Saturday, December 09, 2006

Warm Hands

The cold weather has arrived and knitted up just in time (one day!) are these super comfy mittens by Blue Sky Alpaca. We love this quick knit and the Blue Sky bulky alpaca is incredibly soft. With just two skeins you'll be able to brave the (finally here!) cold weather. Both the pattern and yarn is available from Blue Sky.

Remember, a crochet chain between the mittens will ensure that you'll never have a single cold hand!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Lace Knitting

A new book has arrived at Patricia's Yarns, Victorian Lace Today. Chock full of traditional and yet modern patterns author Jane Sowerby has certainly ignited a lace reivial. The stunning photography will inpsire old and new lace knitters alike. (as will the range of simple to complex patterns!)

If you need more reason to come by and grab this book just go see the KAL!

Peaceful Knitting

November always brings out the feeling of Thankfulness and right on time as the bears are ready to be sent out to the Mother Bear Project. These 15 cuddly bears are eager to meet their counterpart!

The second of many charity knit nights was held at Carpe Diem on Monday night Nov. 2nd. This time around we were knitting for the Caps to the Capital. These crocheted and knitted caps will go to newborns in underdeveloped countries.

The planning stages for yet another wonderful charity knit event is well underway. If you have any ideas for a night or would like to help plan one stop by the shop or email

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Koigu is Here!

25 colors of beautiful, soft Koigu KPPPM is here! Come by and indulge yourself!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Babette's Sunflower Dress

Babette finished her Minnowknit's baby sunflower dress in Manos del Uruguay cotton stria. It's a great project for beginner knitters as you can learn a lot in the knitting and shaping of the dress.

Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria is a luxurious yarn to knit with. It comes in so many wonderful bright colors that would compliment any project.

Thank you Babette for sharing! We can't wait to see it on the little girl you knit it for!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Celebrating Socktober

In the spirit of Socktoberfest, Margaux has knit up Jaywalkers with the Trekking (XXL) color 100.


Socks can a be a very satisfying knit and aren't that hard to make. She knit these with Size 1 Addi Turbos with the magic loop method. She really enjoyed the colorway and how the colors pooled while she knit it.

Thank you for sharing your socks, Margaux!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Yarn, Stitches, and Pepperoni

What goes with Grimaldi's classic pizza? Why knitting bears of course!! In the first of many charity knit nights Patricia's Yarns and Grimaldi's teamed up to knit bears for the Mother Bear Project. This non-profit organization sends these bears to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations like South Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia.

Sixteen knitters participated in the event. The bears were made out of Cascade Superwash wool and it's softness will be perfect for the hugs they will be receiving.

More charity knit nights are being scheduled.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Glowing Suri

Among the new fall additions at Patricia's Yarns is Blue Sky Alpaca's Brushed Suri. A combination of baby suri, merino wool and bamboo, it's silky soft to the touch. With 8 colors to choose from you can knit this up in a simple garter stitch scarf or use it in a simple pattern like Scarf Style's Misty Garden which is shown above.

It's sure to please this fall.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Hoboken Knits!

Welcome to the official blog of Patricia's Yarns!

More to come real soon!