The weather is starting to get warmer and kids (not to mention adults) start dreaming about summer vacation. Some of us set our needles down during the endless summer days, while others get a jump on the next holiday season of gift knitting. We do our best here at Knitterly to provide you with inspiration to keep those needles clicking merrily away. When it gets warmer, our urge is to set down the wool and pick up lighter fibers. Just in time for May, we have some awesome new yarns in stock.

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Kirstin from Muench Yarns dropped off Lana Grossa’s Linea Pura Latte and Organico, two summery yarns in DK and aran weight, respectively. The hollow center of the yarn maintains a great light drape with all the benefits of cotton yarn. They’re perfect for patterns like the Ribbed Lace Bolero and QL slouch hat.

Ripple yarn from Tahki and Tempo yarn from Filatura di Crosa are flying off the shelves! The weekend wrap by cocoknits is extremely popular in these two yarns, letting the simple pattern show the texture and color of the Tempo and lets the Ripple show off its drape. Also try the Adrian in Ripple, a great summer garment if there ever was one!

Isager has come out with their newest yarn: Plant Fiber 1. It is a lightweight 2 ply 70% ramie, 15%hemp, 15% bamboo blend spun in Italy. With a drape somewhere between that of linen and cotton this yarn has a lovely sheen that shimmers enticingly in the light. Isager plant fiber yarn is ideal for lightweight summer garments and accessories, and we are one of the few stores to carry it.

Habu yarns are always a pleasure to knit with no matter the season. We have plenty of their silk blend, stainless steel and bamboo in stock & ready to become wraps, tanks and scarves.

During May we are also looking forward to welcoming Julie Weisenberger back to the shop. We will be hosting her trunk show filled with the latest designs from cocoknits on May 20th at 2 pm. Earlier that day she will be teaching a class on European Finishing Techniques. It’ll be a day filled with great designs and a wonderful designer. For more details see our website.

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