Welcome to summer at KnitWit Yarn Shop! We are finally having some lovely summer-like weather here in Maine. I have resolved to not complain about the heat this summer (we’ll see how long that resolution lasts!).
We’ve been busy the last few months adding some summer yarns and working on some projects for summer knitting. For those of you wanting to knit socks, we just received a shipment from String Theory – several new colors as well as your old favorites in the lovely Caper Sock blend…. Nothing like a little cashmere on your feet! If you are in the mood for a slightly larger project but not wanting to carry a lot around, we are starting a Bees to Honey shawl – ours is going to be out of Caper Sock but we have lots of other sock yarn options too. We are also having a lot of fun knitting Elizabeth’s newest pattern, the Penny vest – we’ve got samples in Soie et Lin (silk and linen blend by Knit One Crochet Too) as well as Quince and Co.’s new Kestral (organic aran-weight linen) yarn. Penny is a great pattern for those of you who have made scarves and cowls and are wondering what’s next – how about a rectangle with armholes…. and a little lace, a little stockinette, and a little garter – all very fun and relaxing to knit.
For those of you wanting a head-start on some holiday knitting, we have several new kits in stock. Made by Stephanie of Dirty Water Dyeworks, we have a shawl kit, a fingerless mitt kit and a baby sweater kit. I’m knitting the Brush Creek Shawl kit and am thoroughly enjoying knitting with the Mavis yarn as well as the whole kit (meaning all the decisions are made for you) idea! And, if garter stitch is your thing, you might find yourself “trapped” by the Garter Trap Shawl designed by Andra Asars – we’re using Folio (alpaca/rayon blend) and Milli Colori Baby (a self striping yarn) and it’s kind of addicting to knit…. not sure if we’ll be able to limit ourselves to just one sample as there are so many color combinations to consider.
We also have some new yarns in the store: Covet by Knit One Crochet Too (sport-weight, 100% Superbaby alpaca), Jaggerspun yarn‘s Green Line (organic sport weight) and Super Lamb (worsted-weight superwash Merino yarn) – both yarns are spun and dyed here in Maine.
And this note wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Quince and Co.’s latest little “bird” Piper (50% Super kid mohair and 50% merino, all sourced from Texas – so completely American made!). It’s absolutely fabulous to touch and pretty sweet to knit with also!
Please note KnitWit will be closed on Friday, July 4th. We’ll open at 10:00 on Saturday July 5th! Have a wonderful 4th of July and a fun summer.