September 07 2012 – thisisknit

So much yarn! We've got so much yarn! Pretty much every day this week, we've had a delivery of sumptuous goodies, so much that we can't tell you about all of it in one post. It'll all be on parade during the Yarn Tasting, of course, but here's a sample Debbie Bliss Winter Garden is new for 2012-2013. It's a chunky marled yarn made up of merino wool, baby llama, silk and linen, in a cosy palette of jewel colours. You can see the finished effect in this jumper, the Wide Ribbed Sweater from the Winter Garden pattern book. The pattern book has ten patterns for garments and accessories - they'll work up fast and keep you toasty all winter (even if you're not in the garden). In addition to yarn, we've been getting boxes and boxes of sample garments from all our favourite designers for you to admire and try on at the Yarn Tasting - this jumper is just one of them. If you haven't booked in yet, there's still some places left. It's going to be such fun, and there's so much for you to see. And there's more yarn coming next week...!


  • Ken McCamish: September 16, 2020
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    I love yarns like this one! I’m also addicted to Malibrigo worsted weight merino. So much time, so little yarn. Wait — that’s backwards!

    Anyway, I’m coming to Dublin for the first time and was wondering how much of a sit and knit shop you are. I’ll be a customer in any case but it would be fun to be able to sit and chat with some Irish knitters during my visit to Ireland. (I’ve been to some shops that aren’t very welcoming to male knitters. :( So I thought I’d check ahead of time.) Thanks!

  • thisisknit: September 16, 2020
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    Thanks for getting in touch, Ken! We love meeting other knitters, of any gender, at the shop – we’ve got some space, but a very popular alternative option among Dublin knitters is the Pepper Pot Café, right outside our front door. There’s a thriving social knitting culture in Dublin, with several groups that meet in the city centre. A good place to find out about them (and other Dublin news) is the Dublin Knit Collective group on Ravelry. We look forward to meeting you!

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