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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Fibres of Life Bags

When you walk into My Sister Knits it’s hard not to notice the striking bags on top of the display case!  These bags are Fibres of Life fair trade products from Nepal. Jenn Pullin, founder of Fibres of Life, is from Nova Scotia. If you would like to read the full story of how she…

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Introducing My Sister Knits ‘Local’ Yarn!

My Sister Knits is incredibly excited to introduce our own yarn, Local!  Julie and Diana collaborated with local dyer Nicole Clark of Hue Loco to create seven colorways in three bases. This special project has been in the works for months and is now ready to present to the world!  We can’t wait! The color…

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Favorite Old and New Knitting Books!

It’s so much fun to receive a shipment of new knitting books!  The act of opening up a new book and flipping through it fills our minds with possibilities and inspiration. We have two new books this week that are both beautiful! Melanie Berg’s Shawls Melanie Berg designs gorgeous shawls!  This hot-off-the-press book is full…

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Knitting for Olive Designs

If you have a small girl-child in your life and you have yet to discover Knitting for Olive patterns, you are in for a treat!  One look at Pernille Larsen’s patterns on her Knitting for Olive Ravelry page and you’ll fall in love! Olive’s grandmother Pernille began designing  patterns for Olive when she was born…

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Join Our Class and Knit a Swancho!

A knitting class is so much fun!  You meet encouraging, amicable knitters, gain confidence in your knitting skills by learning something new, and have an experienced instructor right there!  The instructors at My Sister Knits are always happy to help you through any crochet or knitting class whether you are a newbie or have years…

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Anzula Trunk Show!

Our Anzula trunk show arrived!  We thought it would be marvelous for all of the people participating in the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl to be able to touch and try on these pieces! Sabrina Famellos, owner of Anzula, started dyeing yarn in 2006.  Before that, she was an avid spinner and crocheter and sold her…

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Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl Time!

The 2018 Hot August Knits yarn crawl is upon us!  Starting Saturday, July 28th and running through Sunday, August 12th, this is the highlight of many a knitter’s summer! The yarn crawl is so much fun!  You’ll meet other crawlers, compare experiences, and find treasures in each shop.  Beautiful scenery will delight your eyes and…

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Calyx Pullover by Elizabeth Doherty

Our Calyx pullover sample has just arrived at My Sister Knits!  This sweater, designed by Elizabeth Doherty, will take you from summer evenings into fall days. Calyx is knit with two yarns from Shibui Knits, one strand of fingering weight Reed (100% linen) held with one strand of sport weight Twig (46% linen, 42% silk, 12% wool)….

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