Friday, January 30, 2009

Steeler's Sale!

Hope everyone is looking forward to the big game on Sunday. To celebrate the game, come visit either Knit One shop on Sunday February 1 between the hours of 12-4 wearing either a Steelers T-shirt, sweatshirt, or carrying a Terrible Towel and you will receive 15% off your purchase. (This does not include sale items or special orders). Go Steelers!!!

I finished the Hobo Bag designed by champagne maker. It is beautiful. The pattern and the yarn are both available at Knit One. I used Cascade 220 but any worsted will do. It makes a great bag for your knitting projects.

We also are still collecting survey results but already have implemented some of your suggestions. One that you will notice when you are at the website ( is there is a link to the archieved newsletters. Everyone loves reading Stacey's newsletters when they receive them but wanted a way to go back to prior newsletters. This archive link ( will take you there. All of the newsletters from November 08 to the current newsletter are available.

If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a minute to do so. Here is the link for the survey:

Here is a class I would like to feature from Knit One in Mars. It is a Raglan Toddler Tunic and is being taught by Isobel. This is a baby sweater with no seams and minimal finishing. Two skeins of Cascade 220, and a free pattern were used to create this sweet little raglan tunic, suitable for most two year olds. After knitting the sweater, you will have enough yarn left to knit the matching hat with either a pompom or an I-cord trim finish. If you are interested in taking it, call the Mars store at 724-625-6667.


Here is a link for a sock pattern. It is for fake argyle socks done in DK weight yarn. They will work up really quick.

Here is a cute baby hat called Twissels. It has cables and tassels. Here is the link:

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Sunday!
The following link will take you to a survey to complete concerning our blog. Please take a minute to complete it so we can use your feedback to make our blog better.

Let me know what projects you are working on. I am working on Chevvy socks from the book Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn. I am using Colinette Jitterbug in a beautiful colorway. Here is a picture of what they look like. This is the first pair of socks I have made using the two at a time method of knitting socks. I love it. After I master this, would you like to attend a class where I can teach you to do the same thing?

I know that Nascar Racing is starting soon, so for all of you that are race fans, married to race fans or have friends that are racing fans this link is for you. It is a crochet blanket that looks like a checkered flag.

This takes recycling to a new level. This is a bag that is knit with used shopping bags. Here is the link:

Here is a link for a crochet project called Flexi Cowl that uses the beautiful Noro sock yarn. Here is the link:

This is a link for what may be the cutest hat project.
I am just starting this today so I will keep you posted on my progress.

happy knitting,

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

President Obama & the Pittsburgh Steelers

I found a new group in Ravelry that asked the question "What can one person accomplish in 100 days? " This is based on the President's first 100 days in office. What would you like to accomplish in the next 100 days? Is there something new you want to learn? Unfinished projects that you would like to finish? Please let us know!

I found this pattern to create a sweater with President Obama on it. Check it out at Even if you don't want to make the sweater, you could use the chart to put his picture on any other knit item.

In honor of our Steelers making it to the Super Bowl here is a pattern for your very own knitted terrible towel.

Marybeth made this hat a few months back for the store. It is done in Steeler colors.

It is from the book Filatura Di Grosa Fall/Winter 2008 Collection.

Both the book and the yarn are available at the store.

Claudia Handpainted Yarns makes great sock yarn. It looks like Steeler colors!

We want to know what you think!!

I have created a new survey for Knit One. Please take a minute to complete it and you will be enetered into a drawing for a knitting related prize. Here is the link:

This is Rachael's first hat. She just finished it when I came into the store today and was willing to model it for the blog. The pattern is from Ann Norling.

Quote contributed by Jude: "Hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Another quote contributed by Dawne: "Friendship is a sheltering tree." Author Unknown

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hello! Hope everyone is staying warm.
As promised from the last blog, here are the pictures of the Girasoles that Jayme, Marybeth and myself made. This pattern is a Jared Flood original.

Jayme's is the one that is the blue/green color. She used Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Mine is the brown one and I too used Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Marybeth did the other two. Her red Girasole is done in Cascade Pastaza (which if you haven't yet tried this yarn, you should!). She also did the yellow one which was done from yarn in her stash.

Go Steelers! Look at the Steeler hats Jude made. It is called the Fake Isle hat and here is the link to the free pattern:

New Yarns
I was at the Mars store on Wednesday and Stacey delivered some beautiful Cascade Alpaca Lace yarn.

Here is a free pattern that would be lovely in the new Cascade lace yarn:

You can also make it in a dk weight yarn and is a great first time lace project.

It is a cell phone case that looks like a poptart. I bet your kids would love it!

For the crocheter, I found a pattern to make the covers for your swiffer. Instead of using the ones you have to buy, you could crochet your own. When it gets dirty, you simply wash it. Here is the link to the pattern:

We have some great yarns in both stores and also online. To find our online store, select search products from the Knit One homepage at

Why does holding yarn and two knitting needles seems to make it so much safer to sit, talk and share? Come in and find out!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Good Morning! Great Steeler game yesterday. My hubby wants to go to the game against the Ravens this Sunday but my thought was how much knitting I could get done from home (not to mention being warm). All during the game, I worked on my Girasole by Jared Flood. This is a beautiful blanket that I am making in Berroco Ultra Alpaca which I bought at Knit One North. Jayme is making her blanket in Berroco Ultra Alpaca also. Mary Beth chose to use the yarn recommended by Jared Flood - Cascade Pastaza. Next blog I will get pictures of all of ours to show you.

Don't forget to check out Knit One's online store. I just added this Be Sweet Bag. The bag is a hooked rug tote made from recycled t-shirt material . You could also get the matching clutch.

I found this really cool sock pattern that is crochet! Check out these Origami Turkish Socks I want to make these so if any of you out there that crochet are interested, please call the shop and we can make them together!

Since it is going to be so cold this week, we have found a mitten pattern that you can make in 45 minutes. Here is the link:

This is the cutest little bag I have seen by Debi Tuttle and it is made with Cascade 220 and even uses beads!

** Email at with your knitting pictures, knitting projects, ideas, etc. and I will include it in the next installment of the blog!**

This recipe for Date Nut Oatmeal Bars is courtesy of Pam from Knit One North's Wednesday group. They are wonderful!
1 3/4 c. oats
3/4 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 sticks of butter softened

Mix with fingers and pat half of mixture in a 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam.

Cook on stove the following until thick (about 5 minutes)
1 bag chopped dates
1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water

Spread in pan and then add the other 1/2 of dry mixture. Pat down and bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

Quote of the Blog given to me by our very own Jude (author unkown):
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying... I will try again tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We want to know what projects you have planned for 2009. Let us know because we could do it together.

Speaking of working projects together, there is a group at Squirrel Hill who is starting their Sylvi Red Coat project from Twist Collectives. They are starting it on Monday, January 12th. It is available as a kit at the Squirrel Hill Knit One. Isn't it beautiful!

If you are interested call them at 412-421-6666 and let them know you want to participate.