January 16, 2013

Knitting for friends

January has brought a whole bundle of brand new babies to the worlds of my friends. As a rule I don't knit for other people, but babies...well, they're an exception. 

After quick, simple, cute baby cardigan patterns, here's my picks.

Bluebell Cardigan by Schneckenstrick (image by nadia1981 on Rav) 

Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel

Garter Tee by Justine Turner (we'll have this pattern booklet in store shortly!)

All three of these patterns are knit in 5 ply yarn - so quicker to work up than 4ply patterns, and have a little bit more weight to them. We have loads of 5ply options in store - and can't wait to re-open tomorrow so you can see all our new treats that have arrived over the break!

xx Tash

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December 07, 2012

A Just Jussi corner

 It was super super lovely to have Just Jussi in store with us on the weekend! It would seem everyone was a little busy to take any photos, but our new corner of Just Jussi samples and patterns is the cutest thing ever.

We'll have this wee suitcase of samples until early next year, and the printed patterns will be a permanent fixture. They've been flying out the door already this week - hooray! It's so wonderful to share the work of a talented local designer.

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November 15, 2012

JustJussi - with us on 1 December!

 We've long been been fans of Justine of JustJussi. She creates sweet as anything baby patterns that are super knittable and extremely giftable. 


It is with much excitement that we discovered JustJussi patterns were becoming available in hard copy, so we leapt at the chance to get Justine in store for one special afternoon to catapult the patterns onto our shop shelves for real. You'll be able to meet the lady herself, have a squish and cuddle and inspect knitted samples and of course buy patterns and yarn. 

Would you like to join us? Yes?

JustJussi Pattern Trunk Show
1pm - 3pm 
Saturday 1 December

Come along to the shop for some sweet treats, a peek at Justine's knitted samples and a chance to nab hard copy printed patterns!

Multiple times a week we refer customers to Justine's patterns, and exclaim over what a great pattern the ever popular Aviatrix hat is. 

With all this excitement we may as well have a wee Aviatrix-themed giveaway, no? How about the chance to win a $30 Holland Road Yarn Co voucher (redeemable online or in store) and 5 chances to win a JustJussi pattern? Sound good? Hooray!

How do you win?

All you need to do is comment on this post. We'll like you even more if you post a link to an Aviatrix hat that you've knit, and we might just pinch your photo to share on our Facebook page (we'll check with you first!). 

Leave your comment by 5pm Thursday 29 November and we'll draw the winners at random shortly after. Hooray!

Trackwork Cardi

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