Ombre? Gradient? Is There a Difference?

Ombre or gradient?  Have you ever wondered what the difference is? According to Voie de Vie, gradient yarns are a progression of different colors from light to dark and ombre yarns are usually a blending of hues of the same color, progressing from light to dark. There are certain points to consider when knitting with these yarns:…

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To Infinity and Beyond!

One day last week, those of us in the shop were on a mission to find a crocheted cowl pattern for a customer.  We of course went straight to Ravelry and found several, as we expected.  What we didn’t expect to find was a simple, fun, quick free infinity cowl pattern, Chaining to Infinity and…

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The Circus Has Come To Town!

Which circus?  Why, Knitcircus, of course! Come one, come all to My Sister Knits during September and see daring colorways that will make your mind spin. Get on the hand dyed gradient bandwagon with this one-of-a- kind yarn from Knitcircus in Wisconsin!  Jaala Spiro’s extraordinarily innovative dyeing technique produces exceptional color combinations that have to be seen to be believed!…

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Yarn On The House!

Yarn On The House is the perfect name because this company is truly a family affair!  In addition to their yarn bases being named after family members; DK weight Big Sister, fingering weight Little Brother, lace weight Mother, and worsted weight Father, each of these people is involved in the daily running of YOTH. Big sister…

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Our Very Own Colorway!

Kimberly and Jenny were bursting with excitement Thursday as they opened the long-awaited box of yarn from Hazel Knits!  They dug into the box even before Julie saw it!  Why? It was filled with our very own colorway created just for My Sister Knits, to be introduced during the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl! Purple…

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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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A few Spring accessories for you to consider

We have several new samples in the shop that are gathering attention.  They are fun to knit and  great to wear! First up is a cowl designed by Hilary Smith Callis, created with a single skein of fingering weight Anzula Cloud: Luna Viridis. This wonderfully textured cowl “begins as a semi-circular shawl with a Stockinette…

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Easier than you might think

Cabling is a technique that creates rich complex looking fabric that is (for the most part) a snap to accomplish.  New knitters are often daunted by cabling and postpone learning how.  We’d like to share a few tips that may make this technique more approachable for newer knitters. The little secret (that cabling is less…

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An abundance of shawls

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve received several shawl samples that taken our breath away.  We’d like to share them with you as we know that the “shoulder seasons” of Spring and Fall are perfect for shawls. Here in the foothills of the Rockies, temperatures can shift dramatically within a day, and having an…

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Last minute Easter bunnies

Every year we find ourselves eager to cast on for a few Bunny Nuggets.  This FREE pattern designed by Rebecca Danger is a very quick knit, ensuring that you could have a basketful before this weekend. And to make it even easier to get started, Julie has put her selection of Angora yarn on sale…

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