marian dyes her yarn in her New…

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    A Stitch too Delicious to Miss

    On a recent Sunday afternoon several of us from the My Sister Knits community took advantage of the chance to take a two-color brioche class from Stephen West! Stephen is one of the knitting world’s most creative designers and an excellent teacher. In addition to learning how to work the brioche stitch, we were encouraged to experiment with putting…

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    Ethically Sourced Pom Poms

    We at My Sister Knits want to share the touching background stories of our pom poms so you can be confident that the sources for these fun accessories are as ethically responsible as you would want.  Julie found two companies on opposite sides of the world that have found uses for animal pelts that otherwise would be…

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