“What size needle was used to knit this?”

“What size needle was used to knit this?” is a question we often hear at My Sister Knits.  We put that information on the tags of display items as an indication of what size needle to use.  Usually it’s the size that was recommended by the designer. It can also be the size the knitter…

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  • Ravelry: How to Search for Patterns

    Several weeks ago we showed you how to create an account on Ravelry.  This week we’re going to show you how to use Ravelry to search for patterns in general, not a specific one. Usually I write as the voice of My Sister Knits but for this post I’m writing as myself because it seems…

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  • Sumptuous Spincycle Yarns

    Spincycle Yarns are like no other; the multiple colors in each skein are so eye catching!  We pet these skeins often, trying to decide which is our favorite colorway. Spincycle Yarns Dream State, like their other bases, is “dyed in the wool” creating splendid multicolored yarns!  This means that their fleeces are cleaned, carded, made…

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  • Two Sweaters from Pam Allen’s Plain and Simple

    We have two sweaters from Quince & Co on display in the shop that we think you are going to love!  These pullovers are from Pam Allen’s Plain & Simple book.  They are knit with Owl, a 50/50 American wool and alpaca blend in a worsted weight. Both of these sweaters have positive ease and…

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  • New at My Sister Knits: Shibui Knits Colors and Love+Leche Bars

    Shibui Knits’ Two New Colorways My Sister Knits has the eagerly awaited sumptuous new Shibui Knits colorways!  Shibui Knits yarns and patterns are known for their elegance and classic sophistication.  Their yarns are unique in the way they are designed to be used singly or together, creating custom fabrics. One of the new Shibui Knits…

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  • Latvian Mittens Class!

    Our resident expert on Latvian knitting, Jeannie Giberson, is teaching a class on this ages old technique!  Latvian mittens have a rich history and Jeannie will undoubtedly love to answer any questions you may have!  It will be like a history lesson combined with knitting!  We are so fortunate to have someone with Jeannie’s background…

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  • Two Crochet Classes in October!

    You can also learn to crochet at My Sister Knits!  We have a marvelous instructor, Shannon Player-Timmons, to guide us! Shannon is a talented yarn dyer, owner of Yarn Baby yarns, and an accomplished crocheter.  We are tickled pink that she’s come into our midst!  She is teaching two classes in October. Learn to Crochet:  Saturday Oct. 13th,…

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  • Two Fun October Knitting Classes!

    My Sister Knits has a multitude of knitting classes in October and you can read about two of them here today!  Classes offer a supportive, friendly environment to learn new skills and make new fiber friends! Lambing Mitts One of the benefits of these mitts is the fact that they can be worn completely covering…

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  • Ravelry: How to Create an Account

    Ravelry is an essential tool for knitters!  When customers ask us “what is Ravelry?”, it’s hard to describe in a few words.  Basically it’s a website for knitters and crocheters that fulfills all of our needs! It’s where we go to look up patterns, find patterns for yarn that we have, see what others have…

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  • The Perfect Beginner Colorwork Cowl!

    We posted about our upcoming Ninilchik Swoncho class a few weeks ago.  We suggested that it would be a good beginner colorwork project.  It is knit with worsted weight yarn and larger needles than many colorwork projects. However, if you can’t take the class or don’t want to commit to a project the size of…

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