Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Knits

Looking for spring knitting ideas? Here are a few of our shop favorites...
Above is the February Sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman, perfect for that little one in your life. Another great baby knit is the Mac & Me Outer Baby Blanket, below, knit in Spud and Chloe. This is possibly the most requested pattern in the shop.

"Kermit", as Patricia calls him, below, is the perfect project for those looking for something different. If knitting makes you happy, knitting toys makes you especially happy - or should we say "hoppy"?
Scarves, shawls and cowls are always in style and Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, below, in all of its gorgeous colors, is perfect for your next spring cowl.
Speaking of "neckware" Patricias pick is called Springtime Bandit, a pattern by Kate Osborne of the Fibre Co. This project is knit up in Alpaca with a Twist, doubled. No surprise that this pattern has also become a shop favorite.New to Patricia's Yarns is Schulana Sierra from Skacel. This cotton and silk blend is wonderful for baby booties.

Of course, if you still can't decide what to make, you can always choose a beautiful yarn for any warm weather project. May we suggest Blue Sky Cotton Worsted. It comes in an array of colors that even the Easter Bunny would be jealous of and did we mention it is also 15% off for the month of April? - It is the Yarn of the Month!Happy Knitting!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Springtime at Patricia's

At Patricia's Yarns, we love spring! We love the outdoor seating at Hoboken restaurants, the small flower boxes in shop windows, and, of course, spring knits!

Featured in the picture above is Grace modeling the Louise Cardigan, knit in solid koigu kpm. The pattern is from the book Vintage Baby Knits, a shop favorite.

Patricia knit up her favorite new spring shawl called Springtime Bandit, a pattern by Kate Gagnion Osborne of the Fibre Co. We love all things Fibre Company, especially their new book, Vintage Modern Knits, which contains two more beautiful shawl patterns.

Below are a few more warm weather inspired photos...

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Sprout in Spring

Spring is in the air. Hoboken restaurants have opened their outdoor seating, flowers are growing along 11th street, and luxuriously soft cotton yarns are taking their rightful place in the cubbies at Patricia's.

The quick, fun-to-make, and simple baby blanket, above, was made with Classic Elite's Sprout Yarn. It is the perfect pattern for that new little one in your life. It was knit on 10 & 1/2's and used two skeins, one of each color. Made of 100% soft organic cotton.

The pattern was made by Patricia and is free for our customers. Stop by today.

Friday, April 01, 2011

April's Yarn of the Month

April's Yarn of the Month is the feather soft and beautiful Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton yarns. We carry them in a color pallet Monet would envy. So drop by the shop and pick up a skein, perfect for baby sweaters, baby blankets, or spring scarves. Take 15% off all of Patricia's Yarn's Yarns of the Month.

Also, don't forget to vote for May's Yarn of the Month. Happy Knitting!