The new Little Spuds Collection

  We were able to see the latest at Blue Sky Alpaca and we fell in love with everything they had to offer this year!  We have decided to share this new collection with you first.  Natalie plans to have this entire collection knit up for the store by fall- and just finished the blanket, and honey bear hoodie and will have them on display June 16th! 
The little spuds collection is fun and fresh designed in washable yarns for baby's first year.  Each piece in this collection is cleverly constructed in simple silhouettes that are smart, stylish, and comfy to wear.  Perfect for baby boys or girls, these patterns are made to mix and match with infinite color choices.

Both the Honey Bear Hoodie and the Bundle me Blankie is sure to knit up quickly in Outer!


The Pint-Sized Pullover and Roundabout Romper would make lovely gifts or just fun knits!  The pullover is knit in Sweater, and the romper is knit in Fine.

 
Boo Boo Bottoms and pixie hats in Spud & Chloe Fine are always too cute!

 

We brought back new Soak Boxes from the trade show!


This limited edition Soakbox includes a 3oz bottle of Yuzu Soak, stylishly matched with 2 balls of Erika Knight British Blue wool, and two patterns to choose from.  Natalie already knit up the little stripped hat!  To shop in our online store click here

We have a fun Spud & Chloe trunk show in the store featuring Sweater light worsted yarn!
 

Sweater is a cotton and wool blend, washable and dryable yarn.  It comes in fun colors, that all coordinate together perfectly!

 
The Busy Baby set in Fine and Lovey Dovey, in Sweater make layering a snap!    Once babies get going with new-found locomotion… they just don't stop!
 
The Lucky Number Pullover is perfect for that little person in your life, as is Cat's Pajamas bag!  We know some big people who would like the cat bag too- both knit in Sweater.

 
The Half-Pint Dress and School Colors Hoodie have endless fun color options in Sweater.
 
The Weekender Sweater, and The Wave in Fine.  There are many fun details in each sweater!
     
Light and breezy, swingin' and swayin', this garments are constructed simply for a style that is simply wearable!  Try the Esther Tunic or the Valentine Cardigan.
 
The Woodland Pullover, and The Campfire Hoodie have a relaxed fun vibe for everyday living (and knitting!).
 

Best friends Spud & Chloë are available as one cute toy pattern knit in Sweater.  
SPUD: He loves Chloë. Our wallflower star is a bit of a curmudgeon, but who can blame this special sheep, with his unique twisted loop stitch coat.   CHLOË: With a sunny disposition and sweet smile, in her darling jumper and wee Mary Janes, Chloë is going to be a beloved knitting companion and a well-cuddled doll.
 
The Seeing Stars Blanket is a must see!  We all love how modern these modified granny squares can be!   With instructions for three sizes, this snugly stunner features a total of 17 shades of Sweater! The crocheted hexagons are joined as you go, and every motif has its own unique color combination.  


Try Shibui Twig for Summer


Our latest yarn from Shibui is a  trio of favorite fibers: cashmere, fine merino, and recycled silk creating a tweedy lace-weight yarn.  To shop it in our online store click here.

 

All the staff here at Knitting off Broadway have fallen in love with the entire Shibui line this year!  We love the restrained palate, and that all the colors come in all the yarns so  you can easily mix and match!  We are also intrigued by the mix of fibers they use, and all the wonderful and modern patterns that are made just for their yarns.  We have learned that you can interchange Pebble, Twig, Cima, and Linen for most Shibui Patterns!  It depends what season you are knitting for!  Shop Twig, Shop Cima, Shop Pebble, or Shop Linen!  

 
Square uses either 3-4 skeins Twig, or Linen.  Bevel uses 3-4 skeins in two contrasting colors of Twig.


Alchemy Yarns are simply stunning to wear, and wonderful to knit with.  They use only the highest quality dyes, and yarns.  Each skein is hand dyed in California.


  

 

Our Straw into Gold shawl is in Hemlock.  We used Pagoda instead of Lust for a textured look!
Straw into Gold Shawl uses 2 skeins Sparky, 2 skeins Silken Straw, and one skein Pagoda (or Lust)  in this elegant design. Order this kit here
The shop sample will be knit using Pagoda, instead of Lust.  We stock many colors of Pagoda, and you get a nice variation in texture, just as you would if you used Lust.  Lust is a smooth yarn, and Pagoda is crinkly, but either way your garter ridges will really stand out!  We have our fingers crossed that one skein of Pagoda will be enough!  The shawl shown here is in Sand Dollar, but we have other colors available.

Sparky is our latest Alchemy yarn which adds a subtle sheen to projects.  Click here to shop it in our online store.  Most of the Alchemy Patterns are free when you buy the yarns for the project.  Many patterns are available for purchase in our store as a hard copy, but some are only available on Ravelry or as a PDF.


Madelinetosh Prairie back in stock
We just got in our spring shipment of Madelinetosh Prairie.  Prairie is the lace-weight version of Tosh Merino Light.  One of our favorite projects is Samen by Stephen West which uses five colors of Prairie held double in different combinations throughout. 
 

  Here Natalie is wearing her large version on the left, which used a variety of hand painted lace weights doubled, on a size 7 needle.  On the right, Natalie is wearing Vicki's smaller version knit with Prairie held doubled on a size 5 needle.  Tami has knit this, and Ruth just picked out yarn to knit this project.  When you use Prairie, one skein each of the five colors is more than enough to knit either version.  You can also knit this using five different colors of Tosh Merino Light.  We have a really good selection of both yarns at the moment, over 50 colors of TML in the store  (many are single skeins, so we do not have all the colors listed in our online store).

Carol Sunday Pueblo, and Sonoma Stole Kits back in stock!



 
We have three different colorways knit up in the store!  Each one is simply beautiful!  Shown above in High Country, and Ruth's in Autumn on the right.
 
Shown above in Primavera, and Sonoma on the right.

Slip-Stitch Cashmere Cowl

We designed this fun cowl for the store!  It uses two skeins of Jade Sapphire 4-ply Cashmere, but you can easily use Acadia, or a combination of your favorite DK weight yarns!

 Alchemy Yarns Projects!
We have most of the projects shown below on display in the store!  Come in and try them on. 

 
The Wisdom Wrap Can be made in Silken Straw, or in Sparky!  For the traditional wrap, you need 2 skeins Sanctuary, and either 8 skeins (2 each of 4 colors), or 6 skeins total (one each of six different colors) in Silken Straw.  For the Sparky version, Natalie used 6 skeins Sparky (one of each color), and two skeins Sanctuary in Lost Coast. Click here to see details of the Silken Straw version, and here for the Sparky Version.  
 
Lonesome Dove & Lucky 13 will take you into warm summer nights, and will be great to knit on cool spring days! 

 
The Chevron Scarf knits up quickly using one skein each of Silken Straw, Sanctuary, and Sparky.  The Vineyard Rows Tunic is knit using 8-10 skeins Kozmos.  Once you try this on,  you will not want to take it off! 

 
The Calexico Wrap can be made with endless color combinations!  You need 2 skeins Sanctuary, and one skein each of 4 colors of Silken Straw.  Try the Beaded Mohair Scarf, that can also be worn as a head scarf, using only one skein of Haiku.


The Encantada Wrap uses two skeins of Haiku, and is a 4 row lace repeat!
 



 
 






Four Modern Wrappers

Seven different yarns, endless possibilities, and yes they look good on 99% of customers.

Natalie,  Jan, and Vicki jumped on the modern wrapper band wagon last year knitting 7 wrappers between them!  Donna tried one this December, and also really loved it.  Why do we love this so much?  It is easy.  Yes you need to gauge swatch, but it makes you feel certain that your finished piece will look like the one in the store.  We also like this sweater because it is like wearing a bathrobe with certain yarns, and very dressy with others.  Our customers have been  very successful with this project, and many make more than one... yes, Natalie will put it together for a reasonable price.  
 
Natalie and Hoosier in this wrapper, and Jan is wearing this wrapper.  Both feature a hand-painted mohair by Hedgehog Fibers that adds depth to a solid, or tweed wool.

 
Natalie's fist wrapper is still her favorite.  A dark green tweed with a black mohair is simply stunning, and surprising.  Donna is wearing a rich combination of different shades of purple in the Isager Irish Tweed, and Shibui Silk Cloud.  Each of these sweaters take 1,200 yards of two yarns held doubled on a size 10.  The pattern is a bit pricey at $10 but it is worth it, and makes even a new knitter feel confidant.


 

We have been enjoying Zen Yarn Garden this year!  We have more of the Two Roads Shawl kits (with or without beads) back in!  To view more pattern details go here.  It is a do-it-yourself mystery KAL!  We have one in the store that is all "City Roads"


This kit has two skeins of the beautiful Zen Serenity Silk Single, beads, and the pattern ($80 for this kit without beads, and $88 with beads).

We still have the lovely Vittran kits in stock!


What a glorious limited edition colorway...

Sad news- We just discovered that Road to China Worsted has been discontinued by the manufacturer.   Stock up now to knit the Poplar Cowl!

 We just placed our final order, but if you need sweater quantities we are still able to special order it for you in select colors.









Jilly Lace is back in stock! 
Lorna's Laces Pearl back in stock!  One skein is all you need to knit a beautiful scarf.

















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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)

Summer is the time for wild and stylish knits

In the summer, we have more time to do the things we really love- like knit!

Just this morning, a customer came in and told us what a great time she had knitting outside yesterday!  We all couldn't agree more, weather you need a break from the garden, or family activities, grab you knitting and relax!  Natalie just joined the  Stephen West Summer Shawl KAL and it really motivated her to finish her project quickly (and it was so much fun changing colors!).  Last year we had a great time knitting  Vertices Unite,  Dotted Rays,  and  Smooth Move,  and this summer we know we will want to make more than one of Stephen West's fun projects!  This newsletter has some fun ideas that make the most of multiple colors.
 
Unicorn Parallelograms  uses 20 different colors of Tosh Merino Light from the  Unicorn Mega Bundle, but Natalie used only 17 colors, and plans to use her remaining colors to knit a smaller Unicorn Stripes Cowl.  

 
Natalie is wearing  Gloria's Unicorn Stripes Cowl  which we have in the store!  She usedall 30 colors  and followed the directions to the letter! 

Tokyo Wrap Shawl Kits back in stock!

 
Come in and see this lovely sample knit by Denise!  These patterns are only sold with the kit, but you do save by not having to buy full balls of 3 contrast colors!  To view more details click here.
 

Shibui Summer Mix Trunk Show is here until June 30th!   
In case you didn't notice, we are all loving Shibui for summer!  These patterns mix and match light-weight yarns for endless color, texture, and wearability!  These yarns hold up really well and are easy to wear- just ask our staff!  Donna has been a Shibui fan for years and the rest of us have finally joined her.

 
Mix No. 14 and  Mix no. 18  both use Cima  doubled for a truly luxurious effect!  This feels like cashmere!  Mix No. 18 is a blend of intarsia and crocheted lines for a geometric effect.

 
Mix. No.17  looks amazing on our customers!  We have it in gray.   This is truly a year round sweater being made of  Linen  held with  Cima.   Mix No. 16  has been a favorite of Natalie and Tami since we touched it last year!  It is made from  Cima  held with  Silk Cloud.  

 
Mix No. 13  is a textured stitch knit in  Linen.

 
Mix. No. 26  is slip stitch in  Pebble.  Mix No. 27  is very slimming knit in two colors ofLinen.

 
Mix No. 28  has been very flattering on our customers!  It is knit with  Pebble  held withLinen  for a wonderful layering vest.  Mix. No. 29  is a fun cowl with  Pebble, and  Cimaheld doubled.  
The latest kits from Blue Sky Alpacas! 
Royal Petite Animal Kits


These adorable kits are suitable for the advanced beginner.  Each kit includes directions for knitting in the round, or back and forth.  These precious patterns are sold only in the kits.  

Collect them all!  We already have Emile in the store;  Natalie still needs to assemble her Marcel and Lisette!  Ruth is taking Hector with her on vacation!  What fun little friends!

These kits make it simple- everything you need is all in one place! Click  here  to see the free Royal Pillow pattern!

 

The Earth Stripe Wrap Kit
New and revised pattern

This is a large sumptuous striped wrap with long fringed ends, sure to keep you warm as a scarf out and about, or as a shawl at home.  The stripe sequence keeps you interested and your knitting moving!  The yarn is held doubled throughout on a size 6 needle. Finished size is 19.5 in (49 cm) wide by 58.5 in (149 cm) long, excluding fringe.  Pattern is included with this kit.  
To view this kit in our online store click  here.

We have this in our store so you too will fall in love with this silk mohair yarn.

 

 

Do you or someone you love, love color?  If so this is the sweater for you!  It has 17 different colors.

This ladies intarsia sweater from RowanMagazine 56, designed by Kaffe Fassett (who else?!).  It uses our newest yarn, Rowan Fine Tweed. With a wide neck and drop shoulder, the yarn is used double throughout so it goes fairly quickly, and there is no shaping.  This knitting pattern is for the intermediate knitter.

Each kit contains the required yarn, and Rowan Magazine 56.  To shop this in our online store click  here.

To view Natalie's progress on this sweater click here.








New Yarns

Introducing Bahh Ram Ewe Titus all the way from the U.K.  Click here to shop it in our online store.  

70% british Long wool, 30% UK alpaca; hand wash.
100g, 350 yds (320m); 28-30 sts = 4" on US 2-3 (2.75-3mm)

The breathless reviews for Titus are quite right!  The  artisan  makers of Baa Ram Ewe have combined the beautiful long locks of the quintessential Yorkshire Wensleydale with the finest of British sheep breeds, the Bluefaced Leicester, and gilded the lily with a touch of UK alpaca to create a luxurious fingering-weight yarn with the perfect balance of squish and drape, and is perfect for color work!  

 
Northallerton is a beautiful slouchy colourwork hat, complete with pompom. Shown in Titus Coal, Bramley Baths and Filey, it uses one hank of each colour.Carthorpe are fingerless mitts with cabled detail. Shown in Titus Bramley Baths, the pattern requires just one hank (or use leftovers from one of the hats!).  We are fully stocked on the Toasty Knits booklet, as well as all the single patterns from the book.


 
Natalie in Eppleby, which used less than one skein of Titus.

 











Make your life easier with rinse free fiber wash!


Some prefer Kookaburra, others Soak.  Our staff use both, but some customers prefer one over the other.  

Meet the Kookaburra & Soak family!


The perfect gift for any knitter, quilter, seamstress, or give the giftee some wool wash with your gift!  Both washes are as simple as let soak for 15 minutes, drain out the water, and in most cases, lay flat to dry!  We save so much money not going to the dry cleaner!  


  Kookaburra contains tea tree oil and lanolin making it the perfect choice for regular washing of hand and store knits.  We do not recommend  this for first time washing of colors that may bleed onto each other.  We love this on fleece to help repel  pet hair, and this product reduces static cling in fabrics.  The bottle has a built in unit of measure and is $15 for 16 oz.  It only takes one tsp per gallon of water.  To learn more about this product click  here .