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July Colorwork Project: Mystery No More

July 26, 2014

The final clue of the Knit Purl Hunter’s Progressive Needles Mystery KAL came out yesterday and it turned out to be a quick clue to finish!

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This pattern was a lot of fun to work on; between the colorwork and cables, we couldn’t be bored. The corkscrew cables aren’t nearly as hard as they look, but at the same time, it is still a challenging project. (This probably isn’t the best pattern to learn colorwork on, though it’s a great project to work up to.)

We are still smitten with HiKoo Simplicity and it was a wonderful yarn to use for this hat. With all of the colors available, there are hundreds of possibilities of color combinations. Have you checked out what other people have done?

Michelle Hunter’s instructions for this pattern were very clear. If something didn’t quite make sense, there were video and image tutorials and links to show step-by-step what to do.

Remember, you have a chance to win a set of Addi Clicks from Skacel, so make sure to get your entry in! If you haven’t started your hat, there’s still time–the contest is open through August 15.

What did think about this hat?

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Pssst!

July 19, 2014

Kathy is camping, so we’re having a sale! Stop by and get 15% off the Stephen & Steven Tour yarn from Three Irish Girls and MadelineTosh.

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Come in and get your unique colorways before they’re gone!

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Are you ready for a Mystery KAL?

July 6, 2014

Knit Purl Hunter is doing a mystery hat KAL in the month of July with HiKoo Simplicity yarn. We are completing this hat for our Monthly Colorwork Project and would love some company! The first clue came out on July 3, but it isn’t too late to join.

Each Thursday, a new clue for the Progressive Needles Knitalong will be released and at the end, you’ll have a cool hat and a chance to win a set of Addi Clicks. Wait! What? A set of Addi Click needles? YES! Skacel is sponsoring this KAL and if you submit your project, you are entered for a chance to win.

Want to join?

Here’s what you do:

  1. You’ll want two contrasting colors of HiKoo Simplicity (two skeins of the main color and one of the contrasting). We have so many colors to choose from at the shop!
  2. Bookmark Knit Purl Hunter so that you can get the newest clue every Thursday. There are also helpful tutorials and tips!
  3. Join the Knit Purl Hunter group on Ravelry to chat with others about the KAL and check out other color combinations. Share your project with the Knit Purl Hunter group and the YH Ladies group so we can see what everyone is doing (because we’re curious, not nosy! Well, maybe a little bit.).
  4. If you want to enter to win the Addi Click set, the rules are at Skacel.

photo (11)If you just want to knit along, great! We’ll post pictures of our progress here and you can  check on the hat in-person at the shop.

Our main color will be the 038 Seattle Sky (guess who picked this one) and the contrasting color will be a lovely mint green (colorway 009 Aqua Mint).

We already cast on Clue #1. Beautiful so far!

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May 9 and 10: Exciting Events!

May 5, 2014

We have two very exciting events happening in the store this weekend.

Starting on Friday, May 9, and going through Saturday, May 10, we will be one stop on the Creative Shop Crawl. Yarn Harbor, Kellly J’s Sewing Center & Quilt Shop, Susie’s Greenhouse, West Tischer Cottage, Homestead Gatherings, Hannah Johnson Fabrics, Casa Latte, and Cookie Temptations will all be participating in this celebration of local, creative shops. Stop by one of these stores to get a passport and once your passport is filled, you will be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing!

In addition, Saturday marks new Three Irish Girls colorways, which will premiere at Yarn Harbor! Kathy was involved in the creation of this colorway (and the only clue she’ll give us is “think of flowers”!).  These new colorways are in the same line as the Duluth-inspired colorways, exclusive to Yarn Harbor!

If that wasn’t enough, we’re also having a One of a Kind Trunk Show with unique colorways in limited quantities. These will be available throughout the week, ending on May 18.

This weekend will be an exciting time at the shop! Make sure to stop by!

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Wear a Cardigan Day

March 19, 2014

I was a PBS junkie as a kid (I guess I still am too). Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street, and of course, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood were staples of my television viewing.

Fred Rogers inspired learning and taught critical thinking skills, while encouraging people to be curious and kind.  Every week, his show explored a topic, ranging from how things (like crayons) are made,  music, and crafts to friendship and fears. Besides being a television host for nearly four decades, he advocated for government funding of children’s television and many other charity and progressive subjects.

On a crafty note, in an interview with Emmy TV, Rogers stated that all of his sweaters that he wore on the show were knitted by his mother. Doesn’t that make a knitter’s heart happy?

On March 20, we (knitters, crocheters, and non-fiber-craftual people) celebrate Rogers’ birthday and what he stood for. Wear a sweater! Better yet, wear a cardigan!

What do you love or remember about Mister Rogers?

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Ravellenics Round-Up

March 4, 2014

We had a great showing for Team Yarn Harbor!

Here we go! In the shawl, scarf, and cowl category, Heidi made a gorgeous Blue Water Cowl, Cameron made a Snow Moon Shawl, and Katie completed her Hitchhiker.  Kathy designed and knit a Run Vote Lead Cowl! Susie finished  her Blocks Scarf by Ann Norling (#33).  Other accessories included Susan’s beautiful pair of Royal Mittens, while Melody finished her Turkish Bed Socks just in time.

We had two sweater knitters–Jean completed a Knitting Pure & Simple pullover (and the recipient says it’s a perfect fit and very warm!) and Jen finished her Ravi Junior.

Three people finished projects related to afghans. Barb completed a Pop Knitting square, while Julie and Carol both made afghans.

And our crocheter Jo’Elle completed a lovely red vest out of Malabrigo Meche!

Congratulations on completing these projects in less than 19 days!

Check out the teamyhladies2014 tag on Ravelry to see the completed projects!
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2014 Mid-Ravellenics Update

February 18, 2014

We are halfway through the 2014 Ravellenics! Time to check in with the Yarn Harbor staff to see how their projects are doing.

Photo 2014-02-17 04.04.16 PMKathy’s niece Sarah is modeling the Vote Run Lead cowl, made out of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride. She just has to weave in ends. Guess what? Kathy designed this cowl herself! Talk about a challenge!

Jean is working on a Knitting Pure and Simple men’s pullover out of black Lamb’s Pride. She has only a 1/4 of a cabled sleeve and the neckband left. What a speedy knitter!

Jo’Elle is halfway done with her Crochet Wrap Vest out of Malabrigo Rastita in a beautiful deep red. She can definitely finish that in a week!

Kaethe cast on the Pomme de Pin cardigan by Amy Christoffers in a lovely orange Malabrigo Sock yarn. She’s currently  10 ” from bottom and not totally convinced she will finish. You started a fingering-weight sweater AND are making wonderful progress! Sometimes the Ravellenics are about jump-starting a project, even if you don’t finish.

Jen finished a WIP and is working on Pearls by Tora Froseth out of Frog Tree Pediboo Tonal. This will be a great sweater for her daughter!

Angela is finishing a WIP–Astrid by Astrid Ellingsen, using Lamb’s Pride Bulky and Lopi yarn. This long coat has been on the needles since September and she’s almost done. So. Close. Just the yoke left!

Katie finished her Hitchhiker and a hat! Now she needs to work on her long list of WIPs and she has a healthy number of those. Some frogging will happen too. First up? A pair of socks.

How are your Ravellenics projects going? We have just a few days left!

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