The beautiful work in this maker's hands, plus the moon and stars in her hair, suggest a harmonic dream - one that is being made real. It's just one of the many things we love about working with fiber - the transformation of dreamy thoughts into tangible items.
We have some pretty dreamy materials in the store this Fall, so come in and check them out. Here's a rundown of some of the things that you'll find:
Yarns Just in!
"Mille Colori Baby"
A fabulous 100% Merino Wool Superwash yarn, each ball of Mille Colori Baby is a complementary play of varying colors. This fingering weight yarn would be excellent for accessories, scarves, or anything else under the sun! A gift made with this yarn is a great addition to a modern baby's wardrobe, too!
"The American Collection"
This woolen spun yarn combines rustic sophistication with nature sourced colors. Alpaca and Rambouillet fibers are spun at a historic New England mill. Hand dyed in Maine at Swan's Island's North port studio, this is a truly All American product.
More Good Yarns
In addition to the new yarns in the store, we also have our usual complement of favorites, including a new shipment of Nooch, which has become a neighborhood favorite - it's dyed right here on the UWS.
Nooch "Soho" DK
Regia Sock Yarn
New Regia Sock Yarn, in special colors designed by Kristen Nicholas, is rocking our sock yarn section. Sock yarns, being fingering weight, also makes great accessories, so think beyond toes!
Another enjoyable aspect of the Fall market is the collection of new books that we see. We have some neat new titles on the shelves... including these:
New from Interweave, this introduction to brioche knitting offers 22 garments and accessories for women and men. Striking brioche stitch designs that are not overwhelming, or full of complicated techniques, will reel in readers to this fun style of knitting.
Well, Hello Kitty!
What a perfect way for crafters and cuteness-lovers alike to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of Japan’s most famous icons! With easy-to-make patterns, Hello Kitty Crochet allows you to make all your favorite characters. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or have never picked up a hook, you’ll find help. Don't forget: Knitty City is holding a Hello Kitty @ 40 contest. Make us something to commemorate this immortal character, and we'll put it in the window. Prizes are being awarded in a variety of categories and the deadline is September 30th.
"New American Knits "
Another "winner book" from Interweave, New American Knits offers garments that are casual but appropriate for a busy day. Author Amy Christoffers uses clean lines,combined with elegant functionality, to create projects that have a classic look. Patterns ionclude beautiful everyday sweaters, tops, and pretty accessories.
Also, be sure to take a look at some of the other new titles you'll find on the front table, New Vintage Lace and Lovely Knitted Lace, among them.
New Magazines for Fall
In addition to the usual Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits Fall titles, be sure to check out this issue, newly arrived:
The style forward knitting magazine formerly known as Knit.Wear has been re-named Knit-Purl, with a new cover design. Do not despair! The interior is filled with the gorgeous patterns and information that made this magazine special. This month, you'll find a wonderful new design from our own Nancy Ricci. We're so proud of her and happy to have a knitter/designer of this caliber on our staff.
Rowan Knitting & Crochet
A strong Scottish influence is seen in the Fair Isle and jacquard patterning featured in the modern design patterns, plus a feature on key shapes for Fall. With gorgeous photography, these books are collector's items, and we usually sell them out relatively quickly, so don't miss out.
Be sure to look for the new Interweave "Holiday Gifts" issue, too. As usual, it's packed with great ideas that you can start working on now!
Young Designer Series
Tot Lot Knits
Come to Knitty City's Designer Program for Fall 2014 on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30-8 PM. Meet Renee Lorion, a young knitwear designer who decided to do something about the lack of good designs for young boys. Mom of a 3-year-old, and a former Vogue Knitting professional, she started 'TOT LOT KNITS," a collection for little boys. In addition to her line of kid's wear, you'll find her other patterns on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/renee-lorion Join us and find out what goes into starting a design line.
NYC Yarn Crawl
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct. 11, 12, 13
Find all the details here: http://www.yarncrawlnyc.com/
We'll be there! Hope to see you, too!
Well, that's about it for the moment - but only for today, since we're sure that this week will bring in more yarns and inspirations. Be sure to check out our Facebook page on a daily basis to keep up (www.facebook.com/knittycity) and remember to refer to the Calendar (http://www.knittycity.com/knittyblog/kcalendar) to learn about our new classes and events.