Have you heard? We’re joining Skacel for Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter’s last KAL before her sabbatical: the Audition shawl.
Here’s what we know about the mystery shawl: it’s an asymmetrical triangle approximately 16″ deep and 67″ long, and requires one cake of Hikoo Simplicity Spray and 2 hanks of a coordinating solid in Hikoo Simplicity. Four unique stitch patterns will be debuted, and improved ways to execute old standards will be presented. Knit Purl Hunter will make video tutorials and daily support available throughout the knit along. And we’ll be knitting it too!
The pattern is free, and the first portion will be released Thursday October 10, with additional pattern portions being published weekly thereafter throughout the month.
We’ve ordered every color of Simplicity Spray and a multitude of coordinating solids in Simplicity, and they’ll be arriving Wednesday (October 9) afternoon, just in time for Thursday’s first pattern portion release. We recommend calling before you head to the shop on Wednesday to make your selections, just to make sure UPS has already brought our yarn!
This will be such a worthwhile project–lots of fun with some learning as a bonus! Join us!
What are you planning to knit or crochet this fall? Our line-up of classes, yarn-sampling events, and a knit-along may help you decide what to create this season.
We have three yarn tasting events planned–two for Berroco (Sept. 7 or Oct. 5–your choice) and one for Blue Sky Fibers on Oct. 12. All will be lots of fun, so come discover your new favorite yarn(s).
I mentioned in an email our knit-along of the Riverside pullover (from the cover of the Fall 2019 Knitscene) and there is still time to join in–just come in and order your colors! The best part (aside from camaraderie and sharing knowledge) is that participation is free!
Check out our full schedule (below) and definitely don’t forget the Social Knitting and Crocheting Events–there are free ones, others that are deliciously catered (for those there is a fee and reservations are required) and everyone is always welcome.
Just so you know, we’ll be closed Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!
This week’s summer sale (which begins 7/19 and ends 7/25) includes five great Aran weight yarns:
Castello from Louisa Harding. A subtle metallic accent with wool, polyester, acrylic, nylon and viscose. A little fancy but not too much.
Cirrus from Berroco. Mohair, nylon and merino. Great colors and looks like the cloud for which it is named.
Fleuris from Louisa Harding. Bamboo (mostly) and wool, a true three-season yarn.
Ca’d’Oro from Louisa Harding. Wool, viscose, acrylic and mohair. It shines!
Hulda from Louisa Harding. Rustic-look wool, acrylic and linen. Great for accessories.
While you’re in the store checking out the sale, also check out the masses of new baby yarn we’ve received recently. Baby Crofter DK, 10 shades of Baby Blossom DK with a couple of coordinating solids, Bonus Aran with Wool (HUGE), and Supersoft Aran (solids and dots).
Please join us this Saturday, July 13, for Knit, Nibble, Sip. Crochet too! It’s too much fun to miss!
We’re starting a month-long series (maybe longer?) of weekly summer sales. The first one starts tomorrow, July 12 and ends July 18. Included in the 50% off sale are the following worsted weight yarns:
Cash Iroha from Noro. A blend of lambswool, cashmere, and nylon. So soft.
Cool Wool from Elspeth Lavold. Wool and cotton blend. A real season spanner.
Indigo from Berroco. Recycled jeans!
Sabine from Juniper Moon Farms. Royal llama, merino, cotton. Elegant but homey.
Rustic Wool from Queensland. 100% superwash wool, variegated. Versatile.
While you’re in the store checking out the sale or for Knit Nibble, and Sip, check out the masses of new baby yarn we’ve received recently: Baby Crofter DK, Bonus Aran with Wool, Supersoft Aran, and 10 shades of Baby Blossom DK (with a couple of coordinating solids).
Like many of you, I plan what knit or crochet projects to take on a trip before I plan what clothing to pack. Picking the wrong project doesn’t, of course, ruin a trip, but it can mean never picking up my knitting or not enjoying it enough when I do.
I recently returned from my beloved shack in the North Channel, and I was utterly delighted with my project choice: Mojave from Kelbourne Woolens, with which I am knitting a tee top using the Westbound pattern by Elizabeth Doherty.
Mojave produces a thin, light, breezy but opaque fabric that I love so much I’ve already chosen three additional things to knit with it! And Westbound (available on Ravelry) is a beautifully written pattern with sleeve length and hem shape options as well as help in adjusting shaping, length, etc.
Do yourself a favor and check out our supply of Mojave. If we don’t have enough of the color you’d like, we’ll happily special order it. And ask me about those three additional garments I’m planning!
Our summer class schedule is ready. Use the drop-down menu above to check it out!
There is still room in our June 1 yarn tasting–sign up for a great opportunity to sample all 5 of Berroco’s newest yarns.
Also Knitters Evening Out takes place June 7–if you’ve never attended you should give it a try. Call us to sign up or for more information. Then, the always-popular (and free!) Knit (or crochet) Nibble and Sip is on Saturday June 8. Let’s have some fun!
Time for a yarn tasting! Yes, I think it is time we tried out Berroco’s spring/summer yarn line, which is superb. As always they’ve provided wonderful yarns at reasonable prices, a convenient format in which to test them, and a great door prize for one lucky participant.
You may choose to attend the May 25 event or the June 1 event, and each will run from 12-4 and be lots of fun! The $10.00 event deposit can be applied to the purchase or order of any Berroco yarn or pattern book through June 8. We do require advance sign-up, which can be in person or over the phone. There is limited availability so pick a date and sign up today!
We’re working on the summer class schedule, which will be ready soon. Happy knitting and crocheting!
We’ve recently received a new yarn about which we’re very excited! Mojave is a sport weight blend of linen and cotton from Kelbourne Woolens which comes in a superb color range, has wonderful drape, and is perfect for year-round knitting. It is one of those yarns which make you feel sorry for those who don’t knit with plant fibers or who give up knitting in warmer weather! The icing on the cake is that today we’re receiving a trunk show of beautiful items made from this yarn so you can see and feel how fabulous it is in a garment. The trunk show will only be in-house for a limited time (through May 20) so hurry in and check it out!
There are other upcoming events as well! This Saturday is Knit, Nibble & Sip–don’t miss it! The following Friday is Knitters Day Out and if you’ve never attended our Day Out or Evening Out you really should try one of them. We’re also in the process of finalizing dates for a yarn sampling event featuring Berroco’s spring-summer line. These are always a lot of fun and I for one can’t wait. I’ll send out an email as soon as dates are firmed up.
We will be closed this Sunday for Mother’s Day and wish all the moms out there a very happy one.
Yes, our annual Superbowl Sale will take place this Sunday, February 3 from 1-4 and you shouldn’t miss it! We’ve got some great bargains for you–for instance, all yarn in the novelty corner will be $1.00 per ball, and all Louisa Harding and Debbie Bliss yarns and books will be 50% off. Plus there’s more! We encourage you to stop by by today and/or Saturday to scope it out, get more details, and plan your Sunday purchases. See you soon!