January 31, 2012

Meet your new favorite Malabrigo yarn

A basket full of Malabrigo Arroyo

We are now the only shop in San Francisco fully stocked with Malabrigo Arroyo. This soft and squishy yarn comes in many of Malabrigo’s beautiful colors, as well as several new color combinations. Arroyo would be great for clothing, accessories, and baby and children’s garments.

Specifications:
Fiber: 100% Merino Wool
Yardage: 335 yards
Gauge: 6 st = 1 inch
Care: Machine wash, lay flat to dry.

Stop by and grab some today. If you can’t make it by snatch it up while it lasts from our online shop.
What will you make with Malabrigo Arroyo?


Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn — Courtney @ 10:35 am

January 24, 2012

Knitting 101 starts next week!

Pretty Cheap project bag filled with yarn and needles needed for the first class

Pictured above: The tools to get you started: Malabrigo Chunky (a shop favorite), Clover bamboo needles, Clover tapestry needles, Pretty Cheap Project Bag

Did you resolve to learn something new this year? Why not try out knitting? Along with creating cozy things to keep you warm this winter knitters say it can be a relaxing way to pass the time while traveling, waiting in line, or taking advantage of public transportation.

Knitting 101 starts next week on January 30th. Visit our class schedule to learn more about the class and how to sign up.


Filed under: classes — Courtney @ 4:31 pm

January 17, 2012

Angel Baby Hat

Angel Hat

This hat is sized for a newborn and will be the hit of any baby shower!

MATERIALS: #8 12” circular needles and dpns or 2nd circular same size
1 sk Lorna’s Laces Angel
Stitch markers
Darning needle
Scissors

GLOSSARY:

sk: skein(s)
st st: stockinette stitch
CO: cast on
Dpns: double points
PM: place marker
K2tog: knit 2 sts together
st(s): stitch(es)
BO: bind off

GAUGE 4 ½ sts/inch in st st

INSTRUCTIONS:

CO 56 sts loosely.
PM and join being careful not to twist.
Knit all rounds until work measures approximately 5” from CO edge.
Decrease rounds (change to dpns or add in 2nd circular when sts become too tight around):
Round 1: *K6, K2tog*.
Round 2: *K5, K2tog*.
Round 3: *K4, K2tog*.
Round 4: *K3, K2tog*.
Round 5: *K2, K2tog*.
Round 6: *K1, K2tog*.
Round 7: *K2tog*.
Round 8: *K2tog*.
Break yarn. Use darning needle to thread through remaining sts.
Weave in all ends.

Gift proudly!


Filed under: free patterns — Admin @ 1:07 pm

January 10, 2012

How to Knit