Our Spring Speckled yarns are live at www.niceandknit.com!
it’s always so fun for us to dream up new colors, especially fun speckled skeins. Our spring collection for 2018 is live and inspired by our usual passion for the sea, sun and sky but also our other love of flowers and gardening – especially with the anticipation of warmer weather. Our spring colors are available in our Fingering, Sock MCN, DK and Worsted weights! Here’s a peek of a few of our favorites!
Ironically, as we post this we’re in the midst of a snow storm – a nor’easter that’s expected to dump about 8-12 inches on us in the next 12 hours…but we’ve got Spring on our needles!
I recently finished one of the most enjoyable projects – the Adventurous Wrap by Ambah O’Brien. The construction is very similar to our Southbound pattern but just two triangles instead of 3 and it’s done in a 25 color fade of fingering weight yarn. It’s incredibly simple but the color changing and fading is so motivating. I didn’t want to set this one down. ever. and now that it’s done, I’m eager to cast on another! We’ve worked this in a few different color combinations we’re excited to share and will continue to reinvent the color line ups. The possibilities are all so beautiful and endless.
We’ve done a few kits and it’s been so popular so we’re doing our very best to keep up with the demand! In an effort to make sure we can get as many kits out as possible, we’ve created a pre-order open from now until this Friday, Feb. 23 at midnight EST. Kits are featuring the colors below and will ship on or before March 1 (within one week after the pre-order window closes). Kits include 25 petite skeins (87 yds each) of Superwash merino yarn in Fingering weight. Total yards 2175 for $150.00
Happy New Year! It’s pretty typical of us to catch up with the calendar about 10 days late, but alas we certainly do wish you a happy new year. ;) I always love the beginning of a new year, I get myself a new planner, set goals, reevaluate what I don’t want to repeat from 2017, what I do want to repeat from 2017. I find it all very motivating. It’s also a time when ideas and creativity are flowing… actually, they are generally OVERflowing between the two of us, but that’s another topic for another day.
Today we’re excited to show you a new color that came from one of those recent creative sessions. We’re calling this ‘2018’ and it’s a brand new colorway just for this year! It’s available in 4 different bases (Fingering, Sock MCN, DK and Worsted weights). The base color is a beautiful soft blue with speckles of pink, green, brighter blue, purple and maroon. The finished fabric would provide an overall blue tone with small sprinkles and pops of color. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Another $2 pattern for you. Our Ingy hat is a favorite. It’s a worsted weight hat that knits up quickly and easily with just enough cabling to make it squishy and beautiful. I shouldn’t encourage craziness but I just can’t help myself. If you still need a last minute gift there’s still time to knit this one before Christmas…just sayin’.
Influenza has officially made its appearance at our house, despite getting our flu shots. Things are moving at a slower pace but that tends to be good for me – it forces me to slow down. I usually try to go about my days at mach 10 speed but somehow on days where I’m forced to stay put I end up feeling the most accomplished. I’m hoping that with 6 days left until Christmas it’ll give us enough time for everyone to be healthy again!
Today is Day 5 in our Nice & Knit 12 Days of Christmas and we’re highlighting our Winter Wind pattern. Though we call it Winter wind, this really is one of those knits that can be worn in just about any season other than 90 degree weather. It’s super simple to make – a great beginner pattern and it’s even more fun to create color combinations. The pattern uses 1 skein of Worsted Weight yarn and is alternated with 1 Skinny mini skein of our Fingering weight yarn.
It might sound a little crazy with just 6 days to go but if you have some worsted and fingering weight yarns in your stash this could still be knit up as a quick Christmas gift. There’s time and this one goes quickly!
The pattern download is now available on Ravelry and Niceandknit.com for just $2.00!
Our latest tee shirt design is on sale for day 7! Just $16.99 it makes a great gift or stocking stuffer! Quantities are extremely limited!
Sorry we’re a little late in the day in getting this posted so we’ll leave it on sale through tomorrow! Tee shirts tend to run a bit small, if you’re between sizes we recommend going up one size.
Just over a week to go means we’re still shipping in time for Christmas. Today’s sale features our Limited Edition Holiday Speckled yarns. Save 20% when you use the code DAY8 at checkout. We’ll ship orders by Tuesday evening so if you’re in the US, you should still receive by Christmas!
While we’re thoroughly enjoying our ‘Nice & Knit 12 days of Christmas’ there’s a small part of this countdown that’s giving me a touch of anxiety because there’s only 8 days left and I still have an abundance of shopping to do. I’ve done very little, in fact. I do my best to remember that this season isn’t about the gifts but I also really enjoy the process of selecting special items and most importantly giving them to those I love. So often they give me so much that I enjoy the opportunity to give back.
Our ‘Comfort & Joy’ knitting themed gift tags will add one last special touch to all of your hand-knit gifts.
Tags are sold in sets of 10 and are on sale for just $5.00! No code needed!
Comfort & Joy. Don’t these two words perfectly summarize our craft? The warmth and coziness of wool in a finished blanket, sweater, scarf or cowl that bring us and our loved ones comfort. And then there’s joy – the joy we have when we’re creating and the joy we have as we give a finished piece and most importantly, the hope of joy it brings to the recipient.
With plenty of time left to ship and receive by Christmas, we’ve put together a Nice & Knit Gift set. Packed with a few of our favorite things and at a special price – it’s kind of a knitter’s dream gift. Tell Santa this is what you want! ;)
The 2017 Nice & Knit Gift Set includes:
- LYKKE Indigo interchangeable needle set
- A Nice & Knit Yarn Ball Tee*
- Nice & Knit Lifesaver stitch markers
- Our ‘All Bundled Up’ Enamel Pin Set
- a set of 10 Comfort & Joy Gift tags
- a free $20 Stash Cash card (a Nice & Knit Giftcard)
Total value – $199.49 Sale Price – $178.00
*Tee shirts run a bit small, we recommend sizing up one size