I don’t know why I don’t knit more hats. Hats are easy to fit in your purse or briefcase*, they’re great for trying out techniques, showing off a special yarn, and once you’re done you have something practical. This vivid hat is the “Moss and Deer Horns” pattern knit in the new Lotus Yarns Silky Cashmere Aran Hand Dyed from Trendsetter Yarns. I love how the brim pulls up in a winsome point, it’s very flattering and gives the hat a vintage vibe. Read the rest of this entry »
For the last couple months I’ve had the privilege of working with designer, Romi Hill, on our newest Studio Club project. Her shawl patterns are so clever and fun to knit, that it really makes you wonder about the genius at work in these designs. Being curious, I had to know more about what it’s like behind the scenes at “Designs by Romi”.
We’ve been working with Romi Hill since early 2013 on a special Studio Club project which will be available in just a few day! The excitement started to set in when Romi started sending us rough sketches of her shawl design – so cool! Being a knitter who constantly marvels at knitting designer ingenuity, I asked Romi about the inspiration and process behind her newest design, “Artesian”. Read the rest of this entry »
We just got in the perfect Valentine gift for crafters: adorable Spud and Chloe Mug Kits! Because one thing every crafter needs is . . . another craft project! OK, maybe ‘need’ is too strong a word. But then, who really ‘needs’ silky boxers or candy hearts? Valentine’s Day isn’t about needs, it’s about surprises and sweet gestures. We all have someone special in our life (yarn-ball-winding-assistant, pattern decoder, fiber-enabler, etc.) who we love and appreciate, and, who definitely deserves a little surprise. Read the rest of this entry »
SURPRISE SALE BONUS! From now until Friday, February 7th, you can get 35% off Lornas Laces Shepherd Worsted, Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande and Plymouth Colca Canyon! Plus free shipping in the U.S.! Sale ends 2/7/2014.
We’re kicking off February with our annual, after-inventory sale! From Saturday, February 1st through Friday, February 7th we’re taking 35 – 50% off yarns!
Special After-Inventory Sale Hours:
Saturday, Feb. 1st – 11 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 2nd – 12 pm – 5 pm
Monday, Feb. 3rd – CLOSED
Tuesday, Feb. 4th – 11 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 5th – 11 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 6th – 11 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 7th – 11 am – 5:30 pm
Because yarn will be flying off the shelves, this is an “in-store” sale. But don’t despair online shoppers! You can get in on the discounts listed below by calling in your order during store hours. (Sorry, free shipping not available on phone orders.)
Blue Sky Alpacas Yarns
Brown Sheep Yarns
Ewe Ewe Yarns
Filatura di Crosa
Mountain Colors Yarns
Spud and Chloe yarns
The Fibre Company
Classic Elite ‘Embrace’
Dream in Color Yarns
Manos del Uruguay Yarns
And! We’re even taking discounts on some yarns never go on sale!
Our photographer, Elise, grabbed two skeins of Becoming Art Theia Fingering shortly before flying directly into the Polar Vortex for Christmas. She returned with this vivid shawl: “Hitchhiker” by Martina Behm. I could easily see Elise wearing this to the beach on a breezy day, or out on the ski slopes. It’s one of those pieces you can wear anywhere! Read the rest of this entry »
When our shipment of Blue Sky Alpacas arrived last week, I took a break from my other WIPs and knit a cloud. A puffy, pillowy cloud in a seriously decadent yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino. Its a blend of suri alpaca and merino that knits into a toasty, haloed fabric that’s keeps out the chill. To help you beat the Polar Vortex, we’re giving away two terrific patterns from Blue Sky Alpacas when you order two or three skeins of Suri Merino! Read the rest of this entry »
While we’re welcoming 2014 by ‘cleaning out’ our Ravelry queues and organizing our stash of patterns and yarns, it’s also a time when we reflect on the crafty highlights of 2013. Best of all being, of course, our wonderfully talented customers! Thank you so much for being there, and sharing your ideas and creativity with us. If you get our email newsletters, then you already got something special from us, to help kick off your 2014. If you’re not on our list, head over to our Facebook page tomorrow (1/1/2014) for a special New Year’s discount!
Happy New Year, y’all!
P.S – Get the pattern for this dapper crochet mouse here.
Join us this Sunday, January 5th for an exclusive trunk show with Anzula! Anzula is on the road with vintage suitcases full of yarn in all different bases and weights, in a huge selection of colors! The lovely ladies of Anzula are bringing a big selection of patterns designed to play up the special beauty of Anzula yarns.
This trunk show will be an opportunity for all of us to ogle all our favorite Anzula’s yarns in new colorways, plus yarns we don’t regularly carry like Sebastian, Mariposa, and Nebula!
Anzula Yarns Trunk Show
January 5th; 12-4pm
Knit Culture Studio
8118 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048