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 turned out to be the Shibui Baby Alpaca that had been sitting in my stash for ages. It's so unbelievably soft and I had two colorways which made it perfect for this project. And the perfect time … [Continue reading...]

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 designed by Lily M Chin. It's done in a sport weight (Lang Yarns: Golf), which is a 100% cotton yarn - perfect for summer. Cascade Ultra Pima cotton would be a great substitute, … [Continue reading...]

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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Knitting Sweaters that Fit—the FUN Way!


I love knitting sweaters!  With sweater knitting, I love that all of my knitting skills are tested and challenged…I love learning something new with each sweater project…I love answering “Yes” to the question, “Did you make the sweater you’re wearing?”. BUT….I’m lazy.  I don’t like swatching and finishing…so, many of my sweater adventures ended prematurely […]

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Yarn sale

Who doesn’t love a YARN SALE? Well, we’re back from TNNA and we need to make some space for the new yarns that we bought at market. The quickest way to clear off shelf space is hold a yarn sale. Select yarns are 50% OFF, all other yarns are 10% OFF! What’s on sale? Just […]

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Welcome to Yarnstars


Welcome to Yarnstars, the website for Knitwits Contemporary Yarn Shop. This week, UPS Phil dropped off lots of goodies. Let’s do a little name dropping….Baggu Reuseable Bags, Namaste Oh Snap Pouches, Addi Rockets (can’t keep these in stock), Sun Valley Fibers Yarn Buddies–which look super cute in a Baggu Yarn Buddy Carrying Case, Berroco Folio, […]

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