Fall is Here!!

Wildberry Shawl

With the temps dropping and the sun setting earlier, it’s the perfect time of year to wrap yourself in a cozy shawl and get craftin’! This beautiful all-seasons piece was a cinch to knit up. The Wildberry Shawl by DreaRenee Knits in Jody Long “Alba” – a beautiful tweedy merino yarn. I decided to just keep on knitting so I could fully wrap myself in warmth. 🙂

Or dive in to your next sweater project!

And… It’s not too late to knit up a spooky spider hat before the weekend rolls around! The Spider Slouch pattern knits up perfect in Stacy Charles Fine Yarns – Lena. And it’s on sale too!

2 years ago?!?
Lena – Stacy Charles Fine Yarn & Knit Collage Gypsy Garden!

Yarn Crawl Kit: Breckenridge Hat!

Breckenridge Hat

In celebration of the Second Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl, The Knitting Nest is proud to offer these Breckenridge Hat kits! These kits feature Blue Sky Fibers’ 100% Highland Wool in two different colorways: the original colors (Loon Lake and the neutral bundle) and a special Tahoe version, created by Lauren Zebo, the owner of The Knitting Nest! The Tahoe colors were selected to resemble the beauty of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding mountains under a sunset sky. For the main color, you can select either Driftwood (pictured) or the original Loon Lake blue. This beginner fair isle project is a perfect way to transition to fall weather, and would also make a great gift!

original colorway with Loom Lake
Tahoe colorway, exclusively for The Knitting Nest!
Tahoe colorway, in progress!

Each kit includes the yarn (one hank and one bundle), the pattern and an adorable Blue Sky Fibers project bag. Both colorways are also available as crochet patterns! During the Yarn Crawl, these kits are available at the special price of $22.50 (normally $25.00). Buy your Breckenridge Hat kits here!

Crochet version!
Original neutral bundle

Enjoy the crawl and happy knitting (and crocheting)!

Get Your Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl Bag & Pin!

Celebrate the Second Annual Sierra Nevada Virtual Yarn Crawl with the official yarn crawl bag and enamel pin! This year’s bag features a beautiful map of the participating yarn shops throughout the Sierra Nevadas, while the pin displays the Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl logo. This is the perfect way to stash a new, smaller project (perhaps one from the crawl?). Bags ($10) and pins ($5) are available now!

See you (virtually) at the crawl!