Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Day Sale

Store-wide New Year's Day Sale

From 6-659 am All Yarn is 31% off
From 7-859 am All Yarn is 26% off
From 9-10 am All Yarn is 20% off

In addition we have Clearanced a ton of yarn, it will ALL be 50% off .

All Clearanced Magazines will be $1.00

All Clearanced Patterns will be $.25

But wait there's more

All Accessories, Books, Kits & Regular Patterns will be 25% off from 6-10am

And now to the small or not so small, small print.

We will not be winding yarn tomorrow, but we would love to wind it for you another day. All Sales are FINAL and unfortunately no signatures will be given since everything is on sale. No additional discounts given.

Please be sure to share the sale details with a friend.  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's in the Details

We've got Gift Tags

We have all the "finishing touches" you need 
for all your projects 
and holiday gifts, 
including these adorable gift tags!

We've got Labels

We're open regular hours all week through 
Sunday, December 23rd.  
We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas. 

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho

 Felt Needlecases

The Knitique Elves have been busy stocking our yarn boutique 
for your holiday shopping pleasure.  

New accessories and gift items arrive weekly.  

Lavishea Lotion Bars

Knitters and crocheters love our Lavishea Lotion Bars.  
These are wonderful for "stocking stuffers"!
And, these are the perfect treat for your own "hard working hands"!

 Annie Boxed Gift Set

We have the newly released childrens book 
Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf 
in boxed sets and autographed by the author,
knitwear designer Alana Dakos!

Nicky Thomson Flower Brooches

We are the only boutique in the west coast of the USA
to carry British designer, 
Nicky Thomson's beautiful wool flower brooches.
We love these pins for embellishing knit projects along with winter hats and coats!

Stop in soon...
the Knitique Elves are on duty to help you with your holiday shopping!
We also are happy to assist you with telephone and mail orders.  Just give us a call
(916) 714-7719

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

December Classes

 December Class Projects

We have an exciting month of classes in December 
to help you make your hand-made holiday gifts and improve your knitting and crochet skills. 

Instant Fingerless Mitts

Looking for a "last minute" hand-made gift...
our Instant Fingerless Mitts Class is perfect for a last minute gift that you can make in just a few days.

You can view all our December Class Projects in our photo album on our Facebook Page.
Just click here:  December Class Projects.

See you in class!

Monday, December 03, 2012

You're Invited!

We love to Knit 'n Nosh!

You're Invited! 

Friday night is Knit 'n Nosh and we'd love to have you join us! You can be part of the fun Friday night, December 7, 2012 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. 

Knit 'n Nosh is our fabulous appetizers and “free” knitting/crochet social event. All we ask is that you bring a dish to share with the group and your knitting/crochet project. Please be sure to call and reserve your space so everyone has a place to sit!! (916) 714-7719

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf

We love Annie's story!

Change a child's life one book at a time...
We are so pleased to announce that we have the newly published childrens book "Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf" written by knitwear designer Alana Dakos. Alana even autographed the books for us so they are "extra special".

Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf is a story about a little girl, Annie who overcomes her frustration and challenges of learning to knit. She is rewarded for sticking with it and feels very proud of herself. What a wonderful holiday gift this can be for a special child in your life.

 We are happy to accept telephone/mail orders (916) 714-7719 

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Hand-Made Holiday

 Hand-Made Gifts

There's nothing like a "hand-made" gift!

Whether you knit or crochet we're fully stocked for the holiday season and ready to help you "whip up" your holiday hand-made gifts.  The Knitique Elves would love to help you select just the right patterns and yarns for all your "hand-made" gifts.  Here's a few of our favorites:

 Magic Scarves

The Be Sweet Magic Scarf is a gift anyone would love to receive.  We love this magical scarf project where the yarn does all the work!  We have Be Sweet's Magic Ball in stock with a "free" scarf pattern with your Magic Ball purchase.

Ruffles Galore

Oh, la, la...
Girls and ladies of all ages love our Ruffles Galore scarves!
We have ruffly yarns and patterns to help you make a quick and easy "ruffly scarf"!

See you in our yarn boutique soon!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Day Classes 2012

It is once again time for Turkey Day Classes here at Knitique. As always, these are free classes.

First in the line up is the School Spirit hat knit with a chunky weight yarn, for a quick knit. The yarn comes in lots of fabulous "team" colors. Our hat is in UC Santa Barbara, Elk Grove High, and Cal Berkeley colors. Make your favorite sports fan one of these for Christmas and they will cherish it for years to come.

Classes Start Today:
 Tuesday 11/20 12p-2p; Friday 11/23 10a-12p; Saturday 11/24 10a-12p; Sunday 11/25 10a-12p
Our next Turkey Day Class is the Sparkle Scarf and Cowl. We already have yarn kitted up for this beautiful piece, so all you have to do is cast on and start knitting! Knit this for yourself to wear to all all those holiday parties, or make one as a gift for your favorite fashionista.

Classes Start Today:
Tuesday 11/20 4p-6p; Friday 11/23 2p-4p; Saturday 11/24 1p-3p; Sunday 11/25 2p-4p

Our final Turkey Day Class for 2012 is the Bead Bracelet. This beautiful bit of knitting is such a quick project that you will want to make one for all your friends and family. The yarn and beads came in kits with beautiful color combinations, so don't hesitate to stop by and pick out your favorite.

Classes Start Today:
Tuesday 11/20 6p-8p; Friday 11/23 4p-6p; Saturday 11/24 4p-6p; Sunday 11/25 4p-6p

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Jingleberry Self-Striping Yarn


Santa's Helpers have been especially busy at work for Knitique!

Check out our Christmas colorway "Jingleberry" designed for Danielle and custom hand-dyed for Knitique by our favorite local yarn company Ladybug Fiber Co. This is a limited-edition Striping holiday yarn in a fingering weight yarn.  We also had Worsted Weight Yarn dyed in a deliciously soft base in so stop in 3 beautiful colors, Mistletoe, Bleu Extreme and Red Velvet. 

We expect this to sell-out fast so be sure to call Knitique to have your skein mailed to you

Thursday, November 08, 2012

A Good Cause!

 Silent Auction Benefiting Macmillan Cancer Support

Our Silent Auction is in full swing now through November 11, 2012. All Auction proceeds benefit Macmillan Cancer Support on British Designer Louisa Harding’s behalf.
Now is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping and help a great cause, too! You can stop by our yarn boutique to place your bids or give us a call to place telephone bids. 
Here are some of the wonderful items, sent all the way from England, for our Silent Auction:
Snowy Snowflake Wool Scarf 
& Polka Dot Flower Brooch
by Designer Nicky Thomson

 Debbie Bliss Books 
and Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot Mug Set

 Rowan Books

Sardi Pink Cable Hat
with pom, pom

Kim Hargreaves Books
(Autographed by Kim!)
& Nicky Thomson Flower Brooch

Please stop by or give us a call for more details
and starting bids
(916) 714-7719

Monday, November 05, 2012

It's November!

 November Class Projects

November is here 
and we have another exciting month of classes 
and events for you!

November is the month of our popular
Turkey Day "FREE" Classes.

Turkey Day Class details will be released soon!

 Roman Shawl 

We love helping you take your knitting skills to the next level!

Lace lovers will not want to miss our Roman Shawl Class on 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.

Snail Hat

Hats are in!

Don't miss our adorable French Snail Hat Class this month:
Session #1 Saturday, November 10, 2012 
Session #2 Saturday, November 17, 2012 
Both sessions from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

Please check our November Class Schedule link 
(at the top right corner here on our blog) 
for more classes and event details and times. 

See you in class!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

~ Happy Halloween! ~

We're open regular hours today and Late Night is tonight from 6:00PM to 8:00PM which is our "FREE" knitting and crochet social night. Come on by today or tonight and hang out with us...costumes optional!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Knitique Ladies Rock!

 Louisa Harding Charity Event 

Our Louisa Harding Fund Raiser 
on October 5, 2012 
was a smashing success!  

Drum roll please...
Event organizer Lisette Davis and
 Knitique owner Danielle Bowen 
were thrilled to report 
that the Knitique event raised just over 
1,000 Great British Pounds 
which is just over $1,600.00 US Dollars
for Macmillan Cancer Support!

Everyone agrees...
Knitique ladies rock!

Raffle Prize Winners!

The evening was filled with fun, prizes, cupcakes and
 a heart-felt talk by Lisette Davis
about Louisa Harding and her Himalayan Hiking Hat story.  

And, of course, there were prizes!
Thanks to the generous donations from Interweave Books 
we had a fun raffle prize drawing with fabulous prizes which alone raised $168.00!

Designer Lorna Miser 
& Danielle Bowen

The evening also had a special guest appearance by local Designer Lorna Miser.  Lorna and Danielle go way back to when Lorna was a hand dyer and created Lorna's Laces.  
Lorna gave the ladies a special "sneak peak" at projects from her new books which are at the publishers right now.

Himalayan Hiking Hats

Knitique owner Danielle Bowen, is so proud of her Knitique customers
and how they embraced the Himalayan Hiking Hat kits and gave generously
 to help Louisa's fund raising effort for
  Macmillan Cancer Support.  

Stay tuned 
because there is more to come!
Knitique is hosting a Silent Auction while Louisa is on her
  Nepal Hike  from November 1-11, 2012
to raise more funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.  

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I Love Yarn Day Sale!

I Love Yarn Day Clearance Sale!

Calling all yarn lovers...

Whether you knit, crochet or just adore fiber Friday, October 12th has been declared I Love Yarn Day!

We're celebrating I Love Yarn Day all weekend long with a fiber-treat for you. 

Starting on I Love Yarn Day (Friday) through Sunday, October 14th we're giving an extra 20% discount on our "Clearance Yarns" that are already marked down 50% off.  That's right, 50% off plus another 20% off to celebrate I Love Yarn Day!

Now is the perfect time to stock up on bargain-priced "Clearance Yarns" for your knitting, crochet and holiday projects and celebrate I Love Yarn Day...
all weekend long!

Update 10-22-2012
To make room for our new fall yarn shipments...
this sale is continuing through 
the month of October. 

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Holiday Classes Kickoff...


Drum roll please...
Introducing "Hedge" our adorable new hat 
designed by our, very own, Knitique owner and designer, 
Danielle C Bowen

Danielle says "Hedge is an easy and super "fashionable" slouchy, chunky hat." 

And because Danielle loves her Knitique customers, 
she's giving a "FREE" class on Hedge 
during Knitique's Holiday Classes Kickoff event on 
Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Hedge "FREE" Class times:
10:00AM to 12:00PM
2:00PM to 4:00PM

The class is "Free" with your yarn purchased at Knitique. You'll need US # 9 and # 10.5 circular needles. 
Call to sign up
  (916) 714-7719

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

All the way from England!

Louisa Harding Book Plates

We are so excited, look what came in the post today all the way from Yorkshire, England....
hand signed book plates from Louisa Harding herself for our 
Louisa Harding Event this Friday night!

Thanks to Interweave Books, we have three
 Louisa Harding books (Knitting in the Details, Natural Knits for Babies and Moms, and Knitting Little Luxuries) for our Raffle Drawing that night which will now come with a Louisa Harding signed book plate. Raffle tickets are only a $1.00 each. All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support on Louisa's Just Giving site. 

We have a limited number of Louisa's autographed book plates for her books at our event. We will also be able to offer mail order for Louisa's books we carry and include a signed book plate by Louisa until we run out. Please give us a call for mail order 
(916) 714-7719.

Knitique owner, Danielle says:
"These are a real treasure for Louisa's American fans because Louisa does not make many public appearances or book signings here in the USA due to her design schedule and being a young "mum". 
Thank you, Louisa!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Louisa Harding Charity Event

Himalayan Hiking Hats

You're Invited!

Louisa Harding Charity Event
Friday, October 5, 2012 
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Knitique, A Yarn Boutique
8741 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 714-7719

Knitters are known for picking up their needles and knitting for a great cause.  On Friday, October 5, 2012, local knitters are invited to Knitique, A Yarn Boutique in Elk Grove, CA to raise funds for British knitwear designer, Louisa Harding’s fund raising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The story behind our event...
 This November, Louisa Harding will be lacing up her hiking boots and stuffing a backpack full of yarn as she embarks on Team Macmillan’s Nepal Hiking Challenge. Her mission is to raise awareness and funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Why is she doing this? Well, in January, 2011, Louisa's husband (and her book photographer) Stephen was diagnosed with Lymphoma. She and her family received exceptional care from Macmillan Cancer Support. As you can imagine, Macmillan Cancer Support can not give their vital services to families facing cancer without people supporting them. To give back to Macmillan Cancer Support, Louisa is raising funds by going on the Nepal hike and with donations for a series of seven hats she has designed called Himalayan Hiking Hats. Six patterns are available currently and she is actually knitting the seventh hat on the hike!

Louisa's Karuwa Hat

Knitique has long admired Louisa Harding's books and yarns.  We are showing our support by embracing Louisa’s Himalayan Hiking Hats and hosting this special event.  Two designs from the Himalayan Hiking Hats will be available in a hat kit for a *donation at our Louisa Harding Charity Event.

With a hat kit donation, you qualify for our "FREE" Louisa Harding Charity Knit-along class on October 13th and 27th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM for support and help knitting your hats. 
The event night is also our monthly Knit 'n Nosh, so if you would like to participate in our popular Knit 'n Nosh potluck/social event, please bring a food dish to share along with your knitting or crochet project.  
Please RSVP so we can save you a seat!
(916) 714-7719

Please visit and Louisa's Just Giving site for more information.
*minimum hat kit donation $25.00

Photo Credits:  Stephen Jessup

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall is here!

Back Issue Magazine Sale!

Fall has arrived!

We are busy at Knitique, A Yarn Boutique 
making room for all the new fall yarns, books and magazines.  
To make room for the new merchandise,
we have a treat for you...

Back Issue Magazine Sale!

All back issue magazines magazines (older than Winter 2012)
are now on Clearance for only

Here's your chance to treat yourself  to some 
of your favorite knitting and crochet magazines!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Book Sale!

Back to School Book Sale

Newsflash: We're having a "Back to School" Book Sale 
all week long!

Buy one book at regular price and 
get your second book (of equal or lesser value) at half off! 

Now is the perfect time to "stock up" on books for your knitting and crochet library or buy books for holiday gifts.

Back to School Book Sale now through 
Sunday, September 9th, 2012. 
**See store for full details. 

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Wonderful Wallaby

The Wonderful Wallaby

It's back to school week....
Kids of every age including big kiddos (adults) love wearing hoodie sweaters!

We're so thrilled to bring you our Wonderful Wallaby Class this month. The Wallaby is sized from Toddler age 2 all the way up to Adult Super Size. Wouldn't it be fun to knit a Wallaby for every member of your family!

Wonderful Wallaby Class: 

Daytime Session #1 Tuesday, September 11th, Session #2 Tuesday, September 18th and Session #3 Tuesday, September 25th all from 12:00PM to 2:00PM.

Evening Session #1 Friday, September 14th, Session #2 Friday September 21st and Session #3 Friday, September 28th all from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

Give us a call for details and to sign up (916) 714-7719

Sunday, September 02, 2012

A Treat for You!

Summer's Melon Scarf

Here's an end of summer treat for you....
We're offering a "FREE" class for our "Summer's Melon Scarf".

All you have to to do is buy your supplies from Knitique, sign-up and the class is free! 

Summer's Melon Scarf Class: Tuesday, September 4th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM or 6:00PM to 8:00PM 
Saturday, September 29th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.

Give us a call to sign up (916) 714-7719

Saturday, September 01, 2012

See You in Class!

September Class Projects

It's a new month and we have such an exciting month of classes on the schedule for you!

We have a fabulous array of projects that are perfect for gift giving like: Fingerless Gloves, Hats, Baby Sweaters, Scarves and more!

You can view our September Class Schedule here on our blog 
at the link above in the right hand corner.

See you in class!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



 Peek-a-Boots are all the rage! 
If you're a sock knitter or just love wearing colorful socks, you'll want to add these fun boots to your winter wardrobe! 

Peek-a-Boots are adorable clear rain boots that show off your hand knit socks! We love them! 
Available in US Womens sizes 7, 8 and 9. Come in or give us a call to order yours before the rainy season hits!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Flash Dance

Flash Dance

Our Flash Dance top is perfect for “Hot August Nights”!
Do you remember the “pop eighties” and the “off the shoulder” fashion craze the movie Fashdance started? Well, now you can knit your own Flashdance inspired summer top!
Flash Dance Class: 
Daytime Session #1 Tuesday, August 14th and Session #2 Tuesday, August 21st both from 12:00PM to 2:00PM.
Evening Session #1 Friday, August 17th and Session #2 Friday, August 24th both from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
Give us a call to join this fun class (916) 714-7719

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Learn to Knit

 Learn to Knit

We love teaching our popular class 
"Learn to Knit"!  

Beginning students learn how to knit 
by knitting our adorable Fruit Cap.
We love to see the smiles on their faces 
once they have knit their hat!

Fruit Cap

Learn to Knit Class
Session #1 Saturday, August 11th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Saturday, August 25th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Call to sign up and for more details
(916) 714-7719

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Steampunk Jewelry Trunk Show

 Time for Another Trunk Show!

As the owner of Knitique, A Yarn Boutique,
I love travelling the world 
and finding unique hand-made treasures for my customers.

On my recent trip to Utah, 
I discovered the works of Carlos, 
an "edgy" artisan guy who hand-crafts the most incredible 
Steampunk jewlery.  

 Steampunk Watch Necklaces

Every piece of Carlos' Steampunk jewlery has a story. 
While talking with Carlos he would tell me the history
of the vintage parts he finds and creates his jewelry line with.   I loved that!   
Every  piece in the collection I have brought in is so unique!

Carlos hand-selects vintage watches and jewelry parts
to create his gorgeous "one-of-a-kind" pieces.  
I just love his stunning Steampunk Watch Necklaces!

Steampunk Rings & Cuff Links

Carlos also makes incredible rings and cuff links 
in the Steampunk style.  

Our Steampunk Jewelry Trunk Show is now showing. 
Hurry in for the best selection.  

We are also happy to work with you on 
special ordering unique pieces in both vintage patina 
gold tones and silver. 
Just come in the boutique or give us a call for more information 
and as always, we are happy to ship to customers out of the area.

(916) 714-7719