Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day

In honor of Earth day I knit a market bag almost every year.  When I go to the grocery store I try to bring my own bags and do my little part to reduce waste.

This year I knit the "Grrlfriend Market Bag" by Laura Spradlin. It is a free pattern you can find on Ravelry.  I really like the single strap for it - and that it is knit in one piece. After all, seaming a market bag seems counter-intuitive. The pattern is well-written and the finished bag is perfect for running errands.

I knit the bag using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in color 637 Raspberry and used size 8 and 10 needles. I am really pleased with it and look forward to farmers markets in Hoboken so I can put it to good use.

Happy Earth Day everyone!  Knit, Crochet, Create - and be Green!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring is in the Air

It happened! Mother Nature has (finally) brought Spring - and it is here to stay (I hope). I have spotted daffodils and crocus' sprouting around town. Spring accessories are slowly making their way into our wardrobes and our cooler-weather items are getting moved to closets. But before you put those items away, you need to make sure they are ready for storage, right?

So, what to do? Dry clean? Machine wash? Hand wash? 

Depends on the item, the yarn, and the recommended care. When in doubt - hand wash. We are huge fans of Soak, a wonderful wool wash that does not need rinsing but will clean your hand made woolens beautifully. Fill a clean tub (bowl/sink/tub) with lukewarm water, some Soak and let it rest for 15 minutes.



Gently swish it around - rinse and squish out excess water in a clean towel or two. Then lay flat to dry until.... 



Until cooler air returns, let's enjoy some lighter weight scarves and shawls. Maybe knit a toy for spring - or a market bag for farmers markets! Whatever you do, enjoy these lovely days!

Knit, Crochet - Create!   

Friday, March 14, 2014

Celebrating Ten Years

Patricia's Yarns was started in 2004 with the goal of providing the highest quality natural fiber artisan yarns for hand-knitting and crochet.  More than a retail store, Patricia's Yarns has become a unique local community of knitters, crocheters, and friends.  Through classes, charity events, wine tastings, knit nights, trips to Rhinebeck, and more, Patricia's Yarns is the proverbial "third space" (not work, not home) for friends and community members.  Whether you are picking out the perfect project - or just stopping by for coffee, we love having you be part of it all. To celebrate our Ten Year Anniversary, we put together the following video.  We love Patricia's Yarns - and we hope you do too!

Patricia's Yarns - "'Ours', Since 2004"



Knit, Crochet, Create!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

10th Annual SuperBowl Sale

With the SuperBowl being held in our backyard, we are very excited to celebrate 2014 with our 10th Annual Superbowl Weekend SaleSaturday February 1st and Sunday February 2nd! Pick up the perfect project for the big game!


  • Yarns will be discounted 15% - 50% off regular price!
  • Special sale prices on select patterns and books!
  • Superbowl pool & giveaways with purchase!
Knit, Crochet, Create!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Knit Collage Cast Away Cowl

Cast Away is a new yarn from Knit Collage. It is hand spun with thick and thin qualities and  natural colors with pops of color making a beautiful melange yarn.


I knit a cowl out of the Oak colorway and I love it! it is so soft and warm! Oak is a beautiful blend of soft earth colors and the thick and thin quality makes this perfect for simple mindless knitting and produces a very unique, soft rustic fabric. This is a quick knit out of one skein and really will  be nice and cozy to wear when walking around town. 


This yarn would be perfect for a cozy knit vest or any other accessory like a hat, scarf or infinity scarf. Anything to keep you warm during cool winter months! 

Knit - Crochet - Create!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year

A new year brings resolutions, goals and new knitting projects! I know of some people who sit down on the January 1 and make a list of what they want to make. Others I know keep going with projects as the inspiration hits. Either way, I am sure that 2014 will be full of beautiful yarns and projects. 

One thing that I have had my eye on for a while include Poppy by Ysolda Teague. This little doll is so cute I think it would be very fun to make and see her personality come out.




On quite the opposite end of the spectrum I am dying to work with some Knit Collage yarns, like their new line Cast Away. It is a very soft and colorful hand spun 100% wool yarn. It is so pretty when all balled up and waiting to be turned into something cozy.


The to-knit list for 2014 is going to be spectacular. 

Monday, December 02, 2013

Merry Mondays at Patricia's Yarns




Why shop Cyber Monday when you can shop "Merry Monday" at Patricia's?  Patricia's Yarns is open every Monday in December, noon to 7PM - starting Monday December 2nd.  Special discounts, deals, treats, and raffles too!  Knit, Crochet, Create... And shop local!

To learn more about what makes our knitting community so special, click here.