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Malabrigo Yarns

If you are not on our mailing list you may not have heard that the latest Stitches newsletter is out. Inside you’ll get all the news from the shop, including the scoop of two brand new yarn lines to the shop – Alchemy and Malabrigo. You can check to see what classes are coming up over the next six weeks or so and find out what big name knitter will be visiting in mid-September.

Peek at Infinite Scrunch

As usual there is a technical article and a free pattern. In this issue there is a trendy, yet easy to knit infinity scarf pattern, Infinite Scrunch (Ravelry link), from local designer Kristi Schueler. The technical article is about grafting and we’ll also be diving more in depth into that here on the blog over the coming weeks.

Don’t miss out! Download the newsletter from our Community News Page (or directly).

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We are very excited here at My Sister Knits to be hosting a book signing with local author and knitwear designer, Vicki Square,  on Saturday December 18, 2010 11:30 am — 1:30 pm.

We’ll be celebrating the recent releases of :

Knit Kimono, Too, just released by Interweave Press, perfect for gift giving.

The wildly popular Knitter’s Companion Deluxe Edition now includes a 2-DVD set, with over 5 hours of instruction.

You can also just buy the DVD set without the book

Her previous titles will be available as well, including Knit Kimono and Folk Hats.

So come on by Saturday from 11:30am – 1:30pm to talk with Vicki and get some new books for your knitting library signed!

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USA Made Atenti Bags Are Back

Atenti Bags

On Monday we received a new shipment of the distinctive Atenti bags which are made right here in the US. Included in this shipment were a limited number of Day of the Dead accessory pouches as well as some Overnighter bags and a variety of handbags.

Atenti Day of the Dead Pouches

The main designer of these bags, Andrea Sbardellati, is a native Argentinian with a strong Italian background who now resides in Los Angeles. The business is family owned and all the bags are designed and manufactured in Los Angeles using vivid fabrics and trims from around the world. Each bag combines a variety of fabrics, colors and textures for a unique look.

Atenti Bags

Selection in stock will vary of course. Stop in soon for the best selection.

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Knit Happy Products

We recently brought in some really fun knitting accessories from Knit Happy. Shown above is the wonderful Sto ‘n Go Project Box, a collapsable 24X11X16″ sturdy box. What we love best about it is the two-way zippered top so you can keep working on your project while keeping the yarn secure inside and away from curious hands and paws. It also has a handy magazine pocket for storing your pattern. There is a bungee cord on it to hold it collapsed for storage as well. Now that we have them around we’re finding tons of uses for it beside storing our projects. I keep one in the car to collect all the kid’s stuff in so it is easy to round up and bring back into the house!

Knit Happy Products

Another Knit Happy item we are excited about is the Fold ‘n Go Notions Box. There are four, clear triangular compartments inside that are perfect for storing your DPN collection and other smaller knitting notions. It rolls up into a compact 4X8.5X4.5″ package with two magnetic closures. In addition to storing knitting tools we are thinking it would be handy for keeping cosmetics and other beauty aids organized for travel or even keeping small toys for younger children while on road trips.

Knit Happy Products

We also have some fun economical gifts for your knitting friends — Idea Notebooks (show above, available in 4 fun colors) and Sticky-note Organizer (shown below). Keeping a notebook and pen handy is great for keeping track of your knitting or noting down e-mail addresses and phone numbers of new knitters you meet. I use sticky notes all the time to keep track of my place in charts and patterns or to marker patterns that interest me and I love to color code those flags so it is easy to find what I’m looking for. Having a selection of sizes and colors of sticky-notes at the ready is going to be a real time saver! No more scrounging around to find where I last left them!

Knit Happy Products

We are really enjoying the fun colors and having such a nice reminder to stay positive around and are sure you will enjoy these products too.

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Dye Lot Yarn's Stimulus Package

For a limited time we are hosting a trunk show form Dyelot Yarn of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Included in the trunk show is their unique Stimulus Package yarn (on Ravelry) which is actually 6 yarns in one, but each one is its own hank so you control where the yarn changes while you are knitting! That way you have artistic control, but also are promised that these unique handdyed yarns will all coordinate and work together to create a pleasing finished product.

Dye Lot Yarns Stimulus PackageDye Lot Yarns Stimulus Package

The six yarns together equal about 670 yds. Included in Stimulous Package are the following yarns:

  • Twisted: 100% Merino (103yd/2oz/57g)
  • Circulo: 78% Mohair, 13% Wool, 9% Nylon (94yd/2oz/57g)
  • Harry: 76% Mohair, 13% Wool, 11% Nylon (130yd/2oz/57g)
  • Deborah: 50% Silk, 50% Superfine Merino (106yd/1oz/48g)
  • Alpaca: 100% Superfine Alpaca (129yd/2oz/57g)
  • Merino: 100% Superwash Merino (108yd/2oz/57g)

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In addition to the selection of Stimulus Package colorways, from tone-on-tone semi-solids to vivid and high contrast colors, we also have patterns to go along with the yarn if you do not have a project in mind. We even have a couple samples of the patterns on display for you to see in person.

Dye Lot Yarns Stimulus Package Dye Lot Yarns Stimulus Package

Also stop in to check out their lovely colors on the BAM! sock yarn (you can see a peek of it in the lower left of the vest photo above). Two skeins will make an average adult sized pair of socks.

The Dyelot yarns are part of a trunk show and will only be here for a week or two longer so stop in soon for the greatest selection and to ensure you don’t miss out on this special event!

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St. Denis's Nordique SportOne of the new yarns we’ve been talking about for some time is Veronik Avery’s new line, St. Denis. We’ve got a selection of colors of the Nordique Sport in stock along with the premiere magazine of patterns. Nordique is a 100% wool sport weight yarn. There are 150 yards per 50 g ball and according to the label it has a gauge of 6-7 sts per inch on US 2 – 6 needles. The yarn is multi-ply for great stitch definition and durability. It looks equally fantastic in textured, cabled, fair isle and lace patterns.

The premiere issue of St. Denis magazine contains 16 patterns using a wide variety of techniques for sweaters and accessories. There is a fantastic group of contributors to the magazine as well – Veronik Avery herself, Pam Allen, Ysolda Teague, Franklin Habit, Jared Flood, Carol Sulcoski, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Robin Melanson, Laura Grutzek and Jennie Eveleigh Lamond. You can see a preview of the magazine on Classic Elite’s web site or on Ravelry.

Nordique from St. Denis YarnsStop in to see and pet the yarn for yourself. While you are there take a look at Veronik’s Porcupine Hat we have on display.

Some free patterns you might want to consider for this yarn include:

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Valentine Day Cards

Charley Theobald, local artist has dropped off a great selection on Valentine Day cards. Check them out at the counter in the shop.

Keep Knitting, Julie

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