Friday, June 28, 2013

Tee Shirts become Tee Cakes!

HiKoo's fun Tee Cakes Yarn
You love lounging around in your big comfy tee shirt - so why not knit or crochet with one?  HiKoo's Tee Cakes yarn is constructed using strips of re-purposed tee shirts.  Each "cake" of yarn is as individual as the tee shirt material it was made from - so each project is a unique gem!

This super bulky yarn is colorful, fun and funky, and works great for
accessories and home decor.

Tee Cake Bag
Feeling lucky?  Because each Tee Cake ball is unique, the colors may not be exactly as they appear on our website ... you can get really adventurous with the Multi Tee Cakes yarn.  When you choose the Multi we will randomly select a ball from what we have in stock, adding an extra layer of mystique to your knitting project!

You prefer to live life without so many surprises?  Then visit our bricks 'n mortar store to select your ball of the Multi colored Tee Cakes.  We're open every day from 10:00 am to 5.00 pm ...

Bonus:  Free crochet Candy Basket pattern with every Tee Cakes purchase ... this is a yarn made for FUN!  Enjoy it!

Be a Funky Monkey with Tee Cake Multis
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy


Friday, June 21, 2013

New Libery Wool Print Colors ... 1960s Color Flashback!

Psychedelic Sweetness
When was the last time you had a 1960s Woodstock era flashback?  Take a look at Psychedelic Sweetness, the newest color of Classic Elite Yarn's Liberty Wool Print!  Psychedelic Sweetness is a kaleidoscope of purple, pink, green, blue and yellow in a freaky blend that will send your thoughts traveling through Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine to a time of peace, love and bright colors!

Looking for something a little less groovy?  You'll feel a back-to-nature coziness when you wear Sylvan ShadowSylvans are legendary woodland creatures such as wood elves and tree spirits, and Classic Elite's Sylvan Shadow pays tribute to our forest friends with an earthy blend of purple, pink, gray, brown, yellow and green. 

Bonus:  Buy these two new colors this month and you'll save 10%!

Sylvan Shadow
Liberty Wool Print is Classic Elite's soft worsted weight, machine washable 100% wool yarn.  It is a self striping yarn in a huge assortment of awesome colors.  Psychedelic Sweetness and Sylvan Shadow are just two of over 30 colors!

Want some free stuff?  Who doesn't?  Buy Liberty Wool Print yarn in any color and you can choose a hoodie or pullover pattern - FREE!  Pick your favorite, and as soon as we process your yarn order you will find your free pattern waiting for you in your account as an electronic download! 

Pick a FREE Pattern!
Any cool Liberty Wool Print patterns on Ravelry?  You betcha!  Ravelry.com has over 1,300 projects made from Liberty Wool Print ... the project ideas are endless! 

Bold color combinations just not your style?  Do you have a project in mind that is more "Plain Jane" than "Fancy Nancy"?  Liberty Wool is the same great yarn as Liberty Wool Print, but in solid colors.  Knit plain with Liberty Wool, or combine Liberty Wool and Liberty Wool Print to highlight a single color. 

Happy Knitting . . . .  Amy

Friday, June 14, 2013

July KAL - And the Yarn is 20% Off!


It's time for another one of Michelle Hunter's Progressive Needles Knit Alongs!  The July Knit-Along is a repeat of Michelle's very first (and outrageously popular) sock KAL called “Center of Attention.”  Bonus:  The Skacel Zitron Trekking XXL sock yarn is on sale at 20% off!

Why the repeat? Two reasons ... with so many new participants in Michelle's KALs, many knitters missed this great toe-up sock design. Second, for every ball of Trekking XXL “Susanne” color purchased, Skacel will donate $10 to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research. This lovely sock yarn was specially dyed in the turquoise color of ovarian cancer awareness.

Never done a KAL?  It's easy ... Michelle will reveal the pattern on her website in four segments, every Thursday in July starting on July 4th (if you have the day off work, you may as well knit!).  Have a question?  No problem ... the pattern includes photos and online video instructions.  It's like having a knitting tutor right by your side.  How much does it cost?  Nothing!  You don't have to register or pay any fee to participate. Bonus: you may even win some cool prizes from Skacel.

Trekking XXL in Susanne
You will need:
  • One ball of Trekking XXL yarn – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 459 yards/100g.  We expect Susanne will be the most popular color (and we have plenty of it in stock!), but we also have ten other great colors to choose from.
  • Size 1 / 2.5mm needles. Adjust the needle size you need to achieve a gauge of 8 stitches per inch (if necessary).
  • Cable Needle
The Center of Attention sock pattern may be knit with double points, on two circular knitting needles, or with the magic loop method (see Michelle Hunter's magic loop video instruction). If you prefer to knit on two circular needles, we recommend two 24" length needles for this project.  I prefer the circulars, and my favorite needles are a toss-up between the addi Turbo, addi Lace, Sock Rockets or the Natura circulars.  For the magic loop method we recommend one 40" circular needle.

I'm looking forward to this KAL!  Michelle's mystery patterns are always fun, plus the Susanne yarn supports a great cause!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

Friday, June 7, 2013

Berroco Yarns & Patterns All 20% Off!

Berroco is one of my favorite yarn brands, with a wide range of terrific yarns for your next knitting or crochet project.  This month,  ALL of our Berroco yarns are 20% off!  That's over 20 styles to choose from, each in a variety of colors.  So many choices ...
Versa Yarn
Patterns in Berroco Weekend #328
So what will you create with your new yarn?   We've got that covered too, because we also have all Berroco patterns at 20% off! 

The Berroco patterns are available as a traditional pamphlet or in electronic form as a PDF.  You will have the option to choose the format you like best, and help is always available on our download help page or by calling the store at 815-777-3550.

Happy Knitting! . . . . Amy