Last Update: January 15, 2018 @ 1:45pm
January 3: We stayed busy during the holidays, and have some finished knitted pieces to show for the efforts put into knitting them.
We worked on 2 different Advent projects. The first is a stole/scarf designed by Brigit Kok of The Netherlands (available on Ravelry). Brigit produced an Advent scarf last year as well, and it was well received, as has the 2018 stole. Shown in the adjacent photo is a photo of Boris modelling our finished MKAL from Brigit Kok. Boris is very pleased with this new scarf, as he felt as if the prior was becoming a bit too warm for him to wear. Our class, which was in conjunction with the MKAL releases was also quite successful, and everyone produced a beautiful stole/scarf. We used 2.5 skeins of Fyberspates Faery Wings yarn in making this scarf.
Shown in the photo left, is our finished scarf from Sweet Georgia's MKAL designed by Tabetha Hedrick for Sweet Georgia. We would encourage you to sign up to receive updates from Sweet Georgia as this is the only way to know when they have something like this taking place. Moreover, the create special product offerings for specific designs, which are sold as kits. This scarf is on display in the store. You can click on the image to visit Tebetha's website on Ravelry.
Shown in the adjacent photo is our finished shawl "Sky at Night" designed by Lisa Hannes. Lisa is a well known designer, whose designs are easy to follow and enjoyable to knit. Sky at Night is on display in the store so you can see for yourself what an incredible design this is and a beautiful shawl is the end result. Moreover, you will enjoy knitting this garment. We used 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Pashmina knitting this shawl.
December 5: Just in time for the holidays, we received a major shipment from Malabrigo, which includes many new colors, which are new to the market, and are also quite exciting. Stop by the store and inspect these new yarns, and colors for yourself. You are certain to be pleased that you did.
New from Sweet Georgia are a selection of 6 kits to make their new Misra Cowl as shown in the adjacent photo, along with the colors of kits which are available. This promises to be an exciting offering from Sweet Georgia, following in the footsteps of their recent releases. This is a new release, and we have all 6 colors on order, and should arrive in the next few days.
December 4: The adjacent photo is our "Late Harvest" shawl. This was an really wonderful pattern to knit, and the finished result speaks for itself. We knitted Late Harvest using a kit produced by Sweet Georgia, which included 3 skeins of Tough Love sock yarn for this project. If you click on the adjacent photo a new tab will open containing the Ravelry page for this pattern if you wish to purchase it.
Shown in the photo left is our recently completed "Tullameen" which was knitted using. It was a fun pattern to knit, and the result is exceptional, especially for this time of year when the weather has major temperature swings between day and night. It looks marvelous, and will complement almost any attire from upscale to casual. We used 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay "Milo" yarn in making this shawl.
November 12: We recently completed a poncho which was an MKAL from Michelle Hunter. The finished poncho is definitely a head turner as the adjacent photos testify.This poncho took 8 skeins of Sueno by Hikoo Yarns. Sueno is a blend of Superwash Wool, and Viscose making for a delightful feeling piece that is also durable. You can click on the adjacent photo and a new tab will be opened for you for the Knit Michelle Hunter web page for this free pattern. This was a fun project to knit, and the end result makes it exceptionally gratifying. This is just in time for cooler weather which is almost here.
October 31: Once again, it is Halloween, and we wish everyone a very happy celebration. We are having a small celebration at the store so feel free to come by and enjoy our hospitality, and those "treats" too. Bring your children as we have something for everyone, especially children.
Yesterday we received our second shipment of Hedgehog Fibres "kits", which are absolutely dazzling. This shipment includes an additional 6 new colors which were previously not available. The Knitting Patch has everything you need to make this shawl, and you can purchase the pattern here as well. We now have all of the colours manufactured in stock.
From NORO a new yarn "Kiri" with NORO's legendary colors. This yarn embodies all of the qualities which have made NORO one of the best yarns available. It is very durable, and its colors and quality are unmatched in the industry. The image left shows and example made using Kiri. Kiri is an elegant blend of 45% Silk; 43% Wool; and 12% Mohair ensuring that your finished garment is elegant, and durable. Each skein is 350 meters in length.
Now that we are into the holiday season, and it is time to start planning gifts for those special people on your list, we just received a new set of limited edition Knitters Pride needles, which are really works of art. This gift is an exquisitely packaged set of Knitters Pride needles named Knit & Purr, so if your knitter also happens to be a feline affectionado this is absolutely a must have. This is a limited edition, so it is definitely advised to get your early before they are gone.
October 26: We are coming into the holiday season with some exciting new inventory, which is new to Central Florida. This yarn is from France, and is of the highest quality, and the coloring is also quite supurb. Everything about "Tot Le Matin" is an experience, and a yarn that is very worthwhile. We have five different colorway kits in stock as pictured below.
These yarns are 100% Superwash Merino Wool, gving them an extremely long life. Stop by the store and see these wonderful kits for yourself. You will be glad that you did.
October 6: We wish everyone a Happy Columbus Day on Monday. If you feel the urge to knit, we will be here, and would welcome your presence. Plus, it will give you the opportuinity to see what is new, and get ideas for your holiday knitting projects.
Yesterday we received the long anticipated Hedgehog "Kits." This is something new for Hedgehog, and they are beautiful. We received 25 kits, with more on the way. All of the colors available are shown below:
The pattern for which this kit was created is available on Ravelry from Andrea Mowry. The name of the pattern is "Find Your Fade." You can click on any of the photos above, and you will be taken to the appropriate page on Ravelry where you can purchase and download this pattern. There is considerable demand for this new creation from Hedgehog Fibres. Shopping early will increase the likelihood of your choice being available. However, we have already created a second order for these kits.
September 28: From Sweet Georgia Yarns comes an exciting new kit named "Sugar Pop" as depicted in the photo right. This kit promises to be asappealing to knit as it will be to wear. This is the personification of Casual Elegance. Pick your colors, and start knitting, and have a new fashion piece in time to wear for Thanksgiving.
September 28: The sixth edition of Laine magazine us upon us. It was released this morning, and if the traffic is any indication, this release will be one to keep in your collection. These are selling fast, so our best advice to you is to get your early.
September 10: We have some exciting news to share with you. In addition, we have an upcoming KAL from Knit Purl Hunter that promises to be really exciting. For those who have previously knitted Kuit Purl Hunter designs will be fun at the prospects presented by this new MKAL. You can click on the image below and be taked to the Knit Purl Hunter website. The Knitting Patch is having a class with every clue release of the pattern. The first class will be on Thursday, October 4 at 5:30pm. To regiister for this class you need to stop by the store, and sign up, and pay for the class. For any questions about this or any other class, please stop by the store.
The image [right] shows the "Golden Hour" that we have on display in the store. There is a dramatic difference in how the skeins look and how they look finished into a beautiful garment. With a little bit of effort, you too can easily be overshelmed at what you can create, that instantly becomes a family heirloom to be handed down and cherished in the family for generations yet to come.
August 6: Today we received our long awaited and anticipated "Kits" from Sweet Georgia to make their Tullaeen Mystery Shawl. We received all 9 colors available as shown in the images below. Each kit contains three skeins of yarn, which are color coordinated to make your finished project be stunning. The Knitting Patch will be having a class on this project to ensure that your finished garment is the best it can be, and one that you will be proud of for years to come.
August 1: We have received some exciting new yarns, which are ideally suited to our hot weather.
Illimani has introduced a blend of Cotton and Alpaca making for a delightful yarn, which is incredibly soft to the touch. Each skein is approx 437 yards, meaning that a single skein will be sufficient for some projects.
Katia's Sfumato is a new yarn that is very compelling. It is 100% cotton, and is well suited for summer knitting projects. The photo below shows a shawl make using this yarn, and it looks exquisite, and well designed for our temperate climate. With the purchase of this yarn, you will receive the pattern to make this shawl absolutely free. Shown below/right are the five colors of Sfumato that we presently have in stock.s`
Snoopy is standing on our counter wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day celebration. We will be open all day on the 4th so make plans to join ourr celebration, and spend time knitting with others. We are planning to have a wonderful time.
June 27: We are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with a real flair. We expect that everyone who attends will enjoy themselves. This week we received an exciting new yarn which is a near perfect blend of 60% Cotton and 40% Linen. For our sub-tropical climate this blend iis really ideal. While Linen tends to not be as soft as other fibers, whis yarn is very compelling and to the touch it would be hard to find anything more comfortable. Each skein is approximately 185 yards in length. Caring for it could hardly be easier as this is machine washable! We have 10 colors of Mojave in stock.
June 4: Our 2nd Show & Tell held on Saturday June 2 was really successful, and a great time was had by all who participated. Mark your calendar for the last Saturday of the month from 12:00pm until 2:00pm for this monthly event. There was some really impressive knitting on display.
We are announcing 2 new Mystery Knit Along classes where we will be having our own Knit Along where our class sessions will coincide with the release of hints from the designer. Both of these MKl are from well established designers, whose previous designs have been well received by the knitting community. First is "Dreamscape" by BOO Knits who has visited The Knitting Patch on multiple occasions. If you click on the adjacent logo for this MKAL, you will be taken to the Ravelry page where you can purchase the pattern and learn more aboout what you will need to complete this project.
The second MKAL "Class" we are announcing is from Kirsten Kapur Designs.We have had great success as have our customers knitting Kirsten's designs in the past. This promises to be an exciting creation that produces a memorable shawl that will be treasured for years to come. Our class will meet on Saturday following the release of a clue.
We also received two highly sought after books as featured below. First is Laines #5. Laines is a relative newcomer to the knitting publishing community in the US. It has carved a big niche in this market based upon their exceptional quality. From the first issue, it has sold out, and the current issue is no exception. We have already placed an additional order, and have another ready to place. Stop and get yours today.
Knits & Crochets for Experienced Needle Crafters is as the title implies - an exceptional publication that is aimed to the advanced needle artists. This publication has been on back order for several months. This is a one of a kind publication that presents the best of the best.
Mat 24: The Knitting Patch wishes everyone a Happy Memorial Day. Remembering those who paid the ultimate price protecting freedon is a very special day, and especially those who have lost loved ones protecting our freedom.
We are also having our 2nd "Show and Tell" on Saturday. We invite everyone to participate in this event, by coming to the store and bringing a recently completed knitting piece to share with others. Every participant is a winner in this event. It is a lot of fun, so plan to spend the afternoon with us and others who share a passion for knitting.
May 15: We recently completed another shawl "Adventura" which was created by Laura Nelkin as her contribution for the LYS Day celebration. Originally this pattern was free, and now is available through select yarn stors, includiog The Knitting Patch. "Adventura" can be made in three different ways of increasing complexity. Sinply select the one that you like and feel comfortable making. The Knitting Patch does offer instruction if it is desired.The shawl shown in the adjacent photo is on display in the store. As shown 2 different but complementary colors of yarn used, and required 2 skeins of each color. We used "Andorra" which is a delightful blend of 60% Merino Wool; 20% Highland Wool; and 20% Mohair. Each skein is approx 185 yards in length.
May 4: This week has been incredible. Apparently the LYS celebration last Saturday got the knitting/crocheting juices flowing. We want to thank each and ever person who has been in the store and expressed their appreciation for our being here to serve them.
The "Transient Shawl" shown in the adjacent photo was made using a pattern from Michelle Hunter that she created specifically for LYS Day. Through last Saturday, this pattern was free, but can still be purchased on Ravelry by clicking on the adjacent photo. Transient wwas knited using a single ball of of Hikoo Concentric yarn, which is a wonderful 100% worsted Baby Alpaca. It is heavenly to the touch. Transient is on display in the store, and we invite you to sopy by and see it for yourself. You are certain to love it..
April 24: With the flurry of activities we undertook preparing for our LYS Day celebration, we failed to make you aware that on Friday, 2/20 we received a major shipment from Madelinetosh.
April 23: We want to thank everyone who turned out in support of our LYS Day on the 21st. Clearly the day was a stunning success, and appeared to be enjoyed by all who attended. We look forward to this event next year. Again, our most sincere "Thank You."
April 20: "LYS Day" has garnered major support from the fiber arts community at large. Numerous designers have participated by making contributions fo the event. Two companies who have generously commissioned designs for the event, and these designs are being offered without charge on April 21 - ONLY, but you must purchase the yarn for these designs at The Knitting Patch.
April 19: The first annual LYS Day is almost upon us, and we sincerely hope that you will stop by and celebrate this most auspicious day with us. It gives us the opportunity to express our gratitude to you for your steadfast support over the years. Remember April 21 is the day. We have a variety of activities planned for the day, including some refreshments, an awesome desert!, and somne prizes that are knitting/fiber arts related. It is almost certain that you will enjoy yourself. Also, bring a friend, regardless of whether or not they are already knitter/crocheters. We can convert them into one!
We have some new inventory, with more expected tomorrow.
From Noro we received a single color of Nishiki, which is a blend of 77% Cotton and 23% Polymide. As a blend, this one is especially durable, and the colorations are certainly up to the standard that Noro has set for itself. The image left does not begin to show the magnificent colors of this yarn.
From Malabrigo we received 12 colors of Arroyo, which is 100% Superwash Merino Wool. Each skein is approx 335 yards in length. This is a wonderful and versatile yarn, that clearly lives up to the name that Malabrigo has created for itself. One touch, and you too will be sold on this fine yarn.
Shown left are the twelve colors of Malabrigo Dos Tierras yarn we received. Each skein is approx 193 yards in length. It is a blend of 50% Merino Wool and 50% Baby Alpaca makiong this particular blend especially pleasant to the touch, as well as providing great durability at the same time. This is a yarn that is truly a pleasure to knit. Shown right is a recently finished shawl made from this yarn. This shawl is on display in the store.
April 13: To add a celebration touch to the upcoming LYS Day on the 21st, we areparticipating in this by offering free project assistance for "Transient" which is a pattern that was specifically created to commemorate this event. This pattern is available for free from Knit Purl Hunter. This is a KAL, with weekly releases being posted every Thursday. Presently the pattern is free, but only until the end of this month after which it will cost $6.00. This KAL calls for a size 8 needle, and Concentric yarn, which is 100% Alpaca, making it a dream to knit as it feels so incredible against your skin. Concentric is also a gradient yarn making it very appealing. Given the size 8 needles and the size of the yarn, this project is a quick knit.
April 12: We want to let everyone know about what is destined to be an annual event. This event is to celebrate your local yarn store(s). While so much has changed as a result of the digital age, the heart of the yarn business still remains your local yarn store, and we expect that this will not change. Mark your calendar for April 21 as National Local Yarn Store Day.
Shown in the adjacent photo is a recently completed shawl which was knitted using Malabrigo Dos Trerras yarn. The result is striking and definitely an eye catcher. This is an excellent pattern to start on if you wish to begin Mosaic Knitting. As shown the shawl required 1 skein of color #063, and 2 skeins of color 247. The shawl is extremely soft and appealing to the touch. It used DK yarn, making it knit very quickly. This shawl is on display in the store, and we invite you to stop by and see it for yourself. If you feel as if you need assistance, we offer a class in making this shawl.
March 31: EASTER Update!!! We are filled with anticipation as to what and who the Easter Bunny will be bestowing upon this year. Quite surprising, he just left The Knitting Patch and he was very busy while he was here dropping off magic eggs, each containing a gift for whoever finds it. He left behind 33 eggs behind, which are well hidden throughout the store [none of which were hidden in the yarn]! We do ask that you limit your collecting to a single egg so that there are enough eggs to go around. Our egg hunt and celebration and show and tell will start at 10:00 Saturday. Come and enjoy the festivities. Your Easter gift must be redeemed at The Knitting Patch by close of business on April 6, 2018.
March 26:We have new shipments of yarn arriving almost daily. If you did not see what you were looking for on your last visit, it is time to make another.
We are pleased to introduce the beautiful SWIFT and matching Ball Roller, which truly are beautiful given the way that the varying types of wood are blended. Both of these are of exceptional quality, and would make a perfect complement to your knitting tools.
On Saturday, March 31 at 12:00pm we will be holding our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Everybody who participates will be a winner. Based on previous years, all participants had a marvelous time. At the end of the hunt, we will have a small gathering to enjoy cookies, and something to drink.
Also beginning on March 31 will be our monthly "Show & Tell," also beginning at 12:00. Show and Tell is an opportunity for you to showcase your latest project(s) and have them judged by your contemporaries. The person who wins this judging will win a gift from The Knitting Patch. We plan to have Show & Tell monthly on the last Saturday of the month, at 12:00. Plan to join us and have a spectacular time.
March 2: Its hard to believe that spring is already upon us, with summer soon to follow. We have been working to enhance our yarn offerings, especially for yarns that are perfectly suited for spring and summer projects. We have some new offerings to tell you about. These are all of top quality, and from a fiber content perspective they are absolutely the most suited for our warm climate.
In the photo below, left, are the 14 colors we received from Juniper Moon. This yarn is is perfectly suited for our warm summer weather as it is a blend of 50% Cotton and 40% Linen. It is hard to imagine a more perfect yarn for our weather. Plus, the garment promises many years of wear, and promises to hold its shape. Each ball of Zooey is approx 284 yards in length. In the photo below, right are the three colors of Lino we received which is 100% Linen. Linen is absolutely a perfect fiber for our weather in the spring/summer. Plus, it will last!.
In the adjacent photo are thefive colors of Queensland "Savanna." Savanna is a delightful, and elegantr blend of 66% Silk, and 34% Linen.This is an elegant blend of two natural fibers, whose individual properties make them ideally suited to our summer weather, and hot temperatures. Moreover, this blend ensures that you will receive many years of wear from your creation. Each skein contains approx 250 yards of yarn. The photo [right} shows a finished top made with Savanna.
February 19: New inventory is beginning to come in in time for Spring and Summer knitting projects.
Above [left] are 2 colors of Noro
February 18: We completed the shawl shown in the photo earlier this week. "Slip, Knit & Love" made a very striking appearance that will definitely set off many of your outfits, and garner attention wherever you wear it. It does not require advanced knitting capabilities to successfully make on your own, just an attention to what you are doing so that any mistakes made are cuaght very early making remediation of the mistake much easier. The pattern is easy to download at Ravelry by clicking on the photo (right) and downloading it from Ravelry. Our success if all patterns by Lisa Hannes have been exception to knit, and produce stunning pieces that are certain to be cherished.
January 13: The Knitting Patch will be open on Monday, January 15. We nvite every knitter/crocheter to come over and spend time knitting/crocheting. We will be open our normal hours from 10:00am until 5:00pm. While here we have some new inventory for you to peruse, and tons more on the way.
Shown in the photo (right) is a new yarn for us to inventory. We are very pleased with it and can hardly wait to make something with it. Vivacious 4 Ply from Fyberspates has just released some new colors, which are beautiful, and will work with many different projects. Being fingering weight, the yarn lends itself to socks; shawls, cardigans, and a variety of summer knitting projects. This is a superwash yarn as well, making taking care of your finished piece a breeze. Being Fyberspates you are assured that you are buying the absolute top quality, which relates into a long life, maintaining its form for many years to come.
Shown left is a new yarn we just received. Andorra is a blend of 60% Merino Wool; 20% Highland Wool; & 20% Mohair. Each skein contains approx 185 yards of this exceptional yarn. Mittens; Hats, and even Fair Isle projects would be ideal for this yarn. The colors are quite vivid and rich, and the yarn itself is very pleasing to the touch and against your skin. On your next visit be sure to check this new yarn out. You will be glad that you did.
January 11: New inventory has started arriving. Thee are many new exciting yarns, as well as new colors been a better time to shop for that unique yarn for your special project. In our "spare" time, we are continuing to knit examples. In this genre, a new cardigan has just been completed and added on display in the store. This is actually the 2nd cardigan we have made using this same pattern, which we purchased via Ravelry. If you click on the photo of our cardigan (photo right) you will be taken to the Ravelry page where you can purchase the pattern. As shown this cardigan was made using 2 skeins of Apple Tree Plush Fingering yarn, which are beautiful gradient yarns. This is an exceptional high quality yarn in every measure. Each skein is approx 560 yards in length. If you look lower on this home page, you will see the other cardigan, made using Hedgehog Fibres. This was posted on November 21, 2017. Stop in and see this cardigan for yourself, and explore the endless possibilities that exist fo you to "personalize" this just for you. We also offer classes on making this cardigan. Just ask when you are here.
PLEASE NOTE: Yarn color swatches are rendered differently on different monitors. The best way to be sure you are finding the color desired is to visit your local yarn store.