Short and sweet!
2165 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Arlene has been in the craft long enough to build her stock by well-honed instinct rather than the latest yarn craze. She’s passionate about color--right down to the store’s purple walls! This is one of those vibrant stores where customers become friends and commerce becomes community. Classes have stuck together as knitting groups long after the curriculum is over. November hosts a not-to-be-missed “Wine and Wool” knitting retreat--which unsurprisingly is sold out as of this writing. Hey, there’s always next year...
Arlene says this one only works with Tahki Ripple--other yarns don’t have the necessary weight and drape to make this simple pattern work. The poncho is on the store’s mascot mannequin, Rose.
Needle Nook has been a Malabrigo champion since the company started, and this exclusive pattern set utilizes a single skein of Malabrigo’s Arroyo to give you both sets of mitts (or one set of mitts and you can whip up a scarf to match, if you prefer). This will be our Knit-Along from Needle Nook.
This versatile pattern can be scaled up or down depending on your choice of yarn or needle size. Arlene’s choice is Noro’s Taiyo cotton-silk blend.
Romance Ruffle-Collar Shell
The pretty ruffle takes this basic shell up a notch and utilizes the drape of Takhi Ripple. Go neutral and let the ruffle do the talking, or choose a stand-out color for high impact.
Since the holidays are practically upon us, I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Arlene is the author of the Leisure Arts publication “Exquisite Beaded Ornaments to Knit.” Stunning stuff!
2169 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
2100 Cheshire Bridge Rd
Atlanta, GA 30324
Sure, it’s a seafood place, but believe it or not, Arlene says the star of the show is the Tiramisu!