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Natural Stitches - Pittsburgh, PA - Fair Isle Beanie - Pattern #25 - 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops

Natural Stitches  at The Village of East Side - 6401 Penn Ave   in Pittsburgh, PA is the next stop on our virtual yarn crawl.   Amy Maceyko  designed Fair Isle Beanie knit in Cascade 220 Sport . Fair Isle motiffs combine with the texture of vertical ridges in this autumn toned hat. Natural Stitches is located in the dynamic East Liberty section of Pittsburgh.  They feature a wide variety of yarns, including every available color of Cascade 220. Natural Stitches was opened in 2007 by Martha Underwood.  Since the opening, They have offered a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, with helpful and knowledgeable staff and teachers.  With late hours four nights a week, there is time for everyone to shop, from the stay-at-home mom or dad to the stressed-out college student to the professional who works until 5 or 6 every night. They offer classes for knitting, crochet and spinning, from beginner to advanced learner, and even for children.   With a variety of yarns in a range of prices

Woolen Collectibles - Kalispell, MT - Fair Isle Stockings - Pattern #12 - 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops

The next stop from 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops is Woolen Collectibles at  183 1st Ave E N, Kalispell, Mt 59901.   Tammy Eigeman Thompson designed Fair Isle Stockings - gorgeous knee highs knit in Cascade 220 Sport .   A beautiful show of colorwork, these stockings will keep you warm and cozy. Tammy is a Montana native and has been knitting since she was taught by her mother at age eight to keep her hands busy during the holiday season.  When a local fly fishing store wanted hand-knits socks for their store in 1992, she began designing professionally.  Her designs are inspired by the natural beauty of Montana and are available on Ravelry . Woolen Collectibles was opened in 1998, with an emphasis on traditional knitting.  Several classes are offered each week, from socks to sweaters spanning a range of levels.  Saturday afternoons are devoted to open knitting - a perfect time to drop in for help, companionship and laughter. Every fall on Ravelry , Tammy start