How to use Pinterest like a pro

A couple weeks ago, I taught a class at the shop all about how to use Pinterest like a pro. There was interest in me summarizing what we talked about so people could have a handy reference. So, here's what you need to know: Signing up for an account There are two different ways you can sign up for a Pinterest account - Through Facebook or Twitter - If you already have an account on either social network (or both), you can log in to Pinterest using that account. Through your email - If … [Continue reading...]

Socks, socks and more sock patterns: A Ravelry Roundup

I don't know if it's still because I'm hung up on the knee socks from last week's roundup, or if it's the giveaway that was hinted about on our Facebook Page, but I've had sock patterns on the brain so my Ravelry Roundup this week is all about feet accessories. Because feet look way cuter when they're wearing knitted socks. I had the new Nerd Girl yarns in mind when I picked these sock patterns - every one uses fingering weight yarn, and they would all look great with solid or variegated … [Continue reading...]

Transition Clothes from Summer to Fall – a Ravelry Roundup

School has started and we’re facing down the dog days of summer. It put me in the mood for a Ravelry Roundup about transition clothes from summer to fall. Except for pants, these five patterns will make a complete look for these days where you need to be prepared for warm or cool temps. Alright, […]

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Christmas in July & Frabjous Fibers Trunk Show Recap

Did you miss our Christmas in July Open House? Well, here’s a little recap of the day so you can see what you missed! The event really centered around Wonderland Yarns by Frabjous Fibers. If you aren’t already familiar with the line, Frabjous Fibers offers yarn, felted bags, spinning fibers, patterns and more. We had […]

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Knitwits Contemporary Yarn Shop Virtual Tour


After a battle with iMovie, I finally figured out how to put together a little virtual tour of our yarn shop! It isn’t too long – just about 48 seconds – and is more of a tease to get you interested in stopping by (because we want to meet you!) but it’s still pretty fun. […]

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Stash Buster Projects: Ravelry Roundup

This week’s Ravelry Roundup is all about stash buster projects. All of us have that bag/box/crate/etc of yarn ends that you can’t quite bring yourself to throw out, but don’t quite know what to use them for. Here’s a list of five great options for busting that stash – Stash-Buster Cushion This is a free […]

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Upcoming Knitwits Contemporary Yarn Shop Events

Upcoming Events Things are really buzzing at Knitwits lately! If you subscribe to our newsletter, you have an idea of what’s going on but for those who don’t subscribe (yet! You can subscribe by using the sign up box on the right hand side of the home page), or if you just want more information, […]

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A cool knit cardigan: What’s on the needles


I’d had Thyone in my favorites list for ages. It’s a knit cardigan with an awesome slip stitch pattern. It was one of those projects. The kind of project that sits in your list because you’re waiting for the perfect something – the perfect time to cast it on… the perfect yarn. My perfect yarn […]

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Crochet and Knit Dresses for Summer: A Ravelry Roundup

fifty shades ash dress

This week’s Ravelry Roundup is all about crochet and knit dresses for summer. I wish I knew how to crochet! Both of the crochet dresses in this roundup are seriously amazing. Read on to see the full list – Lace Dress This lace dress crochet pattern was originally published in Interweave Crochet 2004 and was […]

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Summer Knit Sweaters: A Ravelry Roundup

Summer Snow sweater

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for a Ravelry Roundup! Every Monday, Yarn Stars posts a Ravelry Roundup featuring awesome patterns and finds on different themes or topics. If you have an idea for a Ravelry Roundup, visit our Contact page and send a message. This week’s Ravelry Round up is all about summer […]

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