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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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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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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PeepalooFields Forever!

We’ve said it before and it bears repeating – Colorado has independent yarn dyers galore! We welcome another yarn to the shop, this time hailing from Littleton, Colorado. Shari Scheider, owner of PeepalooFields, is a young mother who loves coffee and yarn.  She says that her 4 and 6 year old make up her story as…

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Join us for Fearless Knitting!

Do you have a project you dearly want to create but something is holding you back?  One that you’ve had your eye on for ages but perhaps there’s a certain skill required that you need to learn or brush up on?  We have just the solution! Maybe you’ve been eyeing one of our shop samples, pondering…

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Meet Julie Asselin’s Nurtured Yarn

We are carefully curating a collection of more traditional woolen spun yarns in the shop and we’d like to introduce you to hand-dyer and yarn maker Julie Asselin’s Nurtured, a woolen spun yarn whose colors are created in Julie’s dye studio. Woolen spun yarns are light and airy, resulting in a light weight, warm finished project….

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Good-hearted Knitters and Crocheters Needed!

My Sister Knits is reaching out to good-hearted knitters and crocheters!  We know you will jump at the chance to make a huge difference in someone’s life.  There is an immediate need in Northern Colorado for  Knitted Knockers ; soft, comfortable knit or crocheted prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Recently, Style magazine, the Coloradoan, and the UC…

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Knit Along with Us!

My Sister Knits is having an online Knit Along (KAL)!  Check out the KAL thread in our Ravelry Group and join in as we make Laura Aylor’s Milky Way shawl.  You’ll see progress photos, make friends, get your questions answered, and generally have a lot of fun! This textured shawl is knit sideways in garter stitch, using slipped stitches…

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An Awe-Inspiring Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show!

Right now, at My Sister Knits, is a trunk show that needs to be seen to be believed!  We have a collection of Brooklyn Tweed sweaters, using Quarry, Shelter, and Loft, that are designed with a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ version. Created by well known designers, these sweaters each have details that set them apart from the…

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Super Duper Fun Yarn!

We have discovered a happy, fun, one-of-a-kind yarn!  It’s Bulky weight Cast Away by Knit Collage; our present obsession is making Rosalita hats.  In addition, we have a wonderful time agonizing over which Wabarna pom pom to choose!   The colors and the unusual texture are what first draw you to pick it up.  Upon closer…

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