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
We need to make room for all of the amazing new spring yarns we have coming in daily! To do so, we are having a 20% - 50% off SPRING SALE. The sale will be running from this Friday 3/22 to Sunday 3/24. We'll have a large selection of everything from cashmere to cotton, jumbo weight to sock weight. Come in early for the best selection!
Araucania Yumbrel DK
If you’re a fan of knitting or crocheting using cotton yarns, you’ll know that finding them in hand-dyed variegated, or speckled, colors is not an easy task! Katie, our resident crochet expert, loved the idea of stitching up a reusable market bag using our newest cotton yarn - Yumbrel DK from Araucania Yarns. It’s just one example of the many ways to use this super soft, brushed cotton yarn. Cotton is a fantastic choice for baby knits - as it’s easy to care for, machine washable,and breathable. Yumbrel DK would be a great choice for baby blankets, cardigans or pretty summer dresses.
Pattern : Market Bag by Haley Waxberg
New 7th Floor Yarns!
We recently received a delivery of Merino DK in brand new spring colorways from 7th Floor Yarns. They're available in both full skeins and 20g mini skeins! We also have their new Bejeweled Collection - a Merino Yak DK yarn dyed in an array of rich jewel tones. Its absolutely gorgeous! 7th Floor Yarns is a local independent yarn dyer in Mt. Kisco, NY. This mother/daughter duo really has a way with colors and we know you'll love using them for your spring projects!
Sunshine + Happiness
NEW!! We have just received two spring / summer yarns from the Wool Addicts Spring 2019 collection. They are both cotton based yarns that would be perfect for lightweight summer sweaters, shawls and beach cover-ups. They are also washable, which makes them great for baby knits (or crochet) projects.
While both of these new yarns are categorized as aran weight, and come in the same palette of colors, they have their own unique characteristics.
SUNSHINE is 100% mercerized organic cotton - which means it’s strong, yet soft, and has a more shiny appearance...similar to the luster of silk. Katie knit the above swatch to test drive this yarn and raved about what a joy it was to knit with. Best of all, after a run though the washing machine it came out looking perfect, without any steam blocking! The stitch pattern she used for her swatch is from the ever popular Stone Point Poncho by Courtney Kelly - which would be an amazing project for Sunshine!
HAPPINESS is an 85% cotton, 25% nylon blend. Specifically, a high-quality super soft pima cotton, which feels like a cloud. You’ve probably never felt a cotton yarn quite like it!
Julie, WY's Do-bee and store wordsmith.