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How perfect is this for a baby shower?

How perfect is this for a baby shower?
Make a simple, quick mobile to decorate a child's room!  How perfect is this for a baby shower where everyone contributes a pom pom or tassel?  Or, change out the pastels for more a more grown-up palette, and use a larger ring to make a gorgeous piece for any room! Continue reading

The Anniversary Scarf

The Anniversary Scarf
This week's free pattern takes a little longer to knit, but the result is a beautiful, refined fabric that is a joy to wear!  An explanation of how to swap in a different weight yarn is included. Continue reading

SOCKtober Day

SOCKtober Day
Join us for a whole day of SOCK SOCKS SOCKS!


If you're new to SOCKtober or the Carolina Fiber Girls that is ok. It's simple! The Carolina Fiber Girls is a local podcast hosted by Ann Clingenpeel and Janis Ficker. Every October they host a sock knit along, SOCKtober. The goal is to have fun, fill up those sock drawers, and win prizes from some of their amazing sponsors. For more details on the Knit Along, check out their website

We are excited to be hosting the Carolina Fiber Girls along with some of their Sock Expert Friends for demonstrations, pattern suggestions and maybe even a couple of prizes. We stock a handful of SOCKtober sponsors at the store, so be sure to check those out to earn some bonus points!

Noon- 3 Watch Sandee on the Erlbacher Gearhart Sock Machine
Noon- 3 SOCKtober Trunk Show with Queen City Yarn

Noon- 1 SOCKtober strategies with the Carolina Fiber Girls and a Friends
1- 2 Meet and Greet with the Carolina Fiber Girls
2- 3 Q&A with Cristi Payne- the Sock Doctor

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A simple baby blanket

A simple baby blanket
We often have knitters stopping in seeking a pattern for a basic baby blanket.  We walk them through the process, and usually lose them at the math part.  Everyone seems to be intimidated by math, but it truly isn’t difficult.  Here’s an easy baby blanket pattern that can be adapted to any gauge yarn! Continue reading