Thursday, October 31, 2013

Henley Neck Down Pullover For Men

Written for worsted weight yarn at a gauge of 4 1/2 to the inch, with a button placket and a shaped ribbed collar. Comfortable for hiking, hunting or the office. Men’s sizes small to xx-large.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Snow Country Felt Mittens

Warm, thick felt mittens shaped to fit your hands. Pattern is for youth, women’s and men’s sizes.
Yarn Requirements: Approximately 120 (140, 180) yards each of two worsted weight yarns held together and worked as one. Choose yarns that will felt, such as wool, mohair or alpaca.
Needles: US 11 16” circular for the body of mittens; US11 double pointed needles for top of mittens and thumb.

This Just In...

Fair Isle Style: 20 Fresh Designs for a Classic Techniqueby Mary Jane Mucklestone
Dive headlong into modern colorwork with this useful guide that will teach you how to knit Fair Isle inspired colorwork.
You’ll enjoy Fair Isle Style if:
  • You’re a knitter looking to learn Fair Isle color knitting
  • You love color knitting patterns for women and knitted accessories
  • You want to knit modern garments inspired by traditional colorwork techniques
Hailing from a tiny island in the northernmost island group of the British Isles, Fair Isle knitting has been produced for nearly four hundred years and is still seen on runways today. Readers will discover true Fair Isle knitting, as well as more modern interpretations, and build fantastic colorscapes from the subtle to the exuberant.
Each knitted garment and accessory pattern in Fair Isle Style features a unique mix of traditional colorwork techniques combined with modern color schemes and patterns to make color knitting accessible to today’s knitters. Begin with color knitting on small knitted accessories, learn how to incorporate Fair Isle motifs in larger projects and garments, and challenge your color knitting skills with several all-over Fair Isle knitting patterns. This book is great for beginning color knitters as well as knitters experienced with Fair Isle knitting and features a wide variety of projects for all skill levels. Color knitting patterns include knitted socks, accessories like cowls, gloves, and scarves, knitted cardigans, and more.
Fair Isle Style offers a collection of patterns from a variety of established, rising, and new knitwear designers and focuses on fresh, modern uses of color for today’s knitters. A Design Notebook rounds out the book, giving readers further ideas for using Fair Isle knitting. Knitters will delight in a modern look from a traditional technique with Fair Isle Style.
Hip To Stitch by Melinda A Barta
Needlework is back in vogue because it's fun, easy, and a great way to add personal touches to just about anything. With only a needle, thread, and cloth you can embellish beautiful garments and decor for yourself, and your friends and family. Learn the basics of embroidery through 38 easy-to-follow stitch illustrations, 18 intriguing, hand-embroidered projects - which can easily be tucked into a tote bag or backpack - and two contemporary machine-embroidered projects. Sidebars throughout the book are packed with helpful tips and hints and tricks-of-the-trade such as hiding knots and thread tails, and how to sew a pocket. Individual projects include stitched patterns and motifs to dress up your favorite shirt or jean jacket, covered button hair ties, a day tripper bag, a groovy guitar pick case, a whimsical picnic baby bib, a butterfly picture frame, an heirloom-quality scrapbook, embroidered pillows, and more. Each project is presented with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and can be made as simple or ambitious as you like by experimenting with stitches and the number and placement of motifs. Even more experienced stitchers are sure to find renewed inspiration in this fresh approach to embroidery.
Fall is an ever-popular season for knitters, and with November Knits you can knit warm and stylish garments and accessories to make the season a little cozier. Popular knit designers and authors Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn join forces with all-star contributors, including Melissa LaBarre, Cirilia Rose, Cecily Glowik McDonald, Kristen TenDyke, and many more.

Capture the essence of fall with 23 projects that range from casual cardigans and scarves to sweet, stylish wraps and sweaters. The book is divided into three moods:

Farm Hands is the most casual design section, filled with rustic and durable garments to shield you through afternoons in a brisk wind.
Ivy League features sophisticated and smart knitwear, featuring bolder colors and classic styling.
Down Home is ideal for holidays and special occasions, bringing warmth and comfort to slightly dressier garments. These patterns feature elegant knitted lace, layered and worked for warmth.

With knitted garments and accessories by expert designers, November Knits is a must-have resource.
Op-Art Socks: Creative Effects in Sock Knitting
by Stephanie van der Linden
Not your ordinary sock! Here’s an eye-popping collection that raises the bar for sock knitting.
Stephanie van der Linden is a master knitter and shows her technical skills to great effect in Op-Art Socks. A collector of op-art ceramics, she was inspired to translate graphic optical illusions into knitted patterns for knitted socks, replicating their eye-popping effects.
Op-Art Socks contains 19 knitted socks projects. Readers will explore knitting techniques such as graphic colorwork, textured knitting (knit and purl), shadow knitting, and shifting ribbing to create optical illusions. The book includes black-and-white swatches of all patterns so that readers can readily perceive the op-art illusions in each piece.
Opt-Art Socks is truly unique in theme and designs. Knitters will go beyond ordinary sock knitting into new territory!
Inspired by the sublime, subtle tones of wintry northern landscapes, Shades of Winter offers more than 35 projects that will give you an inside look into the natural beauty of pure undyed wool amidst a Scandinavian winter’s snow crystals and cold.

These gorgeous garments range from tops, sweaters, dresses, and coats to hats, mittens, scarves, and shawls and evoke wool’s warmth and softness in many different patterns and textures. Organized by the natural tones of the yarns, these fine woolens are visually stunning and hold the promise of doing no environmental harm. You'll be enchanted by the possibilities: garments ranging from simple garter and stockinette to more elaborate cables, bobbles, texture, and lace patterns.

With over 35 dreamlike, knitted wool designs using stunning techniques captured with captivating, artful photography, Shades of Winter will have you feeling like you're in a modern fairy tale.
Mollie Makes Crochet
20+ Cute Projects for the Home, Plus Handy Tips and Tricks
Customize your space with fun crochet projects from Mollie Makes!
You’ll love this book if:
  • You’re a beginning crocheter looking for a great first or second project
  • You love to crochet home décor to customize your space
  • You like bright and simple crochet designs that are fun to make and use
This adorable book from the team behind Mollie Makes is more than a learn-how-to-crochet book. Although it covers the basics of crochet with step-by-step illustrations, it also features crochet projects and techniques for intermediate crocheters. Mollie Makes Crochet is perfect for those who have completed their first crochet project and are ready to move on to their next crochet challenge.
In Mollie Makes Crochet, an international range of crochet experts offer a selection of more than 20 contemporary crochet projects. Some are quick and easy; others are more time and labor-intensive, but well worth the effort. Enjoy simple crochet patterns for home décor like crochet pot holders, coasters, and fun crochet toys. Plus, find more advanced projects like crochet throw pillows and colorful crochet afghans. A section at the back of the book clearly explains the basics of crochet with step-by-step illustrations.
Cozy Knits: 50 Fast & Easy Projects from Top Designers
by Tanis Gray
Knit something cozy, quick, and cute!
Cozy Knits is a fabulous collection of 50 all-new patterns. Join editor Tanis Gray as she brings together an all-star cast of today’s top knitting designers to create dozens of delightful projects.
All of the designs in Cozy Knits are knit with Cascade Pacific and Cascade Pacific Chunky yarns. These affordable yarns come in an endless array of colors and are a blend of superwash merino wool and acrylic, making them ideal for creating projects for babies and kids, gifts, home décor items, and everyday accessories and garments.
Cozy Knits has techniques for knitters of all skill levels, including cables, lace, brioche knitting, intarsia, Fair Isle, and slip stitch, as well as tried-and-true stockinette stitch and garter stitch. This collection offers projects that every member of the family will love, including sweaters, shawls, shrugs, mittens, hats, afghans, and baby blankets.
Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs
By Kristin Omdahl
Explore a new approach to knitting. Create and shape garments with joined motifs for outside-the-box knitting!
Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of nontraditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs, and various geometric knitted shapes to create inventive and dimensional knitted fabrics.
Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative knit stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down, and side-to-side construction.
Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves, and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns, how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment, and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs, and more.
Quick Knitted Scarves by Amy Palmer
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A usual first project for beginning knitters, the knitted scarf is both a great way to learn stitch patterns and to create something quick! This Craft Tree collection of quick knitted scarves inspires the novice to advanced knitter with unique, innovative scarf designs that are both simple and make stylish, fast knitted accessories for the whole family. Even for your first knitting project!
This collection includes knitted stripes, cables, lace, and even seed stitch knitting techniques. Knit one of these neck warmers up quickly for last-minute knitted gifts, too.
Cherish the gorgeous and timeless appeal of America’s northeast with this irresistible collection. Inspired by autumn, winter, and spring in new England (where the savvy knitter is never far from a sweater between September and March), New England Knits delivers 25 gorgeous patterns with classic wearability and contemporary style.
Inspired by their daily surroundings, New England-based designers Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre created each piece to distinctly showcase the weather, colors, and culture of the region they so love. Projects by four guest designers from new England yarn companies round out the collection.
Lushly photographed, New England Knits is divided into three classic themes: Around the Town, Fall on the Farm, and Along the Coast. Within each section you’ll find beautiful multiseasonal clothes and accessories, such as cardigans for layering or scarves to warm your neck when the temperatures dip. You’ll also fall in love with soft sweaters, durable bags, cozy mittens, and more! With New England Knits, you’ll have everything you need for a perfect new England-inspired wardrobe.

Beastly Crochet: 23 Critters to Wear and Love
by Brenda K. B. Anderson
Find silly monsters, evil bunnies, and killer robots in this collection of creepy-cute accessories and toys!
Author Brenda Anderson presents 23 scary-cute accessories and toys to crochet, including furry monsters, carnivorous plants, killer robots, and menacing tiki figures. While there are some literal monsters in the bunch—toys and amigurumi—a majority of projects are wearable accessories and garments. Some projects, such as a robot-themed intarsia blanky, are for children to enjoy, while many others are for adults and teens who want to have a little fun.
Brenda shows how to tackle all the sewing and appliqué techniques required in her patterns, including how to install zippers, as well as subtle tricks for achieving personality in critter projects with a section on “The Principles of Cuteness.”

With over 150,000 copies sold, Scarf Style is one of our best-selling knitting books! Get more scarves and more style with the sequel from Ann Budd, available now!

You’ll love this if:
  • You’re a beginning or intermediate knitter
  • You love knitting scarves
  • You want great ideas for knitted gifts to give
  • You want to learn new knitting techniques
Discover fresh new designs for scarves, shawls, and cowls. With Scarf Style 2, the follow up to the best-selling Scarf Style, you’ll learn how the knit the perfect scarf for any occasion from a wide range of knitting experts. Find 26 knitted scarf patterns from Lucinda Guy, Mags Kandis, Alexis Winslow, Galina Khmeleva, Deb Newton, Nancy Bush, Courtney Kelley, Ann Budd, and many more!

Scarves are like comfort food for knitters and a great way to learn new techniques without a big investment in time or materials. Plus, knitted scarves are perfectly portable, making them a great project for on-the-go knitters. In Scarf Style 2, you will be introduced to many basic knitting techniques such as color, lace, and cables, as well as a wide range of projects for all skill levels. Discover great ways to use small quantities of luxury yarn or use up leftover yarns in your stash as you explore designs for the most popular go-to projects for knitters.

In Scarf Style 2, you’ll find great introductions to color knitting, knitted lace, knitted cables, short-row knitting, and more techniques, as well as great unisex knitting patterns for men and women!

Also included in Scarf Style 2 is a Designer’s Notebook that offers further advice for knitters on designing unique knitted scarf patterns.
Our books always have a 20% discount.

WIP Wednesday

Join us this afternoon for stitching group from 4-7 in the classroom. Any type of handwork is welcome.

Heidi's My Mya
Mya skirt by Cheri Christian
Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade 220
550 yards
Yarn Wisdom Yarns Poems
54.5 yards

Joy's  Hogwarts Express - Hedwig rides again!
Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft

Merry's Quilt

Mery's Quilt

Merry's Quilt

Merry's Fixation Sock.

Merry's Wooly Wonka Cowl.
Pattern Split-Rail Fence Cowl

Wendy's Scheherazade
Scheherazade Stole by Anne Podlesak

Stitch Surfer by Louise Robert

Wendy's Caroline
Caroline (Archived) by Hannah Ingalls

Yarn of the Week - Classic Shades

Enjoy a 10% discount all week.

Yarn Details:
Yards: 197.00
Grams: 100.00

Yarn Composition:
Acrylic - 70%
Wool - 30%

4 - Medium Weight Yarn
Knit STS: 4.00 - 5.00
Crochet STS: 2.75 - 3.50

Recommended Needles (US):
Recommended Hooks (US):


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Classic Shades Big Time Accessories

Universal Shades Big Time (30 % wool, 70% acrylic)
• Color 801 – 2 balls
Needles: US Size 15 (10 mm straight ndls or size to obtain gauge
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry ndl

Shawl is worked from one side to the other. The leaf edging and garter st body are worked at the same time. Increases are made in the garter st section until full depth is reached, then it is worked even, and finally decreased for a symmetric crescent shape.

Leaves Shawlette Errata

Brim Circumference: 20" (unstretched)

Universal Shades Big Time (30% wool, 70% acrylic)
• Color 802 – 2 balls
Needles: US Size 9 (5.5 mm) 24" cir ndls and set of dpn; US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) set of dpn or size to obtain gauge
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry ndl

16 sts x 16 rows = 4" in patt st on larger ndl
12 sts x 17 sts = 4" in twisted k1p2 rib on smaller ndl
Save time, check your gauge.

Oval Base: 5 x 7"
Body: 6" high, 26" around

Universal Classic Shades Big Time 807– 1 ball
Hook: US Size K/10 1/2 (6.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge
Notions: 1 pair 5 1/2" diameter round rattan purse handles, tapestry ndl

9 1/2 st x 12 rows = 4" in sc
Save time, check your gauge.

60" wide at top x 20" deep in center

Universal Shades Big Time (30 % wool, 70 % acrylic)
• Color 804 - 2 balls
Hook: US Size N/15 (9 mm) or size to obtain gauge
Notions: tapestry ndl

8 sts x 10 rows = 4" in sc
motif meas 3 3/4"
Save time, check your gauge.

This Just In...

 Some of you will recognize the sweater on this book...

New colors of Poems, Poems Sock, and Classic Shades Big Time.

New colors of Classic Shades.

December issue of Crochet World.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cute-as-Can be Baby Seal Get Started Workshop

Cute-as-Can be Baby Seal Get Started Workshop
Saturday, November 1 at 11 - 2.
Instructor Doris Prokop

Supplies needed:
Copy of Creative Knitting, Winter 2012 - available at Warm Hearts Yarn
200 yds aran weight yarn
  • 2 yds ecru carpet thread
  • 2 yds black embroidery floss
  • Size 6 (4mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 (9mm) black animal eyes
  • Fiberfill
  • Embroidery needle
  • Sewing needle and white thread
  • Gauge 12 sts and 16 rows = 3 inches/7.5cm in St st.
    Limit 5.

    To register, please stop on by the shop, call us at (505) 672-2008 or send an email to We appreciate 24 hour class registration notice so we are best able to prepare for our students. Thank you! 

    Sunday, October 27, 2013

    Beaded Lace Class: Saturday, November 2nd, 2-5p.m.

    We are pleased to have Teri Lindstrom as our guest instructor for this upcoming class. She is an expert lace knitter, and especially enjoys including beads in her work. Please let us know ASAP (either call 505-672-2008 or email us at if you are interested in registering for this class, as space is limited. 

    In this class,  participants will learn about adding beads in knitted lace using one of two scarf patterns provided.  The simpler pattern may be used by those who are less familiar with lace knitting while the more complicated pattern may be used by more advanced students. We will start by covering some basic knitting techniques commonly used in knitting lace – charts, provisional cast ons, etc. – and talk about techniques that may help knitters that are new to knitting lace. Participants will then learn two different ways of adding beads to knitting, with tips on when it is best to use each method. 

    Materials needed:
    Lace or fingering weight yarn of your choice. (Light DK may also work if that is a preference but no worsted weight).
    Needles to match the gauge for the yarn.
    Beads to go with your yarn: approx. 500 small beads for the scarf design.  For lace weight yarn, No. 8 seed beads are best. For fingering weight yarn either No. 8 or No. 6 seed beads may be used. If using No. 6, you will NOT want them all through the scarf as they will add a lot of weight. You can use 1 – 3 different colors of seed beads if you desire.
    No. 10 or No. 12 crochet hook. The hook must be small enough to go through the seed beads.
    Darning needle to run in the yarn ends when the scarf is finished.

    *Larger beads for the edging, as well as a flosser to be used as a beading needle, will be provided.*

    Fee: $30 includes pattern and large edge beads
    Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2-5p.m.

    Saturday, October 26, 2013

    Don't miss the Chamisa Elementary Arts and Craft Fair

    Look for Katie at our booth today at the The Eighth Annual Pinon Elementary Pumpkin Patch and the Annual Chamisa Elementary Arts and Craft Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Pinon Elementary, 90 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock.

    She will have Fall and Halloween items from our vendors!

    Friday, October 25, 2013


    Be sure to stop by and check out all the cool things our vendors have brought in for Halloween.

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Manor Born Scarf

    The Manor Born Scarf is worked in 2 pieces which are joined in the center so that both ends are identical. You will need to follow a chart for the 12 row repeat.
    One hank of Kettle Tweed is needed, model is shown in #4523 Seashore.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    Boulevard Cowl

    The Boulevard Cowl is worked from side to side in the round. Complimentary colors a differently textured yarn are woven in while knitting. Shown here are Brae Tweed colors #546 Olive, and #837 Caramel. Body of Cowl is knit in Kettle Tweed #4739 Tourmaline.

    Stitching Group Today.

    Join us for Stitching Group at 4 until 7 in the classroom. Any type of handwork is welcome (knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing...).

    Jo's Sea Glass Shawl Cardigan

    Wendy's  Caroline
    Caroline (Archived) by Hannah Ingalls

    Mary's Hat
    Yarn: Cascade 220

    Merry's Hat

    Mary's  Twig and Leaf
    Twig and Leaf by Anne Hanson