Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Sale & Exciting News

Happy New Year!

We are very thankful for your tremendous support and patronage since Chelsea Yarns opened it's "Web Doors" on July 9th. Because of our success in 2012 we have grown out of our space and are moving into new "Digs"! We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new Brick and Mortar boutique in Monmouth County, New Jersey in March 2013.  This new home will allow us to expand our inventory and offer even MORE exciting products through Chelsea Yarns dot com. More details to follow in the coming weeks!! 

Stay tuned!!!! We can't wait!!!!

To celebrate this exciting news we are offering a New Year's Sale through January 2nd.

20% off all items online plus:

Select Koigu Kpppm colors 40% off
Cora Handpaint by Tahki Yarns 40% off

Please note orders will ship on January 2nd, 2013.
Also, the sale price will be reflected after you click the checkout button. 

Thank you and Enjoy!
Happy New Year!

All of us at Chelsea Yarns xoxo

Esjan by Stephen West finishing up in our December Knit-A-Long

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Come join our KAL!

For our next KAL we will be knitting the Mystery KAL with Joji. This shawl requires 830-1405 yards of fingering weight yarn. About 3 skeins for the medium size and depending on which yarn you are using the large size calls for:
Color A: 510 Yards
Color B: 475 Yards
Color C: 420 Yards

This shawl is going to be a triangular shape worked in three colors. The first first clue will be delivered in your email box December 27th. The first clue is going to be short with some easy and light knitting, perfect for those of us who are busy with holiday activities. We went ahead and picked some fabulous Zen Garden Serenity 20 colors perfect for this KAL. Be sure to join our Ravelry group and get involved in the fun!

More about this KAL click here to join our Ravelry Group.

To purchase the Joji Mystery KAL pattern click here. Joji's Mystery KAL group is here.

To purchase yarns for the Mystery KAL using Zen Garden Serenity 20 follow this link here. 

We look forward to solving this mystery with you! :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Chelsea Yarns. We wish you a merry & bright season filled with happiness & joy.

Knit hard stay warm.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chelsea Yarns Gift Certificate

Why not send a Chelsea Yarns gift Certificate? It's a great gift or stocking stuffer!

Just click & send...It's quick & easy!

Click this link to be directed to the page....

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Candy by Feza

Andree knit this adorable, quick little shrug using one skein of Feza Candy yarn.
This Quick Knit Baby Shrug by Natalie Haban looks so adorable in this yarn. This shrug is for size 18-24 months but can be worked in other sizes to suit your needs. Colors listed here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Selkie KAL finished

Finished up our Selkie by Melissa Schaschwary KAL this week and totally love the the finished product. The Misti Alpaca Hand Paint in color way Macbeth really showed off the beauty of this project! I happen to love cables and this one is really big and chunky. Still have to block it and sew up the sleeves. Found some fab, vintage buttons to sew on that will look spectacular.

Come join our Ravelry Group to see what's new at Chelsea Yarns and to be updated with all our current KAL's. We have one going on right now knitting the Esjan by Stephen West.
The next one starting in January is the Joji Mystery KAL. We have some fabulous yarns on the way that will be perfect for this KAL. You will be so excited!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Erika Knight Yarns

We received a big box of Erika Knight yarn from England and we immediately fell in love with the whole collection!! Her patterns are adorable and the yarns are simply scrumptious.

Her Maxi Wool is super bulky and 100% Pure British Wool Spun in Yorkshire.
87 yards and the gauge is about 2 stitches to the inch on a US 15-17 needle.
My favorite perk about the yarn is that it comes with a black label that when you finish your project you sew it into the finished piece. Totally cool! Her color palate consists of all muted tones.

Her Fun Fur yarn is also Pure British Wool and is 97% Wool and 3% Nylon.

Check out the patterns and yarn collection on our website.

Erika Knight

Pattern to knit the Furry Welly Toppers is FREE with purchase yarn. One skein of Fur Wool and one Skein of Maxi Wool needed to make the boot toppers. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Geysir Stretch Photos

Geysir Stretch a new pattern by Stephen West on Ravelry that not only has some knitting instructions included but also has some supplemental videos for stretching your knitting hands/wrists, shoulders, head/neck and back. Did you know you can improve your posture while knitting? Plus some fun photo contests too!
Not to mention he used The Fibre Company Terra and Savannah which happens to be one of our fav's.
A few people purchased Road To China Light instead of the Savannah which also looks amazing!
Finished Measurements: 84" 213 cm wingspan, 22" 56 cm from CO to BO edge at longest point.
Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn: Worsted or DK weight

Color A -100 Yards- 183 m
Color B - 200 yards - 183 m
Color C - 310 yards - 283 m

Shown in The Fibre Company Terra Color A Iron
Color B Yarrow.
The Fibre Company Savannah DK Color C Cabernet.

Stay tuned for West Knits Book 5 arriving soon!
In the meantime we have his other books and patterns here.
I went ahead and took some pictures of some options I thought were fabulous...From left.

Terra Black Walnut & Black Locust Bark. Savannah Slate.

Terra Iron, Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Shale.

Terra Iron, Black Locust Bark, Savannah Cabernet.

Savannah Cabernet, Terra Shale, and Logwood Purple.

Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Black Walnut & Belladonna.

Savannah Cabernet, Terra Iron & Yarrow. (Colors used by Stephen West) 

Savannah Seafoam, Terra Olive Leaf & Hyacinth.

Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Beet & Henna

Terra Iron, Savannah Seafoam, and Terra Shale.

Terra Black Locust Bark, Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Yarrow.

So beautiful! 

Ok....I'm in love with all of them!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Sale All Weekend Long

Our way of saying Thank You is by offering 25% off EVERYTHING on our website from 8pm Eastern/Standard time this evening 11.22.12 through 11:59 PM Cyber Monday 11.26.12!
No promo code needed for the sale.

As an added bonus, all ruffle yarn by Fil Katia and Knitting Fever will be 50% off original price.

Sale price will be reflected in cart at checkout.

Yarns included are TrianaTricor Lux, and Flounce.
Take advantage of these fabulous deals while supplies last!

 Berroco Boboli Quick will be 40% off original price! A great yarn at a fantastic price!
Berroco Boboli (yarn used in our Carnival Cowl) is 30% off original price!
Koigu KPPPM 30% off

Knitting Needle SALE
Nova Interchangeable Deluxe Set by Knitters Pride 30% OFF!

30% off Noro Hitsuji six colors to choose from!

Free Shipping on all orders over $100 while sale is on.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chelsea's Favorite Holiday Picks!

We made a list of our favorite projects to knit this holiday season! All perfect for knitting that special someone a beautiful, hand made gift.

1. Boboli Carnival Cowl, using 2 skeins of Berroco Boboli FREE pattern on our blog.

2. Chelsea Mitts, kits available on our website. These are super easy and fast to knit. You can create your own kit or purchase one of the ones already available! 

3. Gaptastic Cowl, using 3 skeins of Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky or Misti Alpaca Chunky (solids). FREE pattern on Ravelry here. 

4. Honey Cowl, a simple slipped stitch pattern cowl using 450 yards of DK weight yarn. Choose from 4 skeins of your favorite colors of Noro Silk Garden  or mix it up and use 4 different colored skeins! 

Another option is 2 skeins of Manos Maxima (we just added some new colors this week) or 3 skeins of Manos Silk Blend.  FREE Pattern available on Ravelry here. 

5.  Bandana Cowl, uses approx. 100 yards of Bulky yarn. We are currently knitting this using 1 skeins of Ella Rae Merino Chunky. FREE pattern available on Ravelry here. 

Stay tuned for more picks next week! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chelsea Yarns December Esjan Knit-A-Long

Chelsea Yarns December's KAL is Esjan by Stephen West. This pattern is knit on worsted weight yarn (630-640 yards) using size US 11 needles! A top down shawl that starts with a super easy garter stitch and then two contrasting colors are added to create a giant "holey" lace pattern.

Finished Measurements of the shawl: 30" /76 cm from CO to BO along center, 80"/203 cm tip along wingspan edge.

Color A -205
Color B- 230
Color C-200

Photos taken by Ysolda Teague.

We have chosen the following color palates for you to choose from, or you can be creative if you like and pick your own colors.

Below you will find 5 color choices using For Better or Worsted by Anzula.

From left: Shitake, Black Cherry, Wine

Seaside, Charcoal, Au-Natural

Charcoal, Denim, Seaside

Olivia, Seaside, Shitake

Ducky, Seaside, Charcoal

Another option we loved that would also be perfect for this KAL is Cora Natural by Tahki Yarns. It's 50% Corriedale Wool and 50% Alpaca, shorn and spun in New York State exclusively for Tahki Stacy Charles. 

Color  02, Color 04, Color 01

Color 04, Color 03, Color 02

Color 04, Color 01, Color 03

If you join this KAL and purchase yarns from our site you will automatically be entered to win a gift card from Chelsea Yarns for $25. Please post a photo of your finished project here on our blog or in our Ravelry group no later than January 2nd 2013. We can't wait to see all your finished projects! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Berroco Boboli Carnival Cowl

Andree knit this really cool sample for the shop using 2 skeins of Berroco Boboli in color way 5329 Jammie, the colors were so vibrant we called it the Carnival Cowl.
On a size 8 needle (24 inch) she casted on 140 stitches and joined in the round.
Then Knit 6 rows, then purled 6 rows continuing in this manner until almost near the end of the second skein. That's it! So easy!!!
It begins to form a welt which is a really fun pattern for a cowl!
We all love it and are super excited to cast on! Especially because holiday knitting is approaching us!
There are 13 colors to choose from!
And remember 20% off SALE!