Author Archive | Lisa

Ponytail and Messy Bun Hats

I am working on a couple of new shop samples and hearing a lot about the current fad for hats with a hole to allow for a ponytail or messy bun. Seriously, any hat pattern can be used for this by binding off an inch or two before the pattern indicates. There are several great free patterns on Ravelry and I have samples for two of them in the shop: Riva Bun Hat using Noro Silk Garden Solo and the Magical “No Purling Required” Ponytail Hat in Berroco Vintage Chunky. Knit in these yarns each is an under $10 project!


Summer News

Uncommon  Threads at Queensgate Towne Center is open all summer with new summer hours.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED


Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12-5

I have opened a small Etsy Shop: UncommonThreadsYork.  I hope to add more items each week.  If you are not local and want to support the yarn shop, check this out!

The third Friday of every month is Friday Night Knitting from 5-10 pm.; join us on Friday, June 19!

Please stop in to sit and knit or crochet any time!



Big Spring Sale

As the weather warms, our business slows.  We are slow, slow, slow!   So it is time for a sale!!

We still have lots of lovely yarns and they are all on sale for the rest of May.

We are closed for Memorial Day Weekend ( Friday, May 22 thru Monday, May 25) but reopen Tuesday, May 26 with a great sale!

25% off all regularly priced yarn.

25% off Addi needles

debbie-bliss-fine-donegal-yarns25% off project bags, current magazines (spring and summer 2015), needle and notion cases

50% off all books, patterns and old magazines



Yarn of the Week – Dale of Norway

DSC_7992Today I have an adorable baby yarn to share with you. Two yarns actually, Both made by the Dale Garn company out of Norway. The first yarn is  Dale Baby ULL which is a wonderful classic fingering weight baby yarn that is 100% superwash merino wool.

DSC_7993Aren’t those super cute baby colors?

IMG_0888_mediumRavelry user redknitz has knit up a super cute pair of Saartje’s Booties and a hat using Baby ULL.

IMG_5712_1__medium2Ravelry user frkbustad has knit up this adorable striped cardigan using Baby ULL. The pattern she uses is not in English, you could easily add stripes to any cardigan pattern. I just love the idea of a little pink cardi with yellow stripes for a baby girl.

IMG_9474_medium2This is my favorite project of all the ones I found knit in Baby ULL, made by Ravelry user HildeHaugen.  The pattern is completely in Norwegian, but  it is so adorable I couldn’t not share it with you. A cute little elf style hat, with a cardigan and matching pants it would be so perfectly adorable on any little person.

But, Baby ULL isn’t the only yarn I want to share with you today. 

Dale Garn Lille Lerke Yarn


DSC_8000Dale Garn also makes Dale Lille Lerke yarn – a super soft merino (53%) cotton (47%) blend that is simply to die for.  The colors are subtle, pale pink, blue, white and gray making for a classy finished piece that doesn’t scream for attention.

Lue_og_sokker_baby_medium2Ravelry user Marihona has knit the Lille Lerke yarn up into a super sweet hat and booties set.

2014-06-08_09.47.24_medium2Ravelry User Kikkitull used Lille Lerke to knit up a chemo cap using  less than one skein of yarn and the free Lace Cap pattern by Adrienne Robson. She modified the pattern to use only one repeat of the lace pattern and I think it looks amazing.

photo_2_medium2I dont want you to think that these yarns are only for baby projects! This lovely pink sweater was knit up by Ravelry user Skandi. Using Lille Lerke yarn she designed her own easy raglan pullover using a lace design for the front and back.

UploadedImage_mediumThis gray and white scarf was knit up by Ravelry user pokeystackle and uses Baby ULL, but would look lovely in Lille Lerke too. It is the Array Scarf pattern designed by Shibui Knits and it is a free pattern!

DSC_7994Starting today, all Dale Garn yarn and patterns are 40% off.



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