Flash sale! 50% off Louisa Harding yarns.

We’re excited to announce a surprise Flash Sale this weekend, featuring a 50% discount on all in-stock Louisa Harding yarns!

We have over ten different Louisa Harding yarns in stock, from DK to bulky weight. Wool, silk, cotton, angora, rayon, and other fibers are represented in this diverse bunch, but after this weekend, these Louisa Harding yarns will no longer be on our shelves. Before they disappear, we’re offering a 50% discount on all the Louisa Harding we have – the deepest discount we’ve ever offered. We’re eager to make room for exciting new yarns!

Come by the shop this Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th, 2017, to get these lovely yarns at a great price. Hope to see you there!

A reminder: all sales are final on discounted yarn. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 

Pre-Market Sale spotlight: Louisa Harding Kashmir DK.

From May 5th – 27th, we have Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding yarns discounted during our Pre-Market Sale: single skeins are reduced by 30% and full bags of 10 are 40% off! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and giving ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Louisa Harding Kashmir DK.

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Louisa Harding Kashmir DK is a machine-washable blend of merino, microfiber, and cashmere. Kashmir DK is a chainette, basically a knitted tube, which makes a lofty and elastic yarn. Each 50 gram skein has 116 yards, and knits up at about 5.5 stitches per inch on a US #6 needle.

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Kashmir DK is the same gauge as the Grace Silk & Wool I wrote about last week, so it’s equally well-suited to the two- and three-color patterns I recommended there.

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Browsing Kashmir DK projects on Ravelry, I noticed a few of Thea Colman’s “Vodka Lemonade” cardigans knit in this yarn, another great use.

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Because Kashmir DK is machine washable, you might find it especially useful for baby and children’s things. I’ve made two modified “Milo” vests now, which are quickly and seamlessly knit in DK weight yarn; Kashmir DK would do nicely there. Also consider Jennifer Hoel’s “Garter Yoke Baby Cardi,” and Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic “Baby Surprise Jacket.”

DSCN4569We’re in the final days of the Pre-Market Sale, but there are still lots of great sale yarns left. Come by this weekend to take advantage of these deep discounts as you plan your next projects!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 

 

Pre-Market Sale spotlight: Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool.

From May 5th – 27th, we have Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding yarns discounted during our Pre-Market Sale: single skeins are reduced by 30% and full bags of 10 are 40% off! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and giving ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool.

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Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool is a single ply, DK weight blend of equal parts merino wool and silk. Each 50 gram ball has 110 yards (enough for a pair of Churchmouse “Welted Fingerless Gloves”), and knits up at about 5.5 stitches per inch on a US #6 needle.

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Everything about this yarn is soft, from its fiber content to its construction; single ply yarns tend to be soft and delicate, a good reason to invest in a Lilly Brush for de-pilling.

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Just a week and a half into the sale, we still have a good selection of colors in Grace Silk & Wool, and in good quantity.

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There are so many great patterns out there for DK weight yarn, and sifting through them on Ravelry, I was particularly drawn to those using two (or more!) colors, as color-combining is a pastime of mine.

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If two-color stripes strike your fancy, consider Veera Välimäki’s “Square and Stripe” pullover, Courtney Kelley’s “Quaking Aspen Shawl,” and Orange Flower Yarn’s “Duotone Cowl.” For stranded colorwork, try Kate Davies’ “Epistrophy” cardigan (from her marvelous book, Yokes) and the matching “Epistropheid” hat.

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If it’s a color trio you prefer, check out Lynn Di Cristina’s striped “Edison” shawl, tincanknit’s “Clayoquot” sweater, and the matching “Clayoquot Toque,” a free hat pattern.

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Come by the shop to put your own colorways together, and come before May 27th to get Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool at a deep discount!

 

A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 

Pre-Market Sale spotlight: booklets.

Our Pre-Market Sale isn’t just on yarns this year; we’ve also discounted pattern booklets from Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding by 50%!

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Flipping through this sizable stack of Louisa Harding booklets, I saw dozens of patterns for garments and accessories in yarns we now have on sale. This striped cardigan is knit in the luxurious Louisa Harding Mulberry, a slinky dk weight yarn composed of 100% silk.

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The next few sweaters that caught my eye are all knit in Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran, a soft and springy chainette yarn, made of merino, microfiber, and cashmere.

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Elsebeth Lavold’s designs tend toward the richly textured and patterned, and offer lots of inspiration for lovers of cables and lace.

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This lace top is knit in Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, a dk weight blend of cotton, hemp, and rayon. The shawl below is knit in Silky Wool, a sport weight yarn named for its fiber content.

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I also spotted patterns knit in Silky Wool XL, an aran weight version of the same lovely stuff.

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Come by during our Pre-Market Sale to pick up a few pattern booklets at a remarkable 50% discount; there are a great many gems hiding in these pages!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks!

Pre-Market Sale!

Our annual trip to market is coming up at the end of May, which means it’s time to make some room for new Fall and Winter yarns with a big sale. Last year we did a Post-Market Sale when we got back from our trip, but this year we’re starting early with a Pre-Market Sale!

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From May 5th – 27th, all in stock Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding yarns and pattern books will be deeply discounted.  Look for 30% discounts on single skeins, 40% discounts on bags of 10, and 50% discounts on Lavold and Harding pattern books.

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Between Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding, we have a wide range of gauges, fibers, and textures represented, from sport to bulky weight, from silk and cashmere to cotton and hemp, from tweeds to solids to ribbons. Pre-Market Sale yarns include: Elsebeth Lavold Angora, Bamboucle, Calm Wool, Cotton Frappe, Hempathy, Silky Cashmere, Silky Wool and Silky Wool XL, Louisa Harding Albero, Grace Silk & Wool, Jasmine, Kashmir Baby, Kashmir DK, and Kashmir Aran, Kimono Angora, Kimono Ribbon, Mariposa, Mulberry, Nautical Cotton, Rosetti, and Willow Tweed.

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These are beautiful yarns in all kinds of colors, suitable for many types of knitting, crochet, and weaving projects. Come by between May 5th and 27th to take advantage of our Pre-Market Sale, and do stop in early for best selections!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted yarn. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks!