Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The palette of colors reminds some people of sea glass... the way the color gets muted by the glass being polished by the sand. What will it make you think of? Come in & touch it for yourself... it's exquisite.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
For the Knit Beginner:
1 Stitch n' Bitch Handbook - We Love Debbie Stoller's beginners book. Her great knit-personality comes out with her easy to follow directions and diagrams. The book is complete with some really easy projects to get over that 1st project hump!
1 pair of Size 11 Bamboo Needles - These are a great size for a beginner. They're easy to hold and navigate stitches. You'll be purling or knitting away with these in no time.
2 - Skeins of Misti Alpaca Chunky. We just can't keep enough of this soft and warm alpaca on the shelves. It's lofty nature is perfect for that pick me up scarf. It will make your first knit project seem so luxurious (well that's 'cause it is!).
Also a Beginner Favorite: Worsted Weight Yarn! Here at the shop there's so many different ones to choose from! For your basic washable yarn, there's Mission Falls 1824 Wool, a lovely and soft yarn to work with that truly shows stitches and won't come apart easily. Or kick up the holiday giving a notch and treat your beginner to a skein of Manos Del Uruguay. This kettle dyed wool is a one ply that creates a beautiful fabric just using the knit stitch.
For the Intermediate - knows the knit and purls and wants to explore - knitter:
1 - Last Minute Knitted Gifts - We cannot get enough of the projects in this great book by Joelle Hoverson. From mittens, to hats to blankets - this book has it all. A great book for your knit library some different patterns. Make a nice pair of leg warmers while you're at it and channel your inner Jennifer Beals. (that's a Flashdance reference for those of you born after 1983)
1 - skein of soft Lorna's Laces. This worsted weight handpainted yarn has quickly become a shop favorite. It comes in beautiful deep jewel toned colors and just one is needed for a hat!
For the sock knitter:
1 - set of Blue Sky Rosewood Double Pointed Needles. Lovely packaged and we know why. These DPNs are a dream to knit with. Your fav sock knitter won't ever look back having used these needles.
2 - skeins of Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino. There are just so many beautiful colors to choose from. Roy G. Biv would be proud.
For the lace knitter:
1 - set of Addi Turbo Lace Needles (US 1s, 2s, or 3s!) When Addi came out with their lace needles we were a bit skeptical - i mean an improvement to the already awesome Addi Turbos? No way!? Yes, way, Ted! These needles allow for a more controlled knitting experience for lace. No slippery stitches here!
1 - Knitted Lace of Estonia book. Be inspired to knit lace with this gorgeous book.
1 skein of Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace. 1250 yards of gorgeous silk and wool. Need. We. Say. More.
When all else fails a Patricia's Yarns Gift Certificate could do the trick and that way your favorite knitter can come in and pick to his or her's hearts content!
Whatever you decide to do we hope your holiday season is filled with good food, warm knits and wonderful blessings!
From all of us at Patricia's Yarns
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Our Top Knit Gift Ideas!
The Gina Hat
A perfect one-skein project using wonderfully soft Rowan Cocoon. Knitted in trinity stitch, the recipient will be impressed with your knit skills.
Dolores Park Cowl
Dolores Park Cowl - a fantastic pattern from Parikha Mehta over at sixoneseven. This one-skein project when knit with Misti Alpaca is perfect for that commuter that just needs a quick wear and go for the cold mornings.
Dashing - great fingerless gloves from Knitty.com
Monday, November 03, 2008
If you cannot wait for then to see it, come by the shop to check it out for yourself :-)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
They are adorable, cozy & friendly for people who don't want wool! They come out a bit tighter which is great for women as the pattern is written for men. A fantastic quick knit for someone special on your holiday gift list!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
He's all set for the change of season - great job Chris!
It is a quick knit on size 11 needles & took 8 hanks. I look forward to bundling up in it come cool evenings. Riley enjoys it too.
and then he went back to sleep...
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We are excited to carry 5 different designs that are made of pewter. All are on display in the shop - come by to see how they can put the finishing touch on your garments!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I knit it using two Rowan yarns held together. Kid Classic in Peat, and Felted Tweed in Treacle. We've come up with many color combinations that would make an amazing shawl, to show a few:
Cast on in October and you'll soon have your own November Ruffle Shawl!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Yarn: Zitron Nimbus, 2 balls, color 02
Needles: US 10s
Notions: 3 buttons, H crochet hook, darning needle
CO 30 Stitches
Row 1: K2, *YO, Slip 1, K1* repeat * * to last two stitches, K1, S1 wyif
Row 2: K2, *YO, Slip 1, K2tog (YO and Slipped Stitch from Prev. Row)* repeat * * to last two stitches, K1, Slip 1wyif
Work Row 2 only until piece measures 28 inches or until comfortably around your neck.
Cast off all stitches.
Measure the width of the scarf in from one end of edge (about 6 to 8 inches) and place 3 buttons evenly across scarf.
Attach and crochet 3 loops along side edge of other end of scarf to match buttons. (I crocheted a 12 chain loop for mine!) I also pinned the scarf together to help match the loops and buttons.
I hope you'll come by the shop and give this quick and easy scarf a go! The yarn is SUPER soft and makes such a beautiful subtle striping effect!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
We really love simple patterns that showcase these beautiful yarns.
So when these two things come together we can't help but get a little excited!
A new finished sample for the shop - the Dolores Park cowl by Parikha Mehta is gorgeous in Misti Alpaca Handpaints. One skein makes this a super quick project and it is oh-so soft!
We think it's a great knit for the fall.
Special thanks to Jessica for being such a beautiful model! Happy knitting!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The sleeves were knit in the round & completed rather quickly.
Next Pat joined the three pieces & happily knit the yoke as she new the end was near...
A very pleased Pat left Friday with a completed sweater just in time for fall. She modified the neckline to be open & cooler than the turtleneck the pattern had. Fantastic first sweater!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
The color is perfect & the owl buttons seem to be made for fall and that colorway. What a great sweater - perfect for parents who don't want to find out if they are expecting a boy or a girl!
The Grand Teton's from across Jackson Lake
Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park
Devil's Tower National Monument
The Badlands National Park
On our way back the timing was perfect for a visit to our friends at Lorna's Laces in Chicago! It was great to see Beth Casey again and go on a fantastic tour of her studio. Beth showed us how the yarn is dyed from beginning to end - it was heaven. I was surrounded by gorgeous yarns & colors that were breathtaking.
We picked up the shop's fall order & left with a hug and the hopes that we'll see each other in January in San Diego.
Thank you Beth & everyone at Lorna's!
Throughout the trip & time spent with breathtaking views my needles were constantly clicking. I had a few projects with me & as they are completed updates will be posted.
Friday, August 01, 2008
The sale starts today & runs through Sunday August 3rd. Discounts from 10 - 45% off & you'll receive a free gift with a purchase of $40 or more. Stop by and celebrate!
Jacqueline from Soak came by today to help us celebrate!
Thank you Jacqueline for making the trip across the river on your visit to NYC. We greatly enjoyed talking to you and your mother. We love Soak and so do our customers!
Friday, July 25, 2008
In other words, the fall yarn is in! We are so excited that we can express emotion only through aptly applied alliteration. Peek in and peruse the plentiful profusion and ponder a plan for your next project.
Magnificent! Marvelous! Majestic!
(This isn't so odd. When we're truly sublime we speak in rhyme)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Talk about getting knitters out in July! We had a sold out crowd at Grimaldi's Pizzeria knitting up a storm and enjoying the delicious pizza.
Twenty knitters came out to make a square for a blanket that we will be again donating to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter auction this winter. We hope to have the blanket on display at the shop this fall!