Friday Night Knitting
Friday May 11 we will be open 10 am to 8 pm. Please join us for a fun day and evening of knitting. We have 2 fun Knit Along scheduled for May and regularly priced yarns will be 10% off all day Friday when you purchase the pattern for one of the featured shawls. Our two shawls are Henslowe by Beth Kling and Milena by Lisa Hannes. Milena is a new pattern, released this week, which you may have seen Barb knitting recently. She was one of the test knitters and her shawl is shown on the pattern page; her Ravelry name is KnittyLion. The designer used Tosh DK, and says the pattern will work in other weights.
Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13
The shop is open Sundays from 12-4 and we will have food and fun all afternoon! To celebrate Mom we are offering one free pattern (up to $6 value and available in Ravelry Pro Shop) with a yarn purchase.
Cardigan Knit Along starts Thursday and Saturday afternoons this week. My plan is to swatch, write down measurements, read patterns and cast on this week!
Join us this Saturday, April 21 as we celebrate the first annual Local Yarn Shop Day! Small businesses, such as Uncommon Threads, are struggling as many shoppers use the convenience of online shopping. We are thrilled to celebrate LYS Day and hope to see many of our loyal friends and customers.
We have some fabulous unique door prizes, sourced from some of our favorite makers in Maine!
Purchase yarn and you are eligible for a free new pattern by Casapinka or a huge discount on the new pattern by Laura Nelkin, and a chance to win great door prize packages!
We will also be launching our Cardigan Knit-Along/Class (FREE when you buy your cardigan yarn at Uncommon Threads). Stop in for details!
We will have more gorgeous colorful yarns by Madelinetosh, Primrose, and Wonderwool. These beautiful hand dyed yarns are some of our favorites and both Primrose and Wonderwool are dyed in York. We also have restocked our shelves with Cascade 220 Superwash and 220 Wool.
We hope to see you on Saturday from 10 – 4 for fun, food, and lively conversation!
Kelsey from Primrose Yarn Company was just here with our order! We have Adelaide (fingering) and Jasper (DK) in some scrumptious colors!
As the temperatures drop I find myself reaching for a knit hat as I head out of the house. I have quite a pile of hats in assorted colors and various yarn weights. I just finished another Barley Hat ( free pattern by Tin Can Knits, available on Ravelry) using a skein of Jasper by Primrose Yarns. This pattern is very easy, using both garter and stockinette stitch which shows off the unique colorings of this yarn.
Wonderwool is our new locally dyed yarn. Pam is creating fabulous colors on a variety of bases. These skeins are all fingering weight Superwash wool yarns in blends that include yak, cashmere, BFL, and merino; and all include nylon. These 400-600 yd skeins are great for shawls, socks, or lightweight sweaters. Stop in this week to see all the new colors!!
Baby Knits and Project Linus
I am working on a pair of Stay-On Baby Booties using Yakatoa by Wonderwool. This locally dyed yarn is a blend of Superwash Merino, Yak and Nylon in a fingering/sock weight. Knitted flat and seamed, this well written pattern by Churchmouse (on Ravelry) is a quick project for an intermediate knitter.
Have you heard of Project Linus? It is a non-profit organization that helps to provide security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gift of new, handmade blankets and afghans. In 2016 the York County PA Chapter of Project Linus delivered over 2000 blankets to local hospitals, shelters and social service agencies. More information can be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ProjectLinusYork).
Uncommon Threads is now a Drop-Off Location for this amazing group. Donated blankets can be knit, crocheted or sewn with non-wool yarn or fabric, free of smoke and contact with pets, and at least 36″x36″ in size.
A Summer Shawl
Summer Flies is a simple lace pattern on a worsted weight yarn that works up in a few days. Two skeins of Summer Silk by Berroco Yarns make this a super soft light layer for summer that looks great over a casual sundress but would also be appropriate for a wedding or other formal occasion!
Two skeins of Berroco Summer Silk, Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton, or Cascade Hampton (a cotton and linen blend) would all work for this great summer knit.
New Spring Yarn
Melilla by Cascade has arrived at the shop. This soft, gorgeous yarn is a worsted weight , perfect for quick to knit shawls or sweaters. I have 7 colors which are causing a lot of excitement from the knitters at the shop this morning.
Melilla is 220 yards, worsted weight and $12.95 a skein.
Shop sample pictured is the start of a Silk Moon Crescent Shawl by Jaila Spiro.
New Local Yarn
Rita Mae Yarns is a new local hand dyed yarn. Cortni has been busy dyeing fingering and worsted weight yarns and will have several colors of both featured here. She is a loyal member of our Wednesday Night knitting group and we are thrilled to feature her yarns. Please stop in to meet Cortni and check out her website at ritamaeyarns.com. Add your e-mail to Cortni’s mailing list on her website or here at the shop.