KNIT CITY 2017 Here We Come!
We have been busy putting together a lineup for this year’s Knit City to best celebrate its 5th anniversary in style, and we are thrilled to announce this year’s beauties!!!
First up, this is the premier showing of Wollmeise at Knit City! This amazing best-kept-secret yarn has been hard to get your hands on even though it has been in production since 2002, as until very recently the only way to snag a skein of this German beauty was an elusive update from her own webstore. With exchange and duty fees, as well as other yarn snobs to contend with, this yarn known for the vibrant colours and tight twist has been almost an urban legend for many knitters. But once you get some Wollmeise on your needles it is easy to understand it allure. Along with the breathtaking colour, its unique twist creates perfect stitch definition and non-pill wear!
We were thrilled to bring this brand to our store last November, being the only store to carry it west of the Rockies. And new for Knit City, in additional to a full lineup of each of the Wollmeise bases, we will be launching a full palette of a base that BC has not yet seen… Wollmeise Blend, a gorgeous merino/cashmere/nylon blend!
Next up are the amazing tonals of Tuskenknits which we are launching this weekend at KnitCity. Handdyed from the Seattle area by a lovely lady named Maria, this yarn has a cult following on Instagram and up to now could also only be bought directly from the dyer. We are the first wholeseller of this yarn, and according to Maria’s recent podcast, she probably won’t be taking on other whole-sellers any time soon. What’s amazing about this year is the deep tonals in very rustic colours (think: antique grey-toned saturated gem-tones like rust, mustard, antique rose), which are a great match to the wild speckles that have been recently so popular.
We will be stocking her Fife (merino/nylon with a nice twist) and Fuzz (merino, mohair, nylon: strong with a soft halo) bases of this yarn.
We will also again be bringing the beautiful stripes of Mudpunch to Knit City this year. But be warned: there will be a very limited supply so we expect these to disappear quickly!
And we will be hosting Frances Chester of Cestari from Virginia at our booth and we are bringing their whole lineup of yarns/bases. Read more of Frances’s adventures in sheep rearing here.
And Knit City wouldn’t be the same without a few SHOW SPECIALS including:
- All our YOTH at 30% off
- Drunk Yarn (dye your own) kits at 20%
We love to catch up with familiar faces and get to know new friends! We can’t wait to see you there.