Sheepy Shelter!

We would like to properly introduce Brooklyn Tweed’s yarns one by one.  Today the spotlight is on Shelter, Jared Flood’s first yarn! In essence, Jared Flood and Brooklyn Tweed are synonymous. In 2005 Jared Flood created the Brooklyn Tweed blog.  Brooklyn because that’s where he lived at the time, before he moved to his current home in Portland,…

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Something new

As temperatures have plummeted and snow piles have ,we’d enjoyed nothing more than snuggling into a comfortable spot with a knitting project (or two) and relaxing into our stitches. This past week of knitting has allowed us to make some great progress on our various projects and is has also inspired us to find a…

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Sneak Peek: Fiber Co.’s Knightsbridge

When Julie went to TNNA this spring, she was able to get her hands on the Fibre Co.’s newest addition to their yarn collection: Knightsbridge.  This luscious worsted weight blend of 65% baby llama, 25% merino, and 10% silk is in production this summer and will be officially released in September. In conjunction with the…

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Another summer linen: Anzula Breeze

When we first received Anzlua Breeze in the shop last spring we couldn’t keep out hands off of it.  All of us cast on and a large collection of stunning samples soon appeared by Mid-April. Photos of much of the collection can be found here. This yarn was an instant hit and become so popular…

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Summer knits with linen

We have long been fans of Louet’s Euroflax Sport Weight linen yarn.  It is a superior quality, fine linen which is double boiled and then steamed to ensure maximum softness. It  feels stiff to the touch in the skein, then transforms almost magically when your finished project is washed and dried. Yes, it seems totally counter-intuitive,…

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Product Review: Knitter’s Pride Karbonz needles

Knitter’s Pride Karbonz are revolutionary needles that combine the premium quality of carbon fiber with perfectly shaped nickel plated brass tips.  The space age Carbon Fiber is ideal for knitting needles on account of its high tensile strength, light weight and a surface that offers excellent control over the stitches.  The product line offers a…

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How to

I am a girl who prefers to learn new things from a teacher.  Typically, I don’t have great success puzzling through badly produced YouTube videos, or confusing illustrations that can tie my fingers up in knots.  But occasionally I find directions online that just make sense. This week I found something that I thought worth…

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We cannot survive on a diet of yarn alone

You could easily identify us at My Sister Knits as foodies.  My love of delicious food comes from my childhood, and has been better informed by authors like Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver.  Their books In Defense of Food and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle have inspired a love of local and fresh in me.  In a…

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Multitasking

One of my favorite Boulder knitters Helen confessed that she is able to read while knitting garter stitch projects.  I can’t manage that.  I can glance at a TV to watch movies as long as there are no subtitles.  But I love to listen to stories when I knit.  This is one multitasking habit that…

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