We Love To Party.
Are you planning a wedding gift, a baby shower, or a gathering of old friends? We have plenty of ideas for knitted gifts and group projects - and we love to teach!
Ask us about scheduling a group class, communal knitting project, or other special event. We have plenty of inspiration, and we're all ears.
New season, new energy, new feeling in the air. Every year we know it's coming, but every year it takes us by happy surprise. Here at the shop, the lazy days of summer start to quicken: students are back, friends and visitors are moving through with a sense of purpose, and knitting takes on new meaning. We're looking ahead. And we like what we see.
The shop is FULL of new goodies. First off: we now carry Brooklyn Tweed! We have both of BT's signature yarns, Shelter and Loft, in a full spectrum of colors. Indie dyers like Rhichard Devrieze have sent us delicious handpaints. And have you heard about our newest adventure in color energy? (hint: you need a black light to appreciate it!).
Read on for more on what's new at Knit New Haven. Click on photos and pattern links, see what's what. And come see us: we want to see what fall has put on YOUR needles!
Julia, June and Linda
with Oink Pigments
Wednesday, October 19th
Please help us welcome Helena Bristow of Oink Pigments. We know you'll love her, and you'll ADORE her collection of sprightly, vibrant yarns. She'll have plenty o'fiber from all her lines, available for purchase as well as for special orders if you don't see exactly what you want.
Got a minute? Fill it with color, fiber, and good cheer. Come on down!
It's A Party!
for Drop Dead Easy Knits
Tuesday, October 18th
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan and Kirsten Kapur's fabulous new book of wearable, stylish knits.
Gale and Mary Lou will be joining us at the shop for snacks, book signing, and general mischief. They'll bring plenty of books and ALL the pieces from this wonderful collection. You can see what's what, and give our friends a warm congratulations for a job WELL DONE!
Brooklyn Tweed & Jared Flood!
There are RSVP links to click in the newsletter. Thank you!
We couldn't be more excited to bring Brooklyn Tweed's iconic yarns
to the shop (hurry up, UPS guy!). And what better way to mark the
arrival of an American classic than to bring Jared Flood to Knit New
Haven! To meet you, to meet the shop, and to give us an up-close and
personal look at his latest collection.
He'll have books on hand for signing, and plenty of sample pieces for ooohing and aaahing. Of course, he'll also bring his unique perspective on his work and design process. We're all ears!
Special Note:If you've tried to order a copy of Woolens on line, you know that Brooklyn Tweed ran through its first print run in THREE DAYS! Never fear! We reserved plenty of copies for this special store event. If you'd like to purchase a copy of Woolens in advance, we suggest you call the shop at 203.777.5648 and we will set one aside for you.
Welcome Brooklyn Tweed!!!
We're pleased, we're proud, we're . . . PSYCHED.
We now carry both of Brooklyn Tweed's yarns, Loft and Shelter. Two weights--Fingering and Worsted--of the same delicious, airy, 100% American wool, with designs that support and stretch any knitter's imagination. We just put these beautiful skeins out on our shelves, and we can't stop staring: the gorgeous, harmonious palette, the fascinating tweeds, the skeins that seem to call out for coziness RIGHT NOW.
Crosshatch by Jared Flood
We love the striking geometry in this two-color brioche piece--it's textural, sculptural, but still delicate. This version uses Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Cast Iron and BT Loft in Fossil, but we could see it in two contrasting brights or close closer tonal cousins for a subtle woven effect. It's a great showcase for color, and for the lofty softness of Brooklyn Tweed yarns. It's also a terrific wardrobe piece. We have the book in the shop, and we'll be casting on shortly. Join up, y'all!
Color Happiness: Peppino!
The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze
Rhichard Devrieze is a one-man whirlwind of creativity, and his yarns reflect his personality: fun, sprightly, and energetic! Peppino is a high-twist sock yarn, 100% superwash merino, soft and squishy. We picked a range of Rhichard's stippled color mixes for on-trend fall knitting. We think Peppino will play nicely in so many patterns; click on any of the photos below to take a peek inside our knitting queue!
Peppino comes 250 yards/50 gram skein, and sells for in 25 g bundles, for easy mix-and-match knitting. Each one holds 225 yds, and sells for $17.
Business in Front, Party Under Black
Molly Girl's ROCKSTAR DK
Can you feel it? How those bright, zingy colors grab you and give you a little lift just looking at them? And can you SEE what happens to those happy colors when you put 'em under UV light? They GLOW!
Ok, we've been around the block a few times and we don't fall for every new yarn surprise we see, but this one really grabbed us. We think we've found the mood we'll be looking for in February, today! The specs: 280 yds of dk weight happiness in a 100gm skein, priced at $24. Come take a look (we even have a UV flashlight for you!), and see if you don't agree: underneath it all, we're all rock stars.
The Ultimate Comfort Knit
You know we're big fans of Shibui's sophisticated colors and utterly unique fiber blends. Maai (rhymes with Hawaii) is our latest infatuation: a luscious blend of superfine baby alpaca with soft, springy merino. It's a chainette construction--a lightweight, almost braided strand with plenty of stretttchhh--and we see cozy accessories written all over this beautiful yarn. Pictured is Laurie Versaci's Hester's Cowl, which uses two-color brioche to give maximum squish to a colorful winter piece. Maai knits at a DK gauge, with a generous 175 yards on every 50 gm skein (translation: one skein will make a hat!!); it sells for $16/skein.