Lightweight Summer Knitting Ideas

As the warm weather approaches, we turn our minds to spring and summer knitting.  Our bulky and worsted weight yarn projects are put aside in favor of those that are more comfortable to knit with in the new seasons on the way. Summer is the traditional time for family vacations, hanging out on the porch…

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  • Extra-Very-Special Selbuvotter Sock and Mitten Blockers!

    If you’d like to own a small piece of Norwegian knitting history, our long-awaited Selbuvotter sock and mitten blockers are here!  Selbuvotter mittens are Norway’s quintessential national symbol. My Sister Knits has an expert Selbuvotter teacher, Jeannie Gibberson and her mittens have been on display in the shop.    No matter your skill or interest…

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  • Two Yarns You May Have Missed!

    Amongst our DK and fingering/sock weight yarns are some that you may have missed.  We have such a good selection that now and then a new yarn can go unnoticed, a hidden gem in between our tried and true old faithfuls.  We are going to have a number of posts featuring these yarns in the…

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  • The Story of a Perfectly Finished Shawl

    You want to knit a shawl.  One with a simple lace edge catches your eye but causes immediate misgivings.  It’s a bit out of your comfort zone because you’ve never knit or blocked lace.  However, you check the pattern’s stitch abbreviations as you’ve been taught to do and find that you know how to do…

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  • Join the Visible Mending Movement!

    My Sister Knits now offers a new, cutting edge class taught by Kimberly: Visible Mending and Embroidering Knitwear!  The dates are Tuesdays April 24 and May 1 from 6 until 8pm. There is a movement afoot in the crafting community that embraces visible mending as an artform and a thing of beauty.   Mending our…

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  • Good Reads at My Sister Knits

    Not only does My Sister Knits carry beautiful, thoughtfully curated yarn, we also carry a select number of gorgeous knitting magazines!  They all have distinctive photos, informative articles, and of course patterns! However, each magazine has its own look and feel. amirisu Tokuko Ochiai and Meri Tanaka publish this magazine in Japan, in addition to…

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  • Mewesic Trunk Show from Green Mountain Spinnery

    My Sister Knits is pleased to announce our latest trunk show!  This one features garments made from a specific yarn, Mewesic, from Green Mountain Spinnery in Vermont. Mewesic is a ‘dyed in the fleece’ fiber.  Fleeces are dyed in bright, sometimes neon, colors.  Multiple colors are processed together to create Mewesic’s tweedy colorways.  First, loose…

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  • My Sister Knits is Going to Yarn Fest!

    Interweave Yarn Fest is Thursday, April 12th through Sunday, April 15th!  We are so fortunate to have it take place right in our own back yard at The Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO! We had so much fun in our booth last year that we’re doing it again!  We’re in the same place, about halfway…

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  • Norwegian Fir Cardigan

    Norwegian Fir is the dear little cardigan you’ll find upstairs on display.  You’ll probably notice it as soon as you turn left at the top of the stairs!  Be sure to check out the button! This pattern is sized for 0-3 months through 8-9 years. It’s a top-down pattern with explicit row-by-row directions until the divide…

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  • A Homespun House!

    My Sister Knits is the first in the country to carry A Homespun House yarn! This yarn comes to us from Berlin, Germany!  Molly, who is an American living in Berlin with her husband and young children, is the creative force and dyer of this enticing yarn. Molly has been knitting most of her life…

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