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Ponchos and Ruanas and Wraps, Oh My!

They’re back! Those cozy and versatile garments that cycle in and out every few years. 2015 is definitely an “in” year and we have chosen a few of our favorites to share with you. I have just finished the Sasha Wrap using pale gray Chalet (alpaca and bamboo0.) Heavenly soft and you can highlight a special button. Another good choice for chunky yarn would be the Margo Poncho , elegant and comfortable. Don’t let the neutral colors deter… read more »

Of Patterns, Gradients, and Challenging Yourself

Patterns: Cuff down, fair isle, cabled, hats, leg warmers, two at a time, infinity scarf…millions of choices. And it goes far beyond simply what product you would like to make. One has to consider what weight yarn you would like to use, what fiber content and the list goes on. What needles do you want to use? (Don’t scoff, when I was gifted a special needle, I absolutely picked my next project based on what I could use… read more »

Tika Bags are Just the Ticket

Sorry for the bad pun,  but these bags are terrific! We have three sizes–the Slick Wristlet in five fun fabrics is the perfect small project bag, the Slick Tricot, slightly larger than the Wristlet it can wrangle all but the biggest items, and the elegant Metro Bags–leather and linen or canvas with over-the-shoulder straps and useful inside pockets. Come find your perfect bag!


Autumn. Fall. Colorful leaves. Crisp air, maybe with a hint of wood burning in the background. Apple cider, apple picking, apple crisp. My favorite time of year has always been fall. For me, fall is characterized by exuberance and new things: new clothes, new school year, new yarn. New projects for my needles…happiness. This fall is no different. We have an amazing line up of new yarns and ideas coming your way. A lovely addition to our collection… read more »

What’s New, Knitty Cat

The yarn deliveries never stop! We have restocked Rowan Pure Wool Worsted in many lovely colors, Moonshine–alpaca and silk, Kenzie tweed from HiKoo, lots of new Susquahanna,  and needles (lots and lots of needles). New to us are Noro Tokonatsu–a beautiful cotton/silk/viscose blend, Geilsk Cotton and Wool in lovely colors, Huasco DK and Chunky–hand-painted in Peru, and Mrs. Crosby’s Hat Box–wool, silk, and cashmere at 5.5 or 6 stitches to an inch. Also, Moonshine Trios brings mutlicolor loveliness… read more »

All About Yarn Tastings

This past Sunday, February 1, we hosted a Yarn Tasting and had a lovely time sharing yarn with everyone who came. You may be wondering what yarns were shared or even what is a yarn tasting is. Wonder no longer! At  The Yarn Spot a yarn tasting is an event that allows us to give you a “taste”- a small sample- of various yarns.  This allows you to learn about our stock and what might work for future… read more »

Because you have been very, very good this year…

The Yarn Spot has lots of wonderful new yarns and gift ideas! We have stocked up on old favorites like Dragonfly Fibers–beautiful, local, hand-dyed yarn to make your projects sing. Or Baby Alpaca Grande, the world’s softest, squishiest bulky for a last-minute treat of a scarf or cowl.  Simpliworsted and CoBaSi from Hikoo are overflowing with beautiful colors. But we didn’t stop there. We have beautiful new yarns from Araucania-–Huasco Chunky and DK are both lovely artisan-dyed 100%… read more »

FAQs about KALs, CALs, MCALs, and MKALs

1. What is a KAL/CAL? A knit-along/crochet-along is when multiple stitchers make the same project at the same time, which is fun and helpful. It is interesting to see what other people are doing and to talk over questions about the pattern together. 2. What is an MKAL/MCAL? The addition of the letter M is for mystery. A mystery knit- or crochet-along means that the stitcher doesn’t know exactly what the finished product will look like. The pattern… read more »

Our Apologies!!

Due to a glitch in our webpage we have not received any of the emails sent from the contact page. We are sooooooo sorry!! It is all fixed now and we will work very hard to respond promptly to any inquiry you have. Thanks for understanding.  

Baby Knitting, the Second

Hats are one of the first things I think of when I want to knit a baby gift. They are quick and often easy. And there is a wide variety of patterns to chose from. Some of them are classic– Simple Baby Hat                                     Baby Beanie Others reveal a cruel truth. We can’t resist putting babies in goofy hats because they look so cute in them. And, they can’t say no.  For example–                                         Little Mouse Hat                                                                                      Fauxhawk Baby… read more »

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