New in the Shop

Lots of new items are arriving in the shop for December! We’ll be adding to the list regularly so check back often or stop into the store.

Yarn Bowls and Stands

If you have not yet had a chance to visit the tea & pottery shop next door you don’t know what you are missing. Steep-N-Clay offers a wide variety of loose leaf tea as well as amazing pottery. We are happy to have yarn bowls and yarn caddies  made for us buy Steep-n-Clay. Stop in and check them out.

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Yarn Tubs in New Fabrics

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We have just received a shipment of new yarn tubs! These wonderful little bags sit nicely on the counter or the floor to hold your bag. The waterproof fabric is what makes these so nice. Come in and check out the new fabric as well as some old favorites.

Holiday Point Protectors

These adorable point protectors have definitely been the hit of the show lately. We just unpacked holiday shapes. Grab a Grinch or a peppermint to put on your needles and keep your holiday knitting in order.

elgin knit works holiday point protectors

The Land of Middle Earth

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This month we journey over hill and under dale to the land of Middle Earth (or The Lord of the Rings)! This month’s colorway is inspired by the muted blues and silver-grays  found in the buildings of Rivendell. 

Dyed on Cheshire Cat (light fingering) this muted colorway is definitely ‘precious’… especially in one of our TWO new patterns for this month: the Broken Pillars Shawl (crochet), or the Mallorn Beanie (knit).


Xiomara will wrap you in an elegant show of color, texture and intriguing Mosaic stitches. No one has to know how simple these stitches are, which only adds to the mystery and allure of Xiomara.

Mosaic knitting is incredibly beautiful and amazingly simple, nothing to fear and wonderful to learn! All the stitches are basic, even the Mosaic effect is achieved through the simplest of slipped stitches and working with only one color in each row.

Easy peasy, I promise. 

elginknitworks nov xiomara

Green Shoots Mitts & Tam Kit

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This set is not only beautiful but also fun to knit. The kit comes with patterns and yarn to knit both the Tam and Mitts. Available in two colorways, choose the brighter pallet or a more subdued one.

Chevron Stripes

Our classic long shawl zigzags into its chevron shape based on a simple repeat of stitches. Urth Yarns do the rest of the magic to transform a basic into your favorite accessory. Add two or three JUL post buttons (see below) to make it easy to wear.

Pattern uses 2 skeins of Urth Uneek Fingering. Each 100g 435y/400m skein is 100% superwash merino wool

elginknitworks nov chevron shawl

JUL Post Buttons

elginknitworks nov jul post buttons

This new style of (re)moveable styling tack has a stud element that is integrated into the button with a leather disk to create a powerful styling tool.  To use the button, simply remove the leather backing, slip the button shaft in between the stitches of the knitwear / crochetwear and then pop the leather backing on the shaft on the wrong side of your material.  

It’s crisp, quick, and easy!

Curiosity Cowl

The Curiosity Cowl will ignite the curiosity in you! This exciting design uses two different colors to create an all-over texture cowl with cool and functional drawstrings. The designer  suggests using a long color shifting yarn such as Ewetopia or Yarn Hero. The unique stitch in this cowl and the fantastic drawstring are just a few things that make this such a fun project. Check out our color suggestions!

elginknitworks nov curiosity cowl and colors

New Bags

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These new bags are big and roomy with pockets that can hold all your project bags. Check out the coordinating bags for you to put your tools in or a small WIP. Priced right and ready to go, stop in and grab one before they are gone.

Airplane Mode

Airplane Mode is a simple, cozy scarf / shawlette knit up in 2 different colorways of the fun Berroco Dash yarn – a fluffy, chainette-construction yarn (that is so light & airy!) with bright ‘dashes’ of colors throughout.

Why “Airplane Mode”? Because when you knit this piece, its simplicity allows you to relax and disconnect a bit (like turning your phone to ‘airplane mode’) and, since you never know where the colorful dashes will end up, you’re like an observant passenger just enjoying the ride!

It features a slip stitch edging, m1 increases to grow the scarf out in a triangle shape, and a pretty broken rib border. Pattern includes link to a ‘tips page’ for lots of tips & tutorials for making your own.

New Julie Asselin Boucle Yarn

We are so in love with this new boucle yarn from Julie Asselin. This 240 yard worsted yarn is made from a lovely blend of alpaca and wool spun in a fantastically textured boucle yarn.

The MOUTON NOIR (Black Sheep) hat might just be the easiest, coziest winter accessory you will ever knit. Made with just one skein of gorgeous hand-dyed boucle yarn from Julie Asselin, it’s worked straight up in stockinette in-the-round from cast-on to the beginning of crown decreases. When the knitting is finished, the brim is created by folding the fabric up from the cast-on edge and tacking it in place with four simple stitches at evenly spaced intervals. This yarn creates a light yet warm fabric.

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Just like snowflakes, no two sn-omes are alike. The navy velour and a bit of sparkle yarn makes these adorable guys irresistible! Knit some for yourself and some to give away.

elginknitworks november snow gnomes