Monday, December 12, 2011

Never Not Knitting Trunk Show

We are hosting the Never Not Knitting Trunk Show from now until December 26th. Alana has sent samples of all her patterns so come on in and get inspire.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Hours

"We're open 7 days a week"
Starting November 25th through December 24th

Monday through Friday                  10:30 to 5:30
Saturday                                              10:30 to 5:00
Sunday                                                 12:00 to 4:00

November 24th                                  10:30 to 3:00
November 25th                                  Closed
November 26th                                  Holiday hours begin
December 24th                                  10:30 to 3:00 
December 25th & 26th                      Closed
December 27th through 30th          10:30 to 5:30
New Years:
December 31st & January 1st & 2nd               Closed

Normal Store hours will resume January 3rd 

Thanksgiving Wishes

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.  ~Native American

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Walk

Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual La Arcada Christmas Walk on November 30th from 5:00 to 8:00; it’s a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. This festive event is filled with music, holiday lights and a visit from Santa.  We will be open during the celebration, stop by and enter the La Arcada drawing for two (2) $250.00 gift certificates good in any of our wonderful La Arcada stores.  


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is all wound up about life, motherhood, losing her beloved washing machine, and, of course knitting. This book is filled with entertaining essays of knitting, parenting and friendships !

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Coastal Knits Trunk Show

 Coastal Knits trunk show is on display with the books on their way!!  Alana & Hannah have done a wonderful job and we are very honored to be hosting their efforts!  Be sure to stop by today until the 22nd to be inspired.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Coastal Knits

Debut of Coastal Knits book and trunk show by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting and Hannah Fettig of Knitbot will be here October 6th through the 24th

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cashmere Sock Yarn

Artyarns Cashmere Sock yarn has come in for those special knits that are calling for fingering weight yarns; Fingerless mitts, cowls and of course socks. This yarn has two plies of cashmere that have been twisted with a wool and nylon thread that prevents felting and allows this cashmere to be machine washed and dried. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Are you ready to put the final touches on your summer project?

Blocking.  It’s key to opening up stitch patterns, straitening edges and giving your project a crisp professional look.
We have Knitters Blocks and blocking wires from Fiber Dreams in lace and worsted weight size.  The wires come in a baker’s dozen (13) light-weight, stainless steel wires each are 3 feet long in a slim plastic storage tube.   
The Knitter’s Block kits are a set of 12” square blocking tiles that snap together like pieces of a puzzle so variety of shapes and sizes can be made; a square for sweaters, a long rectangle for scarves or a triangle for shawls.  It has a very low, lightly barbed pile fabric covering that gently grips your knitting without pilling or leaving fibers.
The kits include an instruction pamphlet, nine (9) blocking squares, T-pins and a 32" × 36" lint-free pressing cloth made of 100% Egyptian cotton for steam blocking. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fiesta Celebration

Santa Barbara is busy getting ready for Old Spanish Days and we wanted to let you know about some changes in our hours so we don't miss you!  On Friday August 5th we will  be closed do to the Historical Parade and Saturday August 6th we will have shorten hours, 12:00 to 4:00 do to the Childrens Parade.

For a complete list of festivity's for Old Spanish Days click on the link and plan your celebration!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Little red in the city" by Ysolda Teague

Ysolda's book "Little red in the city" just arrived!  The book is filled with swatching idea's (yes you need to swatch) techniques for shaping and blocking for the perfect fit sweater!  There are seven patterns to chose from with alternation ideas.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

We will be closed Monday July 4th 
for the celebration of
Independence Day

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Knit and Pearl will be closed this Saturday June 25th for the parade.  We wish everyone a fun and safe celebration and look forward to seeing you soon!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Our shipment of Chic~a came in and we have a great selection of Project Bags, Portfolios and Yarn Keepers

Saturday, April 23, 2011


“For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.”
  Alice Freeman Palmer (1855-1902)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Class Additions

First Sweater
Thursday 4-28th, 5-5th & 19th                                    5:30 to 7:30

 The Split Neck T Shirt Sweater is a very versatile and great first time sweater to make!  The simple raglan sleeve top down design looks great with jeans. It is knitted in worsted weight yarn and is a must for a summer evening walk on the beach or the Douglas Preserve (aka Wilcox property), or dress it up by using a more luxurious yarn and head off to a nice dinner.  
Homework:  Gauge swatch
Skill: Knit & purl, read a pattern
Materials:  Pattern, worsted weight yarn, stitch markers, needles

Reversible Lace Shrug
Saturday May 7th & 14th                                       2:00 to 4:00

This flattering lace shrug starts with a simple rectangle then joined together so that the remainder of the shrug is knit in the round.  The rolled shawl collar and flared bottom are created by increases which widen the shrug so it can be worn with the sides falling gentle open or closed with a shawl pin.  We are using Noro Retro, a beautiful yarn with wool, angora and silk.
Skill: Knit & purl, read a pattern
Materials:  Pattern, Noro Retro yarn, scrap yarn,  size 10 needles

Welted Fingerless gloves
Saturday June 4th & 11th                                 11:00 to 1:00

Learning how to use double point needles (DPN’s) can be frustrating so we want to teach you how by making these simple and adorable fingerless gloves.  They are fun to personalize with some color work or a little bling.
Homework:  Gauge swatch with larger needle size (US6)
Skill: Knit & purl, read a pattern
Materials:  Pattern, one skein of Manos Silk Blend yarn, two sets of DPN's needles, stitch markers

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Note of Thanks

Debee Wachtel who picks up and delivery's all the wonderful hats and scarfs that have been knitted by our Central Coast knitters to Operation Gratitude shared a "note of thanks" she received  from a soldier with me that I want to share with you.  

"My platoon has received a few of the scarves in care packages and I know for a fact that I have taken them out on a few patrols when the weather gets cold.  Although it may sound a little stupid, it does make the guys and myself feel good to know that there are people back in the states that haven't forgotten about us.  Again just a thanks to everyone for their hard work and getting us some warm winter scarves"
V/R LT. Lawrence M. Wilson

Debee drops by the store every other month to pick up the items so please feel free to come by anytime with them and if we're not here slip them through the mail slot.  :-)

Our Knitters ROCK!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

*Madelinetosh has arrived* 

Do you have a project picked out for one or maybe two of these wonderful yarns? If not, may we suggest in Tosh Sock the Churchmouse Linen Scarf, Coraline by Ysolda Teague in Pashmina, one skein of Tosh Merino will make Jared Floods Koolhaas Hat and Tosh Vintage for the tried and true Tea Leaves Cardigan. We have a beautiful range of colors just waiting for you to choose from.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Linen Sport
Linen Lace

We have brand new colors, come see how gorgeous they are!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 10, 2011

 We  received our Chic~a order and it sure was a colorful box to open!   It was filled with Zipper Pouches, in all three sizes with a solid or clear front, 
Project Bags, & Single and Double Yarn Keepers. 

Chic~a Project Bags are reversible so you'll get two fun looks for one great price, and if you're tiered of plastic zip lock bags to store your yarn in while working on a project the Yarn Keepers solves that problem.   Zipper Pouches are not only being enjoyed by knitters, crocheters, quilter and embroiders for their projects, they have crossed over to the student and business professionals because of there perfect size for keeping papers organized for reports.

Come by and see for yourself how practical and fun Chic~a can be!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

 We've added two new patterns from 

Never Not Knitting

Cloudy Day
Birds and the Bees

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chloe Bolero

 Thursday March 31st at 5:30 to 7:30.  

Our next upcoming class is this adorable bolero from Never Not Knitting, you'll be learning the techniques for Top Down sweaters on a little persons size then take those skills to any adult size Top Down sweater for yourself!  Chloe has instruction for size's 0-3 months to 10-12 and you can do stripes or a solid!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Do you have your "Oscar" project ready to go for this Sunday? If not we have a few suggestion for you;  fingerless mitts from Churchmouse, the Solitude Hat (an original design by Knit & Pearl) or the Honey Comb Cowl from Madelinetosh.  By the end of the show you will have something to keep you warm for our wonderfully cold weather!  

Friday, February 11, 2011


"Calorie free chocolates that are full of fiber"...
what could be better !!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


"Flora" is a hand spun thick and thin yarn that is full of colorful hand felted flowers. We have them in five beautiful colors just waiting for you to pick one.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Winter Classes

English Mesh Lace Scarf
Saturday, January 29th, February 12th 11:00 to 1:00
With this simple but lovely lace stitch pattern beginning lace knitters will learn how to read charts (written instruction are also available) and knitting beads into the scarf for some extra sparkle if you want.
Skill Level: Inter. Beginner (knit, purl ,increase and decrease)
Materials: One (1) skein of Superior Cashmere and Silk or two (2) Manos Silk Blend, Churchmouse pattern and needles for the yarn you will be using.

Shawl Collard Cowl
Thursday, February 3rd, 10th 5:30 to 7:30
This fashionable button-up cowl will keep you warm all through the colder months. It looks great over a long sleeve top or under your winter coat. Knit up in Misti Alpaca Chunky yarn it’s sure to be your favorite luxurious accessory. The cowl also makes a great quick-to-knit gift!
Skill: Beginner (be able to read a pattern, cast on, knit & purl)
Materials: Two (2) skeins of Misti Alpaca Chunky, size 6 & 7 24” needles.

Adult Beginning Knitting
Thursday, February 24th, March 3rd &10th 5:30 to 7:30
Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, yarn-over and bind off while creating a
washcloth in this three session class. The class will also cover the
importance of gauge, needle size, reading a label and the difference
in weights of yarn
Skill Level: Excited and eager to learn
Materials: Size 8 needles and one skein worsted weight yarn.

First Sock
Saturday, March 5th, 12th 11:00 to 1:00
Learn what all the excitement is about knitting your own socks! Using Knitting Pure and Simple’s pattern and double point needles, we will teach you the basic sock.
Skill: Be familiar with Double Point Needles, know the long tail cast on, knit and purl.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn, we use Lorna’s Laces Shepherd and size 6 double point needles and the Knitting Pure and Simple’s pattern.
Homework: Cast on and follow pattern for a total of 5 inches.

“Chloe” Childs Bolero
March 31st, April 7th 5:30 to 7:30
This bolero from Never Not Knitting has a size range from 0-3 months to 10-12 years; you can choose three colors for striping or a one color for a solid. You’ll learn the technique for Top Down sweaters, M1 increasing and changing colors
Skill: Beginner
Materials: Spud & Chloe Sweater, Never Not Knitting pattern, size 8 needle in 16” & 24” and two (2) buttons