Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just in from the Fibre Co.

The Fibre Co. brings us a new yarn that is fantastic to touch, feel, look at, wear & most of all work with. It's called Road to China Light and is comprised of baby alpaca, cashmere, camel & silk. We have brought in ten colors of this luxurious yarn:

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

2008 PY Holiday Gift Guide

So maybe you don't have the time to knit all those gorgeous knits below, but you do want to get your favorite knitters and crocheters (or wanna be knitters and crocheters!) something for the holidays. Here's where we come in with our tried and true PY Gift Guide.

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.

Stocking Stuffers!

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
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday Gift Ideas

It's mid November... the holidays are around the corner... get those needles out!

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

Feroche Brioche

Knitted up in two skeins of your favorite yarn (one skein of Lornas) this is a perfect gift for that party hostess in your life. Simple brioche stitch and three buttons make up this great neck warmer.

Monday, November 03, 2008

An Afghan for Charity

It's amazing what knitters can do when they come together for pizza, a little wine, conversation and a mission:

We are please to present you with this year's Afghan for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter Silent Auction. This blanket was started at our Charity Knit Night at Grimaldi's Pizzeria back in July. Twenty knitters casted on their square that night and began what we hoped would be a gorgeous blanket. The squares began showing up at the shop and soon were stitched together and blocked. What we discovered as the blanket dried was that gorgeous was indeed an understatement.

This afghan was knit out of Manos del Uruguay wool classica and will be available for your bid 0n Wednesday night December 3rd at Teak during the Hoboken Homeless Shelter Annual Silent Auction.

If you cannot wait for then to see it, come by the shop to check it out for yourself :-)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rambling Rows in Rowan Purelife

Jackie knits the most beautiful baby blankets. This is the Rambling Rows afghan from Cottage Creations knit in garter stitch in one piece so there is no seaming at the end. The pattern is written with directions for three sizes and is designed to use 5 colors. The Purelife color palette makes for a fantastic gender neutral blanket. Jackie said it was a hit at the shower, no surprise there as its gorgeous. Well done!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rebecca No. 38...

... is here! It has 33 beautiful designs for ladies, men & accessories. It has something for everyone - come check it out!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jen's Dashing

Jen has made a few pairs of Dashing out of Calmer by Rowan & on Tuesday she came in with her newest finished pair!
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

Chris loves Manos...

And we do too! Manos silk blend & Wool Classica compose Chris' winter accessories for fall 2008. The hat is knit out of the silk blend in two colors 3068-Citric & 3055-Olive, and the scarf is classica 101-Jungle.

He's all set for the change of season - great job Chris!

Misti Throw

Misti Alpaca is such a soft cozy yarn that feels wonderful to work with. I have loved it since the first time I touched it. As such, I decided to make a throw out of it as the cool weather approaches.

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

Introducing Annie Adams Shawl Pins

The perfect way to wear a shawl like our November Ruffle Wrap is with an Annie Adams shawl pin!

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

A shawl in time for fall

When Margaux & I went to TNNA in Columbus we found many exciting products to bring back to the shop. Margaux found Kate Jackson who was a new exhibitor at the fall show debuting her original patterns. I fell in love with many and knit up the November Ruffle Shawl.

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

Margaux's Feroch Brioche

Brioche Neck Warmer

Brioche Neck Warmer

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.

Feroche Brioche

Wear and enjoy!

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!

Brioche Neck Warmer

Saturday, September 27, 2008


We love hand painted yarns.

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

Koigu Helena

We love Koigu. Love it. Love the people who dye it, love knitting with it, love the colors, love it. We also love Knitty. It is a fantastic website that published an adorable little girls sweater called Helena which is quickly knit from the top down. It's written for a DK weight yarn so we modified it slightly & used Koigu's KPPPM resulting in a smaller finished garment.

Finished piece:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pats Finished Sweater!

Pat has made many scarves, gorgeous scarves that she generously gifts her friends with as they are always luxuriously soft and warm. She decided to gift herself with a sweater knit out of Sheep Shop 2 yarn using their pattern, Seamless Chunky Raglan.

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

Ann's Baby Sweater

Ann is a long time knitter who comes in regularly with Ernesto - he & Riley are best friends.Recently she finished a modified February baby sweater knit without the lace pattern using Koigu. She brought it by for us to see before it was sent off to a lucky baby.

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!


It feels so good to be back in the shop again but I'll always treasure the time spent with Adam & Riley on our trip west to the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Devils Tower & The Badlands.

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

It's a Birthday Party!

Patricia's Yarns is celebrating its 4th Birthday this weekend with a birthday party & yarn sale!

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

Full Up For Fall

Too much merino! A pregnant plethora of purl! A copious cache of cotton! Awesome amounts of alpaca! Renewed Rowan and a swollen store of silk!

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.

Fall Yarn

Fall Yarn

Fall Yarn

Fall yarn

Magnificent! Marvelous! Majestic!

(This isn't so odd. When we're truly sublime we speak in rhyme)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Grimaldi's Charity Knit Night

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!

Everyone who came out had a fabulous time! We are so thrilled to have a such wonderful community to knit with!

Thank you to everyone who came out to knit, drink and be merry! We are so excited to get this blanket made! We hope to post the finish project when it's done!

Happy Knitting!