Hedgehog

You’re invited!

To our welcome party for Hedgehog Fibres, today from 2 pm – 5pm! Why the name ‘Hedgehog’? Beata Jezek, founder of Hedgehog Fibers located in Ireland, is originally from Slovakia and Jezek means hedgehog; we love these little tidbits of information from small independent companies! We are delighted to have three of Hedgehog’s most popular…

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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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A new yarn from Quince

New to the shop this week is from Quince & Co. is Phoebe. “Spun from the finest commercially-available American extra-fine merino wool, Phoebe is unbelievably soft and luxurious to knit with, creating the most satisfying fabric—silky, bouncy, decadent stuff. Perfect in stockinette stitch, ribbing, twisted stitches, and cables. Phoebe comes in a tonal-dyed palette of…

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Staff favorite

Storing knitting notions can be tricky.  There are so many little items that are essential while knitting: scissors, stitch markers, a measuring tape, and more.  Having them at hand can keep your work flowing smoothly.  Being able to find what you need within the jumble at the bottom of your project bag is like magic. Julie has just…

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Back to delicate

As temperatures start to rise and our spring storms shift from snow to rain, we find ourselves longing to work more delicate patterns that we’ll wear through summer’s warmth.  We have a new sample to share with you that has totally captured our attention this week as we’ve started considering lighter knits. This featherweight shawlette is Hakusa…

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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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