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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.
It's coming, and after a few hiccups this year there is no turning back: SPRING. We can see it all around us--cherry blossoms popped at our place this morning! We feel the shift in our knitting energy toward lighter fabric and softer, sheerer, crisper yarns. And we've got 'em! From delicate laceweights to juicy bundles of textured cotton gima, spring is filling the shelves here, and we love 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 spring has put on YOUR needles!
Julia, June and Linda
Save the Date!
Shop Hop 2016
Thursday, June 23rd -
Sunday, June 26th
The adventure begins soon: that weekend of travel, shopping, prizes, and ADVENTURE that we call Shop Hop. A mere $5 buys you a passport to the weekend, complete with map, descriptions of (all twelve!) participating shops, and directions to each. Get your passport stamped at each shop to be eligible for daily door prozes and for the Shop Hop Grand Prize, a yarn bonanza including a $50 gift certificate to every participating shop. Visit one shop, or make a weekend of it and travel to all of 'em, from CT to VT. You choose, and you can be sure that we'll all have the welcome mat out for you. Shop Hop is our favorite weekend of the year--so many knitters! So many smiles!--and we hope we'll see you this June for SHOP HOP 2016.
Minnie & Camilla
We're excited to welcome Brooklyn-based designer Becky Kevelson to the shop for a taste of her spunky handmade goodness! Becky will bring an array of her fun knitter's clutches, in materials from skull pattern brocade to the gorgeous woven leather we've featured above. These pieces are great for knitting, but also make terrific gifts (psssst! Mother's Day is coming!) We'll provide the snacks, and there is no charge for this event--just drop in and feel the love that is Minnie & Camilla!
Saturday, April 16th, all day (11:00-5:00)
Welcome Quince & Co.
Piper is as delicate as can be, a light, airy confection that is the happy partnership of Texas super kid mohair with fine merino. Each of these fibers pitches in here: from the merino comes a soft yarn with just a little "squish," allowing it to be knit at many gauges. From the mohair, a beautiful luster and a shimmery halo that only increases with wear and handling. Piper is a light fingering yarn, but you can knit it at anything from 5 1/2 to 7 stitches/inch, giving you many options for this spring beauty. It comes 305 yards/50 gm skein, and sells for $15.
Needless to say, we have PLANS for Piper!
How about this?
(click the photo below to see more!)
by Bristol Ivy
We always love the adventure of a Bristol Ivy pattern--she's a knitter who seems to understand design at an architectural level, and her patterns always have great structure. This little summer cardi makes a great wispy layer for spring, and knits up in a flash. Rachel is mulling over colors . . . come see what she chooses! $6, available in the shop.
Gima is a highly textural, crisp cotton, just made for warm-weather knits. It's actually a narrow cotton tape, woven for a slightly crunchy feel that's quite unique. We've stocked a full range of color in this little gem, from soft grey tones to bright spring POPS! We can see it in shawls, airy cardis, decorative scarves.
Ito Gima comes in 25 g bundles, for easy mix-and-match knitting. Each one holds 231 yds, and sells for $9.
What are we knitting in Ito Gima?
(and click the photo for more Ravelry details!)
by Heidi Kirrmaier
Cheery, light, and a perfect showcase for color. That's what we're thinking as we cast on for Heidi's beautiful spring shawl. It's garter-based for easy knitting, but a little chevron jog gives the stripes movement and energy. We're choosing a five color variation, one skein each color. Looks great, feels great. What could be wrong with that? Available in-store through Ravelry, $6
MMMMmmmm . . . Marina
Manos has a new hand-dye that is DELISH, and we're so happy to have it! Marina is a single-strand, superwash merino, spun loose for beautiful drape and a soft hand. And Manos colors? Well, they speak for themselves. We threw a few of the colors on our shelf together for the photo above, and it's like being in love all over again. Rich, beautiful tones and generous yardage make this an easy choice for one-skein shawls and lacy spring accessories. 825 yds/100 grams, and a very reasonable $29 per skein--easy!
Need a little pattern boost for Marina?
How about this?
by Cabinfour knits
This is the simplest of pieces to knit, and it's perfect for the striking color combinations that Marina makes possible. It's done in stockinette, with easy increases on right-side rows, and just enough garter at the edge to help it lie flat. The wide color border really makes this piece: it's a great way to frame your face with a touch of color! It's also a great way to accessorize for spring without adding too much weight or warmth. Light, airy, colorful. Perfect. Available in-store through Ravelry, $4