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A perfect sweater

Bich Thu found a fantastic sweater pattern and has knit up a sample for us that we all have a crush on.  Swans Island’s Charlotte Cardigan (designed by Deborah Wilder) is a perfect everyday sweater.   Her choice of 5 skeins of Geilsk’s worsted weight Hamp og uld has created a fresh spring colored fabric…

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A delicously cabled cowl

Our dear friend Paige finished a beautiful cowl earlier this week and brought it by the shop for us to enjoy.   We couldn’t resist getting an action shot with Dawn and her bike.   Her Bough Cable Cowl designed by Leila Raabe is one of the  Brooklyn Tweed patterns in the Wool People Vol.6 collection.  This…

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Save the date

We are hosting a trunk show later this month that you won’t want to miss.  Our dear friend Angela Gray (of Mama Said Sew fame) has created a line of indispensable knitting bags that are as stylish as they are functional. Please join us from 10am-2pm on Saturday March 28th when Angela will be here…

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Even the buttons are cute

Julie has done it again. This adorable cardigan is the newest addition to our collection of shop samples. This little cardi is the 6 -12 month size of the Gidday Baby by Georgie Hallam.  It is a FREE pattern that can easily be downloaded from Ravelry. Julie used 3 skeins of MillaMia’s sport weight Naturally…

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And that’s not all

Another new arrival has hit our shelves this week that we’ve been awaiting for ages.  Quince & Co.’s Sparrow yarn is now at My Sister Knits!   This 100% linen Sport weight yarn is just what we’re going to work with for shoulder season and warm weather knits.  The subdued Quince palette is as fresh…

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Three new yarns from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Julie got a chance to me Karida at Stitches West last month and was delighted by this fiber artist’s beautiful work.   Karida lives just outside of Baltimore Maryland and has created a stunning line of yarns whose rich colors and subtle tones are inspired by and named to reflect the natural beauty and diverse…

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A mitt kit for you to consider

Kristin and Julie C. knit these Newfie Mittens designed by Nadine Reeves.  They both cast on with our new Swans Island All American Worsted using US#6 needles and they turned out great!   We have kits made up in the shop that include two half skeins of this delicious yarn as well as the pattern,…

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Here Julie is with our dear friend Sabrina from Anzula.

Postcards from Santa Clara

Julie and Theresa spent last weekend in Santa Clara California at Stitches WEST getting some fresh inspiration for the shop.  They took classes, met with friends new and old and found some treasures that will be appearing in the shop over the next several weeks. They sent back some photos that we thought we’d share…

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Among the first

We are very pleased to be among the first yarn shops in the country to stock and be able to introduce you to Twig, Shibui’s newest yarn. (It’s so new that it is not yet in the Ravelry database!)   From left to right we have some of our favorite Shibui colors: abyss, tar, ash,…

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Nesting

Does the change of season have you as eager to brighten things up as it does us?  We find ourselves wanting to do a bit of Spring cleaning and bring some fresh new brightness and warmth into our homes. And to help with that, Julie has found some delightful pillow covers from one of our…

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