10th Anniversary Giveaway #5

by Craig on October 29, 2014

This is the final giveaway in our month-long anniversary celebration. Thanks for participating and good luck!

Giveaway #5 Question: Who taught you to knit and/or crochet? Have you ever taught anyone?

Cary Grant Knitting

A friend taught me to knit as a birthday present. I’d never thought about knitting before and wasn’t particularly interested in knitting, but, obviously, I loved it! I’ve taught many people to knit in the shop and I’ve also taught friends and family. It’s such a great skill to share!

Leave your answer below by November 2 and you could win!


Giveaway Winner #4

by Craig on October 27, 2014

royalThe winner of Giveaway #4 is Anne P – congratulations, Anne! Please email me your shipping address and I’ll send you your prize, 2 skeins of Lana Vida Francesca in Royal.

Our bag preferences are as varied as our yarn ones. Thank you for all your entries!

There’s just one giveaway left. Check back later this week!

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Paoli Wrap

by Laura on October 24, 2014


Be stylish and warm in our new Paoli Wrap! Knit in Hannah, Paoli is a soft, luxe scarf that you’ll find yourself reaching for every day this season. The simple stitch repeat creates an amazing pleated fabric, that adds texture and flair to your winter wardrobe!


Hannah is an incredible combination of fine merino, baby alpaca & cashmere, blended together in a classic worsted weight yarn with beautiful drape. With a palette of 15 rich hues, there is a color for every taste!


Here’s the free pattern! Enjoy!


SIZE One size, 14 x 66 inches

YARN Lana Vida Hannah (45% baby alpaca, 45% fine merino, 10% cashmere; 100 g / 218 yds): 4 skeins

NEEDLES US 8 (5mm) or size needed for gauge

GAUGE 4.5 sts = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch


CO 70 sts.

Row 1 *K5, p5; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K4, *p5, k5; rep from * to last 6 sts, p5, k1.

Row 3 P2, *k5, p5; rep from * to last 8 sts, k5, p3.

Row 4 K2, *p5, k5; rep from * to last 8 sts, p5, k3.

Row 5 P4, *k5, p5; rep from * to last 6 sts, k5, p1.

Row 6 *P5, k5; rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1 to 6 until piece measures 66 inches from CO edge. BO in pattern. Weave in ends.


10th Anniversary Giveaway #4

by Craig on October 22, 2014

It’s hard to believe how quickly this month is passing! Time for our fourth giveaway – good luck!

Giveaway #4 Question: What makes the perfect project bag?


With two cats and a dog, all of my projects have to be safely away when I’m not working on them. My perfect knitting bag is lightweight and big enough to hold at least 2 projects. I have lots of tote bags and messenger bags, but the totes are my current favorite.

Leave your answer in the comments below by Sunday, October 26. We’ll let you know if you’ve won!


Giveaway Winner #3

by Craig on October 20, 2014

long johnsJoan M. is the winner of Giveaway #3! She wins two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Long Johns. Congratulations, Joan!

Thanks to everyone who entered! There are 2 more giveaways as part of our month-long 10th Anniversary celebration, so please enter for more chances to win!


10th Anniversary Giveaway #3

by Craig on October 15, 2014

This is the third weekly giveaway for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. Good luck!

Giveaway #3 Question: If you could pick a designer to design something just for you, who would it be and what type of garment or accessory would you want?

Kaffe Fassett

This is the hardest question for me so far! I love so many designers, I don’t even know how to decide. But since I must, I’m going to say that I’d want Kaffe Fassett to design me a blanket. I don’t like to wear a lot of color, but I’d love to have a giant, colorful blanket to curl up in. Now if he’d knit it for me too, it would be even better!

Leave your answer below by Sunday, October 19 and you could win!