Tag Archives: Dale Garn

Dale Clearance – more awesome reductions!

First of all, a big “Thanks!” to everyone who has stopped by our Dale Clearance Sale lately.  There’s no sense in my lugging yarn I can’t use for my future designs and kits all the way across the country, from … Continue reading

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Sale of the Week – HUBRO

All of my Dale yarns are on clearance.  We’re planning to move in the next few months, so when I say clearance, I mean clearance!  (And, yes, we WILL be setting up anew for Fall 2018 – can’t wait!)  From … Continue reading

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A Heilo substitute?

In the past year or so since Dale Garn and/or their US distributor suddenly dropped all of us Dale retailers, many of you have asked me what substitute I’d recommend for Heilo, Dale’s beloved, traditional Norwegian sport / DK weight … Continue reading

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I’ve put some Dale things on eBay

Along with deeply discounting ALL of my Dale yarn and book inventory on Kidsknits.com, I’m starting to put some Dale things on eBay, too – things like wonderful, “official” Dale notions (like patches, buttons, zippers and Norwegian wool braids) and … Continue reading

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Free Knitting Pattern: Mittens in a Blink

OMG, we are all sooooo tired of this freezing cold weather!  And it’s only January!  To conquer that feeling that you just can’t knit fast enough to make all the warm things everyone needs for these crazy-cold days, I’m sharing … Continue reading

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Summer Clearance Sale – More Kits!

Here they come – more awesome, one-time kit specials on eBay using custom colorways with a discontinued color or two.  Today, I’ve put together a bunch of kits using my “NY Nordic Hat” design.  Here’s an example: The two hats … Continue reading

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Val’s Tiger Lily Jacket

Yesterday, I received a delightful email from another one of my immensely talented customers, Val.  It’s always a big thrill for me, to see the face behind the emails and phone calls.  Turns out, not only is Val bright, funny … Continue reading

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Bag Sale at Kidsknits.com

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Fair Isle “Gentle Hat” kits now online

  Ladies’ Fair Isle “Gentle Hat” kits are now available through my Kidsknits.com store site.  The kits come with my pattern (printed or emailed PDF, your choice) and seven different shades of delightful Dale Garn “Alpakka” (aka “Royal Alpakka”) 100% … Continue reading

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Knitted Hem Fine Points

Happy 2015!  I hope you all had a wonderful 2014 and are ready for an even-better 2015.  Now, it’s time to get to work on those resolutions! One promise that I made myself for 2015 was that I’d stop letting … Continue reading

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Gentle Hat

At 85 years old, most every day for almost three years now, my mother has driven nearly an hour each way over rough, winding, often-icy, upstate roads.  Her mission?  To spend as much precious time as possible trying to eek … Continue reading

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Christmas Book NR 305

Dale Garn’s new Christmas knitting (“Julestrikk”) Book #305 is up now on Kidsknits.com.  (We have the English-language edition.) You could keep yourself busy knitting from this book all year long! Naturally, you’ll find the requisite ornaments and tree skirts: But … Continue reading

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Ethereal Diamonds – a free lace scarf pattern, introducing “Erle”

I had lost count of all the projects on my needles.  Sanity warned “Don’t you dare cast on one more stitch until 2015!” But, if you could just hold one soft, little cloud of Dale Garn’s new “Erle” in your … Continue reading

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Shepherdess Cloche

My “Shepherdess Cloche” hat design, sized for adult females, knit in Dale Garn Monjita, Hegre and Heilo or Falk, now available as a knitting pattern, PDF or kit:   Dale Garn’s new, wonderfully soft, Persian-lamb-lookalike, Monjita, is held together with … Continue reading

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Camissonia Mittens

My new “Camissonia Mittens“, sized to fit the average adult female hand.  Knit in standard Fair Isle knitting technique, then (optionally) embroidered, using Dale Garn Alpakka throughout: The knitting kit is available through my on-line yarn shop, Kidsknits.com.  It includes … Continue reading

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Dale Book 286

Dale Garn’s Book #286, which features stylish sweaters for ladies and men, is now available in the English translation through Kidsknits. Click the link, below, to see Dale’s photo preview of the designs within Book 286. Book 286 photos

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Sochi Book 284

Dale’s Sochi Book 284 just came into stock at Kidsknits.com last night.  It’s the knitting pattern booklet for Dale’s Official Norwegian Olympic Ski Team Sweater for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.  (Instructions are in English.  It also includes instructions for … Continue reading

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