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.
Summer Hours & Cascade 220 Superwash
I have filled the Cascade 220 SW shelves with fresh bright colors plus our basic white, gray, black and navy. Plenty of each color for a sweater or baby blanket!
Starting May 1 the shop is closed on Sundays and closing at 4 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I rarely have customers in that last hour especially in the summer, so please call if you plan to stop in from 4-5 and I may be able to stay.
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.
Announcing Spring Classes
The new class schedule is available! Click here to visit our Classes Page to see our upcoming classes and to download our class schedule.
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.