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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  • Inidspensable New Knitting Tools!

    Knitting tools make our knitting life easier and My Sister Knits has some that you are going to fall in love with! These are handmade by Katy Westcott, the designer and creative force behind Katrinkles.  Katrinkles is a childhood nickname given to Katy by her mother!  She came to the fiber arts from a career…

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  • Garter Tab Cast On Success!

    The garter tab cast on is used to begin a top down triangular shawl.  It gives the shawl a professional appearance because it creates a smooth, seamless edge with no dip in the middle that some triangular shawls have. With that said, a garter tab cast on can be an exercise in frustration because you…

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  • Sought after Summer Yarns

    Linen and cotton are sought after summer yarns!  If you haven’t ever tried one of these yarns, My Sister Knits has several to choose from that create accessories and garments with breath-ability and lovely drape and this is the time to try one! Today we’ll showcase several choices of our best yarns for warm weather…

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  • Back from Vacation

    Delightful surprises awaited me at every turn when I walked into My Sister Knits after being in England and Scotland and completely out of touch for three weeks! There are new samples, new enamel pins, new bags, and new classes among the delights! One of the first items that caught my eye was the Arika…

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  • We Have Goodies Besides Yarn!

    When you walk into My Sister Knits, you first notice the yarn.  Two floors of it!  As you browse the yarn, you begin to notice the other items.  Special items that Julie has found and stocked the shop with. Items that make your knitting life and your daily life more fun! For instance, Swedish Dishcloths!…

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  • What’s in Your Notions Bag?

    Notions bags!  They are almost as fun as yarn!  These bags come in many shapes and sizes; they can be anything from plastic baggies, to unused make-up bags, to one made specifically for knitters. The important thing about notions bags is not what style they are but what goes into them! They are vital to…

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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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  • Lightweight Summer Knitting Ideas

    As the warm weather approaches, we turn our minds to spring and summer knitting.  Our bulky and worsted weight yarn projects are put aside in favor of those that are more comfortable to knit with in the new seasons on the way. Summer is the traditional time for family vacations, hanging out on the porch…

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  • Extra-Very-Special Selbuvotter Sock and Mitten Blockers!

    If you’d like to own a small piece of Norwegian knitting history, our long-awaited Selbuvotter sock and mitten blockers are here!  Selbuvotter mittens are Norway’s quintessential national symbol. My Sister Knits has an expert Selbuvotter teacher, Jeannie Gibberson and her mittens have been on display in the shop.    No matter your skill or interest…

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