Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Patricia's Yarns Annual Sheep Sale!

Stop in Patricia's Yarns between now and Christmas and help families in developing countries. For $1, you can purchase a paper sheep, write your name on it, and we will hang it up! All proceeds will benefit Heifer International, a non-profit that helps impoverished families by purchasing livestock and agricultural goods. For every $120 we raise, we will be able to purchase a sheep for a needy family. The gift of a sheep is a wonderful way to share the warmth of the holiday season! Knit, Crochet, Create... Love!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Merry Mondays Are Back!

Why shop Cyber Monday when you can shop "Merry Mondays" at Patricia's?  Patricia's Yarns is open every Monday in December, noon to 6 - starting Monday December 1st. Special discounts, deals, treats, and raffles too! Knit, Crochet, Create... And shop local!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Twelve (Weekend) Days of Christmas!

The Twelve (Weekend) Days of Christmas starts Saturday, November 15th!
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 of your favorite yarn and the next might be that perfect project you've been hoping to make. Some days we might offer sweet treats from our fav Hoboken shops 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.

Happy Holidays!


Friday, November 07, 2014

A new pattern: the James Cowl (for AHC awareness)

A new pattern: the James Cowl (for AHC awareness)

I am honored to share the above post by my friend Margaux. She was a fixture in the shop for many years and although she now resides in New England she is still here in spirit and visits as much as she can.

This beautiful cowl pattern is for her son James to raise money and awareness for AHC. I think we should do our part too so Patricia's Yarns is hosting a Knit-A-Long (KAL) to show our support. As she says, it is a 2-3 day project so perfect timing for quick holiday gifts!

How to get involved.

1. Buy the pattern from Margaux

2. Come to the shop with the pattern and choose your yarn and get 25% off as my way to say thank you for supporting Margaux!

3. Cast on and knit either with us at the shop or at home - wherever you choose.

4. Come in sporting your newly finished cowl between now and 11/30 and have your photo taken so we can make a photo collage of support for Margaux & James (& Jim & Baby).

Easy peasy! I am making mine out of Toboggan... what will you choose?

(Margaux & her sweet baby James)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rhinebeck 2014


Every year Patricia's Yarns takes a bus trip to Rhinebeck for the annual New York Sheep and Wool Festival. And this year didn't disappoint! The weather was perfect for wearing hand-knits and the fairgrounds were beautiful and packed with artisan vendors. 

Our bus ride along the New York Thruway.

A Margaux (a.k.a. Tentenknits) Selfie!

We caught up with Jackie from Soak

And the animals are soooo cute!

Balling yarn on the bus...

It was a beautiful day to get out of the city. We look forward to you joining us next year!  Knit, Crochet, Create... In Rhinebeck!

Friday, October 03, 2014

2014 New York Sheep and Wool Festival

Join us on Sunday October 19th for our annual bus trip to Rhinebeck, NY For the annual NY Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

It is a wonderful excuse to get out of town, see some lovely fall foliage, and attend the festival. You also get an opportunity to see all the animals that the fibers you love come from as well as taste some yummy treats.

We currently have available seats on the bus - so join us, and let someone else does the driving while you knit your way to Rhinebeck! Knit, Crochet, Create!

Call, email, or stop by the shop to sign up. (201) 217-9276

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Celebrating a DECADE

Let's Celebrate 10 Years Together!

We are so thrilled to be celebrating a decade in business! To thank all of our customers we are having a four day anniversary sale!

All yarns will be on sale from 10% to 50% off! No exclusions. 

We will also have raffle prizes for every year we have been in business - yes - 10 raffle prizes! Prizes are from our favorite yarn and needle companies including Madeline Tosh, Blue Sky Alpacas, Shibui, Fibre Co., Manos del Uraguay, and more!

We will also have free gifts with purchase and, of course, treats from local Hoboken specialty stores.

Sale dates: Thursday July 31st, 12-7
                    Friday August 1st, 12 - 6 PM
                    Saturday August 2nd, 12 - 4 PM
             Sunday August 3rd, 12 - 4 PM

Raffle prizes will be drawn at end of business Sunday.  

We look forward to celebrating with you!  Thank you for 10 amazing years!  


Knit, Crochet, Create!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day! In honor of the day, we are having a SALE! Today only - all yarns will be 15% off!  So stop by and pick up the perfect project for a great day of knitting! 

It is a beautiful day here in Hoboken to Knit, Crochet, Create... And Save! 

For more information about World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP), visit the WWKIP Wikipedia Page.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Time for Market!

I am off to Indianapolis for the TNNA Trade Show (The National Needle Arts Association, Indianapolis, IN) to see all that is new at Market and pick out some amazing new things for Fall, 2014!

I am very excited!  I always look forward to this trip as I get to see all the people who make the products I love and I see what's new. I will be visiting with Lorna's Laces, Koigu, Soak, Manos del Uruguay, Kelbourne Woolens, MadelineTosh, Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud & Chloe, Knit Collage, and more.  It is always so fun to see all the new products!

I will take as many photos as possible and keep you updated via blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from Indianapolis! So keep checking back!

I look forward to bringing back new and exciting products just for you. Knit, Crochet, Create!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day

In honor of Earth day I knit a market bag almost every year.  When I go to the grocery store I try to bring my own bags and do my little part to reduce waste.

This year I knit the "Grrlfriend Market Bag" by Laura Spradlin. It is a free pattern you can find on Ravelry.  I really like the single strap for it - and that it is knit in one piece. After all, seaming a market bag seems counter-intuitive. The pattern is well-written and the finished bag is perfect for running errands.

I knit the bag using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in color 637 Raspberry and used size 8 and 10 needles. I am really pleased with it and look forward to farmers markets in Hoboken so I can put it to good use.

Happy Earth Day everyone!  Knit, Crochet, Create - and be Green!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring is in the Air

It happened! Mother Nature has (finally) brought Spring - and it is here to stay (I hope). I have spotted daffodils and crocus' sprouting around town. Spring accessories are slowly making their way into our wardrobes and our cooler-weather items are getting moved to closets. But before you put those items away, you need to make sure they are ready for storage, right?

So, what to do? Dry clean? Machine wash? Hand wash? 

Depends on the item, the yarn, and the recommended care. When in doubt - hand wash. We are huge fans of Soak, a wonderful wool wash that does not need rinsing but will clean your hand made woolens beautifully. Fill a clean tub (bowl/sink/tub) with lukewarm water, some Soak and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Gently swish it around - rinse and squish out excess water in a clean towel or two. Then lay flat to dry until.... 

Until cooler air returns, let's enjoy some lighter weight scarves and shawls. Maybe knit a toy for spring - or a market bag for farmers markets! Whatever you do, enjoy these lovely days!

Knit, Crochet - Create!   

Friday, March 14, 2014

Celebrating Ten Years

Patricia's Yarns was started in 2004 with the goal of providing the highest quality natural fiber artisan yarns for hand-knitting and crochet.  More than a retail store, Patricia's Yarns has become a unique local community of knitters, crocheters, and friends.  Through classes, charity events, wine tastings, knit nights, trips to Rhinebeck, and more, Patricia's Yarns is the proverbial "third space" (not work, not home) for friends and community members.  Whether you are picking out the perfect project - or just stopping by for coffee, we love having you be part of it all. To celebrate our Ten Year Anniversary, we put together the following video.  We love Patricia's Yarns - and we hope you do too!

Patricia's Yarns - "'Ours', Since 2004"

Knit, Crochet, Create!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

10th Annual SuperBowl Sale

With the SuperBowl being held in our backyard, we are very excited to celebrate 2014 with our 10th Annual Superbowl Weekend SaleSaturday February 1st and Sunday February 2nd! 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 & giveaways with purchase!
Knit, Crochet, Create!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Knit Collage Cast Away Cowl

Cast Away is a new yarn from Knit Collage. It is hand spun with thick and thin qualities and  natural colors with pops of color making a beautiful melange yarn.

I knit a cowl out of the Oak colorway and I love it! it is so soft and warm! Oak is a beautiful blend of soft earth colors and the thick and thin quality makes this perfect for simple mindless knitting and produces a very unique, soft rustic fabric. This is a quick knit out of one skein and really will  be nice and cozy to wear when walking around town. 

This yarn would be perfect for a cozy knit vest or any other accessory like a hat, scarf or infinity scarf. Anything to keep you warm during cool winter months! 

Knit - Crochet - Create!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year

A new year brings resolutions, goals and new knitting projects! I know of some people who sit down on the January 1 and make a list of what they want to make. Others I know keep going with projects as the inspiration hits. Either way, I am sure that 2014 will be full of beautiful yarns and projects. 

One thing that I have had my eye on for a while include Poppy by Ysolda Teague. This little doll is so cute I think it would be very fun to make and see her personality come out.

On quite the opposite end of the spectrum I am dying to work with some Knit Collage yarns, like their new line Cast Away. It is a very soft and colorful hand spun 100% wool yarn. It is so pretty when all balled up and waiting to be turned into something cozy.

The to-knit list for 2014 is going to be spectacular.