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Calling all Sock Knitters!

Sock knitters unite!  My Sister Knits is starting an extra-special Knit ALong (KAL) on Tuesday evening January 22nd from 6:00 until 7:30.  We will meet at the same time the following three Tuesdays, ending on February 12th.Julie and Ann are hosting our Snowshoe Sock KAL.  Everyone will be making this fun and engaging sock pattern from Emily Foden's book Knits About Winter.sock knittersWe are having so much fun knitting these socks in very different ways!  Our results are on display in the shop so come and see!  The possibilities are endless.  These socks are knit with two strands of fingering weight yarn.  These strands can be changed up in as many ways as your mind can imagine!Knits About Winter

Here's what you need to know if you'd like to share in the fun!

It's important to realize that this Snowshoe Sock Knit ALong is for experienced sock knitters only. The idea of a KAL is for a group of knitters to get together, knit the same item, and enjoy the camaraderie of the group.  This is  not a time for teaching although we will certainly support each other!Since this Knits About Winter pattern is only available in the book at this time, purchase of the book is necessary.  We have plenty of books available in the shop!  This beautiful book tells Emily's captivating story and is chock full of exquisite photography and enticing patterns.My Sister KnitsMaking the Snowshoe Socks allows you to be as creative as you'd like with your yarn selections.  We would like to propose a potluck of sorts.  We want everyone to be able to play with a selection of colors.  Towards that end, we encourage you to bring in your fingering/sock yarn scraps of at least 20 - 25 grams to share.  If you need us to wind your scrap yarn, please bring it in to My Sister Knits before the KAL starts.  That way we can be sure to have our yarn potluck ready to go for our first session.learn to knitOnly one of the two strands of yarn need to be fingering weight sock yarn with some nylon.  Anything goes for the second strand as long as it's fingering weight!  With our potluck of shared yarn, our choices will be so much fun and we will be able to play to our hearts' content!There is no fee for our Snowshoe Socks Knit ALong but please call to reserve a seat if you're planning to join us at 970.407.1461.We know this gathering of sock knitters is going to be a rousing good time!

Join Our January Never Let Me Down Knit ALong!

We have the perfect project to give yourself a much needed pick-me-up for the beginning of the new year!  Kimberly's Never Let Me Down Cowl is our January KAL, beginning Tuesday evening January 9th and ending February 6th.  Kimberly will be in the shop during our community Knit Night on the 6th to get everyone started.My Sister Knits, Never Let Me Down cowl, Fort Collins, DK weight cowlA KAL is when a group of people work on the same project and there is usually a specific beginning and end date.  KALs are a lot of fun for several reasons!  The participants watch each other's projects develop, they offer support and encouragement to each other, and the use of different yarns is showcased.  It's also a great way to develop friendships!My Sister Knits, northern Colorado, Anzula Cricket, cowl, Hedgehog FibresKimberly designed Never Let Me Down for her two best friends in high school.  Jennifer, Alex, and Kimberly were always there for each other and each helped the others make it through their teen years.Kimberly says, "This cowl is a great use for a zany yarn you like paired with your favorite neutral."My Sister Knits, Colorado, The Lemonade Shop yarn, Plucky Knitter, cowl, Never Let Me Down cowlNever Let Me Down calls for two skeins of DK weight yarn.  It has a twisted rib pattern; purl one, knit one through the back loop.  The unusual texture is created by pairing a DK weight yarn with size 15 needles.  The texture pops after it is aggressively blocked!This cowl is a quick knit made with an easy rib pattern; the best combination for 'social knitting'!  A colorful yarn is shown off to its best with this texture.My Sister Knits, Hue Loco yarns, Tosh Merino DK, madelinetosh, Colorado, cowl, DK weight yarnCome to the shop before January 9th to choose your yarn!  Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to ohhh and ahhh over our selection of 'zany' yarns and to pair a neutral with it!   

Let's Get Lost Shawl is our October Knit Along!

My Sister Knits is having another Knit Along!  Are you reluctant to join one because you just aren't sure exactly what one is or what might be expected of you?  Are you afraid you might not be able to keep up?Never fear; we are here to put your concerns to rest and answer your questions!  Plus, we hope to convince you to join our October Knit Along for the Let's Get Lost shawl!My Sister Knits, Colorado, Northern Colorado, Quince & Co, Sparrow, linen yarnA Knit Along is a treasured knitting tradition where people knit together towards a common goal which in this case is to make the Let's Get Lost shawl designed by Veronika Jobe of YOTH.  A KAL, as they are commonly referred to, is also a supportive place to develop new knitting skills.  It's a fun way to connect with a community of knitters with no pressure at all!  Come when you can and work at your own pace!Let's Get Lost has a fascinating construction.  It consists of two sections knit from side to side; a striped section and a mesh section.  The striped section is knit with a needle two sizes smaller than the mesh section!  We will enthusiastically and wholeheartedly guide anyone through the simple stitch patterns!My Sister Knits, Fort Collins, KAL, Rosy Green Wool, Heb Merino fine, manx merino fineThis is a flexible pattern that has marvelous results and can be worked in a variety of yarns.  However, since it was designed using YOTH Yarns, we are offering a 20% discount on all YOTH yarns during October!My Sister Knits, YOTH yarns, Fort Collins, KAL, Knit Along, Tot le Matin yarnJulie will kick off this KAL on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6pm, during our Tuesday evening community Knit Night.  The official end is Tuesday, November 7th.  By posting your finished shawl on Ravelry by November 3rd, you will be entered into a drawing to win a coveted Jesabelle B Walk and Knit project bag!My Sister Knits, jesabell b bags, fort collinsThese handmade bags use classic fabrics such as denim, stripes, and linen and have an ingenious design that hangs perfectly from your arm while you knit.  We will demonstrate how to post a project on Ravelry at 7pm on October 3rd.  We encourage you to bring your portable devices and post your project right then and there!We invite you to join us for this fun, lighthearted, sociable knitting event!  You can join us in person on Tuesday evenings between October 3rd and November 3rd or you can join us in spirit!  Either way you can enter the drawing when you finish by November 3rd.