New ITO yarn

We are very excited to offer you these yarns!  The color range is stunning, as are the different fibers.  

Introducing Kin Gin

Add instant glamour to your knitting with this cobweb weight yarn.  It adds subtle sparkle when held with another light weight yarn.

Introducing Kinu




Kinu is a 100% silk noil yarn, also called organic silk.  It is produced from the leftovers of spun filament silk. The different colored fibers are blended for this yarn, producing a  melange effect. Kinu is an all-purpose silk yarn - for sportive as well as for elegant wear. Knit it single or multi-stranded. 

Cepa is a chevron pattern suitable for an intermediate knitter.  We did one less repeat than the pattern stated because we wanted more of a scarf than a wrap.  We knit until we ran out of yarn, and we only used one skein each of the three colors.  To shop this yarn in our online store click here.


Natalie just cast on Oshima  5 days ago and is shocked by how quickly it is going!  Perhaps because there is no shaping, and the pattern has a handy chart to make knitting the stripes a breeze.  Did we mention you are knitting this on a size 5 needle since the yarn is held doubled?  We have a really great selection of colors, and most sizes need two cones of each color.  We have these patterns in the store!   


Introducing TETSU

Tetsu  connects silk with metal. A stainless steel filament twisted with mulberry silk adds "memory" to the knitted fabric.  This does not feel like you are  knitting with metal, and it adds body when held with other lace weight yarns.  To see our current selection click here.


 Natalie held a strand with a strand of mohair to keep the holes open on a shawl.  This shawl named Tattoo , knit up very quickly.



This too is on Natalie's needles right now!  Do you see how the stainless steel yarn creates a malleable fabric?  There are two different colors held doubled.  This pattern is from Or Ami Knits ; a wonderful collection of accessories and garments.   Holding the stainless doubled is very different feeling than when held with another natural fibers.  It isn't unpleasant, juts very different!  This is knitting up rather quickly, but it reminds her of knitting with mohair single stranded since you have to look at what you are doing aka not good T.V. knitting! 

Zauberball is back!
 We have it in three different styles, 100% wool fingering weight, 100% wool crazy ball, and 100% wool crazy ball dk.

Hekla is customizable sweater inspired by the ever changing landscape of Iceland. The construction is simple and builds from a central panel that is essentially a striped scarf. The loose, airy sleeves are set off by garter saddles at the shoulders and a tidy elbow length cuff.  We have many Zauberballs to choose from, and the linen yarn comes only in 4 neutral colors.  To shop the linen in our online store click here.

Ecken + Kanten aka Corners + Edges


With one Zauberball, and about 300  yards of a solid sock yarn, the effect is really pleasing .   This garter stitch scarf is an easy knit, while the modular construction keeps things interesting. A good beginners project or a relaxing one for advanced knitters. Click here to see more details on this pattern.  For solid yarns, Tosh Sock, or Spud & Chloe fine would be great choices.

Santa Fe Stole Kit- in the store!

I'm excited to share this new sweater with you, as it combines two of my favorite things;  a nice waterfall-front sweater  and classic pueblo stripes.  These kits are by Carol Sunday in her very own delicious yarns.  The kits are meant to be worn with plenty of positive ease (so if you normally knit for a 37" bust, you would want to knit either the small or medium kit, depending on how over-sized you like your sweaters.  The wide stripes are very slimming in the back.  The pattern is included in the kit.




Shop these kits in person or in our online store!  Natalie is wearing the colorway Primavera in the size 36"-40" or our size small.

Knit in one piece from the bottom, with sleeves that are shaped as if set in, but are worked along with the body of the sweater so that the stripes continue beautifully all around.   The knit-in fringe means there's no need to fuss with loose ends anywhere other than the sleeves (weave in as you go or work in later) and the very tops of the shoulders (splicing here at color changes keeps the shoulder nice and tidy).  There are no bad colorways!  If you would like to order a kit over the phone give us a call at 260.422.9276. 

Recommended chest sizes:   36-40, 40-44, and 44-48. Fit should be loose, with a slightly dropped shoulder. Finished garments measure across the back from underarm to underarm: 18  1/4 , 20, and 22 ". Shown in size 36-40 on a 36" dress form.  Prices are $200 for the "small", $225 for the "medium", and $235 for the "large".

Yarn:  Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (75% merino 25% angora), Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere) and Brigadoon (100% merino tweed). Shown in Earth & Sky colorway; main color is Nirvana earth. Garment shown used 16 different colors.

Total yardage for finished garment:  1215, 1435, and 1725 yds of light sport weight yarn. 

Needles & Notions:  Size 5 US / 3.75 mm long straight or circular needles (with a long cable) for sweater, double-pointed (dpn) or circular needles (with a short cable) for sleeves, extra needle for 3-needle bind off; markers, holder or wasted yarn, tapestry needle, 3.75 mm crochet hook optional. 

Gauge:  23 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch. 

Skills used:  Splicing colors and joining colors in the round (with resources linked), short rows (explained), 3-needle bind off (explained).

Pattern includes:  Written instructions for all sizes, schematics, glossary.

   
 
Shown in High Country, Russett, Primavera, Earth & Sky, and Autumn.

 




Coastal Knits Trunk Show!
We have the show again, but the samples are knit with different yarns than last time!  We have plenty of copies of this lovely pattern book in the store (we also have Botanical Knits II in stock).  This show will be in the store until August 15th.



 




 

These bags are Hobo style, and the front and back are embellished  with wonderful Sapa handwork.  No part of this fabric is printed, and no two bags are alike.  Each has a magnetic snap and four roomy pockets surround the inside compartment.  To shop these bags in our online store click here.  The new kits would fit perfectly in these bags!
Have you seen our Zig-Zag scarf by Marianne Isager knit in 4 skeins of Viscolin?  This scarf feels silky, and is a great summer project to have on your needles.  You do have to pay attention (not Zen knitting) but it is worth it!



This lovely shawlette is one of the many patterns in Botanical Knits II book which we have in the store.  It is also available as an e-book through Ravelry.

Meadow is back! 

Meadow is marvelous for summer knits.  We can't get enough of this yarn, and love all the new patterns for it! 

 
The latest from Interweave Knits, the Hay Bale tank.  Most sizes take just two skeins of Meadow, and we have plenty of copies of the magazine.  The yarn is held doubled on the back, and single on the front on a size 7 needle.  Natalie is half finished with the back which is a basic two- row lace pattern.  The front only took Natalie an evening of uninterrupted knitting (it goes fast on a size 7 needle).  She used her almost full leftover skein from URSA that she knit last summer. 


To view more details click here.  Natalie has enough yarn leftover to knit the small Typha cowl.  To shop this yarn click here.  We just got in our third shipment for the season, so we have enough for all your project needs.  Ursa calls for two skeins of two colors and one skein of one color, but Natalie did not use an entire skein, and hardly any of another skein, so you either can make this project larger, have leftover to make other projects, or simply buy 4 skeins instead of the recommended 5.  This shawl only uses three colors, and the variation is achieved through alternating which color will be dominant (the garter ridge) and which will fall to the back (the stockinette stitch section).  Natalie recommends not worrying about which color goes where because they all get blended- just choose colors you love!  



This is Natalie's shawl shown in Bergamot (red), prairie (gold), and black adder.

We still have room in some of our summer lace classes and the "Hitchhiker" class!  Click here for class details.  

 

 

What a big, versitile shawl!  Natalie loves knitting shawls that are big as blankets.  This is a great project to keep you busy during summer car rides, or enjoying an evening on the patio with friends.  All you need is two skeins of the latest yarn from Dream in Color, Jilly or you could use two skeins of Prairie from Madelinetosh, or use a yarn with silk for a truly luxurious knitting experience.  When Natalie knits Martina's patterns, she recommends going up a needle size (or two) to create a lighter fabric, and yield an even larger finished project.  To view pattern details click here.  
Do you love mohair but don't want an entire shawl in it?   This project combines mohair, and a light fingering weight.  We would recommend the Manos Fino and Alchemy Haiku.  To view the pattern info click here.   This project is knit on a 9 needle to create a lightweight shawl that won't take you all summer to knit!  








Oblagon is a large wrap combining stocking and reverse stocking stitch, sections of lace and slanting lines of dropped stitches.  This project will take two skeins of Madelinetosh Praire on a size 6 needle.  To buy the pattern click here.  To shop yarn from us online click here.  This looks like a great summer project to us!  This project looks like it will have great drape, and a unique texture.
Once the pattern is established there are only small changes from section to section, which makes it easy to memorize each part and still offers variation along the way.

The rectangle shape makes it very versatile to wear different ways. - As a scarf it easily goes twice around the neck, or generously around the shoulders as a wrap.  



The gradient scarf is another great project to keep your hands busy while you relax.  We are really enamored by the blending effect that can be achieved by holding two lace weight strands together and you only need one skein each of three colors.  This is another laceweight project knit on worsted weight needles and we are so glad that this is a trend that has made laceweight yarns popular again!  Natalie is currently working on Samen by Stephen West and is having a great time mixing colors and fibers.  To purchase this pattern click here, and to check out our Manos lace click here.



















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We are conveniently located just west of downtown at:

1309 Broadway [ map & directions ]
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
260-422-YARN (9276)
yarn@knittingoffbroadway.com
 
 
If you are a sock knitter, you must stop in!  We have an incredible selection of sock yarn, wooden sock needles, and all the latest sock knitting books.

 

We now have a group on Ravelry!  What is Ravelry you ask?  It is a website for knitters, by knitters.  It's a great place to get inspiration, see what everyone is knitting, check for pattern errors or send/view questions to someone who has knitted a project already!  You do need to sign up, but it's free and worth it!  (http://www.ravelry.com)
 







Warm up!

Spud & Chloe mugs are here for a short time!  These mugs are a unique shape, and you can fill them with yarn for a great no-knit gift!  

Stitch Markers
We have a variety of them in-stock from fancy gems to the ever popular rubber bumpers in both sizes.  







Cool Kit!

These  lovely lacy shawls designed by Iris Schreier of Artyarns features two coordinated shades each of TRANQUILITY and ADORA . Each kit contains the pattern and specially-sized mini skeins of yarn to knit the shawl for $70 . This yarn feels wonderful and knits up relatively quickly on a size 9. The kit comes packaged in a plastic jewel box, perfect for storing your finished shawl, or you can give a special knitter you know the kit to knit!

  







 








  

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