12 Days of Christmas

Today we’re kicking off our Nice & Knit 12 days of Christmas. Each day for the next 12 days we’ll feature a different one-day sale or special. We even have some NEW products we’ll be highlighting. Today, Dec. 12 (Day 12) we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on any US order. Just use the code DAY12 at checkout, and stay tuned for something special tomorrow!

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Giving Thanks…and 20% off all weekend long!

Take 20% off

your entire order this Thanksgiving weekend at www.niceandknit.com

use code: THANKFUL
sale ends November 27th at 11:59pm EST

New Holiday Colors – Limited time only

Holiday 2017 Speckled Skeins are here! We’ve created 7 holiday themed colorways available for a limited time only! These make a great holiday gift for the special knitter in your life. Shop the collection.

Holly Jolly Christmas

A fun and festive trio of speckled skeins! Pictured from Left to right: Holly, Jolly, Christmas. These three are sold as a set of 3 or can be purchased as individual skeins.

Every order placed this Thanksgiving weekend will automatically be entered into ‘THANKFUL’ our giveaway. The winner will receive the Holly Jolly Christmas set in our fingering weight yarn!

That’s not all: New Gift Tags

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. Shop Gift Tags


Where have we been? Time flies!

We have a lot to catch up on, don’t we? If you don’t follow us on Instagram yet, we think you should because we’ve been posting like crazy over there. Here’s a little peak of what you’ve been missing

We’ll try to be better about getting our news up here on the blog too – call it an early New Years resolution!

So, What’s New?

About a month ago we released a new design called, ‘Millie’. Named for our grandmother, this knit is very near to our heart and it’s truly a beloved finished object. ‘Millie’ is a boxy pullover designed for ease and comfort without too much bulk or width. Lightweight but still cozy warm, the classic stockinette stitch is perfect for all of those speckled skeins you love so much. Though this pullover is flattering for all shapes, it is sized to Small, Medium and Large and takes just 2-3 skeins of Nice & Knit Fingering yarn.  Millie’ seamless and knit from the top down making it a great pattern for beginners, too!

We love this so much that we’re both going to knit it again as part of our next knit along. Just announced today, we’ll be running a knit along for ‘Millie’ beginning on  Nov. 19  and ending  Dec. 31!

That’s 6 weeks to start and finish this sweater. You should have plenty of time! We know it happens to be probably the 6 most busy weeks of the year but this is a good excuse to step away from the whirlwind of the season and steal a few quiet minutes to yourself each day. Consider it a holiday gift to yourself – and what better way to end 2017 than with a FO?

And speaking of gifts – we’ll be throwing in some surprise gift giveaways during the knit along, in case you need another excuse to join.

Use any yarn you’d like but we suggest Nice & Knit Fingering and we have some limited edition speckled yarns that will look amazing in a Millie! They’ll be gone before you know it – so snag yours soon!

Which leads us to our next bit of news – those Limited Edition Speckled yarns! These skeins are so fun to dye and in the past couple of months we’ve created some of our all-time favorite colorways. The beauty of these is that the possibilities are endless and we’re constantly inspired to create new and different.  Be on the look out on our website as we will periodically update it with limited edition speckled yarns. Speckled yarns will be available in limited quantities and bases, for a limited time and colorways may frequently change – so if you see it and you love it, you’d better snag it!  Here’s a sampling of just a few:

As you can tell, it’s been a busy Fall but looking forward Winter is shaping up to be just as great.  We should have a few more designs to release for you. One (possibly two) by the end of the year!  We also have some really exciting events coming up!

In the next couple of weeks we’ll be sending a trunk show to KNIT Long Island to be available there for the beginning of December.  We’ll include samples to display as well as tons and tons of amazing skeins in different weights. The trunk show will be shipping to them the week of Thanksgiving and will be there through the weekend of Dec. 9. We’re bummed we can’t be there in person to meet you all but we will be down in April for the Yarn Crawl. This means we’re already counting down the days until Spring. ;)

December 9th you can find us at Wool & Honey for their annual Christmas party.  We are so honored that they invited us to be there because we know this is such a special event.  It’s kind of a dream come true to be able to go visit the shop! The party is from 5-7pm but we’ll be at the shop all day Saturday during the day, too.  The party will feature their official Wool & Honey Gift Guide 2017, treats, kits, non-knitting gifts, yarn galore, even a special gift from the shop.  And from us you can expect us to bring yarn. Tons and tons of yarn. Along with our samples and some secret new products we’ll be launching.  We’re so inspired and excited to go!

Starting in January, we’ll be hosting a monthly knit night at our favorite local bakery Luann’s Check back on the Events page on our website as we’re still finalizing dates.

Also, working on a few more trunk show dates, so stay tuned!

Shop Update Happening Monday Only – Speckles and One of a Kind Skeins available in limited quantities!

We’re gearing up for our first limited time only Etsy shop update and it all kicks off this coming Monday, May 29 at 9am EST.  Mark your calendars and bookmark our Etsy site because that’s where it’s all going down!  The shop update will be WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) meaning quantities are limited to what you see listed and/or pictured – keep that in mind for those one of a kind skeins we’ll be listing. Orders are ready to ship – instant gratification!

We’re using our Etsy site to make browsing the unique skeins a little easier and we’re hoping this is the first of many Etsy pop up shops.  Of course if you’re looking for our standard color line up those can still be found at http://www.niceandknit.com and are a perfect compliment to our speckled colorways!

We’ll have our 4 weights (Fingering, Sport, DK and Worsted) available in various colors but here’s a sneak peek of some of the amazing skeins we’ve been working on! Hope you’ll join us on Monday!

This Week: Stitches United & Other News

This week: Stitches United

Stitches United is happening this weekend (April 28-30) at the Hartford Convention center! The Marketplace opens Thursday evening with a preview for class attendees from 5-8, then opens to the public Friday and Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4.  We hope we’ll see you there. You can find us at booths 435/437!

Here’s the inside scoop on what we’re bringing with us – we have some real show stoppers!

  • Kits! – Maritime Cowl, Boden, Southbound, Torquata, Mookari & so many more
  • One-of-a-kind colors created exclusively for the show
  • New DK LUXE yarn
  • Hundreds of skeins in Fingering, Sport, DK and Worsted weights
  • A “closet” of spectacular samples to browse
  • Accessories – tee shirts, notebooks, stitch markers, tote bags and more

If you plan on joining us, we have some special savings this show only!


Other News

You might notice that we don’t blog nearly as much as we used to. It’s not because we don’t want to or don’t see the value – it’s simply a matter of being two busy moms who are bound by limits of 24 hours in any given day. But thanks to Instagram, we feel like we can more readily microblog our news and projects. It allows us to keep in touch with our followers a bit more easily and often. If you’re feeling like you’re missing out on what’s new or you’re wondering where we are –  please follow us!

New Yarn Base

Last month we debuted our new Nice & Knit DK LUXE and we gave it that name for a reason. The softness of this yarn and the drape when knit is extraordinary.

DK Luxe is 230 yds/100g skein and consists of 65% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 15% Yak
We’re dyeing this in 3 exclusive colorways: Wave, Golden Sun and Hazy Skies.
Look for some stunning new patterns coming soon from Alicia Plummer featuring DK LUXE

Shop Now >

New Pattern: Gardener’s Pullover

Gardener’s Pullover is a beautiful spring pullover that is just right for when the weather is still slightly cool, but not so cold where you need a full winter coat. This is a a great piece to layer over a button-down or even just a camisole or light t-shirt.
Pattern sized S-L.

Download Pattern

Warm Weather “Knits”

With hot temperatures just around the corner, our knitting time generally slows down and our knit wardrobe usually goes into hiberation. Our Be Happy tee can become your new favorite “knit wear” for the summer – Just $18 and super comfortable!
Sizes and Quantites are limited!


New Kits: Torquata Available Online

The Torquata wrap is one of our most-favorite knits because of it’s size, softness, ease, wrap-ability and overall visual impact!  Pattern by the very talented Ambah O’Brien and hand-dyed yarns in stunning color combinations from yours truly! A perfect project to cast on now.

Kit Includes:

1 – Torquata Wrap Pattern Print
6 – Mini Skeins + 1 Full Skein of our Fingering Weight Yarn (1930 total yards)



Featured Friend: Elizabeth St

A little shout-out to our sister and her husband who recently started a beautiful Etsy shop selling paper goods and home office decor. Their gorgeous collection of stationery has made its way into our everyday life at Nice & Knit. Hand-written notes and to-do lists never looked so good! We’ll have them in our Stitches booth, too!

Pattern release: Gardener’s Pullover

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Our newest pattern Gardener’s Pullover is now available on our website at niceandknit.com and on Ravelry.  This oversized and loose sweater is the perfect weight for cooler spring days and evenings.  The seed stitch and beautiful cables make this a interesting and very rewarding knit.

The prototype has been in the works for months and in my mind for years!  We were overjoyed to find the perfect new DK to add to Nice & Knit Yarns.

Our new DK Luxe is the most fantastic blend of 65/20/15 Merino Wool Superwash, Silk and Yak.  DK Luxe is a generous 230 yards, the yarn is incredibly soft with a gorgeous sheen, it knits up like an absolute dream!

Wave, Summer Sun & Hazy Skies

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Gardeners Pullover really is my absolute favorite knit of all time…I think you’ll think so too!


Southbound for the Holidays – Limited Edition Kit

Well, it’s not exactly as it sounds, we won’t be heading southbound for the holidays but with temps expected to dip below zero it does sound like a good idea.  Instead, ‘Southbound for the Holidays‘ is describing a limited edition color kit for our Southbound wrap pattern.  The holiday kit pairs classic colors together for a festive flair with a peekaboo of red and green but in a way that the wrap can be worn all winter long. This kit will be available just through the 2016 Holiday season at a special price of $99 (reg. $116). No code necessary, Shop now!

New Pattern and Project Kits Available: Winter Wind

Our latest cowl pattern, Winter Wind, is blowing in just in time for the holiday season!  Winter Wind mixes our Nice & Knit Worsted and Fingering weight bases to create an accessory that is so luxuriously soft and light, yet still so toasty warm that you might even mistake it for cashmere.

This project makes a great holiday gift – and there’s still time to knit it! This can be done start to finish in just a few days!



Winter Wind Project Kits include:
1 Digital Download of Winter Wind Pattern
1 Skein of Nice & Knit Worsted
1 Skinny Mini Skein of Nice & Knit Fingering
**Holiday color combination also includes a petite skein of Worsted for light gray edging. (approximately 50 yds)

Available only as a project kit until Jan 31, 2017. Pattern only downloads will be available after that date. 

Project kits are available in 5 pre-selected color combinations (see below) or you can pick your own! In the comments portion of checkout, be sure to let us know what color worsted weight and what color fingering weight you’d like!

*Holiday: Cherrystone, Dockside and Driftwood
Evergreen: Kelp and Barnacle
Deep Blue: Anchor and Seaside
Cloudy Skies: Harpoon and Nantucket
Passion: Cherrystone and Sailor’s Sky
Pick Your Own: don’t forget to let us know your color choices in the comments at checkout!

Free Stitch Markers!

We’re in full swing at the Nice & Knit Studios!  I love the hustle and bustle that this time of year brings.  Playing Christmas Carols while shipping orders keeps us cranking!


Our lovely ‘Surf’ color way reminds me of winter boughs of evergreen.  From now until Christmas we’re going to highlight gift ideas!


When you order a skein of ‘Surf’ we will ship a free set of 50 stitch markers!   (a $7.50 value)  Every knitter needs at least 50 stitch markers since 1/2 end up in couch cushions ;)

No code needed!  Just check out online with your Surf and we will ship you your Free Stitch markers!  Offer lasts only until Thursday 12/8!


Gradient Kits Now Available Online!

Whenever we go on the road, this sample is always a crowd favorite. We’re happy to now be able to offer Gradienta pattern from the talented Jill Zelinski, as a Nice & Knit Kit!  The Gradient kit includes a printed pattern and 3 full skeins of Nice & Knit Sport weight yarn in the striking combination of Bayside, Barnacle and Seagrass. Gradient is an easy pattern that’s knit as a tube and grafted together at the end. It’s a great project for a beginner knitter who wants to try some color work and chart reading.  It’s a quick enough project that there’s still time to knit this for Christmas or since it’s already packaged up as a kit, it’s a great gift to give for the recipient to knit! …or go ahead and add it to your own christmas list. ;)  From now until Monday, Dec 5th save $9.00 with the code GRADIENT at checkout. Sale ends 12/5 midnight, eastern time.

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