SMC Soft Wool: Machine Washable, Soft & Fantastic Price!

When we got the Schachemayr SMC Soft Wool at the store I knew I had to find a project to cast on as soon as possible, especially because one of my favorite color combinations was available: a rich royal blue and a gorgeous tangerine.  SMC Soft Wool is a 100% wool that is machine washable, it is indeed soft and comes in a versatile DK weight, and can be used for adult and kids’ garments & accessories.  It is also on a great 65-70% off sale at Little Knits.

SMC Soft Wool at Little Knits

Two of the projects I am considering are sweaters for myself, the first one is a Vogue pattern, Cabled Scoop Neck by Michele Rose Orne.  The second one is a really cute Drops jumper.  And finally, the Colorado hat by Drops for the kids, which has been approved by everyone.  I am going to cast on the hat today and decide on one of the tops later.

SMC Soft Wool Projects

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend.  It is a beautiful rainy Saturday in Seattle.

Our New Favorite Staple Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash

We found our new favorite staple yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, now available in 100 colors at 25% off at Little Knits!

220 yards of 100% superwash wool in any shade you could dream of. Soft enough to wear next to the skin and tough enough to withstand machine washing. Note: 220 Superwash is a slightly lighter weight than traditional Cascade 220. If you’re planning to substitute, be sure to check your gauge.


Cascade offers a great selection of free patterns written for 220 Superwash. We’re especially charmed by the kid’s sweaters, but there’s something for everyone! Check out all the patterns here.

Zealana Rimu DK

Just in at Little Knits: a collection of 9 patterns for Rimu DK from Zealana!

Rimu DK is a super-soft blend of 60% New Zealand merino wool and 40% brushtail possum. In stock at 20% off here at Little Knits.

For more information on possum yarns and their environmental benefits, check out http://knitwithpossum.com/

This pattern book has a great mix of garments and accessories, plus an adorable girl’s sweater. Check out our listing for yarn requirements for each pattern in the book!

Noro Hitsuji + Noro World of Nature Vol. 30

There’s still plenty of Noro Hitsuji still in stock at 50% off here at Little Knits! Another pattern book featuring quick knits in Hitsuji is Noro’s World of Nature, Volume 30. We love the eclectic variety of patterns this book has to offer: men’s, women’s and unisex sweaters, accessories, and kid’s sweaters too! All designed to showcase Noro’s signature stripes.

Noro World of Nature Volume 30 offers four patterns in Hitsuji. An easy, layer-able sleeveless jacket takes just 3-4 skeins, while the hooded coat in textured basket-weave takes 7 skeins (the pattern is written in one size only, to fit bust sizes 34-38″).

Finally, the adorable child’s vest with ribbing detail and back motif takes just two skeins, as does the reverse-stockinette stitch tote bag! These projects will take no time at all to complete – keep yourself and your loved ones toasty and colorful with some Hitsuji!

Noro Hitsuji + Noro Now!

A fun yarn for Friday – we’re closing out Noro Hitsuji, a bulky 100% wool, at 50% off!

In addition to the sale, we’re delighted to offer a range of pattern books for this colorful, quick-knitting yarn. We’ll be covering them book by book. First up, the Noro Now! collection, designed by Jenny Watson:

Noro Now! contains 16 fashion-forward sweaters designed by Jenny Watson in Noro yarns. Bold, chunky knits with color, dramatic shapes and texture. Four of the patterns in Noro Now! are knit in Hitsuji.

The cover sweater, a short-sleeved jacket with bobble and cable intrigue, takes just 5-7 skeins of Hitsuji! We love the wide collar and playful, wearable shape.

Either of the long cardigans will take 7-10 skeins of Hitsuji – would you prefer cables, or snuggly ribbed pockets? The simple turtleneck pullover (with optional matching earflap hat) lets Noro’s stripes do all the work for you, and takes 6-8 skeins.

Get your hands on some Hitsuji before it’s gone and make one of these beauties your own!