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 (

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.



While the act of knitting is indeed an amazingly calming experience and my own “therapy” for stress, this shawl is named Therapy. A pattern by Laura Aylor that is extremely well written, it is fairly simple with lots of garter stitch (all knit stitch!! ) and a few yarn over and knit two together stitches.
The yarn used here is from a local dyer, Pam Ahrens of Wonderwool. I used 2 colors of her Socksy BFL and one color of Socksy: both fingering weight yarns. I predict this may become one of my favorite knits this fall and winter!


Starting Point Shawl

The Starting Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli is all over the internet recently. Rhonda’s finished shawl is pictured here, modeled by Mary Catherine, using 5 colors of fingering weight yarn. Stop in this week and we can help you choose your colors.


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!


Uncommon Threads • 2375 Eastern Boulevard • York PA 17402 • (717) 699-1600