Hoku: A Shawl for Fall

We have an intriguing shawl in the shop that combines soft Rosy Green Wool and Habu Tsumugi raw Silk! The Hoku shawl, designed by Jana Huck, combines visual elements, and yarns with different fibers and weights in a delightful way! Hoku’s distinctive style must be seen from all sides to be truly appreciated.     Here are…

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  • Fearless Knitting: Mattress Stitch Seam

    Seaming.  How does that one little word make you feel? Confident?  Or would you rather turn and run from the pattern? Our goal is to give you what  you need to approach seaming fearlessly! Jenny dug into our archives to find some popular classic patterns that are seamed.  This child’s pullover would be a good place to start. If…

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  • Beguiling Brioche

    Knitters are discovering brioche ribbing and patterns are popping up everywhere! Designers Bristol Ivy, Stephen West, Andrea Mowry,  Ysolda and Nancy Marchant (the brioche queen), to name a few, have patterns using this light, fluffy fabric that is reversible, elastic, and twice as thick and twice as warm as stockinette or garter. Brioche is a type of…

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  • Join us for Tour de Fat!

    One of Fort Collins’ great fall traditions is the annual Tour de Fat presented by New Belgium Brewing Co.!  This is a colorful, noisy, magnificent bike parade complete with costumes for both humans and bikes. Tour de Fat is a traveling bike festival taking place in 13 cities across the U.S., promoting bike use. The Ft….

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  • Come for Colorwork!

    We have a class starting on Tuesday that we are thrilled about, although some of us are a little intimidated at the same time!  That’s good because it means learning will take place and our knitting skills will grow. Jeannie Giberson, a gifted and patient colorwork teacher, is teaching a two session Colorwork Fundamentals class on…

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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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  • ‘Bibs and Bobs’

    In the shop we keep a basket full of small bits of yarn that we call ‘bibs and bobs’.  Some are large enough for a small  item, most have only enough yardage to use as a contrast or a sample to practice a technique.  This post is like that basket! My Sister Knits’ Olympic Challenge For those of you who finished…

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  • Awash with Spincycle

    We are awash with our new supply of Spincycle kits and individual skeins of yarn! We  have Clementine Cowl kits using superwashed-in-America sport weight Dyed In The Wool.  The colorwork is created with slipped stitches which makes it look harder than it is! We have Cara Cowl kits using Independence, a heavy worsted weight yarn….

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  • Kelbourne Woolens Trunk Show!

    Our Kelbourne Woolens’ trunk show has arrived and the samples are ready for you!  This collection of 6 sweaters was designed by Bristol Ivy using Cumbria and Cumbria fingering yarn.  The 10% mohair adds luster and strength to the blend of Merino and Masham wool, perfect for long lasting sweaters! You’ll understand why Bristol is known for using…

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  • Just What Our Hands Need!

    One of our passions at My Sister Knits is finding small independent companies whose products are worthy of recommendation to our friends and customers.  It’s even better when we find someone local!  We are pleased to introduce Jane Anderson who makes one of our unique, hand selected products, Yarn Balm! Jane tells us, in her own…

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