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On the sixth day of Finchmas the Finches gave to me…

…a Hand Knit Finchmas!

I can spend hours and hours on the second floor of Finch pouring over pattern books on the worktable or in the notion room. For the knitters and crocheters in your life (and yourself too), this is a great post for stocking stuffers and all types of gifts for your favorite knitters.

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Upstairs in the Knit Lounge we have these beautiful Wool and Wire Sterling Silver stitch markers. We carry an assortment of them; any fancy knitter would love this in her stocking. Be sure to check out the shawl pins and bracelets (yes!  Bracelets!!) that go with these stitch markers.

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Also upstairs, and near the Wool and Wire Stitch markers, are the BlueSky Alpaca Rosewood double pointed needles. Have you knitted with rosewood? Seriously amazing. They are soft, yet slick like metal; the yarn moves smoothly from one needle to the next. We carry all the sizes, which are great for sock knitting and hat making.

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Speaking of needles, do you know that we carry interchangeable knitting needle sets? The complete set of Chaigoo needles comes with cables, cable stoppers, stitch markers, connectors for the cables, and needle sizes 2 to 15. The Chaigoo sets come in both metal and bamboo. This JUST in!!!!  We are also carrying Knitters’ Pride needles, and we just received a wonderful assortment of their needle sets.  Whether you like metal, rosewood, or both (yes, both- ask about the Knitters Pride Carbon needles), we have a set you’ll love!

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Check out all the sets in the new apothecary cabinet downstairs. You’ll also see in that case that we brought in an umbrella swift for those of you who would like to have one of those at home!

 

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Take a moment to sit and peruse our pattern and book collection! And yes, we do stock Finch Make + Take kits for knitters.

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This kit is one of my favorites!  It comes complete with a pattern book on all the ornaments along with enough yarn to make about 17 ornaments.  Can you believe these are knit flat?  That’s correct!  Not as complicated as you thought, huh?! I plan to knit these throughout the year so that my family can enjoy a new hand-knit ornament each year.

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Are you looking to knit a gift, but are wanting to take a class too? We have a few classes coming up right before Christmas! The Afternoon Mits and a Herringbone Cowl class are available a couple of weeks before Christmas, literally just in time.  Both of these classes are quick, one-time classes, and they are inexpensive too! Another one-time class that meets tonight (and there’s still room) is the Honey Cowl– this project is a Finch Favorite!  I think each of us own at least 2 Honey Cowls.  They make great gifts and can be done in any weight of yarn.

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This year for Christmas, ask for something you’ll use for years to come- a Finch Knitting Class!  See all our classes here. The School of Knitting: Mittens and Socks class will have you doing a thumb gusset or heel turn in no time!  Pick your project for optimal enjoyment. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to knit a sweater…  pick your own sweater in this  School of Knitting: Sweaters class.

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Crocheters or aspiring crocheters, I know you are out there or you might know someone who wants to learn. We have two new crochet classes available! One is a washcloth crochet class and the other is a hat crochet class.

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Don’t forget to stuff those stockings with Twig & Horn notions or Fringe Supply goods! We can’t get enough of the Fiber Pyramid posters and tea towels.

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Have you noticed Knit Collage hats at Anthropologie?!  Well, we carry the yarn and the patterns!  It’s such a fun knit, and is a great fit for the young and young at heart!

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photo credit to Love Knot Photo

Don’t forget, the shop is never short on inspiration!  Spend about 20 minutes just walking around, and you’ll be sure to see something that will have you casting on a new project!  Have you noticed there are a lot of pregnant ladies working at Finch these days?  What could be more perfect that hand knit baby presents?! Check out our display of baby knits up in the work room and around the shop.  And stay tuned for a post on all things baby related with some seriously amazing baby knits from the staff at Finch (these girls are seriously amazing!).

Come on by the shop for knitting gifts and other hand knit Finchmas ideas. And don’t forget…

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…knitters love Finch gift cards too 😉

Stay tuned for our Baby Layette post and a Kids Finchmas post too!

xoxo

~ Stefanie + the Finch

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