Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cozy - Dunham, NC - Mitered Squares Cardi - Pattern #58 from 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops

 Our next stop from 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops is Cozy at 770 Ninth Street, Durham, NC.  Lisa Doherty designed Mitered Squares Cardi  - an adorable baby cardigan - knit in 220 Superwash.  This super cute project combines mitered squares on the body and stripes on the sleeps and would be a fabulous gift.
Cozy opened 9/8/2001, inspired by a handful of small businesses in other cities that had diverse merchandise in one store. None were exactly like Cozy, and Cozy has certainly evolved in its 12 year history.  They have grown with their eclectic array of merchandise, from yarn to shoes into “a sort of chick department store.” (Not that they don’t value our male customers who knit and crochet, but where else can you find yarn, great clothing, local jewelry, shoes, accessories, and clever gifts all in one great location?)
Their yarn department offers free help hours six days a week with priority to those who are working with our materials, but if it’s quiet are happy to take a look at other projects, too.  They also offer classes, from learn to knit or crochet to project based classes taught by talented and creative teachers that also work in the store.
About her pattern, designer and Cozy employee Lisa Carney Doherty says "The Mitered Square Baby Sweater came from my love of modular knitting (those little squares are just so addictive!) and the birth of my niece, Emma.  The prototype was made for her in various shades of purple, pink, and red.  Soon after, I made one for Cozy and wrote out the pattern. At first, the sweater looks complicated, but once you get the hang of knitting the mitered square, the only challenge is to make sure you join the squares correctly.  The 220 Superwash comes in so many great colors, it's easy to pick a pair that look beautiful together."

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous pattern and I'm in Durham, so will have to pay a visit to Cozy!