Cotton Makes Summer Knitting Comfortable

We are in the throes of hot summer weather here at My Sister Knits which has us making projects with cotton and linen yarns.  Not only do these yarns breathe and draw moisture away from the body, they also flow through our hands easier than animal fibers in the heat. It’s lovely to sit outside…

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  • Not one but two trunk shows at My Sister Knits!

    My Sister Knits has not one but two trunk shows for you to pore over! In 2013, Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting published Botanical Knits, a book of 12 patterns inspired by the beauty of plant life.  The next year Botanical Knits 2 came out with another 12 patterns. Now Alana has given us…

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  • How and Why to Knit With Cooling Linen

    Our hottest months are upon us and knitting with wool can leave our hands and lap sticky and damp, even in air conditioning.  The solution?  Having an adventure with linen or cotton!  Today the subject is linen; watch for cotton coming soon! Linen is the perfect yarn to use, and creates the perfect fabric to…

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  • Ooh La! La!

    Once upon a time there was a young woman in France; Normandy, to be exact. This young mother of three wanted to knit a pair of socks.  She searched high and low for the ideal color she had in mind.  Alas, it was nowhere to be found. The young woman, who has a background in…

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  • The Perfect Beginner Lace Shawl!

    Zoe has knit a stunning sample of Heidi Alander’s Satakieli shawl using Tukuwool, our new yarn from Finland.  It’s lightweight, airy and you hardly know you have it on! This shawl is terrific for someone looking for a beginning lace project because it’s combined with restful garter stitch!  The lace pattern is made with yarn…

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  • Have You Found Our Half Price Sale Nook?

    Upstairs at My Sister Knits, tucked into a cozy corner under the eaves, you will find an incredible little space full of a wide selection of notions, bags, and yarn, all half price!   Right now there treasures such as ……….         You’re going to want to check out this space every time you…

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  • Join Us in Celebrating Worldwide Knit in Public Day!

    On Saturday, June 10th, knitters all over the world will gather to knit in public! We will come out of our homes and flock to coffee shops, restaurants, sporting events, anywhere there are unknown people and we will pull out our WIPs and we will bravely knit in front of everyone! We will show the…

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  • What Else Can Be Found at My Sister Knits?

    Everyone knows that My Sister Knits has a rich profusion of yarns and needles available.  Follow along as we take you on a photo journey of some of the other items that can be found in the shop! Twig and Horn’s Wool Interchangeable Needle Case, cut and sewn in Maine, is a topnotch durable case ready to…

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  • ITO Yarns are Ideal for Summer Knitting

    “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy”…. these lyrics from the Ella Fitzgerald song ring true as we ease from May into June. Summer is the time when pleasant evenings are spent on the porch, sipping cool drinks, and knitting.  For some, summer provides knitting time during kids’ activities.  For others, road trips are in order…

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  • We are the FIRST in the US to Carry This Yarn!

    We are delighted to be the first shop in the US to carry Tukuwool yarn from Finland! Tukuwool is made with a blend of Finnsheep and Finnsheep-Texel crossbreed.  It’s 100% Finnish from sheep to yarn!   Combining these two breeds produces a yarn that is a bit lofty for warmth, is soft and durable, and has…

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