Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pick Up Sticks Girl Fairy Spotted at Stitches West


Stitches West was a knitter's (and a new knitter's) dream. My daughter was so excited to see the Pick Up Sticks Girl Fairy Pattern actually made up. Of course, it's now the next item on my knit list! "Mom, she's so pretty and there is a little purse in her hand for my teeth!"

Friday, February 26, 2010

Winter Olympian Does it with Yarn


Freestyle skier (moguls) Hannah Kearney enjoys knitting as a "soothing pastime." (Photo by NBC Sports / USOC)

Winter Olympian Does it with Yarn

With... the Winter Olympics begin in Vancouver, it was neat to find out that some of the Olympians are crafters as well as world class athletes. Take skier Hannah Kearney (pictured above), for instance.

A skier since the age of 2, Hannah was introduced to knitting in the 3rd grade. She's hooked on it now, pardon the pun, and carries knitting supplies with her on the road, along with photos of family and friends.

Here's a short interview I did with her as she prepares for what will hopefully be her second Olympic appearance. You can learn more about Hannah Kearney and other Winter Olympics athletes at NBCOlympics.com and the Team USA site. Be sure to look for the skier in the hand knit hats!


Read the full interview at Craftzine.com

Monday, February 22, 2010

Yarn Week Day 2: Seduce & Sox



Yarn Week Day 2: Seduce & Sox

Get Seduced!

We fell in love when we were introduced to Berroco Seduce. This yarn has amazing drape and sheen. It's perfect for knitting spring and summer weight cardigans, tanks, even a beach cover up. The amazing combination of silk, linen, rayon and nylon give Seduce a shiny & matte texture.

At just $8.79/hank Seduce is available in 5 gorgeous shades.
Check out projects and even a free pattern!




Surprise! Another New Arrival
New Colors of Berroco SOX Fair Isle Sock Yarn

Berroco Sox New Colors

Happy Yarn Week: Today's New Arrival!



Welcome to Yarn Week at NobleKnits!

New yarns, patterns, and projects are arriving daily. We are so excited about the new products, we've dedicated this week as Yarn Week. Stay tuned for a new yarn every day along with great new knitting ideas and free patterns!

Today's New Yarn: Berroco Pure Pima
Pure Pima from Berroco is softness and elegant drape in a cotton yarn! We have found a smooth, soft, dk weight cotton yarn that you'll love to knit. At only $5.79/hank, it's an affordable luxury!
Read more...


Pattern Booklets featuring Pure Pima:

Free Patterns featuring Pure Pima:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ysolda Teague Versatile Fair Isle Mittens Pattern

Ysolda Teague Versatile Fair Isle Mittens Pattern


Here's a mitten pattern that's good for your knitting library! Cotton Reel, the new pattern from Scottish designer, Ysolda Teague, is fun to knit and versatile, too. These colorful Fair Ilse mitts have a simple and modern geometric design. You'll be able to knit them as fingerless mitts/wristwarmers or as a full mitten to keep your fingers toasty warm.

Check out the Cotton Reel Mittens and our entire collection of Ysolda Teague patterns.


Friday, February 12, 2010

La Boheme, it's an Opera...and a Yarn!



Here's a feast for your eyes - La Boheme from Fiesta Yarns

This amazingly soft, gorgeous yarn just arrived. La Boheme is a hand dyed yarn from Fiesta. It's their signature yarn and, now that I've gotten my hands on it, I know why. It's a beautiful combination of matte and shiny fiber; like a soft cloud with a silver lining! La Boheme knits up at a worsted weight, but I like using larger needles as well for shawls and scarves.


Here's a quick knit FREE Scarf and Shawl Knitting Pattern for Fiesta La Boheme

Sizes: Scarf (Shawl)

You will need: 1 (2) balls Fiesta La Boheme yarn

  • Using size US 13 or 15 needles, Cast on 15 (30) stitches
  • Knit every row to desired length.
  • Bind off loosely and weave in yarn ends.

Monday, February 08, 2010

HiYa HiYa Dumplings Case and Stitch Markers



New Product - HiYa HiYa Dumplings Case and Stich Markers Set

Wow! Since we returned from TNNA, it seems like life has been in a tailspin. So many new products have started arriving - new patterns, notions, and of course lots of new yarns!


A new product we sold out of the first hour we had it online was the HiYa HiYa Dumpling Case + Stitch Marker Set. We weren't surprised, because we flipped over them as much as you did when we discovered these little cases at TNNA. Don't worry - we had them rush another delivery ASAP, so the Dumplings are in stock and ready to ship!





What's not to love?


First of all, a Dumpling is an adorable little triangle shaped case that fits neatly in the palm of your hand. Each case is about three inches long and decorated in a lovely brocade fabric. Pinch the sides and the little Dumpling pops open to reveal 6 stitch markers. These colorful little markers look like tiny balls of yarn attached to a ring. Also in the pouch are larger rings so that the stitch markers can accomodate most size needles. Add this knitting treasure to your notions basket. It's great for travel and makes a great gift for fellow knitter.





Read more about the HiYa HiYa Dumpings Case + Stitch Markers Set