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Rowan’s Fine Art Collection

We’re thoroughly charmed by Rowan’s Fine Art Collection, a book of 14 cozy sock and accessory designs – now available 10% off at Little Knits!

This book offers an eclectic range of sock patterns: lacy, cabled, knee-high, thigh-high, colorwork, and basic ribbed. There is also a well-written eight-page section on how to knit socks for first-timers!

If you need a break from knitting socks, there are four scarf and wrap patterns to keep your neck just as warm as your toes.

Rowan Fine Art is a hand-painted blend of merino wool, kid mohair, mulberry silk and polyamide for durability, touted as Rowan’s first sock yarn. Snag some for 25% off today at Little Knits!

Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze Stripe Mini Collection – Just in!

Just arrived at Little Knits: Rowan’s Mini Collection of patterns for Kidsilk Haze Stripe!

The collection includes six patterns by Marie Wallin. They range from Sylvie, a simple, wearable v-neck pullover, to Eva, a cozy wrap sweater with unique construction. Each pattern shows off the striping of the yarn without looking too busy.

Kidsilk Haze Stripe is Rowan’s famous blend of super kid mohair and silk, with colorways developed by the color master Kaffe Fassett. Plus, it’s 25% off at Little Knits!

Use these patterns and yarn to add a statement piece to your wardrobe!

Interweave Knits Spring 2014 – Meltwater Pullover

Here’s another pattern we love from the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits (available at 12% off the cover price at Little Knits!)

Kate Gagnon Osborn’s classic designs never disappoint. Her Meltwater Pullover brings a classic Icelandic motif to a sleek, flattering garment for all seasons.

We love playing with color, and Berroco offers a wide pallet sure to satisfy any knitter. We picked out two color pallets we love for this sweater: on the left, Ultra Alpaca Light and on the right, Vintage DK. Both yarns are 20% of at Little Knits!

If you’re new to colorwork, the magazine includes a highly informative article about the technique by Daniela Nii! It’s a great read, even if you’re a seasoned pro.

Got Mink? Get Minksquisite!

Now 35% off at Little Knits, Minksquisite is our new fingering weight blend of 70% mink, 20% merino and 10% silk. We challenge you to find a softer yarn! The subtle heathers will show off more ambitious, complicated patterns, or pair perfectly together for colorwork. It has fantastic drape with a soft halo, and generous yardage – 330 yards per 50 gram ball!


If you need another excuse to fall in love with Minksquisite, we chose a collection of patterns just screaming for a little extra luxury.

Minkquisite Design Inspiration
Clockwise from top left: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang, Color Affection Shawl by Veera Välimäki, Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen, and Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

Don’t miss this chance to knit with this rare fiber! It truly is Minksquisite.

Interweave Knits Spring 2014 – Project Dreamin’

The latest issue of Interweave Knits hit our website this week, and we’ve been busy with project planning and scheming! Welcome, Spring 2014.

Interweave Knits Spring 2014

Over the next few days, we’ll be posting about our favorite projects from the new issue. First up is the Gyre Cardigan, another inventive design by Norah Gaughan. The stunning openwork design is constructed with dropped stitches, twisted ribbing, and eyelet increases at the yoke.

Gyre Cardigan + Bamboucle

We think that Elsebeth Lavold Bamboucle is a great yarn for this pattern. A nubby blend of cotton, bamboo, linen and nylon, it’s a perfect yarn for spring knits. Its drape will be perfect for this easy-to-wear cardigan. Plus – it’s 65-70% off at Little Knits! You’ll need 13-15 skeins for this beauty.

Up next – the Monsoon shawl and Meltwater Pullover! Have you picked up your Spring issue of Interweave Knits yet? What patterns are you itching to cast on?