The Making of a Chanel Jacket

August 6, 2012

A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion”  ― Coco Chanel It’s been a few years since we have ‘visited’ the Chanel Style Jacket at Tricoter and recently there have been some inspiring articles/videos on the timeless appeal of that ‘perfect little piece.’  The Chanel Jacket – Six Ways from Elle.com shows you […]

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Knit Red…Stitching for Women’s Heart Health

July 19, 2012

“More than a knitting book, Knit Red is an appeal to women to take charge of their heart health.  Knit Red is part of Stitch Red – a campaign started by Jimmy Beans Wool founder Laura Zander and involving the entire fiber arts industry to educate knitters and their friends and families about the dangers […]

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Summer Sale at Tricoter

July 10, 2012
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Home Accessories & More…

July 2, 2012

Heading into a holiday week!  Tricoter will be closed on Wednesday in observance of Independence Day and will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July! Pillows, poufs, felted bowls and more…Filati Issue #47 is a tasteful collection of decorative home accessories and also includes […]

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Simply Beautiful Home

June 15, 2012

It’s hard to believe that Tricoter’s Knitted Throws & More for the Simply Beautiful Home was published 10 years ago!  For those of you who were not involved with our store at that time, this book was an elegant collection of easy–to–knit throw projects for the home. In addition, each pattern was accompanied by a recipe for […]

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New This Week…

June 2, 2012

Even though we are still waiting for warmer weather, it’s never to soon to start thinking about fall/winter knitting. Inspiring new books are arriving every day & Bergere’s de France 2012-13 collection ($20.00) is already a favorite. Below are a just a few of the exciting new designs. Also new this week – Noro’s first […]

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Pop! Of Color

May 22, 2012

For those of you that have visited Tricoter, you know that we are all about color – it sings to our souls, takes our breath away and inspires us to create . See what adding a pop of color does in the photos below and scroll down further to see how that can be incorporated […]

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Indigo from Kim Hargreaves

May 8, 2012

The Indigo Collection…21 New Designs from Kim Hargreaves.  “Subtle textures and sleek contours mixed with a dash of low-key chic sums up the season’s understated look, whilst an array of deliciously vibrant shades hold the key to making these effortless pieces zing.” A brilliant edition to her book collection ($37.95) and a few of the […]

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4.21.2012 Knitting With Grace

April 21, 2012

“Useful and ornamental needlework, knitting, and netting are capable of being made, not only sources of personal gratification, but of high moral benefit, and the means of developing in surpassing loveliness and grace, some of the highest and noblest feelings of the soul.”                             Author Unknown, from the Ladies’ Work                                                               Have a beautiful weekend…

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4.13.12 Simple Elegance

April 13, 2012

On a recent trip to visit Chicago customers with Lindy & Beryl, believe it or not, I forgot my knitting.  We happened to have some ArtYarn All Seasons Shawl kits with us so it was inevitable that one of them would be my knitting project for the trip home.  Instead of the shawl pattern included in […]

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