We are trying something new this month with our Deals of the Day. We are offering a specific book each week at 30% off, and with the purchase of the book you can also save 30% on any in stock yarn you select to make any of the patterns included in their pages. This week our Deal of the Day is Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together by Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown.
Larissa introduces the book with memories of learning to knit with her Grandmother Olive. Her conception of communal knitting starts with the kernel of just two people with time on their hands and a willingness to create. “When knitters teach and learn, their friendships get richer too.” It is a beautiful vision, and the stories in this book are accompanied with equally appealing patterns.
This is the Eden Scarf knit up with Noro Silk Garden. These brilliant skeins are 110 yards of loosley plied 45% Mohair, 45% Silk,10% Wool. Noro blends color like no one else and this yarn is a pleasure to work with. At 30% off it would be less than $10 a skein. The pattern needs just a single skein and beautifully highlights the gorgeous color variations of the yarn. All that dramatic color variation done for you without any extra work for you to do, my favorite kind of project!
© Larrissa Brown
Olive’s Afghan is stunning. I love the bright stripes. Larissa mentions her grandmother Olive's passion for chevroned afghans. I can’t think of a better tribute to the fabulous 70’s.
A great washable yarn option for this project that we have in stock is Berocco Vintage. Each 100 gram skein has 217 yards and is a blend of 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, and 10% Nylon for strength. The yarn has a rich tweedy look and we have some great colors. These skeins would be less than $7 with the discount.
I imagine that this book will inspire you to start stitching, and be eager to do it among friends. Knitting can be a wonderful way to meet new people as you visit or move to a new town. It can also be a crafty way to bond with other generations that might otherwise be a little tricky to approach. I hope that this week you have a chance to stitch among friends. Remember our table is always open, and we look forward to seeing you soon.