What's New

Rowan Finest! December Dream Club! Madelinetosh Doctors Without Borders Yarn! Lucy Cowl Class! Holiday Gifts at The Tree! Not just for knitters!

ANNOUNCING! - Rowan's NEW yarn - Rowan Finest!  NOW at The Tree!

Rowan Finest is a blend of extra fine merino, cashmere and royal alpaca wool.
Soft to the touch and comfortable to wear, knitting to a 4ply tension this yarn gives great stitch definition.

Cashmere: 20%, Merino Wool Extra Fine: 50%, Alpaca: 30%

Rowan Finest Book is a collection of 16 designs for women in the colorful and cosy Rowan Finest

The collection has garments and accessories knitted with cables and tweed stitches,
colorful block stripes and color blocking.


ATTENTION! - for those that missed out on the Doctors Without Borders yarn -
Madelinetosh has sent us another shipment!! 

Madelinetosh's colorway created for Doctors Without Borders is a limited edition rainbow colorway. 
100% of the profits from the yarn will go to Doctors Without Borders!


December's Dream in Color "Dream Club" yarn is Classy with Nylon!

75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 340yd.

Melissa Leapman has created two beautiful designs to accompany this month’s special Dream Club yarn.

In addition to the standard knitting pattern, for the first time Dream in Color is offering a crochet option!
Both designs are gorgeous cowls that look stunning in the greens, blues, and golds found in the December dreamy colorway.

Announcing!  Lucy Cowl Knitting Class!


You will learn the following skills:
- knit in the round
- provisional cast on
- jogless stripe
- weaving in ends two ways
- kitchener stitch

Lucy Cowl Knitting Class!
When:  Monday, December 8th
Time:  9:30-11:00am
Cost:  $20
Location: The Knitting Tree, 2636 Monroe St., Madison.
Please call the shop to sign up608-238-0121
(there is no online registration at this time)


ANNOUNCING! - at our new store - great holiday gifts for knitters and our non-knitting friends!! 

The Lucy Cowl is a fast, fun, and affordable Cashmere cowl kit!
Knit up in our Pepperberry Knits Fun Size Cashmere Bundles - a crazy fun pop of color!
Only $40.00!

The Lucy Cowl Kit is knit in the round, and makes a great gift for your favorite knitter -
or knit one up quick for a lovely gift!!

No time to knit? How about these fabulous wrist warmers from Ito -
ONLY $20.00

Need a gift for a Bling lover?...

These Double Wrap Bracelets are gorgeous and look great with our wristwarmers!!

The Tree also has lovely Fair Trade earrings handcrafted by local artists!!

And check out these beautiful Calendars!!

April is  my favorite so pretty!!...

Lots of fun Fair Trade knitting accessories from Lantern Moon as well!

These paper yarn bowls are super fun!!

Check out these super-cool project bags!

 Our Restoration Reconsidered pieces make wonderful gifts too!!

This and more at The NEW Tree!

At our NEW SPACE just 2 doors down from our original location!

On the corner of Monroe and Knickerbocker streets in the NEW BUILDING called
"The Monroe"

C'mon in and see our NEW yarns and NEW space!  As well as our NEW products - you have to see!

This and more at The NEW Tree!
At our NEW Location -
2636 Monroe Street!

Our NEW SPACE just 2 doors down from our original location!

On the corner of Monroe and Knickerbocker streets in the NEW BUILDING called
"The Monroe"



The Knitting Tree, the long established neighborhood yarn shop on Monroe Street has moved 2 doors down, occupying the corner retail space of the recently completed building called “The Monroe”, built by Rouse Management on the corner of Monroe and Knickerbocker Streets.

“We're very excited about moving into this beautiful new space, but staying so close to our original location which has been on Monroe Street for 45 years,” said store owner Jackie Shanahan.

Shanahan, who grew up around the corner on Commonwealth Street, would visit the original shop with her mother when she was a girl. She bought the shop in 2006. “It was fortunate this new space opened so close, to keep the store here in the neighborhood. We wouldn't have thought of relocating, but when we were approached about moving we couldn't say no. It was new and full of possibilities yet virtually in the same location, being right next door,” she said.

Shanahan has a photo stylist/set design background which served her well in developing the space. “We were really excited to design our own space. I wanted to create a boutique shopping experience that was comfortable for our knitting customers but would also offer exciting gift ideas for non-knitters.” 




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