Category Archives: Stitch Night

On The Needles

It’s been a little while since we’ve shown you some of our own works-in-progress, hasn’t it?

This fall has kept all of our needles busy knitting up samples in some of our newest yarns. It’s a tough job, but the Stash Enhancers are always up for a challenge!

Rustling Leaves Beret

Rustling Leaves Beret

Currently on Sydney’s needles is the Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos. This has been a popular pattern since its release in Coastal Knits last year, and for good reason. It knits up in just 175 yards of fingering weight yarn, and the leaf motif is addictive and fun to knit.

Here we’re using Caress Luxury Yarns Alpaca Sock in Denim, a locally sourced and hand-dyed blend of superfine alpaca, merino and nylon. We just love supporting our local fiber artisans while making something beautiful and cozy!

Romney Kerchief

Sonia’s needles have been obsessively clicking away on Jared Flood’s Romney Kerchief. This simple triangular shawl really shows off the colors of our elegant new Gradient yarn from Schoppel-woole.

The colors change slowly, effortlessly, and you’re guaranteed to want to knit until the next color change. If you receive our newsletter, you know that Sonia can often be heard muttering “Just one more row…” as she compulsively knits on this project!

So what’s on your needles this week? Are you busy with holiday projects?

Remember, if you need a break from the hustle and bustle, you can always join us at Stitch Night on Wednesday evenings. We’re here with tea, support, and a few good laughs.


Filed under Books/Patterns, Knitting, Local Products, Meet the Samples, Stash, Stitch Night, Yarn

Lee Meredith Coming to Stash!

We have a very special guest coming to Stitch Night in a couple of weeks.  Lee Meredith (aka Leethal) will be here with a trunk show of her fabulous designs!

Meet + Greet with Lee Meredith

November 14th, 5-8 pm at Stash  

Wobble Bass Hat  (photo from Ravelry pattern page)

A little bit about Lee, from her website:

Lee is a maker of things, doer of stuff living in Portland, Oregon, with a main focus on designing original hand-knit accessories. She spends her time writing, designing, making, teaching, spinning, photographing, brainstorming, and creating. With a background in photography and art, and a love of color, puzzles, and experimentation, she brings all these elements into her creative work, as well as into her writing on her blog, do stuff!

Lee has designed a variety of accessory patterns including hats, shawls, fingerless mitts, scarves and cowls. One of my favorite things about Lee’s patterns (besides the fact that they’re just plain awesome) is that they’re all completely customizable. Her patterns allow you to use any gauge yarn you’d like and guide you through the steps to make it just right.

Parallel Lines (photo from Ravelry pattern page) would be a great pattern for self striping yarns or little bits of leftovers! 

Lee’s patterns are  fun and original and many of them have an innovative and interesting construction. They’re also packed with great information and tutorials to help you learn any new techniques you may need for the pattern.

Freewheelin’ (photo from Ravelry pattern page) Gorgeous cables + contrasting edge.

The Either/Or (photo from Ravelry pattern page) mitts are part of an e-book called Remixed.

Well, I could go on and on about all the fun and interesting patterns designed by Lee…but how about you just come meet Lee and see for yourself? You can try on her innovative designs and perhaps start a new project at Stitch Night!

Mark your calendar now:

Meet & Greet with Lee Meredith 

November 14th, 5-8 pm at Stash  

Lee also has a Mystery-KAL going on right now…extra brownie points to anyone who brings a finished shawl from the MKAL!

Leave a comment

Filed under Books/Patterns, Knit Alongs, Knitting, LYS, Social, Stitch Night, Trunk Show, Yarn

On the Needles

Wednesday at Stitch Night several of us cast on for the Spring Shawl Knitalong.  Some chose Ishbel by Ysolda Teague, other opted for Dancette by Irish Girlie Knits.

I was in the mood for the bold stripes and zig-zags in Dancette.  It took me a few tries, but I finally settled on a color combination that I love.

  • Top: Siren Two Sock by Pigeonroof Studios in Orchid Thief.
  • Bottom: Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Fine in Riptide

It’s not the most bright and spring-like shawl, but I am loving the way the lavender, brown, cream and deep teal are playing together.  And both yarns are merino, cashmere, nylon blends which is such a treat to work with.  I’m convinced yarn with cashmere knits faster…

What’s on your needles this weekend?

Leave a comment

Filed under Knit Alongs, Stash Knitting, Stitch Night

Our First Knit-Along

We recently finished up our first ever Stash Knit-Along!  In an effort to support a little sock yarn stash-busting, we chose 2 fingering weight patterns: the Hado Slouch Hat and the Paper Moon Socks.  Stashers had a bit under 2 months to complete their knitting to be entered to win a great prize.  One Stasher was even knitting and bound off at Stitch Night on the final day!

Thank you to everyone who participated!  It was so fun to see what pattern and yarn people used; each project was special and unique to its knitter.

This knit along was so much fun that we’ve decided to plan another one: the Spring Shawl Knit-Along.  It’s another choose-your-own-adventure KAL, with two options: Ishbel or Dancette.

Ishbel by Ysolda Teague

Dancette by Irish Girlie Knits

We will be casting on on March 21st, the first day of Spring.  Anyone can particiapte; you need not be a local knitter to play along with us.  Just hop on over to the shop Ravelry group or stay tuned to this space to see what we’re up to!

1 Comment

Filed under Knit Alongs, Knitting, Stitch Night

Casting On

Last night some participants of the first Stash Knit Along joined together at Stitch Night and cast on. There were a few Paper Moon sock knitters and a couple of Hado Slouch hat knitters, as well as plenty of other non-kal-related projects on the needles. It’s so fun to see what yarn everyone chose! It warms this knitter’s heart to see knitters helping one another get started, make color decisions, and pulling in unsuspecting knitters. That’s what a knit along is all about: support, encouragement, inspiration, and sharing knowledge.  And fun, lots of fun.

To sweeten the deal, Stash is offering a few prizes! To be eligible to win, participants must either:
a) post a photo of their finished project on the KAL thread in the Ravelry group or to the Stash Facebook page.
b) bring it in to Stitch Night to show it off!

This means that you can participate from afar, so what are you waiting for?
Multiple entries for multiple finished objects.  Entries will be chosen at random and winners announced on March 1st, 2012.

Prizes will include sock yarn, books, patterns, and more TBA.  Cast on!

1 Comment

Filed under Knit Alongs, Knitting, Stitch Night