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
We’re really jumping on the bandwagon with this one! We’ve created our own enamel pins we’re calling “All Bundled Up” which includes the most adorable knit hat and sweater. Pins are sold individually or as a set (save $1.00 when you buy the set). These make the best stocking stuffer or gift for your knitting friends. Get yours now because they’re going quick!
Sweater – 1″ x 1.75″
Hat – .75″ x 1″
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!
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
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!
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!