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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sponsor Post: Looking for Luxury in 2015? Join the Knitting Boutique’s Luxury Club


Looking for Luxury in 2015? Join the Knitting Boutique’s Luxury Club

“I'm knitting with that lovely yak wool. It is WONDERFUL and the loveliest stuff I've ever knit with!” 2014 Luxury Club Customer

Have you had the chance to knit with Merino, Baby Camel, Baby Llama blended?  Or how about Merino, Suri Alpaca and Cashmere?  We’re giving you the chance as part of our 2015 Luxury Club.   Join either our Luxury Accessories or Luxury Tanks, Shrugs and Tops club with incredible yarn blends and patterns from industry designers Tanis Gray and Heather Zoppetti. The Luxury Club also makes the perfect holiday gift for the crafter in your life!

Luxury Club Accessories
Merino Baby Camel, Silk
Merino, Yak, Silk
Merino, Angora
Merino, Alpaca, Silk
Merino, Cashmere
Merino, Cashmere, Mulberry Silk

Luxury Club Accessories or Tanks, Shrugs and Tops
Merino, Suri Alpaca, Cashmere
Merino, Baby Camel, Baby Llama
Merino, Yak, Llama
Merino, Kid Mohair, Mulberry Silk
Merino, Superfine Royal Baby Alpaca, Bamboo
Merino, Cashmere, Mulberry Silk

For more information, click here!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sponsor Post: Come Spend the Weekend at The Knitting Boutique Retreat

Come Spend the Weekend at The Knitting Boutique Retreat

We’re having A Shirley Paden Knitwear Design Weekend

Kent Manor Inn, Stevensville
March 13-15, 2015

“Event far exceeded my expectations.  This was the best retreat I've ever attended.  The hotel and staff were spectacular.  And the classes and people were so much fun.”

In our Knitting Boutique Retreat weekend with Shirley Paden, the author of Knitwear Design Workshop, the go-to-reference book for knit garment designers, will bring her comprehensive yet simple design process. Shirley will teach step-by-step how to use one simple math formula to calculate yardage, shape sleeve caps and armholes, distribute increases and decreases and achieve a perfect fit.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn handknit garment design from an industry expert.  As part of the retreat, Shirley will begin with a Powerpoint Presentation and a video on her Design Concepts.  She’ll provide each student with a workbook to help guide you through your future designs.

We’ll start our weekend on Friday afternoon with great food, a trunk show, and knitting in the parlor in front of the fireplace.  The true learning will begin on Saturday morning with classes led by Shirley.  Only a few spaces left - Join us!  Knitting Boutique Retreat Weekend

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sponsor Post: The Knitting Boutique Sweater Club

“I'm knitting with that lovely yak wool. It is WONDERFUL. It looks amazingly good in this sweater and it feels so good on, it's the loveliest stuff I've ever knit with!”
- Knitting Boutique Luxury Club Customer

Namaste bag stuffed with wool from the Knitting Boutique

The Knitting Boutique invites you to join their Sweater Club.  You’ll get luxury yarn blends at 20% off plus, an exclusive Namaste KnittingBoutique bag, and patterns by famous designers.  We’ll mail you your Namaste Boutique bag once you join – no yarn purchase necessary!

The Boutique yarn line is spun and dyed in Pennsylvania and has been featured in Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Review, and the Yarniacs Podcast.  The four designers selected for the Sweater Club include:

Amy Herzog using our new Anacostia Superwash Merino Worsted– Summer 2014
Andrea Rangel using our Susquehanna Polwarth Silk Worsted – Fall 2014
Sivia Harding using our Wicomico Yak Merino Silk DK – Winter 2015
Ann Weaver using our Severn BFL (Blue Face Leicester) Silk Fingering – Spring 2015

Come visit us at The Knitting Boutique at 910 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 108 in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  We’re minutes away from BWI Airport.  Or call us at  410-553-0433.  Or visit us on line at
Woman holds a Namaste knitting bag

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sponsor Post: The Yarnicorn

2014 Homespun Yarn Party sponsor - The Yarnicorn - will be opening in August 2014.

The Yarnicorn graphic, the

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thank you for another great Yarn Party!

We had a really great time today and want to thank everyone who came and participated! Apologies in advance to anyone I have inadvertently left out here…

Our generous sponsors:
Door prize donors:
  • All of our vendors,Unicorn Fibre Wash,  Nature’s Yarns, Two Rivers Yarns, and Looped Yarn Works
Our talented vendors:
All of our vendors make their own products in some way, whether that means raising the animals, dyeing the fiber, spinning the yarn, or crafting by hand in small batches. You can find profiles of each of the vendors on our blog, with links to their websites.
Our wonderful volunteers:
We couldn’t do this without you and truly appreciate all your hard work helping spread the word and ensuring everything comes together on the day of show.
  • annewswissknits
  • beppygirl
  • Boonchandi
  • claireleah
  • cozit
  • cyb
  • dametjanet
  • EmpirePhoenix
  • GlobalWarmer
  • graebel
  • imjustlori
  • KatMacPet
  • kims
  • Klevitan17
  • LiisaB
  • Marseille
  • matthews
  • miscellanearts
  • mizzleahmae
  • owlchick
  • ShellBelle76
  • somebunnyslove
  • Su1282
  • tcknit
  • textilegeek
  • TheManny
  • TipsyTarsier
  • trillian42
  • TwistedRedhead
  • WelshTart
  • Xavyor
  • Alaina
  • Marina
  • Gracie
  • Sara
  • and the wonderful kids, friends, and spouses who lent a hand without complaint!
Our selection committee:
  • Who have the difficult job of narrowing down the applicants to fit our space
Our teachers:
  • Cybele, Marina, Su, Rebecca, and Tracy
Our demonstrators:
  • Lori, Marseille, and Alaina
Alternative House project and yarn donors:
  • lots of you! there was a huge pile of stuff on the charity table!
And everyone who came to shop and socialize and learn and be awesome together!
Please share your photos on Facebook and Ravelry!

We’ll see you next year!

-Jess, Paula, Corrine, Lindsay, Theresa, and Laura 

Lost & Found:
If you misplaced an item at the Yarn Party, please contact us - - and describe the item to claim it!