What is Machine Washable Yarn?

At times we want to make a project with machine washable wool.  Socks, baby clothes, and items for children come to mind.  But which machine washable wool do we choose and what exactly does machine washable mean? Superwash yarns Usually machine washable wool means superwash wool. One of the reasons superwash wool is appealing is…

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Introducing Cestari Yarn!

Cestari yarn is now available at My Sister Knits!  We recently added two lines of Cestari Sheep and Wool Company yarns to our thoughtfully curated collection of yarns grown and processed in the United States. Francis Chester, founder of the small family run company, always wanted to be a farmer.  He was finally able to…

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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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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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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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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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The Farmers Daughter Fibers

The Farmers Daughter Fibers One of our most recent discoveries has been the beautiful yarns from The Farmers Daughter Fibers. Candace English who owns and operates the business has been wonderful to work with and we love seeing her yarns on our shelves every day. We currently stock two bases, Foxy Lady and Squish. Foxy…

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Joyful Knit Collage Yarn!

Knit Collage is fascinating yarn to create with!  This super bulky yarn is so much fun that you have to keep going to see what the next row reveals, and the next, and the next!  Fortunately it works up quickly so you don’t have to wait long to gaze in delight at your finished project!…

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Try this yarn!

A big focus at My Sister Knits is to find yarn that has a great background story.  We love yarn companies that we can relate to and have personalities! North Light Fibers is just such a company. They produce hand crafted artisanal yarns that are minimally processed.  This yarn is often overlooked in our shop and…

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