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.
Julie, WY's Do-bee and store wordsmith.