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.
Coloring Outside The Lines.
That's what we're doing these days. We're feeling a little frisky, a little . . . extra. And our spring offerings reflect that. Kathy over at Katalina's Cupcakes is going to share her baking secrets with us; when we're finished we'll return to the shop to crochet our own sweet take-home cupcakes. And speaking of crochet, Beverly Army Williams will return in May to teach us how to make her signature crochet clothesline basket. We'll play around with broomstick lace, we'll host our annual Whitney Avenue knitbomb, and we'll throw that weekend-long party called Shop Hop 2017. Hang on, it's going to be so much fun!
Needless to say, we also we have new yarns, new patterns, new energy for the season. We're happy, we're lucky, we're raring to go. Come see us!
Julia, June, and Linda
June 17th = KNITBOMB!!!
Saturday, June 17th, 11:00-5:00
Join us for our annual celebration of creative energy, creative people, and our beloved city. We take to the streets, decking the landscape with an array of knitting, crochet, and whatever other yarniness we can devise in our favorite day of colorful improvisation. We provide yarn, swatches, needles, snacks, chairs, and plenty of good cheer for an afternoon together. Join up--we'd love to see you!
Shop Hop 2017!
June 22th-25th, Save the date!
This is one of the high points of the year at Knit New Haven: a chance to team up with other cool yarn shops in the area for a weekend of fresh fun, prizes, and plenty of YARN!
Shop Hop is a group of twelve yarn shops, stretching south to New Haven and north to Putney, VT, who have put our heads together to make a unique yarn safari. We've hatched patterns, kits, and special displays for the weekend. We'll have daily door prizes, giveaways, and for those who complete the whole circuit there's a chance to win a grand prize worth over $1000.
What do you need? Just a Shop Hop 2017 passport (available at any participating shop) and an adventurous spirit. Make it a day, make it a weekend with friends, plan ahead or go spontaneous--we're ready for you!
Shop Hop 2017 Participating Shops:
Knit New Haven ~ New Haven, CT
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-6. Sunday 12-5.
The Yarn Basket ~ Branford, CT
The Yarn Barn, LLC ~ Woodbridge, CT
Country Yarns ~ Wallingford, CT
Village Wool ~ Glastonbury, CT
Margi's Yarncrafts ~ Granby, CT
WEBS ~ Northampton, MA
Northampton Wools ~ Northampton, MA
Sheep & Shawl ~ South Deerfield, MA
HandKnits ~ Brattleboro, VT
Green Mountain Spinnery ~ Putney, VT
Shibui S-S-S-S-S-Silk Cloud
That's how you want to say it, when you feel this yarn. It's a kid mohair silk blend, with a secret: more sssssssilk! Most blends use a 70/30 blend of mohair and silk, but Shibui bumps it up to 60/40, for a softer hand and deeper, more lustrous colors. You can use it on its own for a feather-light summer piece, or you can add it to a weightier knit to lend beautiful halo and an overlay of color. We've stocked it in a rich palette to complement the silky blend, and we are quite besotted. Silk Cloud packs 330 yards of goodness into every 25 gm skein, and sells for $24.
Non Troppo by Asa Soderman
We love the striking geometry in this piece--it's textural, sculptural, but still delicate. It's also perfect for spring: sheer, light, bright. The original pattern pairs gossamer silk mohair with a fingering weight yarn for a slight texture difference in the stripes. That got us thinking about possibilities . . . Shibui Staccato? The lovely Rhichard Devrieze Peppino with its sprightly speckles? Suffice it to say we'll be casting on shortly. Join up, y'all!
Cotton + Linen + Merino + Silk = YES!
Fibre Co. Luma
We can always trust Fibre Company to bring us thoughtful blends that really work for knitters. Enter Luma, a soft and lofty blend of spring fibers that positively sing on the needles! The silk and cotton give Luma beautiful drape, the merino keeps it stretchy, the linen adds that bit of extra body that makes all the difference. We have a trunk show up RIGHT NOW in Luma, and we urge you to come see. We have all colors in stock, waiting for you. Luma sells for $11/50 gm skein, each with 137 yds of deliciousness.
Berroco Summer Silk
It's Gooood. Really Good.
Sophisticated palette. Deliciously smooth finish. Lightweight construction. Berroco has done so much RIGHT here, and we love the result. Summer silk, is a smoooooth blend of silk and cotton, in a chainette construction that maximizes yardage without adding weight. We see sweaters, tanks, or maybe a little shoulder covering for your summer party frock. You have a great party frock, we just know it. Summer Silk is a dk weight yarn with whopping 240 yards on a 50 gm skein, for $13.