NEW Accessories from Namaste!
Accessories to fit your busy life!
Namaste products, from Jimmy Beans Wool, are thoughtfully designed with useful details - like snap closures (goodbye yarn snags), magnetic surfaces (metal notions stay in place) and labels and compartments to keep you organized.
The Dot Grid journal sets are useful for quick notes, sketching out pattern ideas, or keeping track of your pattern repeats. The notebooks are available in sets of 3, but are also included in many of Namaste's project bags or needle cases.
The Oh Snap project bags in Ombre colors come in two sets - S/M/L and L/XL. We also carry the Buddy Cases - durable notions cases with a snap closure and powerful magnets to hold all your notions in place, and the Maker's Wallet - a zip-closure slim wallet for needles, pattern and more.
Urth Yarns Pre-Orders for Papillon Shawl Classes
Fourteen hundred people on Ravelry have knit this wildly popular pattern, called the Papillon (Butterfly) Shawl by Marin Melchior. Although a lot less challenging than you might think, it is a project that requires attention, but in the way many of us knitters love!
It's an utterly addictive and fun to knit project.
When Pam announced her first round of Papillon classes they filled up very quickly and we sold out of the Uneek and Harvest fingering yarns used to knit this shawl. Due to popular demand, Pam has added more class sessions, and we are now taking pre-orders for another order of yarn!
Pre-orders are available for the colorways above (clockwise from top left) - Bloom Iris(3003), Autumn Multi (3008), Multi (3010) and Cocoa Nibs (3006). The contrasting yarn, called Harvest Fingering, will be available in Thuja (black) and Oleaster (natural).
We will be placing our order soon, so get in touch with us if you'd like some! To order, you can reply to this email, stop in the store, or call us at (203) 454-4300
If you love this yarn and want other project ideas, here are some great alternatives...
Drachenfels by Melanie Berg | Close To You by Justyna Lorkowska | Unique Ripplesby Susan Ashcroft
Want more? Check out Urth Yarns' pattern idea page by clicking here.
Wool People 13
Wool People 13 from Brooklyn Tweed is now available and it is fabulous! All thirteen patterns in this webzine are available at Westport Yarns, via Brooklyn Tweed's website or Ravelry.
"Wool People 13 is inspired by the interplay of nature and structure: modern gardens, urban oases, and other constructed spaces where nature invites it- self in and people seek daily refuge. Lace and cable motifs curve and twine amidst crisp lines and architectural silhouettes. Like wisteria flowers climbing up concrete, the pieces are playful and hardy, yet soft and just a bit untamed. Designed for daily wear, each piece in this collection unites modern intricacies with timeless comfort."
- Brooklyn Tweed
Hedgehog Fibres Has Arrived!!
All the way from Cork, Ireland, Hedgehog Fibres has arrived! Its been flying out the door, so if you'd like to check out these gorgeous new skeins, don't delay! We have an assortment of both Merino DK and Sock yarn available.
We featured all fifteen of the new Spring 2019 colorways in our newsletter a few weeks ago. Here's a link if you'd like a reminder...
Summer is the perfect time to hone your knitting skills in preparation for the colder months to come - when you'll be ready to wear and gift your creations!
We have many affordable and flexible workshops on deck for you this year, with a little something to fit every skill level and every schedule.
Each week will focus on a new skill with four time slots to choose from. Best of all, each hour long workshop is only $10. You can sign up by stopping by the store, or calling us at (203) 454-4300. The schedule will also be posted on the Classes tab of our website for future reference.
Workshops will meet on...
Mondays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Fridays 11:00am - 12:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Knit in Public Day is this Saturday June 8th!
This is a day to bring awareness to our beloved craft by knitting in public - at the park, your local coffee shop, while eating out, while riding the bus or train...or atEileen Fisher in Westport where we will be co-sponsoring a local Knit in Public event from 2:00-4:00pm (160 Main Street, Westport, CT)
Rachel, from Westport Yarns, will be there with 10% off discount coupons for participating in the event, and Eileen Fisher will also be raffling off balls of their signature yarn!
We want everyone to show their knitting pride, so if you knit in public anywhere, please take a pic and upload it to Instagram. Tag #westportyarns and be entered to win a special kit! Don't forget to add the hashtag #WWKIPDAY2019 to your soclal media posts this Saturday!
We can’t wait to see all of you knitting in public!
Knit in Public Day 2019 is coming!!
Mark your calendars for June 8th - aka, Worldwide Knit In Public Day!
This year we are partnering with Eileen Fisher to hold a Knit in Public Event at their store at 160 Main Street, Westport from 2pm to 4pm on June 8th.
Westport Yarns will be participating in this exciting event with several fun activities:
▻ Anyone who sits and knits in public at Eileen Fisher for at least 30 mins will receive a 10% discount card from Westport Yarns!
▻ Eileen Fisher will also be raffling off balls of their signature yarn for the event!
▻ We want everyone to show their knitting pride, so if you knit in public anywhere, please take a pic and upload it to Instagram. Tag @westportyarns and be entered to win a special kit! Don't forget to add the hashtag #WWKIPDAY to your soclal media posts that day!
We can’t wait to see all of you knitting in public on June 8th!!!
New Hedgehog Fibres Colors Arriving Soon!!
Beata Jezek, the mastermind behind the hand-dyed yarn company, Hedgehog Fibres, has released a gorgeous batch of new colorways for Spring 2019 and Westport Yarns will have them all!
Our delivery from Cork, Ireland is expected by the end of May, and we will have all fifteen new colors on two of Hedgehog Fibres' most popular bases - Sock and Merino DK.
Rowan Denim Revive
"Revive" your love of summer knitting with this wonderful DK weight yarn made from recycled cotton and recycled denim. It's a perfect three season yarn for projects that provide warmth but at the same time breathe. Rowan has a dedicated pattern book "Ocean Blue" which has amazing patterns to knit in Revive. So, save the environment - knit a sweater!
Pattern Ideas - Bondi Cardigan by Martin Storey / Monica Pullover by Martin
Storey / Oakley Pullover by Martin Storey
Berroco Linen Stonewashed
One of the many joys of summer are all the wonderful light yarns that go into knitting quick tees and other casual tops. Stonewashed is fantastic linen with the slightest of sheens to dress it up a little. Its chainette construction gives it added strength and durability while the linen fiber makes it perfect for warm weather projects.
Sample Sale Begins This Friday!!
Loads and loads of Westport Yarns hand knit samples will go on sale beginning tomorrow - Friday May 3rd. There will be sweaters, shawls, hats, throw blankets, baby knits and more! This is the largest Sample Sale ever, and there's no silent auction as has been done in the past - all items will be priced to sell, as is. Now is your chance to wear hand knits without investing the time it takes to make them yourself!
Above is just a sampling of some of the patterns we have hand knit samples of. Patterns shown (clockwise from top left) - Rhapsody in Cables Pullover by Joji Locatelli | Balmy Breeze Poncho by Wool Addicts | Stone Point Poncho by Courtney Kelly | Breezy Point Hooded Scarf by Sarah Smuland
Laine Issue 9 : Kelo Pre-Orders Available Now
Laine Magazine Issue 8 : Kelo will be here at the end of May, but pre-orders for this amazing knitting periodical are available now! The upcoming issue will feature 11 knitting patterns from a talented group of designers: Justyna Lorkowska, Denise Bayron, Libby Jonson, Julie Dubreux, Leeni Hoimela, Astrid Troland, Sus Gepard, Éveline Cantin-Bergeron, Jenny Sauselein and Marjorie Martin.
ArtYarns Spring Colors!
Since 2002, Iris Schreier of ArtYarns in White Plains, NY, has been mixing up one of a kind colorways that are among the most beautiful we have ever seen. Not only that but she uses only the finest materials sourced from the most reputable providers.
These yarns make the perfect Mother's Day gift for the knitter in your life. As pretty as a bouquet of flowers and much more permanent!
Pattern Idea : Sparkle Ridge Wrap by Iris Schreier (shown below)
Brooklyn Tweed Marls Have Arrived!
The new Brooklyn Tweed Marls are in stock now at Westport Yarns. All five marled colorways - Amaranth, Narwhal, Caraway, Caribou and Newsprint are available in both Shelter and Loft.
The launch of these new colorways is accompanied by a new Jared Flood hat pattern, called Skipp. The Skipp pattern is available for free through the end of the month, with any purchase of two skeins of Loft (the yarn used in the hat).
Westport Yarns will be participating in Brooklyn Tweed's Knit-a-Long that begins on April 17th. Join us by sharing your WIPs on social media using the hashtags #SkippKAL #westportyarns
Pattern : Skipp Hat by Jared Flood
Other Pattern Ideas - Mason Cowl by Julie Hoover | Peaks Pullover by Jared Flood | Meyer Pullover by Veronik Avery
Lana Grossa Solo Lino
Solo Lino is a lovely linen yarn that uses both recycled linen (viscose) and new linen. It’s light weight with the beautiful drape like silk or bamboo. It knits up as a sport weight which makes it perfect for summer wraps and shawls when you need that slight warmth for cool summer evenings. Despite it’s delicate drape it has wonderful stitch definition and the color selection is delicious. Two projects we love for this are The Diagonal Lace Scarf and Wrap from Churchmouse and Andrea Mowry’s Goldfinch (see below).
New Store Hours
Our Store Hours are changing effective April 1st. Please take note!
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
(please see the About page of our website for the NEW Drop-In Help hours)
Squishy is a heavenly blend of merino and cashmere that lives up to its name. This hand-dyed yarn is such a dream to knit with, and comes in such a broad array of tonal colorways, that we decided to carry full and half-skeins at the store! The half-skeins are bundled in sets of five - a total of 835yds of yarn! Plenty to knit up an entire shawl or a child-sized sweater. These sets would make amazing sweater yokes too!
Pamela - Mariana, Nimbus, Clay, Rosebud and Plum
Katherine - Claret, Mauve, Madam, Shiitake and Frankle
Jennifer - Riot, Hibiscus, Elephant, Seafoam and Emerald
Elizabeth - Victoria, Dany, Bark, Keola and Herb
Juliana - Raspberry, Heidi, Irene, Au Natural and Navy
Pattern Ideas | Colourblind Shawl by Jana Huck, Lamina Wrap by Ambah O'Brien, Taurid Shawl by Taiga Hilliard Designs
Full Skeins Above (clockwise from top left) - Lapis, Lenore, Ballerina, Candy Apple, Pewter, Sexy, Seaside, Pesto
Julie, WY's Do-bee and store wordsmith.