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Are you planning a wedding gift, a baby shower, or a gathering of old friends? We have plenty of ideas for knitted gifts and group projects - and we love to teach!
Ask us about scheduling a group class, communal knitting project, or other special event. We have plenty of inspiration, and we're all ears.
hat's the way we feel. New yarns, new palettes, fresh ideas everywhere we look. The spring has brought us a smorgasbord of new cottons and silks, many of which you'll see profiled below. All are created with summer knitting in mind, so of course we've also been busy knitting up fresh garments and accessories to showcase the season to come. The colors, you ask? Warm, botanical, a gorgeous ride around the spectrum. It's a spectacular season, and a great time to be a knitter. So come see us! We'd love to show you what we're working on, and to take a peek at what you're working on, and we look forward to your visit, always.
We hope you are keeping warm, staying busy, and that you'll come and visit soon. We always love to see you.
Julia, June and Linda
Fuji is a delicious summer tweed, slightly two-toned, in a sophisticated palette. It's a lightweight blend of silk and cotton, machine washable, and knits beautifully at 5 st/inch. Norah Gaughan has featured it in several of the designs in her most recent Berroco collection - which we also have. Convinced yet? Come take a peek, and you will be.
Maya is a light-as-air cotton with just a touch of alpaca for softness. Its a delicate summer fiber, a chainette construction with a hollow core for cool, light comfort. Worsted weight. Norah has featured it in lacy, feminine shawls and sweaters; we have a summer shawl knit up in Maya that will knock your socks off!
Cascade Ultra Pima
We've been searching for the perfect all-purpose, washable cotton for a long time--and we think we've found it. Ultra Pima has a crisp, round construction for excellent stitch definition. Long staple pima cotton gives it a gorgeous soft hand. And it has a slight gloss that gives the colors a glow and makes it perfect for both casual and dressy pieces. We have 28 shades, a full spectrum of soft and bright tones.
Rowan Kidsilk Haze
You heard right: Rowan yarns have arrived at Knit New Haven! We have a full range of colors in Kidsilk Haze--yay! But did you know that your favorite Kidsilk also comes in a gorgeous, slow-changing striped version, designed by Kaffe Fassett? And what about Kidsilk Glamour, a feather-light, sequinned version of Kidsilk Haze? We've got 'em all, and we're knitting up a storm. Come take a peek!
Learn to Knit--In A Kit!
We love hand-dyed yarn, and some of the most dynamic dyework is happening in sock yarn. Sock Yarn Studio offers a gorgeous menu of projects for unique yarns, many requiring just one skein. But it's also a terrific tutorial in how to work with hand-dyed yarn for maximal effect. You'll learn how to "read" self-patterning, space-dyed and hand-painted yarns to get the look you love. Whether you're looking for eye-popping stripes or subtle color blends, you'll be the boss of your knitting - and that's always good, right?
It's Our First CROCHET-ALONG!
You asked for it, you got it! We're excited to cast on for a CAL here at Knit New Haven--our first! This retro-inspired wrap is a modern take on an old classic, the granny square. It's double crochet all the way, and as you can see from the photo it's a great piece for playing with color. We're thinking Cascade Ultra Pima for summer and a slightly lighter feel. We could see this accessory as a bold accent piece or in graded pastels--We're playing around with colors here at the shop, so come over and add your inspiration. The shelves are full, and whether you're thinking cotton or cashmere we can find you a Wearever Wrap to make your own.
We're casting on as this newsletter goes to press, in a color of Berroco Ultra Alpaca quite similar to pink grapefruit. Climb on board the knitalong train with us, for a wearable, knittable, beautiful cool-weather piece.
You know the drill here. It's not a race, it's not a contest, it's a journey. We'll be working all month on our Wearevers, and we'd love to crochet along with you. We hope you'll join us for that most luxurious of pleasures, a shared adventure. Stop in any time; it's always great to see you.
SAVE THE DATE!
It's the biggest yarn buffet around. It's the most enticing treasure hunt. It's our favorite yarn safari. And it's coming soon! What's a shop hop? It's eleven local yarn shops in partnership to offer you a weekend of fun, prizes, and PLENTY of fiber. We're all conveniently located along the I-91 corridor from Connecticut to Vermont; you can visit us all in a day, or make a weekend of it, stopping along the way at local B&Bs or scenic spots. Pick up a Shop Hop passport at any participating store and have it stamped along the way. Every stamp makes you eligible for the daily door prize at that shop, and a full passport enters you in a drawing for the Shop Hop Grand Prize (worth over $2000 last year!). Want to hear more? Stop by for your passport, or check us here, on Facebook!
Patterns To Love: Freewheelin'
We think we can say that Lee Meredith's funky shawl is the funnest pattern we've seen all year. It's curvy, flexible (you can knit it in any yarn weight with no pattern adjustments), and the meandering cables and eyelets are playful and . . . WILD! We're plotting and planning our versions here. Madeline Tosh Pashmina? Fibre Company Acadia? Cascade Ultra Pima? Hmmmmmmm.
Norah Gaughan Is Coming Soon! Are You On The Guest List?
Norah Gaughan's design sensibility--her color sense, her attention to form and drape, her instinct for construction details--have revolutionized modern knitwear. We are SO EXCITED to welcome her to the shop, and we're looking forward to an evening to remember. Norah will bring garments, yarns, and plenty of thoughts on her creative process as well as her designs for Berroco's spring line. This event is free and open to all, but we need to know you're coming! Please give us a call at the shop (203.777.5648) to register. We'll do the rest.
Wednesday, April 3rd
call to register!