Brooklyn Tweed Loft

My Sister Knits is Going to Yarn Fest!

Interweave Yarn Fest is Thursday, April 12th through Sunday, April 15th!  We are so fortunate to have it take place right in our own back yard at The Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO!We had so much fun in our booth last year that we're doing it again!  We're in the same place, about halfway back in the middle, in booth 316.  It's a corner booth so we'll be easy to find.We've been scurrying about the shop gathering special items to take and planning our displays.  We'll have.......

Kits

We've put together kits for Mini Marley and Across the Pond with two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed's Loft and one skein of Spin Cycle's Dyed in the Wool!  Mini Marley is a smaller version of Andrea Mowry's Marley, with modifications by Kate SalomonAcross the Pond, also designed by Andrea Mowry, is a cowl with some "techniques to indulge in" as Andrea says!My Sister Knits, Fort Collins CO, Marley, Andrea Mowry, Across the Pond, Brooklyn Tweed, Loft, Spin Cycle yarns, Dyed in the Wool, cowl, shawl

Shibui Knits yarn

We will showcase two of Shibui Knits' yarns, Lunar and Drift, plus we will have their brand new colors available!Lunar is lace weight loveliness made with 60% Merino wool and 40% silk.  Our featured pattern, Birdrock, designed by Anne Ginger, can be either a long cowl or a scarf and uses three colors of Lunar knit with a size 5 needle.Drift is worsted weight and is heavenly to knit with as it is 85% Merino wool and 15% cashmere!  Our featured pattern for Drift is Mad Fusion by Plucky Knitter Design.  The tassels on this shawl are such a fun finishing touch!  Using garter stitch and knit with size 13 needles, you can be wearing this in no time!My Sister Knits, Shibui yarn, Mad Fusion shawl, shibui lunar, shibui drift, norther colorado

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

Brooklyn Tweed's Bulky weight yarn, Quarry, is a heathered 100% wool, produced entirely in the US.  Since it is woolen spun, it is light, airy, and warm!  Our featured pattern for this yarn is Annie Rowden's Bracken.  This cozy child's pullover, in sizes 6 months through 12 years, has a unique texture that is created with two needle sizes, an 8 and a 13.  It's top down, seamless, and has raglan sleeves and a crew neck. It's the perfect 'sweatshirt' for our Rocky Mountain spring!My Sister Knits, local yarn shop, Brookyn Tweed, Quarry, bulky weight yarn, Bracken, Colorado

And sock yarn!

Oh, the fingering weight sock yarn we're bringing!  We've gone international with Olann Hand Dyed in Ireland from the parish of Drung, Tot le Matin from Paris, Qing from London, and A Homespun House from Berlin! We certainly will have what you're looking for!My Sister Knits, Fort Collins, local yarn shop, sock yarn, Qing, Olann, A Homespun House, Tot le MatinAnyone visiting our booth will get a discount coupon for use at My Sister Knits anytime during Yarn Fest weekend! 

A Hat Named Hofsos

My Sister Knits has a hat sample that you’re going to want to take a look at!  Stephen West designed this hat in 2013 and it’s a pattern that will never go out of style due to its unique construction.My Sister Knits, Fort Collins Co, local yarn shop, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, wabarna pom pomsThe Hofsos Hat is made with two strands of Loft held double throughout.  Part of the cleverness of this pattern is that the two strands create a marled look; another part of the cleverness is that three colors are used.  Imagine the colors identified as color 1, color 2 and color 3.  Sometimes colors 1 and 2 are held together.  Sometimes colors 2 and 3 are held together.  Sometimes colors 1 and 3 are held together.  At other times, two strands of the same color are held together.  So clever!My Sister Knits, northern Colorado, Loft, woolen spun yarn, Brooklyn TweedA look at the project page on Ravelry shows that 251 hats have been made and posted which is a sign of a well written pattern!  The project pages are a helpful place to look for color inspiration and to see how other knitters liked the pattern.  Watch for the smiley face emojis as an indication of how well the pattern is liked.  The other thing to watch for are the life-ring emojis as they show notes that others found helpful. Stephen West writes patterns that are clear, concise, and easy to follow.  His patterns can be trusted!  You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment when you finish this hat; it looks much more complicated than it is!  Nothing about it is difficult and we are happy to help you with anything you aren’t sure of.  Always look at the ‘Abbreviations’ list to see what stitches are required when choosing a pattern.  The M1L is the only stitch that might be off-putting but Stephen explains  how to do it and we've added an instructional link also.My Sister Knits, Colorado, lys, marled yarn, Stephen West, If you’re going to stretch yourself a bit with this hat, or any pattern, we suggest you work on it in the shop when you can, especially during Fearless Knitting help times!  Those are Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 - 1pm.  That way, we’re only steps away and can get you over a rough patch in moments.  The name of this hat, Hofsos, is the name of a tiny, sleepy fishing village in Iceland which is known for its magnificent thermal pools.We invite you to come into the shop to examine this hat!