Sunday, April 6, 2014

E I E I O baby quilt

Just got in this cute panel and by adding 3 quick borders, we have a quick and easy baby quilt.  Perfect for a shower gift and made with love by someone who will love the newborn.  Come see us or call as we made kits of "old McDonalds farm".  The Yarn Basket & Quilt Shop.  712-792-2890

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Knitting retreat

Here are some pictures from our latest retreat at The Yarn Basket.   Thanks to all who attended and helped make this annual day so much fun!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ready for spring?

We are so ready for spring at The Yarn Basket as we are sure all of you are so we made this comfy, easy knit and purl cape.  Our wonderful yarn rep came through with a cash and carry load of blue heron cotton loop and one skein made this cape.  Really cute on, too

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Coco Vee shawl and other retreat options

Beginning of the mitered square pattern called Coco Vee shawl.  This is one of 5 classes offered at The Yarn Basket's annual knitting retreat this March 8th.    See our website for more details. or call 712-792-2890

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cardigans or any sweaters for that matter are needed in our Iowa winters!

If you have knit any of hannah fettig's patterns, you know how much fun they are.   Here is her latest book and beginning of Birdie fair isle cardigan.  I am using a do tweed yarn of Skacel called Kenzie.  Hope to get this sweater done to wear for our upcoming brioche class.  (No connection just want to show it off soon!)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Vice yarns -truly a vice

Look at some of the col colors Vice yarns come in!  We made the boneyard shawl (as seen on Ravelry.). We used one skein but you can use 2 for more for a longer shawl and have any length you want.   We have a nice selection in stock now so come check out The Yarn Basket or call (712-792-2890).   Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gap-tactic with bulky yarn

Having admired the pattern gaptastic on Ravelry for so long, I finally found the perfect yarn to make it with.  The requirements had to be fast, soft and warm and Rowan's alpaca chunky was perfect.  Use a 15 circular needle and cast on 115 stitches for the chunky yarn.  You will love it as well as someone on your Christmas list.