Shibui linen

Our friend Vicky stopped by this week to show us her recently finished top.  This is Mix No. 27 designed by Lori Versaci. “This striped, sleeveless shell reinvigorates a love for simple stitches. Garter stripes presented on the wrong side create a new spin on marled fabric. The structured front is balanced with a breathable,…

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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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Thank you!

Yarn Guys Dennis Rinkenberger and Jeffrey Wall paid My Sister Knits a visit this week to help us launch the arrival of three Norwegian Rauma yarns.   It was a fun evening filled with show and tell.  Dennis and Jeffrey distribute these yarns and know more about these beautiful skeins than anyone else. Here you…

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A blanket kit worth considering

Spring does seem to come with a large number of showers, baby showers that is.  And one of our favorite baby projects is a keepsake blankie.  Our current go-to choice is tincanknits’ Fly Away Blanket. Our dear friend Dani of Sunshine knits created some beautiful Fly Away blanket kits for us that we are discounting…

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A local treasure

Less than 20 miles north of Fort Collins lies Wellington, CO; home of ANIROONZ Sheep Co.  Shepherds Nancy and Steve are raising a flock of roughly 300, consisting of five breeds of rare wool sheep that include the Lincoln Longwool, the Wensleydale, the Teeswater, the Karakul, and the Romeldale/CVM (California Variegated Mutant). You can learn more about these…

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A dual purpose kit

We had some fun turning the yarn for our Peppberberry Audry Cowl kit into something new! This luxurious cashmere yarn can knit up a stunning Colorblock Bias Blanket.  We used the mini skeins for our kit and Purl Bee’s FREE pattern and created a lush garter stitch lap blanket that is as comforting as it…

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From the coast of Maine…

…to the shores of Warren Lake.  Carrie Bostick Hoge’s new Swoon Maine collection is inspiring some great knits! This new paperback book includes 14 patterns that are all delightfully knitworthy.  With tiny knits for kiddos, accessories and larger garments, it can be hard to pick just one to start with! Kate recently finished a snuggly…

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Hedgehog Fibres

Several new yarns have arrived in the shop that are as soft as they are beautiful. These skeins come to us from a yarn-dyeing company based in Cork, Ireland that makes colors that Stephen West adores.  And when you see these luscious colors that range from muted to vivid, and soft to saturated, you’ll see…

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Wee creatures

The promise of Spring and the lambing season has us thinking about baby animals.  And our friends must have the same idea.  A couple of darling little samples that recently arrived in the shop may have you wanting to knit a little stuffed animal too! Our friend Tedi created this little flock for Julie. The…

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New samples

We’ve recently received several new samples in the shop that are inspiring many of our visitors to cast on.  Julie Conway found a darling cardigan among the pages of Debbie Bliss’ Design it, Knit it: Babies book. This collection of 19 patterns includes the Shawl-Collar Jacket that Julie knit up for the shop.  Julie knit…

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