Originally Published April 18, 2016
Fresh Off Our Needles!
When we received our shipment of Cairns, we knew immediately we wanted to create a poncho with it. Since the yarn lends itself so well to warm-weather wear, we chose an allover eyelet stitch pattern that worked up into a swingy, light fabric. The yarn is a cotton blend tape yarn and is available in a variety of fun, stripey, variegated colors. Knit on a US 9 needle, this poncho will fly off your needles!
Both Kelley and Vicki have crocheted the amazing Sunday Shawl using Hempathy, made from the incredible plant fiber that just won't wear out - instead, it will wear in, getting better with age! Lightly textured and available in a wide range of colors to choose from, make this shawl your own by choosing a color scheme to suit your personality!
Warm Weather Inspiration
Need a little summer knitting inspiration? We've got two magazines full of it! Knitscene Summer 2016 travels the depths of the rainforest and the oceans blue to bring you 19 incredible knitting patterns. KnitSimple Spring/Summer 2016 spotlights all things denim, citrusy boxy summer tops, airy scarves showcasing hand-dyed yarns and dropped stitches - on purpose! - to knit surprisingly easy mesh looks, this one has over 30 patterns! Come and get them before they're gone!!
Rowan Baby Trunk Show
We're thrilled to be hosting a trunk show from the newly-released Cherish collection in-store now through April 30th. Cherish is a collection for babies aged newborn to 2 years, featuring seventeen designs by Linda Whaley that are timeless and sure to become heirlooms. Inspired by the comfort and luxury all parents wish for their child, most are knit in Summerlite DK and 4ply -- wonderfully soft and light to wear -- made from the finest Giza cotton. This yarn is ideal for delicate summer knits and crochet. Join us in the store between the 15th and the 30th to see these beautiful samples in person!
Spring Sale - Week Two
Sandra's picks for Week Two:
- Debbie Bliss, Paloma, Super Bulky weight, 60% alpaca/40% merino, 73 yards
- Noro, Cyochin, Aran weight, 86% wool/7% silk/7% mohair, 198 yards
- Plymouth, Mushishi, worsted weight, 95% wool/5% silk, 491 yards
Almost gone...but still on sale! Shayron's picks for Week One:
- Laines du Nord, Mulberry Silk, DK weight, 100% silk, 136 yards
- Knit Collage, Cast Away, Bulky, 100 % wool, 68 yards
These yarns are 50% off! If you've been eyeing them, now's the time!
The Yearlong Knitalong: April!
The fifth installment of the Haus of Yarn Yearlong Knitalong continues! This month, we're working on a knitted pillow! You get to design it yourself using one of the afghan block patterns from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month afghan book. Our goal this month is to hone those seaming skills! Depending on the block pattern you choose for the front and back of the pillow, you'll have the chance to learn several different seaming techniques. Not interested in making a pillow? You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book.
As a genuine 'thank you!' for your participation, all materials purchased at Haus of Yarn that relate directly to each month's knitalong will qualify for double stamps on our Haus of Yarn Reward Card. DOUBLE STAMPS! We really do appreciate your participation and want to encourage as many of you to make as many of the monthly projects as possible. Earning double stamps will make it that much easier!
Not local? No worries! Join the Yearlong Knitalong virtually. We'll be creating threads for each Knitalong project in our Ravelry group. Click here to join our group and come knit along with us!
We'd love to see your projects! In process or completed...if you're on Instagram, join in anytime with #yearlongknitalong and #hausofyarntn.