Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dishcloth Diva Book Signing!

Dishcloth Diva Book Signing!
Sunday, December 22nd 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Colorado's very own, Deb Buckingham, will be at Stash to sign her second book Dishcloth Diva Knits On!  Deb's book would make the perfect gift for the knitter who has all the yarn she can knit!  

Dishcloth Diva Knits On! features 15 dishcloth patterns inspired by colorwork, cables, openwork, and traditional rib knitting. Throughout this book, Deb's modern design and precise instrucitons will give you many hours of knitting pleasure.

Get your copy at Stash and meet the talented Dishcloth Diva, Deb Buckingham, Sunday - December 22nd 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Broncos Slouch Hat - Free Pattern!

Bronco Slouch Hat

Yarn:  Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted (96yds).  MC: Sapphire 2 skeins for slouch hat and fold brim hat 1 skein for beanie, CC Orange Peel 1 skein for all styles.  Or approx. 200 yds worsted weight yarn in MC and 100 yds worsted weight yarn in CC
Needles: US 8 16” circ and US 8 Dpn’s
Other notions: stitch marker and yarn needle for weaving in ends

CO 80 sts with MC, join for knitting in the round, being careful not to twist you stitches,  K2, P2 for 2”

Next round: with MC knit all sts
Knit five more rounds with MC (6 rows total)
Knit two rounds CC

Repeat last eight rounds 5 times total for slouch and fold brim hat and 3 times total for beanie hat
Keeping in pattern (6 rounds MC, 2 rounds CC) start decreases as follows, changing to DPN’s when neccessary:

1st decrease: *K6, K2tog; repeat to end of round
Knit two rows even
2nd decrease: *K5, K2tog, repeat to end of round
Knit two rounds even
3rd decrease: *K4, K2tog, repeat to end of round
Knit two rounds even
4th decrease: *K3, K2tog, repeat to end of round
Knit one round even
5th decrease: *K2, K2tog, repeat to end of round

Cut yarn and pull through live stitches with a yarn needle, weave in all ends and block as desired.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Great Gifts for the Last Minute!

holy cowl
A FREE pattern from Ewe Ewe Yarns!  " Here is a fun little project just right for knitting on the go.  Holy Cowl knites up easily in the round on size 10 needles and is nice and light with the unique hole stitch pattern."

non felted slippers
A FREE pattern on Ravelry!  The non felted slippers knit up in an evening or two.  This is the non-sewing version and in knit totally in the round (no seaming)  which saves some time!  Here is the original version of the pattern knit back and forth and sewed at the sole and heel.

dewey decicowl
A FREE pattern from Ewe Ewe Yarns!  This is a  super cute, super fast cowl that can be worn with or without the button tab!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Great Gift Ideas for Last Minute!

crochet candy ornaments
Enjoy this FREE pattern from The Purl Bee.  These sweet candy inspired ornaments will make a great gift!  Use them as a gift tag, or make plenty for multiple gift giving for your co-workers, teachers, and friends.  They crochet up really quick and the stripes are super easy using just a back stitch between the rows!
jolly wee elf
"This little fellow will look just right on your holiday tea table, tree, or gift packages. Or make a choir of carolers to deck the mantel or peek out of stockings come Christmas morning." Churchmouse offers this pattern for FREE!  I will be making few of these cute little elves today, sitting by the fire while the snow falls outside :)

pictures borrowed from designers from ravelry.com

Friday, December 6, 2013

Great Gifts for Last Minute!

sparrow mitts
"Fashionably reach for your wallet or your keys with our Sparrow Mitts. Pretty enough to wear out to tea, these Sparrow Mitts are feminine and functional. The interesting all over cable pattern reminds us of the tracks of a little bird. Combine Sparrow Mitts with the Timberline Hat for a matching set."  Pattern is available for purchase at Stash!

timberline hat
"The Timberline Hat has a wonderful allover cable texture that resembles the lines of evergreen trees growing at the top or our favorite local mountain. Combine the Timberline Hat with the Sparrow Mitts for a matching set."  Pattern and yarn available at Stash!

wearever wrap
The Wearever Wrap by Ewe Ewe yarns is awesome!  You will love crocheting this retro-inspired accessory that will go with any outfit!  Granny squares are super fast to crochet, you may make one for a gift then start one for yourself! Pattern and yarn available to purchase at Stash!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Great Gifts for the Last Minute!

crochet! in bloom beret or cap

Enjoy this Free crochet pattern, by Brittney Waterhouse, on Ravelry! Make this cute cap style or the beret style in no time. I bet you make more than one!

wabi mitts
I love these Wabi Mitts by Fringe Association, another FREE pattern on Ravelry!  I can see many mitts made with The Fibre Co.'s Meadow yarn. This is a great pattern for any guy or gal on your knit-list!
olivia cowl
This Olivia Cowl is AWESOME!  Again, a FREE pattern on Ravelry, from Swan's Island Yarns.  This cowl uses just one skein of Swan's Island Worsted and is the perfect pattern for this yarn. Knit on the bias using the basket weave stitch, it looks like you put more work into it than you did.  You may have good intentions of making this as a gift, but you may just end up giving it to yourself!

all pictures from the designers used on ravlery.com

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Great Gift Ideas for Last Minute!

Seriously folks!  It's getting to be crunch time.  If you are anything like me you have about (oh who's counting!) gifts to make and only 24 days to do them!  I've been searching for great last minute gift ideas and I would like to share them with you. These are great gift ideas for the last minute crafter like myself:

snow on the laurel
"These pretty Arm Warmers feature an eye catching center cable surrounded by Reverse Stockinette to help showcase the delicate leaf pattern
For easier knitting the pattern is written worked inside out so you’re knitting mostly in Stockinette while the center cable stitches are created on the Purl side of the work. Simply turn the warmer right side out when completed to reveal the cables. Viola! Fun, simple, and oh so pretty. Since there is no thumb hole, you can also wear these as leg warmers."
Can you say no thumb gusset shaping = quick knit, even if you have to make two :)
This pattern is free for now on Ravlery until Christmas, so hurry over there and download it now~

peaked hat
Another FREE pattern on Ravlery the crocheted Peaked Hat is the perfect go to hat for the season!  Pick out a couple of you favorite buttons to show and start hooking!

Keep checking back here, I have many more projects to share!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stuff it Stocking KAL with Ewe Ewe!

Tis the season!  Are stockings on your knit list this year?  Join me at Stash for a knit-along with Ewe Ewe Yarns to make the Stuff It Stocking.  These stockings will look great on your mantle and will make great gifts too!

Ewe Ewe yarns is hosting their first ever KAL for the Stuff it Stocking starting December 3rd.  It’s a simple pattern using US8 needles and Wooly Worsted yarn. You can make the stocking even if you’ve never knit a sock before.  And the pattern has a few extra techniques for the more experienced knitter.  You will be finished with your stocking well before Christmas.

Stash has great colors to choose from including traditional colors and non–traditional colors.  

This pattern takes one skein each of three colors.  Join us on Tuesdays (12/3, 12/10, & 12/17) from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, for the KAL where you can get help, offer tips, share your color choices, and knit in good company!  You can also follow the KAL on the Ewe Ewe Blog, their Facebook page, Twitter, or KAL Ravelry group.

Here are the dates and topics for each section for the KAL:

Tuesday 12/3: Casting on, knitting in the round, working the hem at the top
Thursday 12/5: knitting the body of the sock and carrying colors while striping
Tuesday 12/10: Making the heel flap, turning the heel, knitting the instep
Thursday 12/12: Decreasing for the toe and Kitchner Stich.
Tuesday 12/17: Hang loop i-cord, finishing and blocking.  Santa’s coming!

Call, email, or stop by Stash to sign up for the free KAL and purchase your supplies!

pictures courtesy of ewe ewe yarns blog

Monday, November 11, 2013

Trunk Show

Join us Saturday, November 16th 10 am - 5 pm for a Trunk Show featuring Dream in Color Yarn, Swan's Island, and The Fibre Company's Tundra

Goodies and drinks will be available for a fun day of fiber goodness. Oh! And, and of course, door prizes too!

Read about some of the products you will see at the Trunk show:

About Smooshy with Cashmere
70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; fingering weight yarn; 400 yards

"With its luscious blend of luxury fibers, Smooshy with Cashmere is opulence in a skein. The smooth, plied base, combined with our unique dyeing process, gives Smooshy with Cashmere its deep and lushly-shaded tones. And, 20% cashmere makes this yarn divinely next-to-skin soft, while 10% nylon lends a durability that means Smooshy with Cashmere is equally at home in socks and open, airy lacework."

About Swan's Island Washable Wool
100% washable merino wool; DK weight; 140 yards

"This 100% organic merino is gently treated with organic EcoWash®, which enhances the wool fibers to prevent felting.  The resulting yarns feature a softer hand than Superwash products,, are great to wear and can be machine-washed."

About Tundra
60% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk; bulky weight yarn; 120 yards

"Tundra is an absolutely beautiful 2-ply bulky weight blend of soft baby alpaca, bouncy merino and shiny drapey silk.  This is the perfect yarn for creating warm and lofty single skein accessories, or just a few skein will give you a delightfully warm soft garment."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Manos del Uruguay's Alegria

In Spanish Alegria means Joy.  I have to say when you knit with this hand-painted sock yarn from Manos del Uruguay all you feel is joy!  The colors alone are enough to brighten any grey day, then there is the softness of the superwash merino.  Alegria is the perfect choice for any fingering weight project, from socks to shawls and even baby projects.  I've knit a couple shawls and love them, I've seen socks knit with it and they are amazing!  If you are not into the super bights above, you can try a more subdue palette like the skeins below, which I think are perfect Autumn colors!

New Books That Are Must Haves!

I'm in love with these books!  Huge Huggable Mochimochi is filled with 20 super sized lovable projects perfect for gift giving.  If supersized sounds a like too much to knit, check out 50 Yards of Fun you can knit a colony of delightful critters using only 50 yarns of  yarn, can you say stash buster!  Make a mini version of yourself, your friends, and celebrities too with AmiguruMe.  You will learn everything you need to depict the face of the person you are designing to getting the clothes, hair, and accessories just perfect!  The possibilities are endless!  Monster Knits for Little Monsters is seriously about the cutest book I have ever seen.  You will be knitting little critter hats for kiddos everywhere!  There are patterns for cute cuddly bears, owl, dinosaurs, aliens and more, there are patterns to make matching mitten paws and socks too!  Put a bird on it!  Knits of a Feather has 20 beautiful hat, cowl, shawl, sweater, and household patterns inspired by birds in nature.  Mollie Makes Crochet is full of 20 cute projects for the home plus tips and tricks for crochet.  If you ever wanted an excuse to learn to crochet, this is it!  Projects include blankets, placemats, napkins, potholders and coasters, and toys and gifts.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Free Hat and Mitts patterns!

Big Chunky Comfy Hat

Chunky Lova Mitts

Super fun brights are everywhere this year.  The are perfect for fun accessories like this hat and fingerless mitts combo!  It's all about fast, chunky, and funky knits.

This yarn is part of the My Mountain collection from Schachenmayr Yarns.  Go to the My Mountain web site for tons of free hat patterns using all the yarns in the collection.  They are fun to knit and crochet!

Find the FREE Big Chunky Comfy Hat pattern on Ravelry.com.  This hat takes one skein for most, but took me a little over one skein, I needed just enough to finish the last three rows!  So I came up with the matching fingerless mitts pattern, and used up every little bit of yarn.  That's right NO left over yarn!

Here is the pattern for the Chunky Lova Mitts:

Needles:  US 11 DPN's

CO 20 sts, join for working in the round, careful not to twist the stitches!

Cuff: K2, P2 ribbing for 5 rows

Hand: K 10 rows even

Thumb opening:   Row 1: purl  Row 2: Knit.  Repeat last two rows three more times

Top of hand: K 2 rows

Finish: K2, P2 ribbing for 5 rows

BO loosely and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Almost Time for the Yarn Crawl!

The Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl starts in just 3 days!  Are you planning your route yet?  If Stash is one of your first shops to visit on Saturday, September 21st (the first day of the crawl) be sure to grab a cupcake from the Denver Cupcake Truck!  The Cupcake truck will be at Stash from 10 am - 1 pm, or until the cupcakes run out!  One of my favorites is the Pistachio Cupcake, yum!  Stay tuned for more information on all the fun stuff we have planned!

For more information on the Yarn Crawl click 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stash is Celebrating FOUR Years!

Stash is celebrating FOUR years!

Saturday, August 3rd 9 am - 4 pm

Join us Saturday, August 3rd and help us celbrate FOUR years of Stash!  There will be treats and refreshments as well as goodies and prizes!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Sale of the Week!

Summer Sale of the Week!
boboli lace

July 8th - July 13th

This week Berroco Lodge, Berroco Boboli (all weights!) and Wisdom Poems (all weights!) are 20% off!  Each of these variegated yarns are great to knit up accessories that will be just right for when the weather cools off!

During the months of June and July you will save 20% off select merchandise! 

Sale limited to stock on hand - no special orders. May not be combined with other discounts or coupons. No returns or exchanges on sale purchases.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Sale of the Week!

July 1st - July 6th

This week select Washable Wool is 20% off!  Grab a few skeins of washable wool and make cute baby/kid sweaters, blankets, and accessories.  Or get enough to start your new Fall sweater.  That's right, Fall is right around the corner!

yarns included in sale: Berroco Comfort, Berroco Vintage, Milla Mia, Simplicity, Liberty Wool, Amy Butler Belle, and Classic Shades

During the months of June and July you will save 20% off select merchandise! 

Sale limited to stock on hand - no special orders. May not be combined with other discounts or coupons. No returns or exchanges on sale purchases.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Knitter's Pride Needle Tasting

Knitter's Pride Needle Tasting

June 28 and 29  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stash is having a Knitter's Pride Needle Tasting!

Come and try out all the different kinds of needles and hooks Knitter's Pride has to offer.  If you find a new favorite, we will be taking special orders!

We will have refreshments and door prizes too!

Summer Sale of the Week!

June 24th - June 29th
All Manos Yarns are 20% off!!

Experience Manos this week and see why it is one of our favorite yarns to knit and crochet with!  Every skein of Manos yarn is lovingly created by the women of Hands on Uruguay, a not-for-profit artisan cooperative. 
Doing good aside, it's just plain gorgeous yarn!
yarns included in sale: lace, fino, alegria, serena, silk blend, maxima, classica    
During the months of June and July you will save 20% off select merchandise! 

Sale limited to stock on hand - no special orders. May not be combined with other discounts or coupons. No returns or exchanges on sale purchases.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

BOGO Classes and Sale of the Week!

BOGO Classes
feather and fan
feather and fan
Sign up for a class in June and/or July and get one free! Or sign yourself up for a class and bring a friend for FREE!  

*the free class will be the lesser value of the classes signed up for.  Classes must be taken in the months of June and July.
Knitting Classes
Beginning Knit

Crochet Classes

For more information on class schedules and prices visit the web site:

Sale of the Week (SOTW)

During the months of June and July you will save 20% off select merchandise!

Today marks the official beginning of Summer, at least according to Stash that is! What that means for you is an entire Summer of exciting Sales of the Week!
Every week, from June 1st to July 31st, we will offer one product or group of products at a discount of 20% off to you, our loyal customers and fans. And, we're starting with 20% off Berroco yarns!

First SOTW:  ALL Berroco Yarns are 20% off!

June 1st - June 8th

*Sale limited to stock on hand - no special orders. May not be combined with other discounts or coupons. No returns or exchanges on sale purchases.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Craft Your Stash

Craft Your Stash is back!

Saturday, June 15th

Save the date for our annual Craft Your Stash featuring:
the lemonade shop, knerd, siouxsiequeue's, wordletter press, bustle packs, jeanne sloan, knitting just for you, and lori thompson designs

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Guess the Stash Game!

Guess the Stash Game is on!

The whole Month of May

Think you know your Stash stash? Put your knowledge to the test! A small sampling of a mystery yarn will be at the register, when you are ready to check out, you get to see the yarn and take a guess. If you are correct, you get 10% off your yarn purchase! All yarns used in the Guess the Stash Game are in current stock at Stash. 

Guess the Stash when you are ready to pay, you get only one guess per day!

See your friendly Stash Staff for more details!

Dropped Stitch Scarf

Dropped Stitch Scarf Classes at Stash

A very simple and gratifying project using a conservative amount of your yarn and your time!  In no time at all you’ll have a stylish accessory that will quickly become one of your favorite accessories.  This is a great pattern to show off this amazing yarn!  If you use Manos Maxima yarn you can get two scarves with one skein!  

Here is the link to the FREE pattern: Dropped Stitch Scarf

Call Stash, 303-660-YARN, to sign up for the class!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Imperial Yarn and Swan's Island Trunk Show

Join me Saturday, April 6th 10 am - 5 pm for a trunk show featuring Imperial Stock Ranch and Swan's Island Lace Yarns!

Goodies and drinks will be available for a fun day of fiber goodness. Oh! And, and of course, door prizes too!

Imperial Stock Ranch produces amazing yarns from their flock of Columbia sheep. There will be knit samples on hand, so you can see for yourself why Columbia sheep make amazingly soft and springy yarns for your favorite garments and accessories!

raindrop bag made with 
columbia yarn

The newest addition to the Swan's Island Yarns collection, Lace is a blend of 50% fine merino an 50% tussah silk, making this hand dyes yarn exquisitely soft and lustrous.

swan's island lace

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Make-and-Takes at Stash!

New at Stash - special days for "Make and Takes"  These are simple little projects that you can do with little to no formal instruction, and take less than 30 minutes to make!  All the materials will be provided, there will be a small fee between $3 - $7 per person, depending on the project. This is a great activity for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, and all projects would make great gifts for friends, teachers, and other loved ones!

This is an "open door" kind of thing, you come and go as your schedule allows during the MAT time!

Shamrock Brooch: Monday, March 11h 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, AND Friday, March 15th 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.  You won't get a pinch on St. Patrick's day if you wear this fun Shamrock Brooch!  All materials are provided, cost of this MAT is $3.00 per person.

Pom Pom Bookmark: Monday, March 18th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Pom poms are so much fun to make and give!  I love the idea of using them for a book mark for your favorite novel. Materials provided, cost: $3.00 per person