The latest news and gossip from Knitters Mercantile in Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Book of the Week...

The book of the week this short week, 12/27, is "Simply Beautiful Sweater". "Explore the colorful texture-filled world of Tricoter, where knitting is not only a passion, but a way of life. Working with simple shapes and beautiful, rich fibers, Tricoter offers unique, modern styles for both new and more experienced knitters. Choose from 20 fashionable sweater patterns based on Tricoter's easy-to-follow chart system of measuring dimensions, instead of counting stitches. Discover foolproof methods for modifying shapes to fit your body type and secrets for ensuring professional-looking results. With Tricoter, you will get hooked on knitting for life." This is a wonderful book for the next-step knitter.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Knit for Her Cure

We have kits available from the Knit For Her Cure! These kits make a great gift for knitters and non-knitters alike. If you're the knitter, pick up a kit for your friend and knit it for them. If you're the non-knitter, pick one up for your favorite knitter!

With each kit you purchase, a donation is given to the Gynecological Cancer Foundation. Knitter's Mercantile will also donate an additional 10% of the sales to Susan B. Korman Breast Cancer Research.

Each kits comes with the yarn and the pattern. You just need to add needles and your good thoughts! A wide variety of yarn, colors and patterns are available.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Alchemy Yarns Have Arrived!

That's right! Alchemy: Yarn of Transformation has arrvied at the Merc.

We have in stock Silk Purse which is 100% silk and Bamboo which is 100% bamboo!

The colors are rich and rewarding to view. These yarns are visual splendor in action. Don't think all the colors are eye popping. In fact, the neutrals are thrilling too!

Stop by and get away from the cold. Come in and knit!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Book of the Week...

This week, 12/5, we are offering a spectacular book. Magnificent Mittens by anna zilboorg. This book contains some of the most beautiful mittens I've seen and they are knitted from the fingertips to the wrist. To quote Anna "Away with the stereotypes! These mittens are elegant, glamorous, exciting, and virtually loss-proof. Furthermore, they are warm to wear and a delight to knit-comfort for body and soul..."

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Holiday Gift Shopping

That's right! Lots of knitters stopped by the shop looking for yarn for the perfect scarf, hat or gloves for those on our list. New yarn has arrived, so do stop by the shop and see what's around. Lots of yarn has been added to the 40% off shelves!

Here are some pictures of Mary's gift for one of her daughters. This poncho is knit using 6 skeins of Manos. Use about a size 10 needle CO 98 sts K2xP2 rib til ya run out. Save enough to sew the seam. Just knit, knit and purl, purl. Once you cast off, just join so you have a nice point. The poncho can be worn in several ways...point to front, point back, point to the side. Very nice indeed!

Please note the wonderful modeling. It's the perfect model look!