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, December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays from Knitting Next Door!

We hope your having the time of your life this holiday season.  Do you have your Christmas craft projects done yet?  Don't worry.  There's still a little time left.  You'll make it!

Our spring yarns are starting to show up!  The first is Lucci Yarn Magic.  We have three gorgeous colors.  This yarn is perfect for a beautiful decorative scarf for that special party for add another yarn to it and create a beautiful camisole or tank top to go under your favorite suit or sweater.  It is 45% cotton, 27% metallic, 22% viscose, 6% nylon.

Rumor has it the Madelinetosh yarn is shipping and will be here soon.  Pashmina, dk tosh, and tosh sock.  Keep an eye out - we'll e-mail you when it arrives.

We hope for a happy and safe holiday season for you and your family.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Knitting Next Door is hosting a Fiber Artist’s Retreat!

Come join us for a weekend of knitting, crocheting and all things fiber. 

Retreat Dates:  Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4 –
                Friday, 4:00pm – 11:00pm
                Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00pm
                Sunday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Retreat Fee is $60, which includes a light meal on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.  Drinks are also provided.  We would love it if everyone would like to contribute a snack (healthy or otherwise).

The retreat is located at the American Legion Hall, 521 SW 3rd Street, in Ankeny, just a block from Knitting Next Door.

You are welcome to bring your own comfy chair or chair pad.

Get your reservations now.   Seating is limited.  Your $60 fee reserves your spot. 

Questions?  Call us at 515-963-0396

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer is Almost Over ---

Summer is almost over. Time to get ready for fall and, yes, Christmas.  We’re gearing up our August/September classes to help you get ready!  Don’t miss our new classes:

**Broomstick Lace Scarf – creates a beautiful loopy and unusual lace fabric.  A perfect quick knit for a Christmas gift.

**Garterlac Dishcloth – learn Enterlac fast and easy – and come away with dishcloths and washcloths that can be great little gifts.  Add a scrubby or a bar of homemade soap and your gifts are complete.

**Gift Wrap Romper – A beautiful baby gift or Christmas gift.  Perfect for fall and winter to keep the little one warm and cozy. 

**Helix Hat – Learn simple colorwork in this new class.  Perfect fall knitting project to get ready for those cold winter days --- yes, they WILL be coming although it’s hard to believe after THIS summer!

More coming for October – look for Christmas Stockings and knitting with beads, and learning Brioche knitting.

Go to our website:  http://www.quilterscupboardiowa.com/knitting-next-door---ankenys-best-yarn-shop.htm to find out when the new classes are starting.  Click on View Entire Calendar at the left side part way down the page.

Come get out of the heat and join us any day to sit and knit any day. 

Stay cool at Knitting Next Door!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Don't Miss Out on Upcoming Classes

Don't miss out on a skill you've wanted to learn!  Upcoming classes in the next week or two:

Beginning Knitting - starts Sunday, April 22nd, 1-3pm.  2 sessions are only $25.  Only 1 opening left!! 

Magic Loop Toe Up Socks - 2 at a time - starts on Tuesday, April 24, from 3:30-5:30, 3 sessions only $35.  2 openings left!  It's a great time to learn how to do socks.  It's a small project that won't fill up your lap as your knitting, so you’ll stay cool during those hot summer days!  Socks are a great project for traveling since they’re small.

Backwards Knitting -- Monday, April 30th, 6-8pm, $15.  Learn to knit backwards so you never have to purl again and you don't have to move big projects back and forth, since you won't be turning your work to purl back!

Don't miss out.  Get ready for summer by having some new skills to take with you as you take your summer adventures, whether they be out of town or out in the backyard.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Come and Get it!

Many of you have been patiently waiting.  Well, wait no more!  Two colors each of Katia Triana and Katia Triana Lux have come in and are waiting for new homes.  Also, four colors of Joy Metallic are anxiously waiting to be knitted and wrapped around beautiful necks.  Hurry and get yours before they’re gone.  One skein makes a beautiful scarf.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars.  Our first Mid-Iowa Yarn Shop Hop will be Wednesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 28.  You’ll receive discounts and register for door prizes at all six participating shops.  And if you visit all six in the four days, you will be registered to win the Grand Prize worth $300 in yarn supplies.  We don’t want you to miss this special event so get it on your calendar early!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Knit-A-Long -- Don't Miss Out

We have started a new monthly Knit-A-Long (KAL) that you won't want to miss!  We will be walking you through a new pattern every month from Cascade Yarn's new 60 MORE Quick Knits, using sport weight yarn.  Each month Janet or Mary will pick a pattern from the book and step through the process in one two-hour class.  of how to complete it.

Next:  Pattern #21 Fingerless Mitts -- Monday, March 5, 11am - 1pm

Join us to go through some fun patterns in this book and get a head start.  We'll be here to help if you run into questions as you knit-a-long.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super Sunday Sale!

Come join us this Sunday before the Super Bowl for a special sale!  We will be open on Sunday, February 5th, from 12noon to 4pm.  We will be offering 15% to 40% off -- draw your discount and save on everything in the store (classes excluded).

We're now open the first  Sunday of EVERY month.  Come and "hang out" with us and check out the latest yarns, books, and new project ideas!

Don't forget to check out our new class schedule on http://www.quilterscupboardiowa.com/knitting-next-door---ankenys-best-yarn-shop.htm
Look on the left side of the page.  Go to Calendar, and then go to View Entire Calendar.  Classes for both Quilter's Cupboard and Knitting Next Door (KND) are together on the calendar.  Look at the classes that start with KND.

We hope to see you soon!