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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Make a Gift Day on Friday, December 1st!

Sunday, December 3rd is National Make a Gift Day!  Those of us who love working with yarn most often love making things for others. It’s heartwarming to think of the recipient as we create, pouring love into each stitch.   My Sister Knits is celebrating Make a Gift Day on Friday, Dec. 1st from 10am…

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September 7th is an Important Day for Shibui Knits!

Thursday, September 7th, knitters everywhere will have a treat courtesy of Shibui Knits!  That’s the day we can see (and purchase) their Fall/Winter 2017 patterns along with their new yarn Birch! Birch is a single ply extra fine merino sport weight with a softness that is close to cashmere, pure sumptuousness!  It can be used…

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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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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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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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