Archive for December, 2012

Farewell 2012 SALE

To celebrate another great year of business here at and the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe, we are having a Farewell To 2012 SALE.  Saturday, December 29th, you can save 15% off your entire purchase. This is a ONE DAY SALE  so get your wish list together today!

Promo Code: farewell2012

Remember as always we have Free Shipping on all orders over $50 and  $10 flat rate shipping to our Canada neighbors.

Here are a few ideas to get your shopping gears turning!

winter sale collage

1) Berroco Boboli Quick in Wading Pool 2) Addi Clicks Turbo needle set 3) Sincere Sheep Agleam in Vit C 4) Malabrigo Arroyo in Purpuras 5) Berroco Glee in Hurrah 6) Mountain Colors Winter Lace in Big Sky 7) Lantern Moon cable needles 8) Annie Adams Bird shawl pin These shawl pins have been discontinued.

As we end this year together, did you accomplish what you hoped with your knitting or crocheting? Did you learn any new skills or finish a project that you are particularly proud of? Tell us about it in the comments.

Thanks for reading and shopping with us in 2012. We look forward to you being with us in the New Year.

Happy New Year from all of us at and the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe!

~Angela M.


December 28, 2012 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

NEW Pattern: Sweet Tart Poncho

Big pink Sweet Tart  3

Girls size 4-6 knit in Madelinetosh DK in Afternoon

Aimee Alexander, the lovely and talented owner of our little shoppe, is releasing her latest design. The Sweet Tart Poncho was originally designed for a warm layer for her daughter that still allowed free movement. I am so pleased that she decided to write the pattern because upon seeing  her pictures, I immediately said I wanted to make it for my daughter and I had the perfect Madelinetosh DK in my stash to knit it. Another friend suggested that big girls would want to have one too and Aimee added women’s sizes as well. So no matter what age a girl you are, you can have your own Sweet Tart Poncho!

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Save $2.00 on pattern at Ravelry until 12/31/12

Promo Code: poncholove

Little pink sweet tart 1

12-24 months knit in Madelinetosh DK in Carnation

This poncho is also perfect for twirling around and around. This “design feature” in clothing is always appreciated by little girls. Ponchos are great for little ones learning to dress themselves because they can just pull it over their heads and they are cozy warm. The Sweet Tart Poncho has a choice of necklines, a garter stitch edge or a rolled knit edge.

But like I said, the Sweet Tart Poncho isn’t only for little girls. Jamie H. made hers in Berroco Ultra Alpaca, size adult small. Doesn’t it look gorgeous yet very wearable?

Adult size small knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Irwyn Green

Adult size small knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Irwyn Green

Here are the important details for the Sweet Tart Poncho. It is knit in the round from the top down. The pattern has both written and charted instructions.

Sizes: 12-24 month (2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, adult small, adult large)

Recommended Yarns: Madelinetosh DK, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Berroco Vintage

Gauge: 19 sts & 28 rows over 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles

Needle Sizes: US 6 (4 mm)  16″ (40 cm) circular, US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ (40 cm)  &  24″ (60 cm) circular, 40″ (100 cm) circular for adult sizes only or size to obtain gauge

One more Sweet Tart Poncho on a sweet little girl!

Girls size 4-6 knit in Berroco Vintage in Banane

Girls size 4-6 knit in Berroco Vintage in Banane

We hope that you enjoy knitting the Sweet Tart Poncho for a girl in your life or yourself. Be sure to share them in our group on Ravelry!

~Angela M.

December 27, 2012 at 8:00 am 2 comments

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