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Shadow Cowl

thumbnail of Shadow Cowl (final)We adore the patterns from the Sequence books and we want to share them with you!  This is our version of a cowl inspired by one of the genius (in design and simplicity) patterns.  Click the PDF to the left to download the pattern and when you are done, bring your creation in to the Shop so we can celebrate it with you! (more…)

Shankland Does It Again!


We love every Antonia Shankland pattern we have met.  What is not to love?  The patterns are elegant, fashionable and easy to knit. And she has a spectacular flair for color.  She put together the Unicorn Stripes in 30 perfectly placed colors. (more…)

New from Swans Island

swans island ramboilletWe love Swans Island yarns.  Once you knit with any of the wools you will surely feel the same.  What is not to love.  Their All-American, hand-dyed yarn has an elegant and sturdy hand.  We are pleased to announce the introduction of another in their line, Rambouillet. (more…)

More Quince to Love!

quince chickadeeThis summer we proudly announced that we are a Quince & Co. flagship store – one of only 57 stores worldwide and the 37th in America.  Quince wools are all American and high-quality.

The wools have a strong hand and are a joy to work with.  We watch with great delight as you create shawls, hats, gloves, sweaters, and return wanting to knit more Quince! (more…)

Out with the Old, In with the New!

We chose three fabulous yarns that are accompanied by great patterns and offer them to the lucky few at a special rate.  Once they are gone, they are gone.
We find ourselves in need of more space and there are bins with only a few skeins of a particular yarn.  It is one of those win-win things:  You get glorious yarn at a discount and we get more space in which you will find brand new yarns!  The yarns are delicious, the patterns perfect and you get to spend a little less.  Everyone is happy!

12:15 specials 1Swans Island Tussah Silk – this incredible sport weight yarn has been discontinued.  What we have is what you can get.  We offer two pattern options that make a perfect small cowl.  It is a delight and only needs two skeins.  Buy one, get the second at 1/2 price!

12:15 specials 3Chateau/Chalet – We love this chainette 100% alpaca chunky yarn.  Five skeins makes a stunning shawl.  Three skeins makes a great cowl.  We have about 20 skeins left.  You may have each skein at 25% off.

12:15 specials 2Big Bad Wool – A soft, washable wool/alpaca worsted weight yarn is useful for any number of great knit items.  A baby blanket or hat would be perfect.  Kathy knit a pair of boot toppers with the yarn (2 skeins) that are beautiful.  We have the pattern and the yarn and now you can buy it for 20% off!


We also have a new magic word for you!  Come into the Shop and say the words JELLY BEAN and you will get a nice little gift.  The words are magical until the 12th or while supplies of the gift remain.

Happy knitting!

Rebekah’s Hat

rebekah hatRebekah has just learned to knit, but she is taking to it like a duck to water!  She has just finished her second hat, made with Kathmandu, and it is wonderful.  She is quite enamored and is planning on moving on to scarves next.  Great job, Rebekah!

If you are working with Knit1 yarn, we would love for you to bring your finished projects into the Shop.  We love oohing and aahing over the final result with you and we may just put your work on the blog!

Welcome to the New Website!

Screen Shot 2015-11-14 at 10.42.57 AMWelcome to our new site!  Everything that once was here is still here.  It just looks softer and kinder and, we hope, is easier to navigate. We turned 5 in August and thought it was time to refresh.  We hope you love it.

As with most things technological, it is a work in progress.  Always.  We welcome any compliments or critiques.  We want to make this fun and easy for you to see all that we are and all that is going on at the Shop.

To celebrate our launch, we introduce you to the Secret Word.   This is an obvious way to bring you to the website. From time-to-time, in emails, on facebook, or sometimes hiding in plain site, we will give a “secret word”.  Within a specified time if you come in or call the Shop you tell us the word and get a prize!  A game to love!

The secret word to thank you for your visit to the site is WELCOME.  Come in or call us by December 1 and say the magic word.  You will receive 10% off everything you buy (except handmade goods)!


Colorful Crochet

indigo crochet tableclothJenny recently asked for advice on colors.  She was about to crochet a table doily.  She wanted blues to work with the beautiful bowl that had to sit on the table.  We found Berroco Indigo.

She sent us a picture of the finished project today and wow!  She did a truly amazing job and we just want to say “Bravo!”  Great job, Jenny.

Please share your Knit1 yarn projects with us.  Bring it in or send us a picture!  We love seeing your projects and ooh-ing and aah-ing over them with you.  You deserve the praise and inspire others.

Christmas Quick Knits!!


These pictures represent just a taste of what we have discovered to ease your knitting life.  Each project is quick and wonderful.  We love the patterns and the yarns and the looks they achieve when put together.

bulky cowl 2

Frosty Cowl

Stop by the Shop to pick out your project, yarn and needles.  Lynn, Ann or Kathy will be happy to get you started…and to see you through to the end.  You may want to do one or all!   If you do not live nearby, PLEASE CALL.  We can send you everything you need to make any or all!                                      

Sequence Scarf in Misti Alpaca Worstedfaux fair isle hat 1

Sequence Scarf

Faux Fair Isle Hat


The Soft Hoot of Owl and a Shawl Journey

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The soft hoot of Owl and a Shawl Journey!

I love Owl! This wonderful Quince yarn has captured my heart. The 50/50 blend of American wool and alpaca is soft and squishy, and knits like a dream. I created the Rikochan Shawl from Quince’s Shawls 5 book. This eye-catching shawl has garnered much attention at the shop.

The curated collection of patterns in the Quince Scarves, ect .4 book were calling to me, so I began the Wending Cowl, which has a very interesting pattern and construction. Meanwhile, I have completed the Sherwood Mitts – a quick and fun knit (they can be done on double points or 2 circs instead of the magic loop as written in the pattern).

I will be hosting a Shawl KAL on Friday, November 20 from 10 AM to noon. Join me and begin a project from the Quince shawl collection, or choose another pattern of your choice.

Out of town? Call me, and I will send you what you will need!


kathy cowl kathy fingerless gloves 1

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