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.
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
Saturday, June 4th 12:00-4:00
We want YOU to join us for an afternoon of knitting, good company, and public art as we give our streetscape a knitted facelift! Bring any swatches, samples or felted pieces you might have at home. We'll provide yarn and needles for on-site knitting and assembly. As always, there'll be snacks, cool people, and plenty of laughter to go around. Plus, if you don't come, we'll miss you. ALL AGES--EVERYONE WELCOME!
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.
Calling All The Cool Kids
Bristol Ivy Trunk Show!
This spring Bristol Ivy has teamed up with our friends at the Fibre Company to help create . . . magic. Her palette is Cumbria Fingering, a new lightweight version of the Cumbria worsted we know and love. We'll have both garments and accessories, all with Bristol's trademark attention to detail, and her exquisite sense of style. You'll find Cumbria fingering on our shelves in every available color--and remember, it'll be 10% for the duration of the trunk show.
Double Knitting With A Genius
Bruce Weinsteins's Double Knit Double Knot Scarf
Double knitting is a unique methof of making a fabric with no "wrong" side, and a built-in reversible color pattern. It's a kind of knitting miracle, and who better to bring it to you than Bruce Weinstein, or favorite visiting professor? Bruce will pack two class sessions with everything you need to know to work this striking accessory: effective color choices, the perfect cast-on, chart reading, and taming your edges. Need more? Your class fee includes a hardcover copy of Bruce's book, Boyfriend Sweaters, ready to be author-signed!
Saturdays, June 4th and 18th
9:00-11:00 - $95
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.