Thursday, May 18, 2017

Moms, Vets, and Sweater Sets!

Mother's Day is around the corner!

Whether you've got a knitting Mom or Grandma (or aunt or special friend), or you need to send a little bird to whisper in someone's ear, we've got what you need!
Newly arrived ideas...
  • Jade Sapphire Oooh! Cashmere in three new gorgeous shades of pink, added to our natural brown and grey tones
  • triple-zip mesh bags from Walker, designed and made in California
  • DK and sport weight Fun Bundles from Lux Adorna, for quick cashmere cowls, scarves or shawls
For the newer knitter, we've got interchangeable needle sets, knitting totes, yarn cases, and simple kits galore!
For the more seasoned maker, how about a treat for the hands? We have the country's largest selection of cashmere, from fingering weight to chunky, solids to heathers to hand-dyed one-of-a-kind skeins.

We can pair a pattern with a beautiful yarn and you'll be out the door with a project ready to go!

Thank you to our Veterans!

The end of the month brings Veterans Day, but at Jennifer Knits we honor them all year round with:
  • free knitting or crochet lessons for  Veterans under VA care and active military, with 25% discount on all purchases
  • free supplies for individuals knitting or crocheting for soldiers/veterans and programs such as Operation Gratitude to make hats, scarves, and blankets for veterans
  • we also accept donations of unwanted yarn and supplies for Veterans' programs anytime
We are partners with Village For Vets, a non-profit developed to give Brentwood Village merchants the opportunity to assist our neighbors at the West LA VA and our city's homeless Veterans.

Sweater Care Kit

You've made beautiful handknit sweaters, now how to care for them?
New from CocoKnits, the Sweater Care Kit includes:
  • two fine mesh, zippered laundry bags
  • one large super-absorbent towel
  • one super-absorbent grid towel for blocking
  • one mesh pop-up dryer
  • a bottle of unscented Eucalan wash
  • and a jute bag to hold it all!
They're going fast, so stop in or call and claim yours! 

Upcoming classes

Double-Knitting with Mary Beth
Simple Stuffed Animals with Ariella
Back by request --  the Fairisle Cowl Class with Jennifer

Call or stop in for details!  310-471-8733

Coming soon!

We're expecting our new exclusive Scottish cashmere next week, and we can't wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for details on the big reveal, with tons of colors and project ideas!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

New and coming soon!


Summer yarns are arriving!

 

 
Looking for something lighter for the summer months? We've got new in store... 
  • Katia Silk-Cotton (right)
  • 100% silk Angel from Debbie Bliss
  • Breeze cotton/cashmere/silk blend from String
Whip up a cute tank or sweater set, and accent it with a coordinating Artyarns beaded yarn. 







Or try your hand at beginning lace with a quick shawl to wear over a summer dress--perfect for a wedding or lawn party!







And stay tuned for our new Jennifer private label cashmere arriving from Scotland next month in over 20 colors!

 

Baseball season is here!


If you haven't seen it yet, check out our latest Sweater of the Month--our first for baby and child! Knit this cute raglan cardigan in sizes 9 months to 6 years. Order your cashmere kit here, or call or stop in for other yarn suggestions.
 

Knitapalooza was a weekend full of fun!  In fact, it was Jennifer Knits's busiest weekend to date! If you weren't able to stop in, we still have some kits and beautiful yarns available. Lux Adorna cashmere and Artyarns hand-dyed yarns of all kinds make for gorgeous sweaters and accessories!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

After the Flood -- We're Open and Better Than Ever

You might have heard that we survived two floods this winter! We were closed for nine days in November and three more in January. We took every piece of inventory out of the store, pulled up the saturated carpet and replaced it with beautiful white laminate flooring, repainted our cabinets and walls, and remade our fabulous chairs--whew!



The silver lining to all this is that we now have a new, fresh store, and more open space!

And even with all this, we still got in some cool new stuff!

Jade Sapphire Ombré Kits have eight gradient shades of hand-dyed 6-ply Mongolian cashmere. They include a pattern for a luxurious wrap, but customers have also been using them for blankets and sweaters. Look at these gorgeous colors!









Lykke Driftwood needles are brand new to the market and hard to come by! We are stocked up on 14" straights, 16" and 32" circulars, and interchangeable sets. They are a smooth resin-impregnated birchwood, with just the right amount of pointiness. 
Stop in and try them out!


String by Jennifer Knits Blossom yarn is a delightful, smooth/squishy blend of cashmere and silk, and it's just come out in a whole new palette of neutrals. We've got black to grey to white, brown to taupe to cream, and a range of denim heathers. Great for midweight shawls or sweaters, or any accessory that snugs up to your neck. And balls left in the old (still beautiful) colors are 40% off!

And what to do with all this beautiful new stuff (or any of our other yummy yarns)? Learn some new tricks! We've got our late winter classes on the calendar and there's something for everyone.

If you've seen this new Prada sweater and wondered "how did they do that?", Jen will teach you! With just one session, you will unlock the secret of short rows! This is a great way to use up bits of leftover yarn to create a one-of-a-kind cardigan. Get creative with color combinations--pick one color per row, or mix it all up! 

Short Rows class meets March 13 
from 10:30am - 1:00pm
Cost: $50, plus yarn to be purchased at Jennifer Knits

Stay tuned for more..... 




Friday, August 12, 2016

Lux Adorna Kits Rule!!!

 

We adore Lux Adorna! Not only is the packaging so yummy you will want every kit in every color, you will also make the best projects that are super fun and easy!



These bundles of 8 perfectly paired 100% cashmere skeins, each with a 140 yards (that a total of 1120 yards) will knit up a sweater, the coziest cowl, or poncho. One customer even knit up a gorgeous baby blanket using


  This seamless cowl, worked in all knit in the round in a tube then kitchenered together, can be worn as a colorful accent or wrapped around for ultimate warmth.






 
               These Lux Adorna Cashmere Fun Bundles are 8 mini skeins of exciting colors that make a mini cowl and a great accent to any outfit. 100% cashmere, they make a great and inexpensive gift. Both Lux Adorna Audrey Cowl Kits and Fun Bundles are available in more than 30 color choices.  Pictured are just a few!
              









Wednesday, June 1, 2016

We Love Our New Patchwork Cowl!

Our Patchwork Cowl three skeins of 100% cashmere made by the lovely gals at Lux Adorna Knits.  Each skein with 145 yards.  Pattern is written two sizes, 12 1/2" tall and 34" around (pictured) or 7" tall and 48" around (for a wrap around twice cowl).  Always check your gauge!  Fun to knit using several different stitches.  Perfect for a beginner ready to learn knew skills and easy for a more advanced knitter yet keeps you interested.  Totally machine washable in cold water.  WE LOVE LUX ADORNA!!!!  Purchase Kit Here


You can wear  
different ways! 



No Matter which color you choose, you can't go wrong!


You can also knit it with 
our Jennifer Cashmere 
worked on a US #9 needle.

We've got so many choices, give us a call and we will help you find the perfect combination!







Friday, April 29, 2016

Thanks for a Great Yarn Crawl 2016


Thanks to all the Crawlers who graced us with their presence this year. We had over 300 people come through our doors! Our featured yarn, "Sprout" by The Fiber Seed was such a hit. With 480 yards per skein, 90% superwash/ 10% nylon blend, delicious colors you can almost taste, and free pattern support, what's not to love? Especially since the company is owned by a cute young Florida couple and everything is sourced and dyed right here in the USA. Jordan and Lindsey are a strong team who really know how to run a great indie dye company and pay attention to all the details. We love working with them!




 We had so many lovey kits to pick and choose from all around the table



 Taryn, who happens to be one of our fabulous customers, was our lucky winner of our Crawl basket with over $500 worth of sponsor give-a-ways!


 Zen was also featured and we loved having the rep, Suzanne, with us on Friday. Look at all the pretty colors!



Sunday, April 10, 2016

LA YARN CRAWL is Celebrating Five Years!  Join Jennifer Knits this Thursday thru Saturday, April 14th to April 18th, from 10 to 6pm every day!  We'll have FREE patterns, several raffles, mystery bags ($120 of yarn for $29.95), Trunk Shows each day, FREE books/magazines with every purchase and much, much more!  Check it out just some of what's happening!
Lux Adorna/Pepperberry Cashmere Show Thursday April 14th, 10 to 7pm
Zen Trunk Show Thursday AND Friday!
 
Sunday, April 18th, Jennifer Knits Exclusive Hand Dyed Merinos 635 Yards for $49.95
All Four Days, The Fiberseed Yarn will be featured, 10% off