Whether you have a project already in mind or need a spark of creativity, Knitting Next Door has more than enough feel good, look good yarns to get you started!

From everyday classics like Cascade 220 to beautiful new yarns from many other manufacturers, there’s a fiber for you no matter your style, design, or project! Our staff is always willing to answer your questions, help you choose a new project or to get you through a challenge.

We’re here because we love knitting and crochet as much as you and are happy to share our tips and tricks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Big Thank You! Charity Knitting. UFO this Friday.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all you wonderful fiber artists (knitters, crocheters and more) who worked so hard to produce 184 purple hats for Blank Hospital's Period of Purple Crying Campaign!  184 hats!  We have such an amazing community!

Our next charity project is Drake-Knit for the Needy.  This is a winter project for Iowa Homeless Youth Shelters founded by a Drake University student.  Come in and see the details and help the youth stay warm this winter.

Don't forget to join us for the UFO Knitting Night this Friday, October 28, 5:30 - 8:00pm.  I have my UFO and costume ready.  How about you?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Upcoming Events at Knitting Next Door

Come join us!  We've got a lot going on!  

UFO Night - Friday, October 28, 5:30 - 8pm
Join us for a fun night to catch up and bring that unfinished project you stashed in the back of your closet.  Stop procrastinating and join everyone else who have unfinished objects (UFO) to complete.  Feel free to bring a snack and/or drink, and come in costume (optional) to celebrate the Halloween holiday.

February Lady Sweater KAL
Join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday of October, November and December as we make the February Lady Sweater.  The knit-a-long (KAL) is from 5-7pm.  Come and start anytime. We can all help each other along to completion. We will end with a February Lady Sweater party in February - must come with sweater on! Time to be announced. 

November classes:  We still have room in our November classes!  Check out our newsletter at http://www.quilterscupboardiowa.com/knitting-next-door---ankenys-best-yarn-shop.htm  and sign up today!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Yarns Are Arriving

If you haven't been in the store for awhile, it might be time to make a trip to visit and knit. We are receiving new yarns weekly. The latest? Madeline Tosh Pashmina and Madeline Tosh Merino Light. Hurry in. It's going fast. We also received more specialty scarf yarn. We have three colors of Katia Rizos, and the Katia Triana in the blue/green is back, and Tinseltown. We have also recently received Cascade 220 Sport weight yarns in 12 colors and the early-release of the accompanying book, "60 More Quick Knits". Araucania Yarns has shipped us Panguipulli in several different colors that look like they're just waiting to have a sweater made with them. More Lana Bamboo arrived in new colors this year. Also, Queensland CaraCara is a beautiful mohair style yarn that would make a luscious shawl or wrap.

We'll hope to see you soon. Come in and sit and create for awhile.