New Yarn, and a SURPRISE!!

Look at our pretty new yarn! Yarnland Peruvian Fibers “Cancas” (85% Tanguis Cotton and 15% Baby Alpaca) and  “Sipan” which is a beautiful 100% Pima Cotton! As a spring surprise, both of these beauties, along with all the rest of our yarn and books will be 20% off on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 am …

Some Easter fun!

On Sunday, April 14th, Correna is going to teach a class making these fun little Easter egg hats. Bring a few grams (about 10) of fingering weight yarn, 3.5 mm (US 4) circular or straight needles, and a yarn needle to sew up your hat. We have lots of little pom poms for you! The …

A Pi Day Party plus new stuff!

Divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter. The answer is 3.14 (and so on, and so on), or π (Pi)! Some fun facts about π are: – Both the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians knew about the Pi ratio. – Pi is an infinite decimal. – The numbers to the right of the decimal …

There’s a New Mitten in Town!

We’d like you to meet Correna’s mitten baby! It’s called “Labakinnas,” it was inspired by a vintage chart she found, and then created her mitten pattern from. We think it’s really pretty, and thought you might like to give it a try too. You can download it free from our website here. We hope you …

Mitten Number 5!

Wow! We are on mitten number 5 of our Knit-A-Long! Have you checked out our Ravelry group thread? There are lots of great photos of everyone’s mittens, it’s worth checking out. Also, if you’re on the old Instagram, tag your photos with #marilynns2019kal and we can see them there as well! Here is Marilynn’s mitten …

Mitten Station Experimentation!

For mitten number 5, Annie thought she’d try a little experiment. When knitting her mini mittens, she used a 2.25 mm needle and Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight yarn, which is a fingering weight. This gave her a gauge of 34 stitches over 4 inches, or 8.5 stitches per inch. Plus an adorable …

Mitten the 4th!

Here is Annie’s mitten no. 4 also in Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight, from Kathy Lewinski’s Mitten Garland Advent Calendar! Marilynn’s Knit-a-Long for this pattern is still happening. We won’t be done until November 19th, so there is still plenty of time to join in the fun. Check out our Knit-a-Long thread in …

We’re Having a Mitten Party!

Since we’re all deep into our mini mitten making, we thought it would be really fun to have ourselves a little mitten party. Join us on Wednesday, February 13th, from 3:00 onwards for some mini mitten fun. We can work on our mittens, chat about our mittens, and oooh and aaahh over everyone’s adorable little …

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