With a little encouragement from our friend Meg, of the woolandcookies Podcast, we’ve decided to put together a Millie KAL. In the spirit for Summer living, we wanted to keep it super simple, without any strict rules or too much structure. Pretty much all you need to know is:
Pattern: Millie by Nice & Knit
Yarn: Anything you like, but may we suggest Nice & Knit Fingering
Dates: Cast on somewhere around July 1 and bind off by the end of the summer.
Sharing: Please do share your projects on social media, we truly love seeing them. A few hashtags you can use are: #milliekal, #makingamillie #milliesweaterKAL We also created a Ravelry forum for us to cheer each other on.
Prizes: We’ll be giving away a 3 skein set of Nice & Knit Fingering weight at the end of the KAL to knit your next Millie. ;) If this is your first, we don’t think it’ll be your last. In order to enter to win, you’ll need to share a photo of you wearing the sweater either on Instagram, Facebook or in the Ravelry forum.
We want you to knit for the love of it and make your new favorite sweater in the process.
If you don’t know what the Millie sweater is, it’s our own Nice & Knit design that magically flatters pretty much every size and shape. It’s comfortable, light as a feather and really ideal for 3 seasons. The feedback has been overwhelming, everyone who knits it, loves it.
We have two new items available in the shop on this lovely Monday afternoon!
The first is one that will go quick. We have a small handful of Nice & Knit Groupies – 25 mini skeins of our entire Summer 2019 collection of colorways. They’re gorgeous and ready to ship!
We’ve also updated our selection of Mohair for Summer! These colors were created to perfectly compliment our Summer collection. The tones are as soft as the yarn itself which is reminiscent of cashmere in its softness and warmth. We’ve grown to love mohair (so much more than we ever thought we would) and we incorporate it into almost every new project. It provides the opportunity to play with color and yarn texture in a new way. Give it a try – you might just fall in love.
We’ve taken some time to strategize and organize our in-studio inventory and we’re listing it all online for you to peruse and hopefully turn it into an amazing FO.
We have some amazing kits, one-of-a-kind skeins or beautiful fades that are unique and limited in quantity. They’d also make a great stash enhancer if you’re just not quite sure what you need them for yet. These skeins are ones we’ve loved dearly and held onto for many different reasons but we’re ready to set them free into the world and watch them grow into your next project. If you need some inspiration we’ve created some Pinterest boards of projects we love!
Sure, we live in New England and the change in weather and seasons is something love about our home. But we’ll be honest with you, summer is far and away our favorite. We both love to garden, host summer parties, each juicy fresh fruits, and eat ice cream late at night. Our summer colors are inspired by all of the sights, sounds, tastes, and things that mean Summer to us. We hope you enjoy the beautiful bright yarns we’ve created for Summer 2019! Orders are dyed to order and shipped within 1-2 weeks of your order being placed. Act fast, they won’t be here forever (though we’ll be sure to warn you before they disappear).
A new Episode of our Podcast, Morning Coffee with Nice & Knit is live! In this episode, we highlight our new summer colors, our current projects, knitting with new yarns, recently finished objects and tease a few things to come very, very soon!
We hope you enjoy! We’ll be back with another episode in just a few weeks!
Introducing Nice & Knit Cuffies! Katie’s three boys are on summer break and while she loves having them home, she was also looking for a way to keep them busy. In typical Katie style, she created something new and taught the boys how to hand make and hand-dye these beautiful leather shawl cuffs and they’ve started their own business! Each is handcrafted, distressed and hand dyed by Katie’s three sons, Ryan, Brandon, and Darren. Nice & Knit Cuffies are available in various styles and colors NOW at niceandknit.com! Cuffs are approximately 1.5 x 7 in. and feature a button and washer closure. We offer two different styles – either ‘buffed’ or ‘ombré’. Buffed cuffs feature a more even dye all over the cuff. Ombré cuffs are more saturated with dye on one side and gradually fade to brown leather. Cuffs are also available in 3 different colors: Turquoise, Pink and Gold. They make a really beautiful yet functional addition to your shawls!
In our last podcast, we showed a bunch of new shawls, sweaters, and wraps that either we had finished our had been knit by our amazing sample knitters. We declared right then and there that February would be “kit month”. That means all month long we’ll be posting new knit kits available to the website every couple of days! Here are the first few to start the month
The Adventurous Wrap or the Adventurer Wrap are true works of art. Expertly constructed and written, these patterns incorporate 25 different colors which keep the knitting fun and interesting. We’ve put together Nice & Knit Groupie sets of petite skeins (87 yards each) of Nice & Knit Fingering Seasonal. Skeins are one of a kind and dyed specifically for this wrap in sets of 12 or 25 skeins! These are truly small batch and unique sets that are destined to make a beautifully finished wrap – no two are exactly the same. Pattern available from Ambah O’Brien and sold separately.
There are countless options for these skeins if you’re not looking to make a wrap. They can be used for colorwork of all kinds! No limitations to what they can become, have fun with your creativity! Quantities are extremely limited -we have just a few left.
The name almost says it all – but here are the nitty gritty details of this kit:
This kit includes 2 skeins of Nice & Knit Worsted weight and 1 skein of Nice & Knit Fingering weight in an array of colors we thought would look spectacular in this pattern. The original pattern calls for an Aran weight, so to bulk up our standard Worsted, we recommend you hold one strand of worsted with a strand of fingering weight to create those scrumptious and squishy cables. The asymmetrical v-shape is easy to wear and wrap and we think it’s just the right size, not too long or too big!
On the wishlist for the rest of the month are Magnolia, Fluorite Socks, Throwback, Millie, Nurtured, Weekender and many more! Stay tuned or check our website often!
For more inspiration…
We’ve been a little distracted by the amazing hubbub of holiday orders but now that we’re all caught up the reality is sinking in — Vogue Knitting Live in NYC is just a little more than a month away! There’s lots of work to do before then and we’ll be scurrying around the studio as fast as we can. You can find us at VKL in booth 408 and we’ll be bringing with us some special friends. We’re so excited to announce that we’re partnering up with some of our favorite podcasters and makers for the event.
First, we’re teaming up with the beautiful Sandra Reuston aka Sandy by the Lakeside who not only is the creator of a wonderful podcast, she is also an incredible seamstress. Her hand-made bags top our list as some of our favorite project bags.
We approached Sandy awhile back and asked if we could create a custom bag just for Nice & Knit and just for VKL. We were thrilled when she said yes, and even more thrilled when she selected some amazing fabrics. We’ll have in our booth a small and large bag but quantities will be super limited so we recommend snagging one as quickly as you can! The bags are fully lined, expertly sewn, feature high quality finishes, include the cutest silver tassels on the zipper pulls and are finished off with a shimmering sparkly silver bottom. We call them our “City Lights Large Project Bag” and “City Lights Small Project bag”.
We are also so privileged to know Sophia Shaik from The Knitters League Podcast. She’s been a great friend for a few years and now we get to work together for this event. She has been so kind to us and has offered on many occasions to help us should we ever need it. We knew as soon as we signed up for Vogue that we could count on Sophia to come along on this journey. Sophia will be helping us run the register, meet and greet you, help with colors, offer tips and share some awesome knitting knowledge.
We just can’t wait to spend the weekend with these ladies and with you!
Everyone says it’s chaos – the crazy, beautiful, chaos that you can draw energy and inspiration from which makes it sounds like its just the right show for us. We’ve talked about vending at Vogue for years but we’ve always been a little afraid to take the plunge. This past summer we buckled up and signed on as a sponsor for VKL NYC 2019 which means you can find us, our yarn, our samples on the marketplace floor in booth 408.
We are so, so, SO excited. And we’re also working nonstop dyeing tons of skeins to bring us with. We’re going to have exclusive color ways and offers – including a custom hand made bag by one of our favorite makers. Stay tuned – more info coming about that!
Will we see you there? Let us know what you want us to bring and we’ll see if we can jam it into the car with us!
A simple and straight forward beanie that incorporates a playful Buffalo Plaid color work pattern. Knit in the round in either a 3 or 4 color combination, it’s a great beginner pattern! And did we mention it’s free? Consider it a holiday gift from us to you! Happy Knitting
Nice & Knit Worsted (100% Superwash Merino- 218yds per 100g skein) in Driftwood, Black watch, Tartan, and Poinsettia.
Nice & Knit Worsted (100% Superwash Merino- 218yds per 100g skein) in Black watch, Tartan, and Poinsettia.
Size US 6 (4.0mm) 16” circular
Size US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular
This hat is great knit for both men and women!