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.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Twelve (Weekend) Days of Christmas starts Saturday, November 16th!
Once again, join us for the Twelve (weekend) Days of Christmas! From now until the day Saint Nick dons his red scarf, Patricia's Yarns will be celebrating! Every Saturday and Sunday will be like receiving a new gift in your hand-knit stocking. One Saturday might bring a sale on your favorite yarn and the next might be that perfect project you've been hoping to make. Some days we might offer sweet treats and others offer a glass of bubbly. So join us for some holiday cheer!
To sign up for our Twelve (weekend) Days of Christmas, simply "like" us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter. We will make announcements each weekend day. We can't promise you a Partridge in a pear tree, but we can promise you purls.

Riley is ready for the holidays (above, on a hand-knit blanket) - are you?  Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New York Sheep and Wool Festival 2013

For the fifth year in a row, Patricia's Yarns chartered a bus to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival held annually in Rhinebeck, NY.  I love this trip!  It is always fun to have an adventure, see all of the gorgeous wool, and yes, see the lovely animals that provide all of our incredible fiber.  Not to mention, I get a chance to catch up with many of my favorite knitters (including author Ysolda Teague, Lorna's Laces owner Beth Casey [both pictured]), customers, and friends (hooray, tentenknits was there!).  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from this year's trip.  Knit, Crochet, Create!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Autumn Colors

This time of year always makes my knitting energy surge. Maybe it's the cooler temps or the leaves changing color, but probably it's the new fall yarns arriving daily!  We have so many new exciting yarns and I am thrilled with all of them (I know you will be too!).

First, Shibui Baby Alpaca DK - it comes in gorgeous 100gram hanks and is made of the softest baby alpaca. 

Next is Shibui Pebble - a fantastic blend of wool, silk and cashmere. The tweed effect is distinctive and it is oh-so soft to the touch. 


MadelineTosh has delivered so many gorgeous hand-painted yarns in Merino light, Merino DK and Pashmina. Each hank is more colorful than the next! 

Made From the Mountain has delivered us  undeniably soft hand spun cashmere from Afghanistan. It comes in four natural colors and begs to be knit up for something close to the skin.  

Lastly, but certainly not least, we are very excited for our 5th annual bus trip to Rhinebeck for the NY Sheep and Wool Festival. There are still seats available if you would like to join! Call the shop for details. 

Thursday, August 01, 2013

9th Annual Anniversary Sale

It’s almost the first weekend in August - so you know what that means! Patricia’s Yarns annual anniversary sale! 

Come to Patricia’s and help us celebrate nine years in Hoboken! All yarns will be on sale - from 10% to 50% off. You can also enter to win great prizes from the Fibre Co., Blue Sky Alpacas, Fairmount Fibers and more (see the pic below). As always, we will have nibbles from local vendors, wine an cheese in the evenings, and free gifts with purchase. 

We are looking forward to a great weekend. The sale starts Friday August 2nd and ends Sunday August 4th. 

Knit - Crochet - Create

PS - We just signed a a ten year lease!  Patricia's Yarns will be in Hoboken until 2023!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Another classic from Churchmouse

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas publishes beautiful patterns that are timeless and classic in style. We sell their patterns and have quite a few samples knit up in the shop. 

For my trip to TNNA in Ohio, I chose to knit Annabella's Cowl out of Koigu KPPPM and Shibui Silk Cloud. It was perfect travel knitting - and so lovely to work with as the Silk Cloud is amazingly soft.  

I recently finished.  This  project is another great example of why blocking is so important. Here is the before: 


and after:

I am really pleased with how it came out. The color is beautiful and this cowl couldn't be softer. 

The blocking process truly is magical; the stitches relax and fall into place making for a gorgeous finished piece. 

To block, I fill my sink with cool water, add a teaspoon of Soak wash, submerge my knitted piece, and squish it around a bit to make sure it is saturated. I let it sit for 15 minutes, drain the sink, squeeze out excess water, roll it up in a towel to get out more water, then lay flat to dry. Sometimes I use blocking wires to help maintain straight edges but this time I only needed pins. It takes a finished project from nice to gorgeous. 

I love this cowl!

Knit, Crochet, Create!


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Summer Cowl

Summer nights on a roof deck or at the beach can be cool and we have the perfect accessory for just such occassions! Let me introduce to you the Tee Cake Cowl in a Day! 

It is a very quick knit on size 19 knitting needles. This easy, fun accessory will take you through summer and into fall. 

Tee Cakes are made of recycled t-shirts and are 51% cotton, 49% undetermined material (ha ha). They are quite fun to work with.  If you cannot make it into the shop you can purchase a kit through our new Etsy shop

Knit, Crochet, Create!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

New MadelineTosh is in the building...

I am so thrilled to have a fresh new box of MadelineTosh. This time I added a new yarn base, Pashmina to the Merino Light order in the gorgeous colorways that Madeline Tosh is famous for. 

Stop by and see for yourself. The depth of color is so unique and gorgeous. The Pashmina is so soft and luxurious it begs to be worn next to the skin. I cannot wait to cast on with it!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TNNA 2013: A Huge Success

Stitchers from all over descended upon Columbus Ohio this past weekend for the summer TNNA needlearts market to shop for new products, get inspired and see friends old and new. It was a huge success. 

When walking the show floor frequently people ask if you have found anything new and exciting. As this is my tenth show there is a lot that I have seen before - with many new booths sprinkled in.  I find it all exciting. 

One of my first stops is Lorna's Laces to say hello to Beth & Michael.  Their yarns are a staple in the shop fall lineup. Shepherd Worsted is a wonderful machine washable wool that is hand dyed and lovely.  I am also very excited for their new yarn, Haymarket, which is 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool. It is so very soft and in Lorna's colors- amazing.  

I was very excited when I was walking down the 1000 aisle and ran into Lesley Scanlon who is the amazingly creative mind behind Mac & Me.  She was displaying her new patterns, all classic designs with a modern twist.  I was so happy to catch up with her and place an order for the shop.  

The Koigu booth is always full of buzz and excitement.  We picked through their hundreds of colors deciding what stayed and what didn't (this is never easy.  I love it all!).  Below is the beginning of the process... 

Wow, I love Koigu!

The show wouldn't be complete without seeing some favorite knitwear designers.  The cherry on top was visiting with Ysolda Teague. We talked about her designs, her new book, and even got some new tips for casting-on toys! She is such a nice person to chat with and I am so excited to work with her distributor, Crafty Diversions. 

With all that in mind I still have quite a few surprises up my sleeves for fall.  I cannot wait to share them with you.

Knit, Crochet, Create!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ohio here we come!

Fall market time is here and I am so excited to be heading back to Columbus, Ohio for TNNA, The National Needle Arts trade show. 
One item on the checklist is a 'social' knitting project.  I am currently participating in the Meadow KAL (knit a-long) with Kelbourne Woolens (Fibre Co.) but the next clue comes Saturday and I am traveling on Friday so I need a project. 

I have decided on Annabella's Cowl, a Churchmouse pattern. I am using KPPPM from Koigu held with Silk Cloud from Shibui. It is a beautiful cowl and simple enough that I can talk and knit. 

Happy knitting! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Meadow Has Arrived!!

Just in time for our mystery Knit-A-Long, Meadow, a new yarn by Kelbourne Woolens (Fibre Co.) has arrived! The colors are fantastic! As I opened each bag I fell more and more in love with this gorgeous yarn. 

Kelbourne has every color up on their website and they are also all at Patricia's Yarns! Come by and see for yourself this amazing blend of Merino, Baby Llama, Silk, and Linen. It really is stunning. 

If you are interested in participating in our Knit-A-Long, please call, email or stop by the shop. 

Happy knitting!

Patricia's Yarns - Knit, Crochet, Create!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kelbourne Mystery Knit - A - Long

The lovely ladies of Kelbourne Woolens (Fibre Co. Yarns) have added a new yarn to their line and to launch it they have organized a Mystery Knit A Long! 

I am so excited for this! I have seen the yarn and it is gorgeous!  The official yarn release is Thursday so wait until then and I will be sure to post more about it (follow us on Twitter, "like" us on Facebook).  Join our KAL and knit something beautiful!

The shop will be hosting meet ups throughout the knit along starting this Saturday June 1.  We look forward to you joining us!  Happy knitting! 


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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Spring Savings

Love to knit with beautiful yarn?  Love to save money?  There are many ways to do both at Patricia's Yarns!  First and foremost, we always offer one of our premium yarns as a Yarn of the Month.  Each month we choose a shop favorite to be 15% off.  This month (May, 2013) it is Spud and Chloe Sweater (pictured), a beautiful and soft cotton/wool blend that is perfect for baby sweaters and blankets.

When you make a purchase, be sure to ask Patricia for an "I Heart Yarn" Card.  These frequent shopper cards can help you save big over time.  Those who have a card already know this is one of the best kept secrets in Hoboken.  

Finally, be sure to "Like Us" on Facebook"Follow Us" on Twitter, and/or sign up for our Newsletter.  We always announce new yarns, new deals, and sales there first.  To sign up, visit our website:

So keep knitting... and keep saving!  

Patricia's Yarns - Knit, Crochet, Create!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Garden State Yarn Crawl

This past weekend Patricia's Yarns participated in the Garden State Yarn Crawl and it was wonderful! So many people visited our Mile Square city on, what turned out to be, a beautiful Spring weekend.  Every day we met so many enthusiastic knitters and crocheters from all over the Tri-State Area. It was invigorating to help new friends pick out yarn for their projects or talk about our favorite hand-knits. 

Over the four day event visitors and regulars alike signed in for the yarn crawl and entered our raffle to win one of three prizes. The first prize is a bulging bag of books, yarn, knitting needles and patterns. Second prize is a super-cute Soak Kit and third prize is a Patricia's Yarns tote bag with a selection of our favorite patterns. 

And the winners are...

First Prize - Aishling Donovan

Second Prize - G. Glasspie

Third Prize - Elaine Polakoff

Come in and claim your Yarn Crawl Prizes! 

If you've never visited Hoboken, come by - it's an amazing little city (see picture below).  Looking forward to seeing you soon! Happy knitting!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Joining Us For the Garden State Yarn Crawl?

Below is some information about Patricia's Yarns and about Hoboken.  We are greatly looking forward to participating in GSYC and look forward to seeing you!  Happy Knitting! - Patricia

Patricia’s Yarns - Knit, Crochet, Create!


Shop Hours for the Garden State Yarn Crawl: 
Thurs: 11-7
Fri, Sat, Sun: 11-6
*For normal shop hours, please visit our website

107 Fourth Street
Hoboken, NJ

Visit Hoboken:  
Here is our Visit Hoboken page for our blog:  It is a great guide both for first time visitors or for those who want to find new places in the Mile Square City (as well as support businesses owned by fellow knitters). 

First Time Visitor? 
Give us a call and we will help you find the easiest ways in and out of our city.  Hint: we have a parking garage just down the street (Fourth Street between Clinton and Grand) and know a few restaurants who will validate parking for up to three hours!  That’ll give you time to eat lunch, walk around town, and, of course, shop for yarn!

Hoboken in the News:
It should be noted that Hoboken is still rebounding from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The Garden State Yarn Crawl is a great opportunity to visit our beautiful city, enjoy our spectacular Manhattan views (especially in spring), and show your support of our local businesses. For more ways to help Hoboken, please visit:

About Patricia’s Yarns:
Celebrating Nine Years! Patricia’s Yarns is an exclusive retailer of hand-dyed, natural fiber, artisan yarns for hand knitting and crochet.

Patricia’s Yarns is owned by Patricia Scribner, a Hoboken resident and an avid knitter and crocheter. Patricia’s Yarns was a dream until April, 2004 when Patricia left her career at a financial firm with a goal of doing something she loves in the town that she loves. The shop became a reality in July of that same year.
Patricia designed her shop to best display the beautiful yarns she hand selects from around the world and to make a cozy and inviting space just for you. It is the goal of Patricia’s Yarns to fulfill all of your knitting and crocheting needs.
A true Local Yarn Shop, Patricia’s Yarns is proud of its ongoing commitment to the city of Hoboken and beyond. We are honored to partner in philanthropy with the following organizations: (Locally) the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, the Hoboken Historical Society, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, numerous local public and private schools, (Nationally) Caps to the Capital, Heifer International, The Mother Bear Project, and Project Linus.

New Classes for Spring:
In addition to our popular beginner classes, we will also be offering a “Toys by Ysolda” Class – Elijah the Elephant – just in time for Spring.  Please call the shop (201.217.yarn) or visit the website for more information.

New Yarns for Spring:
We love spring at Patricia’s Yarns.  Some of our favorite spring yarns are arriving daily: Blue Sky Cotton, Spud and Chloe, Classic Elite Sprout, Heichi from Shibui, Cobasi, Rowan, and more!

Exclusively for GSYC:
Patricia’s Yarns will be offering daily events, raffles, and give-aways as well as discounting yarns.  To learn more about our GSYC events and discounts, “like us” on facebook or “follow us” on Twitter (@patriciasyarns)?  Not teach savvy?  That’s ok – just give us a call before you come.

Charity Knitting:
At Patricia’s Yarns, we do many charity knit nights.  In the past year alone, we taught local teachers to knit for free (and supported local school knitting clubs), we knit “#26hats for #26acts” (knit 26 children’s hats in the wake of the Newtown shooting), and we knit and raffled off a beautiful blanket for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.  We look forward to more charity knit nights in 2013.

Recognize Us?
Patricia’s Yarns was recently featured in a commercial for Optimum Small Business.  To view the commercial, click here:  (There have been many iterations of the commercial recently.)  Oh, and thanks to our involvement in the commercial, Patricia’s Yarns is now an Optimum Hotspot with free internet!

Become a Part of Our Knitting Community:
Patricia’s Yarns holds many events for local knitters: classes, book signings, trunk shows, charity events, wine tastings, and more – there are numerous ways to join us.  Also, we hold an annual bus trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck.  Sign up for our newsletter (on our website) for more info.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Another Toy Knitting Class!

Sophie the bunny was so popular that we have decided to add another "Toys by Ysolda" Class - this time the project is Elijah the Elephant! 

The class is scheduled for three Sundays in April, starting on April 7th from 2-4 PM.  Again, this toy is knit in one piece so there is no seaming upon completion. This adorable toy will make anyone smile.  Call the shop for details.  

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Manos del Uruguay & Maxima

Manos del Uruguay is a wonderful company that is both a woman's cooperative and a member of the World Fair Trade Organization - not to mention they are a producer of gorgeous yarns! A shop favorite, Manos Maxima is a yarn that is quickly gaining in popularity with both knitters and crocheters.  It is an extremely soft hand-spun merino wool with an ever expanding color palette - those strikingly beautiful colors that made Manos famous.

A fantastic infinity cowl that will keep you warm on these windy days is the Shocking Seed Stitch Cowl. Knit out of 3 skeins of the main color and 1 contrasting it makes for a very cozy accessory. 

We love Maxima so much, we knit our charity blanket out of it! The blanket pattern is The Four Seasons Throw designed by Judith Shangold.  We have the yarn and the pattern booklet available at the shop.

By the way, there is still time to get a raffle ticket for a chance to win!    The raffle will be held on Saturday March 30th - we will choose one lucky person's ticket who will be the new owner of this fantastic, cozy, warm, and wonderful hand knit blanket.  Tickets are $5 - All proceeds benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Springtime Bunnies

Join us for a new toy class starting in March!

Knit "Sophie" by Ysolda - Toy Knitting Class
Explore toy knitting and learn numerous skills in this three session class.  This adorable toy bunny is knit in one piece so there is no seaming when you are done.  Makes a great gift for the special little one in your life.  You will learn a challenging cast-on, picking up stitches, and increasing and decreasing methods.  Pattern included in the price.  Call the shop for details.  Dates: March - Three Sundays, 2-4PM 3/10, 3/17, & 3/24
Check out our website for more class offerings.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

9th Annual SuperBowl Sale!

Celebrate 2013 by attending our 9th Annual Superbowl Weekend SaleSaturday February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd! 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 & giveaway with purchase!
Happy Knitting! - Patricia

Update: Thank you to all of my wonderful customers - we had a great sale weekend!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Charity Knitting

Knitting something for another person is always special, but when you are knitting something that will benefit the community it becomes exceptional.  For the third time, friends of Patricia's Yarns worked together to make a beautiful blanket.  The project kicked off at Grimaldi's Pizza (Second and Clinton Streets) with a fun night of knitting and pizza.  Each person knit one square. 

The blocks were returned, blocked, and sewn together. The finished result is a gorgeous and soft blanket made with love.   The blanket is made from 20 skeins of Manos Maxima and the Four Seasons Throw pattern by Judith Shanghold (please note, permission was given from Judith to make the blanket).

You can buy tickets to win the blanket at Patricia's Yarns ($5 each or 5 for $20).  All proceeds benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.  Manos Maxima and the Four Seasons Throw pattern are also available at the shop.  

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

What to Knit When You're Expecting

Nikki Van De Car is a Jersey City resident and an avid knitter. She has kept her blog titled "What to Knit When You're Expecting" since 2008 and recently completed her first pattern book under the same title.

On Saturday Nikki spent the afternoon with us signing books and teaching a class on one of the projects in the book, the chickadee hat.

It was a great afternoon with lots of laughs and knitting inspiration. Every knitter in the class learned something new and has a chickadee hat started with all the challenging steps behind them.

I look forward to seeing the completed hats from this talented group of knitters.

Thank you very much to Nikki for bringing your talents to Patricia's Yarns. We look forward to working with her again soon!